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Nellie Bly, aka Elizabeth Jane Cochran, (1864-1922) was a pioneer American journalist who faked insanity so she could be committed to a mental institution for story research.  Plus, she was beautiful.

Nellie Bly (May 1864 – January was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. She was a ground-breaking reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, 1940's, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386792/?ref_=nv_sr_1 . OP: Saw the movie about this guy. Really good. It was Severus Snape and Mos Def fighting hate by fixing hearts. Good watch.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer. 1940's.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, He first developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome

Wedding day photograph. Abraham and Mary Lincoln, November 4, 1842.

Abe Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln's wedding day photograph taken November 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement. Their love had endured.

Jane Bolin was the first black woman judge in the United States.  Born April 11, 1908 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Bolin always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. Her father, Gaius Bolin, the first African American graduate of Williams College, practiced law in Poughkeepsie. Bolin graduated from Wellesley College in 1928, and received her law degree from Yale University School of Law in 1931.

Jane Bolin - was the first African American female judge in the United States. She was the first black woman to graduate from Yale University School of Law and the first to be admitted to the New York City Bar Association.

A woman suffrage activist protesting after "The Night of Terror." [1917] 33 suffrage activists had been arrested for ‘obstructing traffic’ and were badly beaten by prison guards.

The World Will Never Be The Same Because Of What These Women Did. This Took Serious Guts.

A woman suffrage activist protesting after 'The Night of Terror.' 33 suffrage activists had been arrested for ‘obstructing traffic’ and were badly beaten by prison guards. 55 Badass Women Who Changed History Forever

Nancy Wake, SOE agent and the Gestapo's Most Wanted person. http://www.beardedhistorian.com/the-name-you-never-heard/nancy-wake/

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.

Noor Inayat Khan, una princesa india, que los alemanes la conocían como "Nora Baker". Espía británica en la Francia ocupada con el nombre de Madeline. Fue detenida por La Gestapo cuando transportaba un transmisor. Fue internada en Dachau, torturada y después ejecutada con un tiro en la cabeza el 13 de Sepiembre de 1944.

Why Noor Inayat Khan, the Indian Princess and Decorated British Spy Who Was Shot By The Nazis, Deserves A Statue

Noor Inayat Khan - '© Khan was a wartime British secret agent of Indian descent who was the first female radio operator sent into Nazi-occupied France by the Special Operations Executive (SOE). She was arrested and eventually executed by the Gestapo.

Gisella Perl---Frauenärztin aus Rumänien--rettete viel schwangere Frauen KZ Ausschwitz vor medizinischen Experimenten in dem sie Abtreibungen vornahm

This is Gisella Perl, a a successful Jewish gynaecologist in Sighet, Romania in the and She was taken to Auschwitz in where she treated women with kindness and compassion. She was asked to report all pregnant women to Josef Mengele- bett

Josef Stalin killed many people...but he was kinda cute. For a killer. He did increase literacy rate among the Russian lower class...soo there's that.

30 Famous Historical Figures When They Were Young

young Stalin he was one good looking guy. when he was young at least. in youth, he was a strong strapping and handsome man who fought and f*cked his way through life, to become supreme dictator of the Soviet Union. a terrible son of a bitch.