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Be warned this WILL make you cry.

Just incredible!

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the 1974 NYC marathon (women's division) with a time of 3:07:29.

Vietnam War era Zippo

The real story: www.nysun.com/...

A British postman during the World War II. London, 1940. Keep Calm and Carry on!

All it takes for your rights to be taken away, is assuming your rights will always be there...

Real History in real pictures..... atleast its not just me

Myrtle Corbin "Myrtle was able to control the limbs of her sister but was unable to use them for walking and she herself had a difficult time getting around as she was born with a clubbed foot. Technically, the ‘Four-Legged Woman’ only had one good, usable leg. Myrtle was a popular attraction with P.T. Barnum, and later with Ringling Bros. and Coney Island. Her popularity was likely linked to her showmanship – she would often dress the extra limbs with socks and shoes ma...

UTA February 2010 Reformers: Susan B. Anthony

On this day in 1884, future President Theodore Roosevelt's wife and mother die, only hours apart. www.history.com/...

That's doing what you gotta do.

Sonja Henie (April 8, 1912 – October 12, 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic Champion (1928, 1932, 1936) in Ladies Singles, a ten-time World Champion (1927–1936) and a six-time European Champion (1931–1936). Henie won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies figure skater. At the height of her acting career she was one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood.

Alice Pleasance Liddell (/ˈlɪdəl/; 4 May 1852 – 16 November 1934), known for most of her adult life by her married name, Alice Hargreaves, inspired the children's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, whose protagonist Alice is said to be named after her.

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Sam and his shoes....people suck, Sam is awesome.

16 Unbelievable Acts Of Kindness. See, there IS still good in the world... This motivates me.!!!!

Ginger Anyhow: Text Messages

Manly Last Words

Rick Moody has one of the coolest tattoos possible (in our opinion), because it’s part of Shelley Jackson’s Skin project, a 2095-word story published exclusively in tattoos, one word each on as many willing volunteers, so it can never be read in its proper order, but just exists, pulsing, out in the world at all times. Photo via NY Press.

This deer has visited this cat nearly every morning since it was a kitten.

Early plastic surgery art -- artists made masks for many men wounded in the face during WWI

Momma cat and her kitten stopped traffic in NYC, July 1925

“This would be a man that loves going to work and does not dread it the night before. Upon entering the Magic Kingdom, one of the security guards said to the girl “Excuse me Princess, can I have your autograph.” I could see that the book was filled with children’s scribbles as the guard asked the same question of many little Princesses. The little girl could not get over the fact that the guard thought she was a real princess.” Love. Love. Love.

Edith Shain, holding the iconic photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Originally published in LIFE Magazine, the photo depicts a sailor kissing Edith Shain in her nurse’s uniform, in Times Square on August 14, 1945

A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to WWI in 1914. He never returned. His bike has been there for 98 years now.