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fuckyeahhistorycrushes: This lovely lady is the brave and pioneering investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Bly (born Elizabeth Cochran) began her career in journalism in the late nineteenth century by adopting a pen name and launching into a new kind of investigative journalism in which she championed the poor and disenfranchised. Defying sexism and poor opportunities for young women at every turn, Bly gained fame and recognition by her distinctly empathetic and critical writing style and her…

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fuckyeahhistorycrushes: Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) was the first leader and founder of Girl Scouts. Juliette was also a very talented artist, and created many paintings and sculptures throughout her life. She founded the Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912. “On returning to America in 1912, Juliette placed her historic telephone call to her cousin, Nina Anderson Pape: ‘Come right over! I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all…

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Now THAT is a love story! fuckyeahhistorycrushes: Captain Robert Heriot Barclay fought valiantly with Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, before losing his left arm in another engagement in 1809. This didn’t stop his naval career though. He went on to lead the British fleet on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. His greatest claim to fame was his loss at the Battle of Lake Erie to Captain Oliver Hazard Perry. But…

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