Maximinus Thrax - the 27th Emperor of Rome, and the first barbarian to become emperor. The first of 6 emperors of the year of the six emperors. His reign was the start of the Crisis of the 3rd Century. Maximinus Thrax took care of the legions but ignored the people. He despised the Senate and other Roman aristocrats, and raised exorbitant taxes to pay the legions.
Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1894 – 12 October 1961) was one of the only two black military pilots in World War I awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Born in Columbus, Georgia, he traveled to Paris and decided to stay at the outbreak of the war in 1914, enlisting for service with the French Foreign Legion. It was at Verdun in 1916 that he was wounded while flying with the Lafayette Flying Corps and awarded the Croix de Guerre for his service.