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Captain Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III. Known as "Sully"....safely landed a plane in the Hudson River. I think that all pilots should have to also be Glider Pilots, like Sully. It helped him save all those souls. He's a hero.

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. On January 15, 2009, he successfully landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after losing both engines to a bird strike. His confidence, skill, and calmness saved 155 lives. He is an intelligent, gentle, and humble soul. ~~~Pilots rock!

Night view of World Trade Center looking east from Hudson River, November 1984

An amazing man...General Joshua Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, professor of rhetoric, Governor of Maine, and President of Bowdoin College. Also the character upon whom Jeff Daniel's character in Gettysburg was based.

Poster honoring Pearl Harbor hero, Dorie Miller World War II

Henry Ford, full-length portrait,

Babylonian Map - 600 BCE This artifact was discovered in Iraq close to the Euphrates river in the late 1800s and first published (or written about) in 1899. It has been dated to around 600 BCE. This was the oldest known map for several decades until the Nippur map (see above) was finally published. The Babylonian Map is currently in the British Museum.

Audie Murphy returns to Paris in 1948 to receive the French Legion of Honor, Grade of Chevalier. #WW2

Australian model caught distracted during a photo shoot when the first plane hit tower one. What an epic photo.

  • Mike Shaughnessy

    Except its not. This isn't the moment of impact. Note the lack of a fireball, the length of the smoke plume, and the extensive soot on the tower. This was taken many minutes after impact.

  • Renee Ivey

    yes I noticed, thanks Mike. I left the original pinners comments after staring at this for some time...her casual demeanor and lack of reaction just took me aback...and then to pose? wow!

Ferry, Mississippi River, 1964 (photo by Bob Adelman)