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~“When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.”      ― Edward Teller

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Herta Muller - Nobel Prize in Literature 2009 - born Romania, residence at time of award Germany - "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed"

HERTA MÜLLER - Nobel Prize in Literature 2009 - born Romania, residence at time of award Germany - "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed"

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valscrapbook: January An evicted sharecropper among his possessions in New Madrid County, Missouri. nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein.

Edward Teller

PHOTOS: 18 Science Greats When They Were Cute Kids

Early member of the Manhattan Project, this controversial nuclear physicist helped invent one of the first atomic bombs and spearheaded the development of the H-bomb.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) in his Yasnaya Polyana estate, near the terrace of the main house. Tula Province, Russia. 1908. #Leo_Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy – in his Yasnaya Polyana estate, near the terrace of the main house.

Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) is one of three Norwegian authors to have received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Undset received the Prize in 1928, for her two series of novels set against the background of medieval Norway in the 13th century: the 3-volume Kristin Lavransdatter, and the 4-volume Olav Audunssønn. New translations by Tiina Nunnally .

Sigrid Undset won the Nobel Prize in Literature 1928 “for descriptions of Northern Life during the Middle Ages”. Sigrid was born in 1882 in Denmark and died in Norway in having spent most of her.

Ruth Handler, made 1st Barbie Doll for her daughter.   -thumb-440x5831

9 March Mattel’s Barbie doll made its first appearance at the American International Toy Fair in New York. This date is used as her official birthday. The doll was created by American businesswoman Ruth Handler.

Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for United States President, ca 1860.

Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Victoria Claflin Woodhull the first woman candidate for President of the United States in 1872 from the Equal Rights Party supporting women's suffrage. This, at a time when women were not even allowed to vote.

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