Heroes or Villains?
The contributions of many people have woven a rich history of Fights for Freedom, Civil Rights and Land Rights.
Others are famous for their achievements in Sport, Political Leadership or in Humanitarian fields of work.
Some people have become famous for being the first person to attempt a great feat or to attain a World Record..
How will history judge them ...as heroes or villains?
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Napoléon I (Napoleon Bonaparte)
Martin Luther King Jnr
Queen Elizabeth II
John F Kennedy
Ho Chi Minh
Pope John XXIII
Julia Gillard - first Australian female Prime Minister
Amelia Earhart - American female pilot and pioneer and author (b. 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Coco Chanel - fashion
French fashion designer who ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades.
Marie Curie - Physicist
Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, in Physics, and with her later win, in Chemistry, she became the first person to claim Nobel honors twice.
Yvonne Goolagong-Cawley - Australian tennis champion
Cathie Freeman - Athletics Champion
Peter Norman - Olympic silver medalist 1968 and Order of Merit recipient (posthumously) - pictured here supporting American athletes in a silent civil rights protest
Sir Jack Brabham - Formula One World Champion
Sir Donald Bradman ("The Don") - acknowledged as the greatest cricketer of all time
Billie Jean King - American tennis champion known for her feminist views pitted against chauvinist Bobby Riggs in a "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973
Muhammad Ali - world boxing champion and one of the greatest athletes of 20th century. Muhammad Ali was also controversial.
Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales, was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.
She was also did a lot of humanitarian work which was sometimes overshadowed by tell-all books and interviews about her marriage to Prince Charles which ended in 1996.
Germaine Greer is an Australian writer and public intellectual, regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th century. She has been heavily criticised for her controversial ideals.
Notable figures from the suffragette movement:
Political activist, Emmeline Pankhurst (15 July 1858 - 14 June 1928), was the leader of the British Suffragette movement. She helped women win the right to vote.
Time Magazine named Emmeline Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.
Emmeline Pankhurst is forcibly dragged away by authorities (May 21st 1914)
Emily Davison - was a militant fighter for the rights of women, she was arrested on several occasions.
Tragically, in 1913 she was trampled to death after invading a horse track protesting and fighting for the 'cause'.
Muriel Matters - Australian actress played a major part in the suffrage movement. Mural in backstreet Adelaide - a tribute to Muriel Matters who grew up in Adelaide and was appalled at the lack of women's rights in the United Kingdom; she was a trailblazer and helped gain support for women's rights.
Women recall their struggle to win the vote: BBC Archives: Suffragettes
Suffragette film (2015) - British historical drama depicting major characters of the suffrage movement and radical political activism in Britain 1912.
The film starred: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep.
Suffragettes in film - early 20th century women's battle captured on film: