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14 Historical Badasses They Never Taught You About in School

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“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius

We all learned about important historical figures in history class. Though you may have forgotten many of them, people like Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela and Ghandi are hard to forget. They stood up for what they believe in, which was equality and freedom. However, we don’t learn all of history’s toughest cookies. There are a lot who didn’t make the history books, but have not been forgotten for being the bravest of the brave and maybe even a little bit crazy.

Vance Flosenzier

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Saddle up and get ready for something a lot cooler than your history class

Chuck Yeager

Chuck Yeager

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Yeager is known for being the first person in flight to break the sound barrier in 1947. However, the day before he did so Yeager fell of a horse and broke several ribs. He didn’t want to be taken out of the mission, so he didn’t tell anyone of his injuries. To keep it on the downlow, he went to a vet to be taken care of.

Iqbal Masih

Iqbal Masih

Source: wikipedia.org

It’s heartbreaking to know that several countries still use child labor in factories. At just 4-years-old, he was sold into bondage by his family to a local carpet weaver. In 1993, little Iqbal who was 10-years-old escaped after learning that bonded labour was declared illegal by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He helped free over 3000 other children. Sadly, he was murdered in 1995.

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