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Eugene Jacques Bullard (October 9, 1894 or 1895 - October 12, 1961), better known as the Black Swallow of Death, was the first African-American military pilot. He was in the 1st Regiment of the French Foreign Legion and French Air Service. Bullard was one of two black combat pilots in WWI, the other was Ahmet Ali Çelikten (Ottoman Empire/Turkey). #blackhistorymonth

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Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

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Traci Wise: “I found my son sitting having a moment with his daddy (SFC Benjamin Wise) the other day. We lost him January 15 in Afghanistan… we cannot forget about the incredible loss these children must undertake.”

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Things in perspective. Glad somebody made this, because all those silly teen posts annoy the hell out of me. They're not even a quarter of the way through life and they're posting this shit as if they have some profound insight into life. Please.

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Veronica Guerin, was an Irish Journalist, she was 38 when she was gunned down in her car sitting in traffic, because she refused to back down to the intimidation of drug-lords and gang-bosses. She had been previously shot in the leg as a warning, but she never stopped chasing them. Her legacy forced the people of Ireland and Dublin to get the heroin dealers to stop dealing.

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Rachel Carson (1907-1964) If it weren't for Rachel Carson, the green movement might not exist today. Her monumental book Silent Spring documented the devastating effects of pesticides like DDT on birds and the environment, and the revelations eventually helped lead to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, Carson wrote feature articles and novels about natural history and the environment, including her prize-winning sea trilogy (Under the Seawind, The Sea Around Us ...

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Martin Luther King, Jr with his father and son, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 1963. Photo by Richard Avedon.

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In the face of genocide, one man made a promise to protect the family he loved and in the course of doing his job found the courage to save over 1,200 people. Paul Rusesabagina used his influence and connections as temporary manager of the Hotel des Mille Collines to shelter over 1,200 Tutsis and moderate Hutus from being murdered. Who is this extraordinary man? “I don’t consider myself a hero. I consider myself as a normal person who did what he had to do, who has done his job.”

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Chapelle was the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter to be killed in action. Chapelle was so admired by the Marines with which she was embedded that her body was repatriated with an honor guard of six Marines and was given full Marine burial.

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Fireman Mike Kehoe

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"Bobbi Gibb, first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, running without a number because women were not allowed into the race." The police ran after her and tried to arrest her. Women were not considered strong enough to run the marathon."

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"Clifford Chester Sims, a Staff Sergeant in Vietnam, and Medal of Honor recipient. Sims was honored for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." He threw himself on a triggered booby-trap device, taking the entire blast to save his squad."

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Bossy = leader

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Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter extraordinaire

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Guion Bluford, the first African American in Space

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Melissa Stockwell: Was the first female American soldier in history to lose a limb in active combat and was the first Iraq War veteran to compete in the Paralympic Games as a swimmer in 2008 • Was one of four athletes featured in a documentary called “Warrior Champions” • Completed her residency in prosthetics where she fit other amputees with prosthetic devices

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Cpl. Pat Tilman

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Stephen Hawking

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“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up & get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part & a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you." ~ American painter Chuck Close. via cranial masseuse on tumblr

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Joseph Campbell

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This man’s name is Dobre. A Bulgarian man living in abject poverty, but who has donated over 20,000 euros to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Everyday, he stands in the church and begs, but not for himself. All money given to him, he gathers and donates to the church. He is the biggest individual donor to the church in the past few decades. He walks several kilometers to the church each morning, and several kilometers back at the closing of each day. He is known as “The Righteous from Bajlovo”

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