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Howard Hughes ~ 1930's. Hughes was first known for his wealth and for producing/directing movies in the '30s. He had a playboy lifestyle and love of aviation. After a plane accident in 1946, he became very reclusive. Hughes lived mostly in a Las Vegas hotel suite had extremely little human contact in his last 25 years

Marie Curie was faced with many adversities being a woman in a male dominated field, but even with this difficulty going against her she became the world’s most famous female scientist. Marie Curie never let anything slow her down as she followed her enthusiasm for science. Her aspirations were not limited to only obtaining knowledge of science, but applying it to reality. She had a passion for helping people during World War I, using radium and her portable x-ray machine to diagnose an...

Katherine Hepburn: "I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I've just done what I damn well wanted to and I made enough money to support myself. And I ain't afraid of being alone." Barbara Walters: "Is that why also you wear pants?" Hepburn: "No, I just wore pants because they're comfortable." Walters: "Do you ever wear a skirt, by the way?" Hepburn: "I have one." Walters: "You have one." Hep-"I'll wear it to your funeral."

Nikola Tesla - The Genius Who Lit the World - Nikola Tesla is considered father of our modern technological age. Among his discoveries are: fluorescent light, the laser beam, wireless communications, wireless transmission of electrical energy, remote control, robotics, Tesla’s turbines and vertical take off aircraft. Tesla is the father of the radio and the modern electrical transmission system.

Tesla with one of his famous "wireless" lamps. Published on the cover of the Electrical Experimenter in 1919.

Helen Keller - American Author, activist and educator. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor Arts degree.

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