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Pictures of Kathrine Switzer running marathon five years before women were allowed to.

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

Kisses for soldiers

Couple in Penn Station sharing farewell kiss before he ships off to war during WWII. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) Jan 1943

Reminds me of my 'Indian Captive' historical fiction days in Junior High.   The true story of Olive Oatman, captive white girl in the Old West.

Olive Oatman: More Than the Girl with the Chin Tattoo

Olive Oatman was the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States. ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family.

"In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man." (Pirkei Avot 2:6)

The courage to say no. The photo was taken in Hamburg in during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser.

Korean women who, under Japanese occupation, were forced to become comfort women to Japanese troops.  Comfort women of World War II remain one of the most controversial issues when dealing with Japanese war crimes, as the Japanese governments have continue to play down the severity of historical fact.

The 'comfort women' for whom WWII never stopped

Korean women were forced to become sex slaves to Japanese troops. Comfort women of World War II remain one of the most controversial issues when dealing with Japanese war crimes, as the Japanese government has continued denying the historical fact.

On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

picsofhistory: “ Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she.

We can do it!

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

Historic photographs from around the world… More of these please!!!

Historic photographs from around the world…

Funny pictures about Historic photographs from around the world. Oh, and cool pics about Historic photographs from around the world. Also, Historic photographs from around the world.

plenilune:    19thcentury:    Three officers of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Fort Brady, Virginia, 1864    Sexy, sexy officers of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery. *nods*

plenilune: Three officers of the Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Fort Brady, Virginia, 1864 Sexy, sexy officers of the Connecticut Heavy Artillery.

(12) Tumblr  These are some of the African American women of the 6888th Postal Battalion in WWII.

Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort

Civil War - The war between Americans which nearly distroyed our republic.  May this never happen on this soil again.

US Civil War Infographic poster. Will There Be Another Civil War Soon Due To U. Government Neglect Against It's Own People

The simple story that’s usually told about her today reflects cultural biases that have nothing to do with her actual life. Read more at smithsonianmag.com | History | Culture | Amazing People |

Three Big Ableist Myths About the Life of Helen Keller

Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf Helen Keller learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Miss Carter Mullikin, Holton-Arms School." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

WWI Red Cross Nurse with Rescue Dog. (Dog was trained to locate wounded on the battlefield, and bark to call attention to them.) Happy Nurse Day to all the military nurses.

The Dahomey Amazons are the only documented all-female official front-line combat arms military unit in modern history.

Fighting-women of the Fon (Dahomey people) held semi-sacred status as celibate warrior "wives" of the King

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