Who is someone in history, that few people know about that you think more people should?

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Claudette Colvin. She was 15 years old when she refused to give up her seat to a white person on a Montgomery Alabama city bus. This was 9 months before Rosa Parks.


Bunny Roger, WWII hero, fashion designer. He was known for having immense courage under fire (dragging fellow soldiers from burning buildings and such, apparently all while wearing his signature chiffon scarf) and once when someone asked him what to do about the approaching Germans he said “when in doubt, powder heavily” also upon returning from WWII he said “Now that I’ve killed so many Nazis Daddy will *have* to buy me a sable coat.” So like flamboyantly gay super soldier and inventor of the Capri pant.


**Saint** Olga of Kiev. She obliterated the tribe that killed her husband, and then she was beatified as a saint.


There was a group of studio musicians in the 60’s called the “The Wrecking Crew.” They were so talented that they were called in CONSTANTLY to play the instruments on COUNTLESS hit records. If a song was popular and a hit in the 60′, odds are these guys were the musicians. The Monkey’s albums? The Wrecking Crew were the musicians when in the studio. Not who you think played. The Beach Boys? Brian Wilson was the genius of the band and he didnt like going on the road. He’d stay behind and in the studio recording their HUGE hit records NOT with his band mates. But with the far more talented Wrecking Crew musicians. Theres an awesome documentary about them. Most people arent aware of their place in music history. They were kind of hidden away. When they wanted the BEST studio recording and instruments played skillfully, the Wrecking Crew were called in.


Jimmy Doolittle He’s famous for leading the Doolittle Raid, but a lot of people aren’t aware of his contributions to aviation. It’s impossible to fly in the clouds with your vestibular senses alone. Without looking at the ground, you can become disoriented and put the plane into a dangerous position and crash. Doolittle realized that to really achieve full freedom of flight a method of safely flying in the clouds was needed. He developed the artificial horizon and directional gyroscope, still used by pilots today. In 1929, he was the first person to take off, fly, and land a plane using only instruments, without view from outside the cockpit. This is one of the most underrated things that helped make air travel possible. So next time your flight takes off on an rainy, overcast day, you can thank Jimmy Doolittle.