Alexander Graham Bell - 3. March 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland; † 1. August 1922 in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada) Aside from Bell, 9 other men were working on inventing the telephone. There were many claims and counter claims, before the patent was registered for an electromagnetic device by Alexander Bell and Thomas Watson which later led to the development of the telephone.
Behtany Hamilton. At the age of 13, she survived a shark attack in which she lost her left arm. She was able to overcome the serious and debilitating injury and made an amazing comeback to her dream of professional surfing.
Stephen Hawking is turning 70, defying the odds of Lou Gehrig's disease. "I don't know of anyone who's survived this long," said Ammar Al-Chalabi, director of the Motor Neurone Disease Care and Research Centre at King's College London. He does not treat Hawking and described his longevity as "extraordinary."