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#unforgettable See's Christmas memories!

#unforgettable See's Christmas memories!

This is how we did our homework, using reference books, dictionaries and encyclopedias No Google for us we had to know where to look to find the answers

This is how we did our homework, using reference books, dictionaries and encyclopedias No Google for us we had to know where to look to find the answers

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square

The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square

Vatican Women's Rifle Team, disbanded 1938. Sister Juliette, far right, left the order to join the French Resistance.

Vatican Women's Rifle Team, disbanded 1938. Sister Juliette, far right, left the order to join the French Resistance.

School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)

U.S. Is this the oldest photograph of New York? It just might be, according to New York: An Illustrated History, by Ric Burns and James Sanders. Taken at Broadway between Franklin and Leonard Streets, it’s believed to date to May 1850.

U.S. Is this the oldest photograph of New York? It just might be, according to New York: An Illustrated History, by Ric Burns and James Sanders. Taken at Broadway between Franklin and Leonard Streets, it’s believed to date to May 1850.

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. 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.

Olive Oatman, who was held captive and tattooed by the Mohave Indians. The first white woman in the US to be tattooed (~1850s).

Olive Oatman, who was held captive and tattooed by the Mohave Indians. The first white woman in the US to be tattooed (~1850s).

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