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George H. W. Bush, captain of the Yale baseball team, accepts the manuscript of Babe Ruth's autobiography, which Ruth was donating to Yale, 1948. (National Archives)

George H. W. Bush, captain of the Yale baseball team, accepts the manuscript of Babe Ruth's autobiography, which Ruth was donating to Yale, 1948. (National Archives)

President John F. Kennedy with Caroline

Presidential Access: Unguarded Moments, Captured On Film

Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre recipient Alvin York photographed with his mother back home in Tennessee, 1919.  York received both awards during the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive (or the Battle of Argonne Forest) when he charged a German machine-gun nest own his own, killing 25 Germans and capturing 132 others in two separate forays. A biographical film was produced in 1941, Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper as York.

Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre recipient Alvin York photographed with his mother back home in Tennessee, 1919. York received both awards during the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive (or the Battle of Argonne Forest) when he charged a German machine-gun nest own his own, killing 25 Germans and capturing 132 others in two separate forays. A biographical film was produced in 1941, Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper as York.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon five years before women were officially allowed to compete in it. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon... more...

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon five years before women were officially allowed to compete in it. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon... more...

'Faith and Confidence' Photographed by William C. Beall 1958 Pulitzer - A policeman speaks to a young boy at a parade in Washington DC. The 2-year-old is trying to cross the street during the parade.

'Faith and Confidence' Photographed by William C. Beall 1958 Pulitzer - A policeman speaks to a young boy at a parade in Washington DC. The 2-year-old is trying to cross the street during the parade.

Robert Lincoln the son of Abraham Lincoln, was waiting to board a crowded train when the train lurched forward and he fell between the platform and the body of the passenger car he was trying to board. But before harm came, he was seized by the collar and yanked to the platform. His rescuer was Edwin Booth the brother of the man that would soon kill President Lincoln.

Robert Lincoln the son of Abraham Lincoln, was waiting to board a crowded train when the train lurched forward and he fell between the platform and the body of the passenger car he was trying to board. But before harm came, he was seized by the collar and yanked to the platform. His rescuer was Edwin Booth the brother of the man that would soon kill President Lincoln.

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