Malala Yousafzai is an amazing teen activist campaigning for the rights of girls and women to receive education who was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way home from school and recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Aung San Suu Kyi. FAMOUS AS: Political Leader (Freedom Fighter) of Myanmar BORN ON: 19 June 1945 BORN IN: Yangon (Rangoon), Burma (Myanmar) NATIONALITY: Myanmar WORKS & ACHIEVEMENTS: Leader of the National League for Democracy; Nobel Peace Prize Winner (1991)
On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."