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“In 1906, Laura Ingalls Wilder visited her daughter, Rose, in Kansas City, MO. While she was there this studio picture was made. Her life in the LITTLE HOUSE books was just a memory and her writing career had not begun.” From a postcard of Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association, Mansfield, Missouri

Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley, left; Lt. Gen. George S. Patton Jr., center right; and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower inspected paintings stored in the...

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who as an airman during World War II crashed into the Pacific, was listed as dead and then spent 47 days adrift in a life raft before being captured by the Japanese and enduring a harsh imprisonment, died on July 1, 2014 in Los Angeles at 97. His remarkable story of survival during the war gained new attention in 2010 with the publication of a vivid biography by Laura Hillenbrand, “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.”

Frances Glessner Lee (March 25, 1878 – Jan. 27, 1962) was a millionaire heiress who revolutionized the study of crime scene investigation. She founded Harvard's department of legal medicine, the first program in the nation for forensic pathology.

Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winner for "Gone WIth the Wind," was a member of the AWVS during WWII.

Andrée Geulen. Belgium. The Belgian teacher who became the rescuer of hundreds of children ~ Link for her story of bravery.

The Bielski brothers, true heroes! Three Jewish brothers who saved 1200 Jews, by hiding in the forest for two years. Made into a film called 'Defiance' in 2010, starring Daniel Craig #History #WWII

A survivor of two wars, a prison camp and near starvation, Colonel Ruby Bradley, was one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history.

Chavka Folman Raban, one of the last if not the last of the Warsaw Ghetto heroines died Thursday Jan 9th 2014, only three months before her 90th birthday. Folman Raban was one of the legendary couriers, who in addition to engaging in resistance operations against the Nazis, smuggled false documents and newspapers, money, jewels, food and weapons into and out of the ghetto.

Wa-Kee (aka Rebecca Tickaneesky, aka Rebecca Smith Neugin)--Cherokee--At the time of her death in 1932, she was the last remaining survivor of the Trail of Tears.

Memorial to the engineers who died in Titanic April 15, 1912.

The story of how Mexico's ambassador to France during WW2, Gilberto Bosques Saldivar, helped 40,000 Jews and others immigrate to Latin America in order to escape Hitler.

Gladys Vanderbilt married Hungarian Count László Széchenyi on 1908. The couple visited Hungary almost every summer with their five daughters.She inherited about $25 million from her father's estate. along with the Breakers in Newport, Rhode Island. She inherited another 5 million from her mother's estate. In 1948 as a widow she leased the Breakers to the Preservation Society of Newport County for one dollar a year. She continued to maintain an apartment in the Breakers until her death.

John Sells (1915 - 2007) was a Navajo Code Talker during WWII. Nearly 60 years passed between the time John Sells, of Shiprock, served as a Navajo Code Talker and the day he told his family he was one of the select group.

Mary Fields was a black gun-totin' female in the American Wild West who was six feet tall, heavy, tough, short-tempered, and she carried a pair of six-shooters and an eight or ten-gauge shotgun. In 1895, she found a job that suited her, as a U.S. mail coach driver for the Cascade County region of central Montana. She and her mule, Moses, never missed a day, and it was in this aptitude that she became a legend in her own time known as Stagecoach Mary for her unfailing reliability

Donald O'Conner, In 1944, O'Connor was drafted into the Army. Before he reported for induction, Universal Pictures rushed him through production of three feature films simultaneously and released them when he was overseas.

Brigadier General Gerald Higgins, assistant division commander for the 101st Airborne Division. The photo was taken in England just before the 101st dropped into Holland during Operation Market-Garden on September 17, 1944.

LAURA INGALLS WILDER - (1867-1957) didn't get many chances for a complete elementary education, since her pioneer family spent a lot of time on the move. However, Wilder eventually became a teacher herself -- in true Little House on the Prairie fashion, she taught in a one-room schoolhouse near De Smet, S.D. The school was in a settlement about 12 miles from the town where she lived, and the harsh South Dakota snowstorms made traveling back and forth extremely difficult.

BETTY BOOP - Origin Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, "Baby Esther," was an African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the The Cotton Club in Harlem. Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole) Ms. Jones' singing style! for a recording of "I Wanna Be Loved By You." Ms. Jones' singing style went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer cartoon character's voice and singing style of BETTY BOOP, who was a Black Woman.

THIS IS a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in 1894, of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher.

Although it's an incredibly chilling time in history, it's an amazing photo. Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics which were held in Nazi Germany.

Carried ashore in New York with feet crushed and frostbitten Mr Harold Bride, second wireless operator of the Titanic, leaving the RMS Carpathia. (Topham/Topham Picturepoint/PA Images)

Ben Kuroki, from Hershey, Nebraska, - flew a total of 58 combat missions during World War II, During World War II, he became one of only a handful of Japanese-Americans to see air combat, and was America’s only Nisei (child of Japanese immigrant parents) to see duty over mainland Japan.

kosarajuraj: Schindlers List- Lift your head, Square your Shoulders This is an emotional moment. Yet, instead of feeling satisfied with his heroic role in saving lives, Schindler bemoaned the fact that he could have saved even more Jews. He wished he would have sold his car, his watch, anything in order to buy a life. At that powerful moment, Schindler discovered the value of one human being, and he would have paid anything to save one.