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The Year’s Top Inspirational History Stories

Continuing our round-up of the year’s top stories, here are a few of our favorite history-focused pieces from Gimundo. Enjoy!


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Continuing our round-up of the year’s top stories, here are a few of our favorite history-focused pieces from Gimundo. Enjoy!

The South Pole Doctor Who Treated Her Own Cancer
In honor of her recent death, we’d like to share the story of Dr. Jerri Nielsen, a doctor who discovered she had breast cancer while working in the remote South Pole, and was forced to treat her own disease in order to survive.

Soldier’s Son Fulfills Family Promise Made at Iwo Jima
64 years ago, an American soldier made a promise to his Japanese hostage to keep his family photographs safe, and return them to his family one day if possible. The soldier never managed to locate the family—but decades later, his son finally fulfilled the promise.

Holocaust Children Unite to Celebrate their 100-Year-Old Hero
In 1939, a British stockbroker went on a mission to rescue 669 Jewish Czech children from certain death at a concentration camp. 70 years later, his “children” have made a journey back to thank him.

Charles Babbage: The Underestimated Genius Who Invented the World’s First Computer
Charles Babbage invented the world’s first computer. So why is it that you’ve probably never heard of him?

May Savidge: The Woman Who Moved Her House 100 Miles and Spent Her Life Rebuilding It
When city council told May Savidge that her home would be destroyed to make way for a new road, this determined woman decided to take the construction materials and rebuild her historic home—by hand—100 miles away.

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