Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).

Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).

A team of black ER doctors and nurses treating a wounded KKK member. "I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." Martin Luther King, Jr.

A team of black ER doctors and nurses treating a wounded KKK member. "I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

Sidney Poitier was the first  Afro-American to win for best actor for the movie "Lilies of the Field" 1963

Sidney Poitier was the first Afro-American to win for best actor for the movie "Lilies of the Field" 1963

Howard Carter opening the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in cool pic, but this guy really didn't know what he was doing. He ruined so many artifacts that could have been preserved if him and his team had been more educated about archaeology.

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II - Saw July 2010 on their visit to Toronto. Prince Philip waved right at me as they drove by! :)

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II - Saw July 2010 on their visit to Toronto. Prince Philip waved right at me as they drove by! :)

Ugh, those religions. Why can't everyone with every kind of faith live happlily? This pic makes me sad and happy at the same time.

Ugh, those religions. Why can't everyone with every kind of faith live happlily? This pic makes me sad and happy at the same time.

Kathrine Switzer of Syracuse found herself about to be thrown out of the normally all-male Boston Marathon when a husky companion, Thomas Miller of Syracuse, threw a block that tossed a race official out of the running instead.

Kathrine Switzer of Syracuse found herself about to be thrown out of the normally all-male Boston Marathon when a husky companion, Thomas Miller of Syracuse, threw a block that tossed a race official out of the running instead.

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