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Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways.    Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California

Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways. Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. In Nov. 1917 Day and 40 other women went to prison for protesting in front of the White House for women's suffrage. Roughly handled at a workhouse, they went on a hunger strike. Finally they were freed by presidential order.In the 1930s, Day worked closely with  Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic Worker movement, a nonviolent, pacifist movement that continues to combine direct aid for the poor and homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. In Nov. 1917 Day and 40 other women went to prison for protesting in front of the White House for women's suffrage. Roughly handled at a workhouse, they went on a hunger strike. Finally they were freed by presidential order.In the 1930s, Day worked closely with Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic Worker movement, a nonviolent, pacifist movement that continues to combine direct aid for the poor and homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf.

After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

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Teddy Roosevelt did some cool stuff. He led the Rough Riders in the battle of San Juan Hill, he hunted dangerous game in Africa, and he got his face etched into a mountain. However, despite what the photo above suggests, Teddy never rode a swiming moose.

THIS IS a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in 1894, of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher.

THIS IS a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in 1894, of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher.