Annie Oakley (1860-1926), born Phoebe Ann Mosey, was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. As she was becoming known, Frank Butler, a traveling show marksman, had bet he could beat any local fancy shooter. He lost to Oakley but began courting her. They married on June 20, 1882. Oakley's amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar. Oakley's most famous trick is ...

A rare image of Annie Oakley. Why rare? . . . In this beautiful photograph of Annie she's is not holding a gun!

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Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) Perhaps Oakley's most famous trick was her ability to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, while using a .22 caliber rifle, at 90 feet (27 m).

Buffalo Bill Cody

A Yankton Sioux woman of Native American and white mixed ancestry. She was well educated and went on to become an accomplished author-she wrote the first American Indian opera, The Sun Opera, in 1913. She was also a musician and composer and later went on to work for the reform of Indian policies in the United States.

Winston Churchill in his officer's uniform, age 21, 1895.

Buffalo Bill 1871.

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman, born in Texas in 1892, was the first female African American pilot, and the first African American to obtain an international pilot’s license.

Annie Oakley

Jim Thorpe. Notice the different socks? Somebody stole his shoes before his race. All he could find were two shoes of different sizes discarded in the trash can. One was too big so he wore extra socks. He ran his race like this, and got an Olympic gold medal, and set a world record.

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Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley, with a gun Buffalo Bill gave her, 1922

Wyatt Earp, age 79, circa 1928

Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1845 – ca. 1911) was the first African American and Native American woman to gain fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian and Ojibwe descent.

Clara Lemlich led the Uprising of N.Y. garment workers. "I am a working girl, one of those striking against intolerable conditions," she told the crowd. "And I have no further patience for talk." 700 of the women she led on the strike were arrested, 19 were sentenced to labor camps. The next year a fire in her workplace, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, killed 146 workers: steel doors had been bolted shut to prevent workers from going on breaks. She lived to be 96.

A dangerous woman in the most literal sense, Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.

Gisella Perl,a successful Jewish gynaecologist in Romania in the 1930s and 40s.She was taken to Auschwitz in 1944,where she treated women with kindness and compassion.She was asked to report all pregnant women to Josef Mengele- better known as the Angel of Death.When she discovered what was done to them (medical experimentation and torture,ending with often being thrown alive into the crematoriums)she vowed that there would never again be a pregnant woman in Aschwitz.So she began the abortio...