Rosa Parks,Honoured only years later. Was a civil rights activist who refused to give her seat away to a white passenger on a 'coloured' section of the bus. Her act and the Montgomery bus boycott are important events to the civil rights movement.
Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded ne
Jeanne Calment passed away at 122 years and 164 days old. She learned to fence at 85 and rode a bike at She met Vincent Van gogh! she lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost 115 An amazing and well documented life. Wikipedia her!
Jesse James and his brother Frank James fought as Confederate guerrilla soldiers in the Civil War. After the war, they joined up with other outlaws, robbing banks, trains and stagecoaches across the country.
Clara Immerwahr - one of the first women to get her PhD in Chemistry in graduated magna cum laude. Committed suicide with a pistol after her husband Fritz Haber, himself a chemical genius, unleashed the use of chemical weapons on the world in WWI.