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The first woman, Kathy Switzer, to run the Boston Marathon in 1967. A race official actually tried to grab her and yank her out of the race, but her friends helped her.

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Sylvia Beach in the upstairs apartment where she hid her books during the German occupation of Paris (1945) by David E. Scherman Beach (1887-1962), an American-born bookseller and publisher, opened an English language bookstore and lending library in Paris named Shakespeare and Company which attracted both French and American readers - including a number of aspiring writers. Shakespeare and Company gained considerable fame after it published James Joyce’s Ulysses in 1922, as a result

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This blog help gives tips on how to find you own ancestors. Go there and try Tip #1. Success guaranteed. You will find an ancestor.

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Beautiful pictures of Queen Elizabeth I’s secret locket ring. It wasn’t discovered until her death that the ring opened up to reveal two portraits of her and her mother Queen Anne Boleyn.

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Zona Heaster Shue died in 1897 by what was called an "everlasting faint" but was soon given the name 'The Greenbrier Ghost' after she appeared to her mother and told her she had actually been murdered by her husband. The events surrounding the haunting led to it becoming the only time in American legal history in which the so-called "testimony of a ghost" was accepted at a murder trial.

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True. The truth is, it's not just the homosexual rights. It's human rights that we're still fighting for. We've been fighting for equality since the inception of the United States.

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Scholars have reconstructed fragmented drawings of a unique bag designed by Leonardo da Vinci in 1497. The bag has been brought to life by the renowned Florentine fashion house Gherardini. Functional and beautiful, the bag reflects Leonardo Da Vinci's original and counter-cultural ideas of fashion.

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Sent to the asylum: The Victorian women locked up because they were suffering from stress, post natal depression and anxiety

Tragic tale of mental health treatment of Victorian women

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Helen Keller and her pit bull Sir Thomas

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Eleanor Roosevelt and her daughter Anna.  1906.

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George Gordon, Lord Byron, born on January 22, 1788.

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The Pink Topaz Demi-Parure consists of a necklace with three pendants, a large corsage brooch and a smaller one. The stones are set in a millegrain setting. The set was a present from Tzar Paul I of Russia to his daughter Maria on occasion of her marriage to Grand Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Weimar Eisenach in 1804. She in turn gave the set to her daughter Augusta (German Empress), who later presented it to her daughter Louise, mother of Queen Victoria of Sweden

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Scrimshaw Double Heart Mourning Jewelry Circa 1807 "For Youth and Beauty Shall Be Laid In Dust"

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Sir James Matthew Barrie, Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.

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Annie Oakley (American sharpshooter and show-woman), ca. 1899

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Francis Clayton disguised as a man to serve in the Civil War with artillery and cavalry units in Missouri

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Queen Victoria and Sharp (a lucky dog)

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Captain James Cook discovered the continent of Australia on April 19, 1770.

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Erwin Evan Smith 1886-1947 Refered to as the greatest photograhpher of the old west cowboy.

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William "Curly Bill" Brocius. Cowboy, gunman and rustler killed in Arizona by Wyatt Earp, 1882, during Earp's famous vendetta ride.

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This is one of the earliest known photographs of a human. A self portrait taken in 1839, it shows a young Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) standing outside his family’s lamp-making shop in Philadelphia.

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George Washington

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Between about 1880 and 1905, Tiffany & Co. embellished a series of deluxe handguns for the nation's leading firearms manufacturers, notably Colt, Winchester, and, most important, Smith & Wesson.

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