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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.

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.

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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 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)

Young Hemingway in hospital during WWI

Young Hemingway in hospital during WWI

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.

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.

Jules Verne, 22 years, 1850

Jules Verne, 22 years, 1850

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 (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.

“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

“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

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.

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.

Charles Dickens with his devoted dog Turk via Spitalfields Life.

Charles Dickens with his devoted dog Turk via Spitalfields Life.

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