"Bobbi Gibb, first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, running without a number because women were not allowed into the race." The police ran after her and tried to arrest her. Women were not considered strong enough to run the marathon.
Man who claimed to be sailor in WWII 'kiss' photo dies
My favorite Kiss. Classic moment and time in History. The best part is that the sailor didn't know the woman he is kissing in this picture. Watched a Informational show where they found the man and woman that had kisses. The mans future wife is in the background. It was their first date. Pretty cool story!
Maria Tallchief, first Native American to become prima ballerina. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for her time with the New York City Ballet, from its founding in 1947 through 1965. C/o Julie M.
In 1880 New York City removed an average of 41 horse carcasses a day from its city streets. The following picture, taken in the early 1900s, shows children playing in the street right next to a dead horse.
Zelda Wynn Valdes: First Black Fashion designer and customer. Valdes (1905 – 2001) opened her own shop on Broadway in New York City in 1948. Some of her clients included other notable black women of her era, including Dorothy Dandridge, Marian Anderson, and Joyce Bryant. She is also most famous for designing the original costumes for the Playboy Bunnies and the Dance Theater of Harlem.