PRESIDENT WARREN G. HARDING and FIRST LADY FLORENCE HARDING honoring MARIE CURIE at the White House.  Guests joined one another outside -- taking a break from the East Room ceremony -- by request from the photographers who noted there wasn't enough light in the East Room. -- May 20, 1921

PRESIDENT WARREN G. HARDING and FIRST LADY FLORENCE HARDING honoring MARIE CURIE at the White House. Guests joined one another outside -- taking a break from the East Room ceremony -- by request from the photographers who noted there wasn't enough light in the East Room. -- May 20, 1921

Wedding photo of Pierre and Marie Curie, 1895....Marie Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist who lived between 1867-1934. Together with her husband, Pierre, she discovered two new elements (radium and polonium, two radioactive elements that they extracted chemically from pitchblende ore) and studied the x-rays they emitted. She found that the harmful properties of x-rays were able to kill tumors. By the end of World War I, Marie Curie was probably the most famous woman in the world....

Wedding photo of Pierre and Marie Curie, 1895....Marie Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist who lived between 1867-1934. Together with her husband, Pierre, she discovered two new elements (radium and polonium, two radioactive elements that they extracted chemically from pitchblende ore) and studied the x-rays they emitted. She found that the harmful properties of x-rays were able to kill tumors. By the end of World War I, Marie Curie was probably the most famous woman in the world....

President and First Lady Taft. Mrs. Taft studied German and history at Miami University and later studied music at the University of Cincinnati. She briefly considered a musical career before her marriage.

President and First Lady Taft. Mrs. Taft studied German and history at Miami University and later studied music at the University of Cincinnati. She briefly considered a musical career before her marriage.

No one expected Eleanor Roosevelt - America's First Lady - to get into a small plane with an Tuskegee African-American pilot.  Such events didn't happen in the early spring of 1941.

No one expected Eleanor Roosevelt - America's First Lady - to get into a small plane with an Tuskegee African-American pilot. Such events didn't happen in the early spring of 1941.

Gavrilo Princip, (13 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was the man who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Princip and his accomplices were arrested and implicated a number of members of the Serbian military, leading Austria-Hungary to issue a démarche to Serbia known as the July Ultimatum. This set off a chain of events that led to World War I

Gavrilo Princip, (13 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was the man who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Princip and his accomplices were arrested and implicated a number of members of the Serbian military, leading Austria-Hungary to issue a démarche to Serbia known as the July Ultimatum. This set off a chain of events that led to World War I

Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952)  Descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, first African American member of the California legislature.

Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952) Descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, first African American member of the California legislature.

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