The free trade union group in Gdansk planned a strike in the Lenin Shipyard and, on 14 August, Walesa hopped over the yard fence to join and, as if at once, to lead the strikers. Tim Berners-Lee - Inventor of the worldwide web Oxford graduate who transformed modern life through the internet in 1989 The inventor of the worldwide web has opened up the paths to information throughout the world while eschewing personal gain, as no patent was created and no royalties were asked for. Patriot: A person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion. His tank was disabled by the German troops, he jumped on a vehicle loaded with machine gun and killed all the advancing troops. Religion, writing 1821-1910 Founder of the. A fundamental part of Blair's approach has been to emphasise the importance of the economy, and it has paid off handsomely. He's like Donald Trump, but with better hair and less shameless self-promotion.
In 1947 Maria began dancing with the New York City Ballet until her retirement in 1965. P Murray Lynas, Liverpool 50. She made a comeback with the album Circus and has since been an X Factor judge and released her 8 th album. Religious freedom of expression 1591-1643 Banished from Boston by Puritans in 1637, due to her views on grace. And with Schindler's List, Spielberg showed the world that while America does big and flashy better than anyone else, it also knows the importance of cinema. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow Physics, Medicine 1921- Co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology, assisted in developing a technique to measure minute quantities of insulin in the blood. Other women have done so and equally well - Alice Walker, Erica Jong, Joan Smith and so on - but Greer stands out.
One day he lost his mind figuratively and attached six bazooka launchers onto his observation plane. Some use it to make great political strides; others, to tell you they're at the gym. The History Channel : Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century. Rumor has it that he was responsible for drawing maps for the Allied Powers. His album Thiller is the best selling album of all time. Even today, his name is synonymous with Native American culture, and he is considered to be one of the most famous Native Americans ever. And much like his signature color, The Man in Black defined American cool from the 1950s right up until his death in 2003.
The influence of the web is truly international and can only help create a more equitable world through the dissemination of information. He hurled back two grenades thrown at him while on the third he lost his arm. Nine years later he was laid off from the plant and travelled to the Far East and Australia, where he became drawn to Christianity and converted. As the first president of the United States, George Washington is one of the most famous American heroes. Their answer involves high-level math. A Dorn, London N8 Media-savvy, young and passionate, she has placed all of our liberties - and our awareness of what we could lose - centre stage in the political arena. S Navy and served in the Korean War.
The men in army fatigues and dark glasses who have oppressed her for so long may try to stamp out this flagrantly feminine opponent, but still she rises, unbowed and resolute. Alice Rivlin Federal budget 1931- The founding director of the Congressional Budget Office 1975 , she has held several other governmental and professorial positions. Amartya Sen is in my global top ten. Stage and screen 1909-2003 Four-time Academy Award winner for best actress, Hepburn combined her statuesque looks with a bold, plucky acting style. The pair of them established Microsoft in 1975 and, a year later, Gates dropped out of Harvard to run the company. Armistice for the First World War was reached at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. A true hero of the people.
In this increasingly grubby world of expedient and violent politics, the miracle is not that Suu Kyi survives but that she continues to matter so much. Started the American Red Cross. This they found in the English-language Wikipedia, which has more than 840,000 pages devoted to individuals from all times and places, plus data extracted from the 15 million books Google has scanned. I once heard him change policy three times in one speech as he felt that opposition was gathering. We anti-Vietnam war hippies were left feeling oddly soiled. And that was just a warm up act, seeing as he tacked another Medal of Honor onto his resume 15 years later. Also the first black woman to run for president in a major party 1972.
Eugene Bullard There are when it comes to wars, and to life in general. Teddy Roosevelt Not only is he the and the only face on Mt. Prince Charles - Eldest son of the Queen Heir to the British throne, keen conservationist and organic farmer Even if his views on issues such as farming, architecture and climate change aren't universally admired, he has made people think about and debate them in a manner that could only produce positive change. She opened a slum infirmary and trained women in medicine. Often described as having the classical Indian frame; muscular, large for the time, and known to wear his long, black hair in a traditional pony tail, Cochise aided in the uprising to resist intrusions by Mexicans and American in the 19th century. Anna Lindsay, Cambridge He is living proof that one man can make a difference.
Most dictators try to keep their hands on the levers of power only to fall in the bloody quagmire they create in the effort to survive. On September 24, 1941 Fritz was manning an anti-tank battery. Bob Dylan - Singer-songwriter One of the most influential musicians ever, who has remained true to himself Bob Dylan is the most significant artist of my lifetime, in terms of his engagement with my own concerns, perceptions and dreams. Jason Cowley on the winners and losers When in our issue of 3 April I invited readers and contributors to nominate their heroes of our time, I thought I had a good idea as to who might feature in our final list of 50. Pocahontas 1595-1617 Having taken many liberties with her overall appearance, Disney created the image many of us believe to be what Pocahontas may have looked like.