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List of Medal of Honor recipients

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War. It is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their o ...

                                               

List of African-American Medal of Honor recipients

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War. It is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. Recipients must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own ...

                                               

List of Asian American Medal of Honor recipients

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War and is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their o ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Boxer Rebellion

The Boxer Movement or Boxer Rebellion was a Chinese uprising from November 1899 to September 7, 1901. It was against foreign influence in areas such as trade, politics, religion and technology that occurred in China during the final years of the ...

                                               

List of foreign-born Medal of Honor recipients

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War. It is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their o ...

                                               

List of Hispanic Medal of Honor recipients

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War. It is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their o ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars

Indian Wars is the name generally used in the United States to describe a series of conflicts between the colonial or federal government and the native people of North America. These wars which ranged from the 17th-century to the Leech Lake upris ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima took place in February and March 1945 during World War II. Some of the fiercest fighting of the war happened during this battle. The American invasion was called Operation Detachment. It was charged with capturing the airfi ...

                                               

List of Jewish Medal of Honor recipients

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War. It is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. A recipient must distinguish themselves at the risk of their own life a ...

                                               

List of Korean War Medal of Honor recipients

The Korean War was an increase of border clashes between two rival Korean governments. Each Korean government was trying to topple the other through political and guerilla tactics. Some may refer to it as a civil war. Though many other factors we ...

                                               

List of living Medal of Honor recipients

There are currently 69 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, the United States militarys highest decoration. Of the living recipients two earned their Medals of Honor in World War II, four received them for actions in the Korean War, 48 were e ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients during peacetime

Prior to World War II the Medal of Honor could be received for actions not involving direct combat with the enemy; 193 men earned the medal in this way. Most of the peacetime medals were presented to members of the United States Navy for their ac ...

                                               

List of Philippine–American War Medal of Honor recipients

The Philippine-American War was an armed military conflict between the United States and the First Philippine Republic. It was fought from 1899 to at least 1902. The conflict arose from a Filipino political struggle against U.S. occupation of the ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Spanish–American War

The Spanish-American War was a military conflict between Spain and the United States. It began in April 1898. Hostilities halted in August of that year. The Treaty of Paris was signed in December. The war began after America demanded Spain peacef ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients (Veracruz)

The United States occupation of the Mexican port of Veracruz lasted for six months. It occurred in the midst of poor diplomatic relations between Mexico and the United States. It also related to the ongoing Mexican Revolution. In response to the ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War, took place from 1965 to 1973. The war was fought between the Communist-supported Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the United States-supported Republic of Vietnam. It concluded with the defeat and failure of the United States fo ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients for World War I

World War I was a global military conflict that involved most of the worlds great powers. The war was assembled in two opposing groups: the Entente and the Central Powers. The immediate cause of the war was the June 28, 1914 assassination of Arch ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients for World War II

World War II was a global military conflict. It is also called Second World War. It was the joining of what started off as two separate conflicts. The first began in Asia as the Second Sino-Japanese War. The other began in Europe in 1939 with the ...

                                               

Princess of Orange

Princess of Orange is the title used for the women who were married to the Ruling Princes of Orange in the time between 1171 to 1815. Since 1815, it was also used for the wives of the heirs to the Dutch throne, who were titled Prince of Orange. T ...

                                               

Princess Royal

Princess Royal is a title often given by the reigning British King or Queen to his or her eldest daughter. The title is a gift of the monarch, unlike Prince of Wales which is always given to the eldest son There can only be one Princess Royal at ...

                                               

Sam Sheppard

Samuel Holmes Sheppard December 29, 1923 – April 6, 1970) was an American neurosurgeon and professional wrestler. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Sheppard was known for being accused and later convicted for murdering his wife Marilyn. He was rele ...

                                               

Brian Spencer

Brian Roy "Spinner" Spencer was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. He played a career total of 10 seasons in the National Hockey League. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins.

                                               

Jeremy Thorpe

John Jeremy Thorpe was a British Liberal politician. Thorpe was born in South Kensington, London, the son of former Conservative Member of Parliament John Henry Thorpe. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Oxford. He was the MP fo ...

                                               

Vincent Margera

Vincent Roy Margera, more commonly known as Don Vito, was an American reality television personality. He was known for his appearances in Viva La Bam, Jackass, Haggard and the CKY videos alongside his nephew Bam.

                                               

Simon Warr

Simon Warr was a British radio performer and teacher. He was famous for performing as headmaster in Thatll Teach Em.

                                               

Bea Arthur

Beatrice Bea Arthur was an American actress, comedian, and singer, best known for her roles in Maude and The Golden Girls. She was Jewish.

                                               

Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan was an American writer, activist and feminist. She wrote the book The Feminine Mystique in 1963. She argued in the book that there was more to life for women than the achievements of their husbands and children. In an interview for ...

