The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- A poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951 and now called HeLa cells—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the first telephone made the first transcontinental phone call in Before this, people had never thought of communicating overseas. With this achievement, the phone could have so many more uses through communication.
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.
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.