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(Ruido Photo) En el maratón de Boston de 1967, Kathrine Switzer se saltó la norma que no permitía a las mujeres participar formalmente. Un juez se percató del desacato e intentó impedir que siguiera corriendo pero ella continuó y algunos de los otros participantes la escoltaron hasta la meta. Esta es una de las imágenes que se tomaron en ese momento.

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity, at the 1968, Mexico Olympic Games, a silent protest against the continued Racial Discrimination of Black People in the US. All three athletes wore human rights badges, opposed to racism in sport, on their jackets. Smith and Carlos were expelled from the games. The badge was enough to end Norman's career. He returned home to Australia suffering unofficial sanction and ridicule. He never ran in the Olympics again.

The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. Australian Silver medalist Peter Norman wore an Olympic Pr

Women in war  1966 French combat photographer, Catherine Leroy shot the most iconic photos in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos.She was taken prisoner of war during Tet Offensive in1968 by the North Vietnamese Army & talked them into being photographed. She had post traumatic stress syndrome & yet she returned to combat zones..Northernn Ireland, Somalia, Iran, Iraq & Afghanistan. She died in  2005.

Photographer Catherine Leroy - During the Vietnam War, she shot some of the most brutal photographs to come out of the country. Wounded by shrapnel, taken prisoner She left with post-traumatic stress died in 2006

Guard lieutenant Natalia Fedorovna Meklin (1922-2005), Hero of the Soviet Union, Order of Lenin, and Gold Star. From the citation of Order of Lenin: "For exemplary performance of command assignments at the front against the German invaders, she personally made 840 combat sorties with Aircraft Po-2 with high efficiency, displaying courage and heroism, bravery. Guard lieutenant Meklin is worthy of being awarded the title - Hero of the Soviet Union."

"Katya Budanova (Катя Буданова), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 11 air victories, she was one of the world's two female fighter aces along with Lydia Litvyak." She chose fighter ace over fashion model, apparently.

'Never forget': With tattoos, new generation proudly bears elders' Auschwitz scars

At Auschwitz, Livia Rebak was branded with the number Now her grandson, Daniel Philosof, has the same tattoo. I'm not a tattoo person, but I do love this in honor of his Grandmother♥ SC

“Hunterian Museum : London, England The skull of a young boy with a second imperfect skull attached to its anterior fontanelle. Sent to John Hunter from Bengal, India in the late 1780s.”

*INDIA ~ Hunterian Museum: London, England The skull of a young boy with a second imperfect skull attached to its anterior fontanelle. Sent to John Hunter from Bengal, India in the late

A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945

Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945 (One of the many sad things about war.

Not fake, this girl was born with an extra torso. Her family put her in the circus, she later married a doctor. Her story is long and interesting.

Josephene Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in Rather than having a parasitic twin, Myrtle’s extra legs resulted from an even rarer form of conjoined.

"Laurello, the Only Man With a Revolving Head"  (yes, he was real) appeared in Sam Wagner's  freak show on Coney Island. From Fortune Magazine,  1938. ☀

Laurello, only man w/ revolving head. appeared in sam wagner's freak show on coney island, reputedly, he could rotate his head 180 degrees.

A computer-generated “photo” of Mozart’s face extrapolated by averaging several paintings. (via Royal Opera House)

A computer-generated “photo” of Mozart’s face...

Facial composite of Mozart, circa created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portrait paintings. (Were the German Police trying to locate Mozart?

Suffragette poster: A woman living here has registered to vote, thereby assuming the responsibility of citizenship.

50 Powerful Examples Of Visual Propaganda And The Meanings Behind Them

“A Woman Living Here Has Registered to Vote” - c. 1920 Suffrage Flyer MHS Collections : Missouri History Museum (mohistory) --- pp: Never take that vote for granted!

Robert Wadlow *The Giant of Illinois.The tallest person in history > 8feet 11 inches (272 cm) He weighed 439lbs.(199kg)Born in 1918,died 1940,age 22.He was still growing,but died of an infection.

robert wadlow, the world’s tallest man in history, with his parents and siblings . he continued to grow until his death at 22 yrs. when he was . despite health problems, he never used a wheelchair - illinois, 1935

Helen Keller teaching Charlie Chaplin the manual alphabet ~ 1919

Helen Keller teaching Charlie Chaplin the manual alphabet, 1919 I find this fascinating. One of the greatest stars of the silent film era learning a language from the silent and blind Helen Keller.

It is my understanding from the media that this little girl is trying to defend her mother after she had been stoned to death . It hurts me to look at this photo. I feel many emotions. I want to help them both. I want to rescue and save them - somehow. How?

An Afghan beggar woman clad in burqa sleeps on a road, as her daughter throws a small stone for fun while waiting for alms on the out skirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Military love

19 Kisses Captured At The Perfect Moment: Marlene Dietrich kisses a GI as he arrives home from World War II in this is just a heart warming beautiful photo.

Dare to be different,  imagine the world if everyone did.

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August Landmesser was a worker at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, best known for his appearance in a photograph refusing to perform the Nazi salute at the launch of the naval training vessel Horst Wessel on 13 June 1936