                                               

Andre Glucksmann

Andre Glucksmann was a French philosopher, activist and writer. He was a member of the French new philosophers.

                                               

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was known as a woman "who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit ...

                                               

Ed Koch

Edward Irving "Ed" Koch was an American lawyer, politician, movie critic, and television personality. He was the 105th mayor of New York City from January 1, 1978 through December 31, 1989. He was also part of the House of Representatives. He was ...

                                               

Bernard Lown

Bernard Lown was a Lithuanian-born American cardiologist and anti-nuclear war activist. He was the original developer of the DC defibrillator and the cardioverter, as well as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

                                               

Harvey Milk

Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician and a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. He did not focus on homosexuality or gay activism at first, but d ...

                                               

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi, also known as Reb Zalman, was an American rabbi and educator. He was one of the founders of the Jewish Renewal movement. He was committed to the Gaia hypothesis, to feminism, and to LGBT people within Judaism. Schacht ...

                                               

Jonathan Shurberg

Jonathan Seth Shurberg was an American attorney and community advocate of Jewish descent. He was the 2014 Democratic Party candidate for state delegate. He was a practicing lawyer for over twenty years, and was active in Maryland politics from 20 ...

                                               

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag was an American writer and political activist. Sontag was born in New York City to Jewish parents. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona and later in Los Angeles, California.

                                               

Szymon Szurmiej

Szymon Symcha Szurmiej was a Jewish-Polish actor, director, singer, activist and theatre manager. He was the general manager of the Ester Rachel Kaminska and Ida Kaminska State Jewish Theater in Warsaw. He was also the director of the Yiddish The ...

                                               

Elizabeth Taylor

Dame Elizabeth "Liz" Rosemond Taylor DBE was a British-American actress. The movies she starred in were, National Velvet, Father of the Bride, A Place in the Sun, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Suddenly, Last Summer. She won the Academy Award ...

                                               

Dred Scott v. Sandford

60 U.S. 393 was a United States Supreme Court landmark decision. In March 1857 the court ruled that negroes descended from slaves, whether now free or slave, were not citizens of the United States. Because they were not citizens they could not su ...

                                               

Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir was a French author and philosopher. She wrote novels stories in a book, articles about philosophy ways of thinking or ways of living, and politics, biographies books about other peoples lives and an autobiography a book about ...

                                               

Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary is an animal protection organization founded in 1986 by Gene Baur and Lorri Houston. It is the leading shelter for farm animals in the United States. Farm Sanctuary not only provides shelter to injured or endangered farm animals bu ...

                                               

Prudence Crandall

Prudence Crandall was an American teacher. She was born on September 3, 1803 to Quakers. She went to the New England Friends’ Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island. In October 1831, she opened a private girls’ school in Canterbury, Connecti ...

                                               

Fred Shuttlesworth

In the middle of the 20th century, Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the United States, meaning that white people and black people were not allowed to use the same facilities, and the ones for black people were usually worse tha ...

                                               

Ha Jae-se

Ha Jae-se is a Confucian and educator of the Korean Empire. It is a direct descendant of Sir. Ha Yeon, who was an able premier and a prime minister during the Sejong the Great period.

                                               

Oliver Hill

Oliver White Hill, Sr. was an American civil rights supporter from Richmond, Virginia. His work against discrimination helped end the common saying of "separate but equal". He also helped win landmark legal decisions involving equality in pay for ...

                                               

Sharon Laws

Sharon Laws was a British professional cyclist and environmental consultant. She gained support in conservation and worked both before and during her cycling career as an environmental consultant to organisations including the British Government, ...

                                               

Jack Kevorkian

Jacob Jack Kevorkian, mostly known as "Dr. Death", was an American pathologist, euthanasia activist, painter, author, composer and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patients right to die via physician-assisted ...

                                               

Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Francis Child was an American writer. She wrote the Thanksgiving Day poem, "Over the River and Through the Wood". She founded and published Juvenile Miscellany, the first childrens magazine in the United States. Child also wrote on ho ...

                                               

Maryam Mahboob

Maryam Mahboob is an Afghan writer. She writes about patriarchy and migrants in Afghanistan. She was born in Maimana, Afghanistan in 1955. She moved a lot because her father worked for the government. She went to college in Kabul and at the Unive ...

                                               

Mika Ninagawa

Mika Ninagawa was born in 1972 in Tokyo. Her father, Yukio Ninagawa, was a film director, and an actor. He had won many awards and died in 2016 at the age of 80. Also her mother, Tomoko Mayama, is an actress and has appeared in many movies and dr ...

                                               

Eva Peron

Maria Eva Duarte de Peron was the second wife of Argentine President Juan Peron. She was born in Los Toldos. She was the first lady from 1946 until she died and she served with her husband as a co-ruler of Argentina during those years. Before she ...