John Lennon - His parents were unable to provide him with a stable home so when he was five years old, his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George adopted him. They brought up a creative, brilliant young man who influenced millions.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - Nelson Mandela. (Born 18 July 1918) is a South African politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).
Michael Collins ("The Big Fella") A leader of the Irish Rebellion. Director of Intelligence during the rebellion and later led the Irish Delegation in negotiations with the British to enact the Anglo-Irish Peace Treaty. Assassinated in 1922 during the Irish Civil War - he was 32 years old.
"[This] kind of marriage is not perfect, not even close. But a decision has been made, and two people have decided to love each other to the limit, and to sacrifice the most important thing of all—themselves... These marriages form people who can be small and humble and merciful and loving and peaceful. And they are revolutionary, in the purest sense of the word."
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), President of South Africa 1994-1999, anti-apartheid revolutionary, politican: "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
A first for the general public, the picture of the “mushroom cloud”? is a very accurate approximation of the enormous quantity of energy spread below. The first atomic bomb, released on August 6 in Hiroshima(Japan) killed about 80,000 people, but it didn’t seem enough because the Japanese didn’t surrender right away. Therefore, on August 9 another bomb was released above Nagasaki. The effects of the second bomb were even more devastating – 150,000 people were killed or injured.