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    Helen Keller reading braille. She was born in Tuscumbia, AL. *Visit pinterest.com/... for more inspirational pins

    Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan.

    Rare footage of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan...this is just incredible!

    Lina Cavalieri (1874 - 1944) was an Italian opera singer known as the "world's most beautiful woman." Orphaned at the age of 15, she went to Paris where she took voice lessons, and made her opera debut in 1900. She married four times. After retiring from opera, Cavalieri ran a cosmetic salon in Paris, published a book, made motion pictures, and worked as a WWII volunteer nurse. She and her forth husband were killed during an Allied bombing raid in 1944.

    Helen Keller confronted the Nazis shortly after the book burnings of 1933. “History has taught you nothing if you think you can kill ideas. Tyrants have tried to do that often before, and the ideas have risen up in their might and destroyed them." She went on: “Do not imagine your barbarities to the Jews are unknown here. God sleepeth not, and He will visit his Judgment upon you.” Click through

    Time travel will be invented in the year 2025. How do we know? Because that is the year that this delightful lady claimed to have traveled from. In the year 1898, according the contemporary reports, Alexandria Alexis appeared 'as if from nowhere' and took New York society by storm. Some fawned over her while others claimed she was insane. This debate was however rendered moot when, on New Year's Eve 1899, she simply disappeared...

    Marie Curie was a woman before her time. Born in 1867, in Poland, she was a genius in physics and in chemistry; she is the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize and the only woman in history to receive two Nobel Prizes.

    Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her life between the British royal ...

    actual Civil War photo...now that's spooky.

    Anastasia Romanov, Grand Duchess of Russia.

    Helen Keller teaching Charlie Chaplin the manual alphabet, 1919

    Helen Keller 1880-1960 For overcoming her deaf & blindness and becoming an Author, an Activist and a Humanitarian.

    Anne Frank

    Annie Oakley 1860-1926. Annie began trapping at a young age, and shooting and hunting by age eight to support her siblings and her widowed mother. She sold the hunted game for money to locals in Greenville, as well as restaurants and hotels in southern Ohio. Her skill eventually paid off the mortgage on her mother's farm when Annie was 15. Her life story is amazing.

    Lillian Russell. A plus size beauty in the late 1800s. She was around 200 lb at the peak of her career. She was considered "The American Beauty."

    Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph, shot in July 1888 in Brewster, shows an 8-year-old Helen sitting outside in a light-colored dress, holding Sullivan’s hand and cradling one of her beloved dolls. Experts on Keller’s life believe it could be the earliest photo of the two women together and the only one showing the blind and deaf child with a doll...

    Among the Titanic survivors is the most famous Margaret Tobin Brow, known as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" - the only woman to row a lifeboat to safety. Mrs. Brown was on her way home to America when disaster struck. She did her best to help others into the lifeboats before boarding herself. Once in the water, Mrs. Brown fiercely argued with the quartermaster Robert Hitchens to rescue people in the water. When he refused, she threatened to throw him overboard (via titanicuniverse)

    Miep Gies, the woman who hid Ann Frank and her family for 2 years. ~ I want to read her story.

    Frederick & Helen.....Helen Pitts said “Love came to me, and I was not afraid to marry the man I loved because of his color,”

    Helen Keller :: Graduates From Radcliffe College 1904

    "Can you see anything?" "Yes, wonderful things!" Howard Carter 1st person to look into King Tut's tomb.