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Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".

I did not know this:) Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) SSgt. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".

Alice Stokes Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977) was an American suffragist and women's rights activist. As the main leader and strategist of the campaign, along with Lucy Burns and others, she led a successful campaign for women's suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

Alice Stokes Paul - was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and the main leader and strategist of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.

Before alarm clocks there were knocker-upper's. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. Limehouse Fields. London. . Undated. Photograph from Philip Davies' Lost London: 1870 - 1945. - Imgur

Before alarm clocks there were knocker-upper's. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. Limehouse Fields. London. . Undated. Photograph from Philip Davies' Lost London: 1870 - 1945.

A Knocker-up ’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - S)

In 1967, Katherine Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. There were many contestants that were unhappy about it. The race organizer even tried to stop her mid-race.

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.

L'Inconnue de la Seine (French for "the unknown woman of the Seine") was an unidentified young woman whose death mask became a popular fixture on the walls of artists' homes after 1900.  In US, the mask is also known as "La Belle Italienne". - The face of the unknown woman was used for the head of the first aid  mannequin Resusci Anne and was used in  CPR courses starting in 1960 .Therefore, the face has been called by some "the most kissed face" of all time.

The Creepiest Thing Ever: L'Inconnue de la Seine

L’Inconnue de la Seine, death mask of 16 year old girl pulled from the Seine. apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face.

Julia Child, Two years after graduating from Smith College, 1936

Julia Child - American spy during WWII for the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to CIA) Post-war, she became a top secret researcher for OSS director William "Wild Bill" Donovan.

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student , was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman. | Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Fe del Mundo - Filipino pediatrician and Harvard Medical School's first female student. She was admitted because she was brilliant.and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines.

Florence Nightingale 1858.--Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) "The lady with the lamp". The founder of modern nursing. In 1854 she took charge of nursing soldiers wounded in the Crimean War. She organised the cleaning of the filthy rat infested military hospital and organised proper nursing. The death rate fell dramatically, is best known as the foundational philosopher of modern nursing. She was also a statistician and social reformer.

Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers.

On Sept. 24, 1944, 1st Lt. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the C-47 ran low on fuel. The pilot made a forced landing in a small clearing on Bellona Island. During the landing, a piece of metal severed the trachea of one patient. Hawkins kept the man's throat clear of blood with makeshift tubing until aid arrived 19 hours later. All of her patients survived. Hawkins received the Distinguished Flying Cross for her bravery.

On Sept. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the ran low on fuel. The pilot made a forced landing in a small clearing on Bellona Island. During the landing, a propeller tore,

Irena Sendler, age 97. A Polish nurse, she saved 2,500 Jewish children during…

Irene Sendler, the Polish woman who saved Jewish children during the holocaust. God bless her she's my hero. she may not be American but she is a hero that should always be remembered forevermore. She a HERO to the world

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Jackie Coogan -- Actor who began his movie career as a Child Actor in silent films. He played Uncle Fester in "The Addams Family", Sgt. Barnes in "McKeever and the Colonel. He died from Cardiac Arrest.

Anne Frank’s Diary called Peter Schiff her “one true love.” In 1940 at the age of 11 she writes ‘Peter was the ideal boy: tall, slim and good-looking, with a serious, quiet and intelligent face. He had dark hair, beautiful brown eyes, ruddy cheeks and a nicely pointed nose. I was crazy about his smile, which made him look so boyish and mischievous.’  The photo  was discovered when a man realize that the childhood friend that gave him this photograph was the boy Anne wrote about in her diary.

Discovered: 2008 Taken: 1939 In Anne Frank’s Diary Anne called Peter Schiff her “one true love.” In 1940 at the age of 11 she writes ‘Peter was the ideal boy: tall, slim and good-looking, with a serious, quiet and intelligent face.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, 1940's, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386792/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer. 1940's.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the

Kate Warne. First female detective, master of disguise. She once saved President Lincoln from assassination on the way to Washington. She is buried next to Allen Pinkerton.

This is probably the only picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. She went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D. to take office.

The incredible Nancy Wake.  She was a powerful WWII Nazi hunter and member of the French resistance.  At one point she was #1 most wanted and most-hated by the Nazis.  They called her "The White Mouse" because she always escaped them.  Read about her--she is fascinating!

The incredible Nancy Wake. She was a powerful WWII Nazi hunter and member of the French resistance. At one point she was most wanted and most-hated by the Nazis. They called her "The White Mouse" because she always escaped them. she is fascinating!

Charles and Caroline Ingalls, Pa and Ma of the Little House books.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s parents, Caroline and Charles Ingalls. Little House On The Prairie I loved this show so much as a child. Life was crazy for me then Now I named by business after that show Prairie House Yarns and Fibers

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