Meet The First Asian American Gold Medalist, 91 Year-Old Sammy Lee | The last time the Olympics were in London in 1948 was also the first time an Asian American won a gold medal in the Games. That distinction belongs to 91 year-old Dr. Samuel “Sammy” Lee, who was born in Fresno, CA and is of Korean descent. \\ Amazing story

Love against the odds: Mary's father threw her out when she decided to marry Jake, they have been happily married for 63 years

hoops had to be removed before taking your seat in a carriage and then they were hooked onto the back of the carriage

1928: Men rescuing residents in Rotherhithe, south London, from a flood caused by the Thames breaking its banks.

Roseanna McCoy who fell in love with Johnse Hatfield

Christa McAuliffe (1948-1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, who was selected from 11,000 candidates to become the first Teacher/Civilian Specialist for the STS-S1-L mission. On January 28, 1986, just 73 seconds after launch, the Space Shuttle Challenger spacecraft disintegrated and she was one of the seven crew members killed in the disaster.

Saint Elmo Brady (December 22, 1884 - December 25, 1966) was the first African American to obtain a Ph.D. degree in chemistry in the United States, which he earned in 1916 from the University of Illinois. He taught at Tuskegee, Fisk, Howard and Tougaloo, and was the first African American admitted to Phi Lambda Upsilon, the chemistry honor society.

How did she die so young?? Only 35 or 36 years old. - "Dr. Georgia E.L. Patton (1864-1900), Memphis,Tn: Ex- Slave & The First Licensed Black Woman Doctor in the state of Tennessee."

Women who worked in the factories testing the guns they made for the war.

1908 Olympics in London

The only woman buried in the Special Forces cemetery at Fort Bragg, NC. Martha Raye

Every time you think your vote doesn't count, remember that someone fought for it.

Although it's an incredibly chilling time in history, it's an amazing photo. Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics which were held in Nazi Germany.

101 years before Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, an African American woman named Elizabeth Jennings refused to be removed from a New York City trolley. Her case in the Brooklyn Circuit Court led to the desegregation of all NYC trolley lines. Her attorney? Future president Chester A. Arthur

Perhaps the most famous true love story from Titanic is that of Isidor and Rosalie Straus, who perished with the Titanic. Rosalie refused a lifeboat. Instead she turned to her husband and said, "We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go."

A couple who’d moved into an all-white neighbourhood looks at graffiti scrawled in front of their home. Chicago, 1957. Francis Miller

Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of the goddess Isis and a sphinx. The Egyptia...

Clara Barton, 1821-1912, founder of American Red Cross

Nineteenth-century American pioneers of women's suffrage Susan B. Anthony (standing) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States.

These two men are brothers who have met for the first time after 50 years of separation from the Korean War. This pictures sends chills down the spine.

Selma Lagerlöf, first female to win the Nobel prize