Minnijean Brown-Trickey. On September 25, 1957, under the gaze of 1,200 armed soldiers and a worldwide audience, Minnijean Brown Trickey faced down an angry mob and helped to desegregate Central High. She was later expelled from Little Rock Central High School in 1958 for several reasons, among them an incident in which she allegedly dumped a bowl of chili on a white student in the cafeteria who had been harassing her. This seminal event in American history was just the beginning of Minnijean's long career as a crusader for civil rights. She has spent her life fighting for the rights of minority groups and the dispossessed. For her work, she has received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, the Wolf Award, the Spingarn Medal, and many other citations and awards. Minnijean Brown Trickey's life has been a powerful example of what one person can do to make the world a better place. Under the Clinton administration, she served for a time as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior responsible for diversity.
SUSUMU TONEGAWA, (利根川 進 Tonegawa Susumu, born September 6, 1939 in Nagoya, Japan) is a Japanese scientist who won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1987 for "his discovery of the genetic principle for generation of antibody diversity." Although he won the Nobel Prize for his work in immunology, Tonegawa is a molecular biologist by training. In his later years, he has turned his attention to the molecular and cellular basis of memory formation.
CHARLES HENRY TURNER (February 3, 1867) was a Zoologist born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Although he held a doctorate from the University of Chicago, Turner chose to teach at high schools so he could devote more time to the observation of insects. His research had lasting impact. Turner published several articles in scientific journals, including Habits of Mound-Building Ants, Experiments on the Color Vision of the Honeybee; unting Habits of an American Sand Wasp, and Psychological Notes on the Gallery Spider. In his research, Turner became the first person to prove that insects can hear and can distinguish pitch. In addition, he first discovered that cockroaches can learn by trial and error
AMY TAN (Chinese譚恩美; pinyin: Tán Enmei; born February 19, 1952 in Oakland, California Chinese immigrants John (a Baptist minister) and Daisy (a Shanghai nurse).) is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships and what it means to grow up as a first generation Asian American. Tan's most popular fiction work, The Joy Luck Club, became a blockbuster movie; she wrote the screenplay for the film.
(GOV)PETER STUYVESANT born in 1612 in Blesdijke, Netherlands served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664. ) served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664. He was a major figure in the early history of New York City. Stuyvesant's accomplishment as director-general included a great expansion for the settlement of New Amsterdam (later renamed New York) beyond the southern tip of Manhattan. Among the projects built by Stuyvesant's administration were the protective wall on Wall Street, the canal which became Broad Street, and Broadway. Stuyvesant is credited with introducing tea to the United States. Stuyvesant died February, 1672, in present-day New York City, USA.
YELLAPRAGADA SUBBARAO (also Subbarow or Subba Row or Subba Rao) (January 12, 1895) remains in the views of many the most notable medical scientist to emerge from India from the Harvard School of Tropical Medicine; he joined Harvard as a junior faculty member. Along with Cyrus Fiske, he developed a method for estimation of phosphorous in body fluids and tissues.
HEINRICH ENGELHARD STEINWEG (February 17, 1797 in Wolfshagen) was a piano manufacturer, also Heinrich Engelhardt Steinweg and Henry E. Steinway. Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg had a very poor and hard childhood and with the age of 15 he started to become a carpenter, later he decided to learn the work from a organ builder in a town named Goslar. In 1835 he made the first square piano which he presented his bride Juliane at their wedding. 1836 he built his first grand piano in his old kitchen in the town of Seesen. This piano was later named to be the kitchen piano.