The Nurse in the Photo: Edith Shain, holding the iconic photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Originally published in LIFE Magazine, the photo depicts a sailor kissing Edith Shain in her nurse’s uniform, in Times Square on August 14, 1945
Dr. Ernest E. Just was one of the first African Americans to receive worldwide recognition as a scientist. Born August 14, 1883 in Charleston, South Carolina, Just was only four years old when his father, Charles Fraser Just, died in 1887. Due to mounting debt, his mother, Mary Just, moved with her children from Charleston to James Island, a Gullah community off the coast of South Carolina to work in its phosphate mines. While on the Island, Mary Just became a highly respected leader of the
Usain Bolt gives the world the best Usain Bolt photo ever By Marcus Gilmer2016-08-15 03:26:59 UTC Jamaican runner Usain Bolt sprinted to Olympic glory on Sunday night winning his third straight 100 meter gold meal but it was a brilliant moment from his semi-final run earlier in the evening that will go down in history as the most Usain Bolt photo ever. As Bolt sped past the other runners on his way to easily winning his semifinal heat a Getty photographer caught a grinning Bolt giving a…
On August 14, 1848, Congress created the Oregon Territory, an area encompassing present-day Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and parts of western Montana and Wyoming. Peter Burnett, a Missouri lawyer who joined an expedition to the Oregon Territory in 1843, hoped to make enough money there to repay his accumulated debt.