The youngest player in AAGPBL history, Dorothy “Dottie” Schroeder was 15 years old when she started her professional baseball career with the South Bend Blue Sox. She holds the record for most games played (1,249) and was the only to play in all 12 seasons of the AAGPBL. She racked up the most career RBIs in the league with 431, and was also a stellar shortstop described as a “vacuum.” (Photo by Zim via the Louisville Slugger Museum)
Library of Congress 1862 Civil War Quilts .. Sewing machines were considered the machinery of war because uniforms were sewed on them. Union soldiers often destroyed machines when they came upon them. Breaking the needles was enough. With the blockade, Southerners had a hard time getting replacements.
Harriet Jacobs: Escaped slave, author, abolitionist, Civil War relief worker, reformer. Friends later convinced her to write an account of her life as a slave. The book, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, was one of the first open discussions about the sexual harassment and abuse endured by slave women -- a topic that even made many abolitionists uncomfortable.~~~~ I have the book (reprinted, of course). The photo, I don't get - this woman is white.
The Angel of Gettysburg: Elizabeth Thorn | Her obituaries say merely that she witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg. ... They did not report how she did her duty in the aftermath of the battle. Working almost entirely without help, in the heat and storms of that July, among the rotting corpses of men and horses, she dug graves in the rocky soil and buried over one hundred soldiers.
Iva Ikuko Toguri D'Aquino, known as "Tokyo Rose", was an American citizen who participated in English-language propaganda broadcasts by Radio Tokyo to Allied soldiers in the South Pacific during World War II. At the end of the war, she was held for a year, released, and was subsequently charged with high treason and received a 10-year sentence. She was pardoned by President Ford in 1977 and died in 2006 at the age of 90.
Nathan Greene For I Was Thirsty #NathanGreene #Americana-Nostalgia. "I Was Thirsty" depicts the true story of Confederate Sergeant Richard Kirkland during the Civil War battle of Fredricksburg. After a fierce battle on Dec 13, 1862, the scene shifted from heavy fighting to intense suffering. Sergeant Kirkland decided to do something about it by helping the fallen Union enemy soldiers crying for help. He carried water and warm clothing to the suffering.
James "Jim" Bowie (c. 1796 – March 6, 1836) - American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo.
Elizabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium. During WWI established a hospital and worked as a nurse caring for soldiers and civilians. During WWII German occupation of Belgium she used her influence as Queen and German connections to assist in rescuing hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis for which she was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government
An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961. The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire.
Molly Pitcher - At the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778, Mary attended to the Revolutionary soldiers by giving them water. As her husband was carried off the battlefield, Mary took his place at the cannon.
Robert Graves, c. 1914, age 19. Reported dead at the Somme, Graves was one of the few of his generation to survive World War I. He became a translator, poet, and novelist, and was the author of I, Claudius. Graves died at the age of 90 in 1985.
"I am not ashamed of the court's verdict. On the contrary, I am proud to have saved the lives of hundreds of oppressed people. My assistance to Jews was rooted in my Christian world outlook… It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calculations? " Paul Grüninger, Swiss border policeman who illegally allowed 3,600 desperate Jews entry to Switzerland. Lost his job and pension, died in poverty.