Jane Goodall (1934), a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. The world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues.
I was an elite WWII fighter saving Jews with the Dutch Resistance ... but I kept it a secret until my 90th birthday
Dorothea Dix, the American social reformer whose tireless efforts transformed the care of the mentally ill, was born in 1802. At a time when people with mental illness were often abused and kept in inhumane conditions, Dix's 40-year-long crusade for the reform of mental asylums in the US, Canada, and Europe made her renowned worldwide as a beacon of compassion and advocate for the voiceless.
Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis
Nancy Wake, "the White Mouse" and the most decorated woman of the 1939-45 war, disliked people messing around with her life story. Small wonder. It was an extraordinary story and an extraordinary life.
Happy 80th Gloria Steinem │ Do not bother to call. She’s planning to celebrate in Botswana. “I thought: ‘What do I really want to do on my birthday?’ First, get out of Dodge. Second, ride elephants.” She has frequently said that she expects her funeral to be a fund-raiser, and has been using her birthdays to make money for worthy causes ever since...