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REDDET TUSENVIS: Irena Sendler reddet tusenvis av jødiske barn fra ghettoen i Warsawa. © FOTO: The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

REDDET TUSENVIS: Irena Sendler reddet tusenvis av jødiske barn fra ghettoen i Warsawa. © FOTO: The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

Balto and Gunnar Kasson 1925 by

Balto and Gunnar Kasson 1925 by

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School’s first female student, was admitted because she was brilliant…and because they didn’t realize she was a woman. | Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student, was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman.

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School’s first female student, was admitted because she was brilliant…and because they didn’t realize she was a woman. | Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Biddy Mason. Great story. Born a slave in 1818, her owners got converted to Mormonism and headed west. The other Mormons pressured her owner to free her, but he wouldn't. So she fought for her OWN freedom in California court, and won. They she became a nurse and midwife, one of the first black land owners in LA, amassed 300k which she gave liberally to charities, and founded churches, schools, and aid societies.

Biddy Mason. Great story. Born a slave in 1818, her owners got converted to Mormonism and headed west. The other Mormons pressured her owner to free her, but he wouldn't. So she fought for her OWN freedom in California court, and won. They she became a nurse and midwife, one of the first black land owners in LA, amassed 300k which she gave liberally to charities, and founded churches, schools, and aid societies.

Stephen Hawking is turning 70, defying the odds of Lou Gehrig's disease. "I don't know of anyone who's survived this long," said Ammar Al-Chalabi, director of the Motor Neurone Disease Care and Research Centre at King's College London. He does not treat Hawking and described his longevity as "extraordinary."

Stephen Hawking is turning 70, defying the odds of Lou Gehrig's disease. "I don't know of anyone who's survived this long," said Ammar Al-Chalabi, director of the Motor Neurone Disease Care and Research Centre at King's College London. He does not treat Hawking and described his longevity as "extraordinary."

Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured.

Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured.

Oslo 1986: Aldri mer strikkepinner!  Fra demonstrasjon til forsvar for abortloven. Foto: © Mimsy Møller/Samfoto

Oslo 1986: Aldri mer strikkepinner! Fra demonstrasjon til forsvar for abortloven. Foto: © Mimsy Møller/Samfoto

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

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Flukttunnel fra litauisk utryddelsessted er funnet | Historienet.no

Flukttunnel fra litauisk utryddelsessted er funnet | Historienet.no

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