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Onake Obavva was the wife of a (lazy) guard in the fort town of Chitradurga during a rough patch of history.  When a warlord decided to invade, he found there was only one way in: a small crack that would allow only one man through at a time.  A good plan...until the guard's wife saw what they were up to. Okane grabbed a heavy pestle and proceeded to bash in the head of each invader as he appeared.  She had an impressive pile of corpses built up by the time her husband came back from lunch.

When enemies invaded her town while her husband was on lunch break, she grabbed a nearby pestle and saved the day by achieving the high score in soldier whack-a-mole.

Frances Clalin Clayton, woman who disguised herself as a man, “Jack Williams,” to fight in the Civil War, wearing uniform. Known by her married name of Frances Clayton, she took up all the manly vices. To conceal her sex, she learned to drink, smoke, chew, and swear. She even gambled, and a fellow soldier declared that he had played poker with her on a number of occasions. Frances and her Husband Elmer served side by side during the American Civil War until 1863, when he died in battle.

To fight in the Civil War beside her husband THIS WOMAN PRETENDED to be Jack Williams. Her married name was FRANCES CLAYTON. Frances and her husband Elmer served side by side during the American Civil War until when he died in battle.

Henry VIII  his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder), all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder)

Ida Tarbell - Intelligent, meticulous researcher, considered to be the first female investigative journalist. Credited with the downfall of the most powerful man in America at the time, John D. Rockefeller, and the break up of his Standard Oil monopoly by exposing ruthless company practices. Also famously authored an extensive biography of Lincoln.

Ida Tarbell was a meticulous researcher and investigative journalist. Credited with the breakup of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly by exposing ruthless company practices. Also authored an extensive biography of Lincoln.

The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after   his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel.

Weighty memento: war veteran's secret revealed after his death

The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel. The bag contained of bomb shrapnel, roughly two handfuls, that Mr Brown had been carrying around for 60 years

1920 - 1933 -- Prohibition. The sale of alcohol was banned through the 18th Amendment

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Joan Trumpauer Mulholland - freedom rider, lunch counter sitter, civil rights activist, rich white girl who defied her parents to do something really really important.

Toward a Manifested Courage

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Joan, a 19 year old Freedom Rider, was sentenced to two months in prison for her involvement in the integration of a Jackson, Mississippi bound train. She served more.

13.) The child KKK member touches his reflection in an African American officer's riot shield during a 1992 demonstration.

A small white boy touches the riot shield of a black state trooper at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Hard to believe this was taken Raising children in hate.

On Sept. 24, 1944, 1st Lt. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the C-47 ran low on fuel. The pilot made a forced landing in a small clearing on Bellona Island. During the landing, a piece of metal severed the trachea of one patient. Hawkins kept the man's throat clear of blood with makeshift tubing until aid arrived 19 hours later. All of her patients survived. Hawkins received the Distinguished Flying Cross for her bravery.

“On Sept. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the ran low on fuel. The pilot made a forced landing in a small clearing.

One of my favorite Pulitzer Prize Winning photographs :)

1958 Pulitzer Prize-winning photo: 'Faith and Confidence', showing a policeman patiently reasoning with a two-year-old boy trying to cross the street during a parade (photo by William C. Beall of 'Washington [DC] Daily News')

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