evelyn nesbit. She looks so contemporary...but she was at the center of one of the most notorious murders in history.

evelyn nesbit. She looks so contemporary...but she was at the center of one of the most notorious murders in history.

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque or obituaries mention her greatest discovery…Everyone knows Charles Darwin discovered evolution and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, textbooks simply say the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know?  Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque or obituaries mention her greatest discovery…Everyone knows Charles Darwin discovered evolution and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, textbooks simply say the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know? Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.

James Butler Hickok (1837-1876), better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok, was a skilled gunfighter, gambler, and lawman.  Hickok went west at age 18, first working as a stagecoach driver, then as a lawman in the frontier territories of Kansas and Nebraska. He fought (and spied) for the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war he was a scout, marksman, actor, and professional gambler. He was involved in several notable shootouts before being killed while gambling.

James Butler Hickok (1837-1876), better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok, was a skilled gunfighter, gambler, and lawman. Hickok went west at age 18, first working as a stagecoach driver, then as a lawman in the frontier territories of Kansas and Nebraska. He fought (and spied) for the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war he was a scout, marksman, actor, and professional gambler. He was involved in several notable shootouts before being killed while gambling.

Wounded several times in the Civil War, he became one of the greatest justices in the history of the United States Supreme Court, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Wounded several times in the Civil War, he became one of the greatest justices in the history of the United States Supreme Court, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Eliot Ness (April 19, 1903 – May 16, 1957) was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois, and the leader of a legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed "The Untouchables".

Eliot Ness, Treasury Prohibition Agent Who Brought Down Al Capone, Ca. 1935

Eliot Ness (April 19, 1903 – May 16, 1957) was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois, and the leader of a legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed "The Untouchables".

Jack Daniels, the legendary whiskey maker, allegedly died from an infected toe after kicking his safe.

Jack Daniels, the legendary whiskey maker, allegedly died from an infected toe after kicking his safe.

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