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Victoria  Woodhull stilte til det amerikanske presidentvalget i 1872.

Victoria Woodhull stilte til det amerikanske presidentvalget i 1872.

En sommernatt i 1973 blir 16-åringen Paul Getty bortført i Roma. Kidnapperne truer med å skjære gutten i småstykker og sende delene i posten, hvis de ikke mottar en enorm sum løsepenger. Men det er ikke kidnapperne som er guttens verste fiende, men hans steinrike familie.

En sommernatt i 1973 blir 16-åringen Paul Getty bortført i Roma. Kidnapperne truer med å skjære gutten i småstykker og sende delene i posten, hvis de ikke mottar en enorm sum løsepenger. Men det er ikke kidnapperne som er guttens verste fiende, men hans steinrike familie.

George Davey was sentenced to one month's hard labour in Wandsworth Prison in 1872 for stealing two rabbits. He was ten years old.

George Davey was sentenced to one month's hard labour in Wandsworth Prison in 1872 for stealing two rabbits. He was ten years old.

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote.

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote.

Roald Amundsen returns from the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897-1899. Date: June 1899 Photographer Daniel Georg Nyblin, Oslo

Roald Amundsen returns from the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897-1899. Date: June 1899 Photographer Daniel Georg Nyblin, Oslo

Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo 51’ informed Crick and Watson of DNA’s double helix structure for which they were awarded a Nobel Prize. Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, aged 37, her contribution to DNA’s discovery story unacknowledged.

Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo 51’ informed Crick and Watson of DNA’s double helix structure for which they were awarded a Nobel Prize. Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, aged 37, her contribution to DNA’s discovery story unacknowledged.

Joseph Laroche and Juliette Lafargue were an interracial couple aboard the Titanic. As the ship sank, Joseph stuffed his coat with money & jewelry, took his pregnant wife and children to the deck and managed to get them into a lifeboat. He gave the coat to his wife, and said: “Here, take this, you are going to need it. I’ll get another boat. God be with you. I’ll see you in New York.” Joseph died in the sinking. He was the only passenger of black descent on the Titanic...

Joseph Laroche and Juliette Lafargue were an interracial couple aboard the Titanic. As the ship sank, Joseph stuffed his coat with money & jewelry, took his pregnant wife and children to the deck and managed to get them into a lifeboat. He gave the coat to his wife, and said: “Here, take this, you are going to need it. I’ll get another boat. God be with you. I’ll see you in New York.” Joseph died in the sinking. He was the only passenger of black descent on the Titanic...

Fascinating story. Georg Hein of Hanover, Germany was only 15 years old when this photograph was taken. The young Jewish man moved to England, stole another boy's identity and enlisted in the RAF where he became a decorated pilot. For the whole story, read the book Escape, Evasion and Revenge, written by his son Marc Stevens.

Fascinating story. Georg Hein of Hanover, Germany was only 15 years old when this photograph was taken. The young Jewish man moved to England, stole another boy's identity and enlisted in the RAF where he became a decorated pilot. For the whole story, read the book Escape, Evasion and Revenge, written by his son Marc Stevens.

"In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish friend into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked his own suicide, he was registered as dead, and for a long while, no suspicion fell on Maria; until one day..." Read the rest of the story at the link.

"In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish friend into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked his own suicide, he was registered as dead, and for a long while, no suspicion fell on Maria; until one day..." Read the rest of the story at the link.

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