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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!
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.
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.