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A three-story tower displays photographs from the Yaffa Eliach Shtetl Collection at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, easily the most startling and moving exhibit I've seen.

Walt Disney with his little sister, Ruth.

Walt Disney and his sister Ruth, circa He was the creator of Mickey Mouse and other cartoon characters. He and his brother Roy opened Disneyland in Anaheim, CA on July

Tsar Boris III -  Under King Boris III, Bulgaria was the only nation in Europe to save its entire Jewish population during the Holocaust. Boris was one of the few world leaders who defied Hitler face to face during the war, refusing multiple times to deliver his Jewish citizens beyond the borders of his kingdom.

Boris III of Bulgaria was the only national leader in Europe to save his entire Jewish population during the Holocaust. Boris defied Hitler refusing multiple times to deliver his Jewish citizens beyond the borders of his kingdom.

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Kate Warne, a Union spy during the Civil War - maybe.  Cropped from a larger photo of Allan Pinkerton and his operatives during the War. This is the only person in that photo without facial hair, and the figure also appears feminine.

This is probably the only picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. She went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D. to take office.

Olive Oatman, kidnapped by the Apache Indians, sold to the Mojave Indians

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.

Golda Mier Prime Minister of Isreal. An amazing and courageous woman...said once to be the "only man in the cabinet."

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Golda Meir Once called "the only man in the Cabinet," Golda Meir (born in Milwaukee, WI) was a formidable figure in Israeli politics. Tall, blunt and determined, she fervently devoted her life to the service of the Jewish state she helped found.

10 Female Samurai While strictly a masculine term, the Japanese bushi class did have women who received similar Samurai training. These were called “Onna-Bugeisha,” and were known to participate in combat with their male Samurai. Weapon of choice was usually the naginata, a spear with a curved, sword-like blade that was versatile, & relatively light. Battle site Senbon Matsubaru remains were DNA tested & 35 of 105 bodies were female.

"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.

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Orli Wald was a member of the German Resistance in Nazi Germany. She was called the "Angel of Auschwitz".

The Fallen. A D-Day Tribute in Arromanches, France for those who died in Operation Neptune, June 6, 1945. Nine thousand silhouettes in the sand.

A heartbreaking tribute.

British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss. The Fallen. A D-Day Tribute in Arromanches, France for those who died in Operation Neptune, June Nine thousand silhouettes in the sand.

Lady in trousers: a disgrace! | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A woman wore trousers in public for the first time, near Paris, summer of at the races in Auteuil. Her name is unknown, but this is a picture of her. Police men had to protect her against the curiosity and outrage of the crowd.

Protestant husband and Catholic wife. Wanted to be united in death. Done.

Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, NL, 1888 Kind of pathetic and sweet. They should have purchased grave lots at a municipal cemetery.

Everain's Planet of Hobgoblins, Tea, & Artichokes

Al Capone’s cell at Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. It's said that he was tormented by a ghost named Jimmy who was one of his victims in the Valentines Day Massacre.

One of the most-visited graves in Jerusalem belongs to Oskar Schindler, the German factory-owner and Nazi Party member credited with saving the lives of 1098 Jews during the Second World War.    His grave in the Catholic cemetery on the southern slope of Mount Zion is visited by Jews, Christians and people of no religious faith

Oskar Schindler, credited with saving the lives of 1098 Jews during the WWII. His grave in the Catholic cemetery on the southern slope of Mount Zion is visited by Jews, Christians and people of no religious faith

Depression era

Venus Barnett and son Lincoln in room of their farmhouse, Oklahoma, Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

History is pretty awesome.  (Also, apparently: "If you've got B or AB blood you are a little bit Mongolian.")

Smithsonian: Historically Hardcore History is so much more bad ass than us