Monday, January 7, 2013

My 25 Favorite Historical Figures

In honor of my 25th birthday, I present:             
My 25 Favorite Historical Figures
(In No Particular Order)

1. Teddy Roosevelt (okay, he's in order)
You know him for: Generally being the most bad-ass president/american/man ever. Also, for speaking softly and carrying a big stick.

2. Queen Victoria
You know her for: Ruling England for a reeeaaaalllly long time. Sexy undwear.

3 & 4. John and Abigail Adams
You know them for: Getting independence, being obnoxious and disliked (him), being one of the cutest love stories in American history.

5. Walt Disney
You know him for: Your childhood.

6. Jesse James
You know him for: Robbing, killing, getting a nice reputation despite of it.

7. George Pickett
You know him for: Fighting for the Confederacy...having the high-tide named for him.

8. Calvin Coolidge
You know him for: Being president and not talking.
9. Mother Bickerdyke
You probably don't know her: she was up there with Clara Barton during the Civil War, but a bit more sassy.

10. Sacajawea
You know her from: leading Lewis and Clark to the Pacific, coins.

11. Chief Joseph
You know him from: "I will fight no more forever."

12. Wolfe Tone
You probably don't know him either, he's a little obscure. He lead the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

13. Mark Twain
You know him for: writing classic books (hopefully), getting in the press for using the N-word in his books (hopefully, you knew about him and his writing before then)

14. Harry Houdini (looking a little crazy in this picture)
You know him for: Being a magician...getting punched in the stomach and having his appendix rupture.

15. Nikola Tesla
You know him for: Being cooler and smarter than Edison...dying today in 1943 :(

16. Thoedor Geisel
You know him for: being Dr. Seuess

17. Edgar Allen Poe
You know him for: Being a creepy, creepy author. 

18. Lady Nancy Astor
You know her for: trading barbs with Winston Churchill

19. William Tecumseh Sherman
You know him for: burning the entire South and being insane.

20. Molly Brown
You know her for: being unsinkable

21. William Wallace
You know him for: Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom! 

22. Michael Collins
You know him for: Fighting for Ireland's separation from Great Britain

23. Audie Murphy
You know him for: Essentially for being the real life Captain America...minus the superpowers.

24. Abraham Lincoln
You know him for: being president during the Civil War, freeing the slaves, getting shot in a theater.

25. Thomas Paine
You know him for: writing "Common Sense"

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