Florence Nightingale

Her commitment and care earned her a nickname.

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She is a "ministering angel" without any exaggeration in these hospitals, and as her slender form glides quietly along each corridor, every poor fellow's face softens with gratitude at the sight of her. When all the medical officers have retired for the night and silence and darkness have settled down upon those miles of prostrate sick, she may be observed alone, with a little lamp in her hand, making her solitary rounds.

- The Times

Founder of Modern Nursing.



Lo! in the house of misery

A lady with a lamp I see

Pass through the glimmering gloom

And flit from room to room

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wright Brothers

The now famous brothers were once highly doubted.

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- Headline of Paris edition of the Herald Tribune 1906

Inventors. Pioneers of Aviation.

Mid 1800's - Early 1900's

"Frankly, none of us believed it."

- James Cox, Publisher of Dayton Daily News

"The Wrights have flown or they have not flown. They possess a machine or they do not possess one. They are in fact either fliers or liars. It is difficult to fly. It's easy to say, 'We have flown.'"

-Pairs edition of the New York Herald 1906