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First X-Ray - the hand of Madame Marie Curie, the exposure was a whopping 20 minutes long! Because of her work in the field and unknown danger she developed luekemia which was the cause of her death. Her sacrifice in the field saved millions of lives to follow.
American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.