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Dr. Elizabeth Bruyn, sitting in the back of a horse drawn ambulance. Dr. Bryun was an ambulance surgeon in New York City in the early 1900s. On her first day at work in 1910, she saved the life of an 18 -month-old baby who had been overcome by gas from a leak in an apartment. Find out more about this courageous woman at www.strangecosmos...

Look at this lady - Let us never forget! The world hasn't just become's always been wicked. The prize doesn't always go to the most deserving. Irena Sendler Died 12 May 2008 (age 98) Warsaw, Poland During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an 'ulterior motive'. She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews (being German). Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carri...

Anne Frank (1929-1945) Jewish Holocaust victim. She lived in hiding in Amsterdam for 2 years before being captured and taken to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died of typhus in March 1945. Her diary was found and published in 1952. She has impacted so many people, although her young life was so brief!

Here is Lt. Colonel John Pelham, aka "The Boy Artillerist" or "The Gallant Pelham", was the chief of Stuart's artillery. He helped to revolutionize artillery tactics through "horse artillery". Pelham was killed at Kelly's Ford in 1863.

William "Bloody Bill" Anderson's body photographed and on display for public viewing hours after his death in Richmond, Missouri by Colonel Cox and his Union forces. Anderson, noted Southern Guerrilla leader often riding with Quantrill, his body was found with a string that had 53 knots - symbolizing each person he had killed.

Wedding day photograph of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement.

"Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee photographed several days after his surrender at Appomattox. It’s the last portrait of him in a Military Uniform."

Colonel James Brown Forman, 15th Kentucky Vol. Inf. Reg. He entered service as a private, was lieutenant of the company he recruited, promoted to Capt. of the Co. after the capt. was killed in action,and promoted to Colonel of the regiment after the Battle of Perryville, Ky. when Col. Pope was wounded. gen. Rosecrans referred to him as his "Boy colonel" because he was only 19 years old.

Princess Kaiulani of Hawaii (1875-1899) in the 1890s. Victoria Kaʻiulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu i Lunalilo Cleghorn was heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi and held the title of crown princess. Kaʻiulani became known throughout the world for her intelligence, beauty and determination. After the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, she visited the United States to help restore the Kingdom.

In 1692, Susannah Martin was an innocent woman who was executed for witchcraft during the Salem witch trials. Her Memorial Plaque reads: "Here stood the house of Susanna Martin. An honest, hardworking, Christian woman. Accused as a witch, tried and executed at Salem, July 19, 1692. A martyr of superstition."

Clara Immerwahr - one of the first women to get her PhD. Killed herself after her husband Fritz Haber, himself a chemical genius unleashed the use of chemical weapons on the world in WWI.

Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII. A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier so as to put her shooting talents to good use. She went on to record 309 kills, making her the most successful female sniper in history. After she was wounded in battle, Pavlichenko traveled to the United States.

Heroic lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis, photographed after rescuing two Union Civil War veterans from the waters off Newport, Rhode Island.

Alice Guy-Blaché (July 1, 1873 – March 24, 1968) was a French pioneer filmmaker who was the first female director in the motion picture industry and is considered to be one of the first directors of a fiction film.

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Mary Elizabeth Bowser - Union spy in the Confederate Capitol.

Civil War Drummer

Howard Hughes standing beside the Northrop Gamma Racer, January 1, 1936.

General Jubal Early

General Braxton Bragg

Confederate General Wade Hampton

Confederate cavalry commander J.E.B. Stuart without the beard

From L-R General Lee's son, George Washington Custis-Lee, General Robert E. Lee, and Walter Taylor.  This photograph was taken just days after his surrender at Appomattox by the famous Matthew Brady behind General Lee's home in Richmond, VA.

Photograph of General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr

Honorable William H. Seward, New York, Secretary of State by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr

General P. G. T. Beauregard, Confederate States Army by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr