Elizabeth Bacon Custer. Wife of General George A. Custer. On June 25, 1876, Elizabeth and other women whose husbands were on a campaign gathered in her home to cope with their anxiety together. They "tried to find some slight surcease from trouble in the old hymns. . . The words of the hymn, “E’en though a cross it be, Nearer my God to Thee,” came forth with almost a sob from every throat." They couldn't know that on that day, their husbands were dying in the Battle of Li...
Bessie Coleman was the first African American Woman to fly an airplane in the year 1922. She was also the first black women to earn a pilot license. She was denied in the U.S and felt that it was her priority to follow her dreams. So she taught herself French, moved to France and got her license there where she learned different styles to flying. Including stunt flying, parachuting, and even aerial tricks. http://www.biography.com/people/bessie-coleman-36928
Learn about Lucy Stone: Abolitionist and Women's Rights Reformer
Lucy Stone. 1st woman in America to keep her last name upon marriage, 1st Massachusets woman to graduate college, chopped her hair off, scandalously wore precursors to pants, was kicked out of church for arguing that women had the right to own property and to be able to divorce abusive alcoholic husbands (the nerve).
Elizabeth "Libbie" B. Custer, wife of General George Armstrong Custer. My favorite photo of Libbie. A quote by Libbie years after his death "I believe he had many enemies there, and none of them were Indians."
Tom Horn spent a good portion of his life legitimately employed both as a lawman and a detective, but in actuality he was one of the most cold-blooded killers of the Old West. In the 1880s, Horn made a name for himself as a scout and tracker, and was responsible for the arrest of many feared criminals. He had a hand in as many as 50 murders.
July 6, 1942 -The Frank family went into hiding in an annex Amsterdam. They would be joined by four other Jews and they were all found and arrested on August 4, 1944. To this day, it is not known who tipped off authorities.
Clara Barton (1821-1912), the founder and first president of the American Red Cross, acquired her broad skill set of urgent medical care, long-term care for invalids, locating and reuniting lost family members and soldiers, etc. through “on-the-job training” during some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.