WE CAN ALL BE HEROES. That's the inspiring message of Ordinary People Change the World, a lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer.
Martin Luther King, Jr. got a C in public speaking during his first year at seminary.
King won a Grammy in 1971 for Best Spoken Word album for "Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam."
Helen Keller was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts.
Helen Keller was an activist who campaign for women's suffrage and labor rights.
Lucille Ball won the first Emmy for Best Comedienne.
Lucille Ball performed shows at the age of 3 at the local grocery store.
Jackie Robinson played for Negro Baseball League team the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945.
Jackie Robinson's first game with the major-league was on April 15th, 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Albert Einstein taught college courses in 1908.
In 1919, Albert Einstein's theory of relativity was published in 1919.
Growing up, Rosa Parks attended a one-room schoolhouse.
Rosa's grandfather, Sylvester Edwards, was one of the slaves set free in Alabama in accordance with the 13th Amendment in the US constitution.
Abraham Lincoln lost five separate elections before being elected president.
Abraham Lincoln is the only president in American history to hold a patent.
Amelia Earhart was called "Lady Lindy" because her bone structure and thin build resembled that of Charles Lindbergh.
The U.S. government spent $4 million on the missing person search for Earhart, the most costly in history at the time.