The vice president-elect, primarily raised by her Indian mother, was taught to embrace her diverse heritage, creating values that paved the way for the boundary-breaking politician.
The civil rights leaders had great respect and admiration for each other, but they clashed on some of their core beliefs.
Born premature and plagued with illnesses throughout her childhood, the groundbreaking athlete went on to defy all the odds and bring home three Olympic golds.
Tragedy brought the widows of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X together, with the friendship cemented by their own sense of activism.
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While the movie is often praised as one of the greatest of all time, behind the scenes, controversy surrounded the film, including who wrote the script.
"Uncle Dickie" provided indispensable wisdom in matters of state and romance to the impressionable young heir to the British throne.
Known for her indulgences, the royal battled various health issues throughout her life.
The royal shocked audiences in 1985 by appearing on stage with ballet dancer Wayne Sleep in a routine choreographed to Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl.”
Looking to win the attention of actress Jodie Foster, on March 30, 1981, John Hinckley Jr. took aim at the newly-elected commander in chief.
A romance between the women is depicted in the movie "Ammonite," but historians believe they were simply close friends
The royals' marriage and subsequent divorce were plagued with jealousy, cheating, tabloids and tragedy.
While the queen welcomed her future daughter-in-law with open arms, their relationship quickly soured, thanks, in part, to Diana's crumbling marriage to Prince Charles.
The two trailblazing women met weekly for 11 years during the prime minister’s three terms, but the rumored tension may have also been filled with mutual respect.
Without any premeditated intention, a 33-year-old managed to find his way into Queen Elizabeth II’s bedroom while she was sleeping.
The royal made some of her most famous journeys via the speedy jet.