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Elizebeth Smith Friedman was the nation’s first female cryptanalyst, but until 2008, no one had even heard of her.

Jason Collier, former chief of the Stinnett Police Department in Texas, was accused by his mistress of living a “double/triple life” with at least two girlfriends while married with four children.

They performed a lobotomy to help Rosemary Kennedy out of a mental illness. Instead, she was left unable to talk or walk.

Mary Lou Retton, 16 years old at the time, became the first woman to win a gold medal in Olympic gymnastics. This is her story.

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