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The woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know. Jeremy Knowles on the lack of recognition Cecilia Payne…

Rosalind Franklin is the woman who did the majority of the work in discovering the structure of DNA (double helix), but the credit generally goes to James Watson and Francis Crick.

History's Most Important Inventor: Nikola Tesla and His Inventions

Nikola Tesla ~ He invented an AC motor and transformer, X-Ray technology, a vacuum tube amplifier and the Tesla Coil. Nikola Tesla claimed the invention of an electrical generator that would not "consume any fuel".

Ida Noddack was the first person to hypothesize that when an atom's nucleus is bombarded with neutrons "it is conceivable that the nucleus breaks up into several large fragments, which would of course be isotopes of known elements but would not be neighbors of the irradiated element." In other words: nuclear fission.

The Cherokee never had princesses. This is a concept based on European folktales and has no reality in Cherokee history and culture. In fact, Cherokee women were very powerful. They owned all the houses and fields, and they could marry and divorce as they pleased. Kinship was determined through the mother's line. Clan mothers administered justice in many matters. Beloved women were very special women chosen for their outstanding qualities. As in other aspects of Cherokee culture, there was a…

Nichelle Nichols "In 1966, Uhura was the first black woman as a main character on US TV who was not a servant. NBC refused to let N.N. be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired her as a “day worker,” but included her in almost every episode. She actually made more money than any of the other actors through this workaround, but it was still a humiliating second-class status.

Norma Smallwood Bruce (1908-1966) was a full blood Cherokee Indian from Tulsa, Oklahoma. While a student at Oklahoma State University, she entered the Miss America Pageant in 1926 & was crowned the first Native American to win the title. During the year of her reign, she demanded a fee for appearances, driven by her acute business sense She reportedly made over $100,000, more than either Babe Ruth or the US President. She later married George H. Bruce, President of the Aladdin Petroleum…

Voici l'histoire méconnue du « Schindler Polonais », héros de l'ombre, qui a réussi à sauver plus de 8 000 juifs des camps de la mort grâce à... une fausse épidémie de typhus !

« Je n’ai jamais su me battre, que ce soit avec un pistolet ou avec une épée… Mais j’ai trouvé le moyen d'user de mes compétences pour flanquer une frousse terrible à l’occupant Allemand ». Voilà ce que raconte Eugene Lazowski, un docteur Polonais né en 1913, qui a réussi à sauver des milliers de juifs des camps de la mort… en fomentant une fausse épidémie de typhus, qui a permis de placer une ville entière en quarantaine. Ils furent ainsi protégés des griffes des soldats Nazis

History is proven to repeat itself. Pay attention and be brutally honest, does any of this sound familiar to you? Yes it does! So my fellow American, what are you going to do about it?