Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje*, Macedonia, on August 26, 1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ.

Amazing photo of Mother Teresa as a child! She was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five.a living saint in my time.

Mata Hari, circa 1907. On July 25, 1917, the Paris dancer was sentenced to death for spying for Germany during World War I. Her exotic and provocative routines brought her fame across Europe, and her lovers included military and political figures from France and Germany. (Gamma-Keystone/Getty)

Mata Hari, circa In 1917 the Paris dancer was sentenced to death for spying for Germany during World War I. Her exotic and provocative routines brought her fame across Europe, and her lovers included military and political figures from France and Germany.

Young Hemingway in hospital during WWI

A young Ernest Hemingway in hospital during the war. It makes no sense that those words came from this man and transformed him down through all the circles of hell. But it is also proof that life is about moments, and we should not forget these.

Levi Strauss became famous during the CA Gold Rush. Strauss, born in Germany in 1829, came to America in 1847 to escape religious discrimination (family was Jewish) & to work for his brothers' dry goods business in NYC. In 1853, he went west & started his own clothing co. which began making heavy-duty work pants in the 1870s. (First called “waist overalls,” they are now known as blue jeans.) As his business thrived, Strauss supported many religious & social causes.

The Gold Rush and Levi’s: The man who changed the way men dressed, then and now. Levi Strauss became famous during the Gold Rush in California

Jules Verne, 22 years, 1850

Jules Verne, 22 years, "The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa (ca. 1942). Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrikakorps was never accused of war crimes, and captured Allied soldiers were reported to have been treated humanely. In all theaters of his command, he ignored orders to kill captured commandos, Jewish soldiers, and civilians.

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa.

“Sure it’s a big job; but I don’t know anyone who can do it better than I can” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

I sat in this (JFK's) rocking chair - now in the Presidential Suite at the Waldorf Astoria. -- “Sure it’s a big job; but I don’t know anyone who can do it better than I can” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States

The first human in space, Yuri Gagarin (9.3.1934 – 27.3.1968). In his Vostok spacecraft he completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.

On 12 April Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space when he launched into orbit on the Vostok spacecraft (Vostok Credit: ESA

Charles Dickens with his devoted dog Turk via Spitalfields Life.

Charles Dickens and Turk. From the collection of Libby Hall. Quanto Dickens ho letto fino a ora?

Queen Elizabeth World War II Mechanic--not in color but too cool not to pin

Our Extraordinary Queen: Princess Elizabeth, shown here in repairing a lorry whilst serving as a mechanic and driver during her WWII ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service)

Halley's Comet and Mark Twain. In 1835 Mark Twain was born on the first day that year that Halley's Comet appeared. Then when he died in 1910, he did so on the first day of the comet's appearance that year. Twain, in fact predicted that would happen. "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it," he said in 1909.

Samuel Clemens and a kitten! "When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade without further introduction" - Mark Twain

THE LAST QUEEN OF HAWAII, 1891-1893“Liliʻuokalani (1838 – 1917) was the last monarch of Hawaii. She inherited the throne from her brother Kalākaua on 29 January 1891. The Queen was deposed on 17 January 1893 and temporarily relinquished her throne to “the superior military forces of the United States”. She had hoped the United States, like Great Britain earlier in Hawaiian history, would restore Hawaii’s sovereignty to the rightful holder.

Hawaiian royalty: Liliuokalani, original name Lydia Kamakaeha was the first and only reigning Hawaiian queen and the last Hawaiian sovereign to govern the islands, which were annexed by the United States in 1898

Elisabeth, Empress of Austria and Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria.

Painting by unknown artist in 1867 of the Emperor Franz Joseph I Aug Nov Austria & Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” (Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie) Dec Sep Bavaria at their Hungarian coronation.

Von Trapp Family

"Most people know the story of this famous Austrian family that was the subject of the musical play and film The Sound of Music.

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