Albert Cashier was born Jennie Irene Hodgers in 1843. In 1862, Hodgers disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the 95th Illinois Infantry Regiment under the name Albert Cashier. The regiment was under Ulysses S. Grant and fought in over 40 battles. Cashier managed to remain undetected as the other soldiers thought she was just small & preferred to be alone. Cashier was captured in battle but managed to escape back to Union lines after overpowering a guard. She fought through the war.
Mary Edwards Walker, 1911. She received the Medal of Honor for her work as a surgeon during the civil war, the only woman to ever get one. In 1917 the Army tightened up the rules for what you had to do/be to get the Medal of Honor...and deleted 911 names from the Medal of Honor Roll, including her. She kept her medal and wore it till her death. Jimmy Carter restored her medal posthumously.
It used to be legal to send kids in the mail.When domestic parcel post service was introduced in the United States in 1913, Americans were finally able to send packages across the country at an affordable rate. Early on, some people chose to abuse this new service. At least two people sent their stamp-covered children through the mail before the Postmaster General was able to issue new regulations banning the practice. The National Postal Museum still has this humorous picture on display.
Inspiration! 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.
Rara foto de Florence Nightingale (1958) descubierta en el 2006. Ella fue apodada " La Dama de la lámpara" por su hábito de hacer rondas en la noche para atender a los soldados heridos . Las fotografías de Florence Nightingale son muy raras porque ella era muy reacia a ser fotografiada, en parte por motivos religiosos