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Louis Braille (1809-1852).

The Braille system was devised by the Frenchman in 1821 after he tried a system of "Night writing" developed by Charles Barbier. He simplified the version and revolutionized written communication for the visually impaired.

Louis Braille,4/1/1809 born

7 Life-Changing Inventions by Blind Inventors: Louise Braille invented the popular reading system for the blind known as the Braille System.

What We’re Really Talking About When We Talk About Hillary Clinton Without Makeup -- "For men who believe that a woman is only as valuable as she is interesting to their dicks, exposing a woman for being imperfect or or somehow sloppy means that they've once again denigrated a woman in the way that most matters to her. It reiterates a damaging message, that women must see their looks as their most important category, since men do."

What We're Really Talking About When We Talk About Hillary Clinton Without Makeup

What We're Really Talking About When We Talk About Hillary Clinton Without Makeup GREAT Article! All women should read it!

Branko Miljković (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранко Миљковић) (January 29, 1934, Niš – February 12, 1961, Zagreb) was an iconic Serbian poet. He was best known across Yugoslavia and the Soviet bloc for his influential writings.

Branko Miljković (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранко Миљковић), was an iconic Serbian poet. Branko was born in in the Serbian city of Nis. His poetical talents were mirrored in numerous prizes won in various local and school competitions in the late and early

Clara Maass (1876-1901)-In 1901, she volunteered to participate in a risky endeavor for the Yellow Fever Commission, which had been established by the U.S. Army to investigate how the disease spread. Maass allowed herself to be bitten by mosquitoes that had fed on yellow fever patients, to test whether the disease could be transmitted through bites of infected mosquitoes.

10 Amazing Women Who Turned the Tide of History

Clara Louise Maass - gave her life for Science

Donovan used a shower curtain and, after several attempts, she sewed a waterproof diaper cover.  Unlike the rubber baby pants that were already on the market, Marion Donovan's did not cause diaper rash and did not pinch the child's skin. She also invented a fully disposable diaper, for which she had to fashion a special type of paper that was not only strong and absorbent, but also conveyed water away from the baby's skin. In 1961, Victor Mills used Donovan's vision to create Pampers®.

Marion Donovan-invented the waterproof diaper cover

Lily Renée Wilheim Peters Phillips, (born Lily Renée Wilheim, c. 1925, Vienna, Austria), often credited as L. Renée, Lily Renée, or Reney, is an Austrian-American artist, writer, and playwright. She escaped from Nazi-occupied Vienna to England and later New York, whereupon she found work as a penciller at Fiction House on such titles as The Werewolf Hunter, Jane Martin and Senorita Rio.

Non-Fiction Monday Lily Renée, Escape Artist

Lily Renée (born was one of the first women working in The Golden Age of Comics.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was created in 1928 by H. B. Reese, a former   dairy farmer and shipping foreman for Milton S. Hershey. Reese, was inspired by   Hershey, and left the dairy farm to start his own candy business. The H.B. Reese   Candy Co. was established in the basement of Reese’s home in Hershey, PA. and    used Hershey chocolate in his confections. In 1963, several years after his death,    Reese’s company was sold to Hershey Foods Corporation.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was created in 1928 by H. Reese, a former dairy farmer & shipping foreman for Milton S. My favorite candy

During the First World War, Brit. Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon, transformed the Castle into a hospital, and patients began to arrive from Flanders in September 1914. She became an adept nurse and a skilled healer and hundreds of letters from patients and their families bear testament to her untiring work and spirit of generosity.

During the First World War, Almina, the Countess of Carnarvon, transformed the Castle into a hospital, and patients began to arrive from Flanders in September 1914

Harriet Tubman. One of my favorite quotes of hers, "I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta March 1822 – March was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War.

Clement Vallandigham from Ohio was representing a defendant for killing a man in a brawl and wished to prove the victim had killed himself while trying to draw his pistol from a pocket. Conferring with fellow attorneys in his hotel room, he decided to show them how he would demonstrate this. Grabbing a pistol he believed to be unloaded, put it in his pocket, enacted the events, shooting himself in the process. He proved his point, since the defendant was acquitted and released from custody.

Clement Vallandigham from Ohio was representing a defendant for killing a man in a brawl and wished to prove the victim had killed himself while trying to draw his pistol from a pocket. Conferring with fellow attorneys in his hotel room, he decided to show them how he would demonstrate this. Grabbing a pistol he believed to be unloaded, put it in his pocket, enacted the events, shooting himself in the process. He proved his point, since the defendant was acquitted and released from custody.

"In 1860, an 11-year-old girl named Grace Bedell wrote a letter to Abe Lincoln. 'Dear Sir...if you let your whiskers grow...you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin. All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President...'" He wrote back, and soon stopped shaving. "On his inaugural train ride from Illinois to Washington, D.C., the president-elect stopped in Bedell’s hometown of Westfield, N.Y., and asked to meet…

theweekmagazine: “ In an girl wrote to Abe Lincoln, suggesting he grow a beard. He not only responded, he obliged. “Hon A B Lincoln… Dear Sir My father has just home from the fair.

Dr. Bethenia Owens, the West Coast's First Female Doctor. Amazing story.   Married at 14, she tolerated a worthless husband for 4 years, until in 1858, he “whipped my baby (who was around 24 months old at the time) unmercifully, and struck and choked me.”  Then she left him. And became an extremely hard working woman, teaching and dressmaking, sending her son George to Berkley when he was 14. He became a doctor. And then, she did too.

The story of the West Coast's first female doctor, Offbeat Oregon History

Port Chicago Explosion Remembered, July 17, 1944. It was as if more than 5000 tons of TNT had exploded.  320, mostly African Americans, vaporized, then the survivors ordered  back to work immediately. They refused, it was called a mutiny, and they were court martialed.  This led eventually to the desegregation of the armed forces.

Account of WWII Port Chicago Naval Base explosion by Park Service historians and witnesses to the event.

100 Jahre 1. Weltkrieg: Die Waffenbrüderschaft war schnell brüchig - Auf der einen Seite die "Perfidie der Franzosen" und die "frevelhaften und tückischen Russen" – auf der anderen die edlen Österreicher und ihre nicht minder edlen deutschen Waffenbrüder. Im Bild: Der Generalstabschef des deutschen Oberkommandos Ost Erich Ludendorff. Mehr dazu hier: http://www.nachrichten.at/nachrichten/politik/erster-weltkrieg/Die-Waffenbruederschaft-war-schnell-bruechig;art155459,1462704 (Bild: Wikipedia)

Primary Documents - Erich Ludendorff on the Opening of the 1918 Spring Offensive, 21 March 1918

1920- For thirty years, Jane Addams has radically campaigned for an eight-hour work day for women, equal justice for blacks & immigrants, juvenile rights, pacifism, research into the causes of crime & poverty, safe living conditions in tenements & safe working conditions in factories, and women's suffrage.  This year, she is a founding member of the American Civil LIberties Union, and in 1931 she will become the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Master Geniuses Of Criminology Jane Addams Picture

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