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Meet 'Maggie the Indestructible,' the Woman who Shot the First Cover Story for LIFE Magazine

Photographer Margaret Bourke White’s coworkers called her “Maggie the Indestructible” because she often risked her life—and came out fighting—for powerful photos. She was stranded in the arctic and survived a helicopter crash in the Chesapeake Bay, among other adventures. In 1930. Read More »

Happy Anniversary I Love Lucy!

Iconic TV show "I Love Lucy" premiered on this day, October 15, in 1951, and Lucille Ball's titular character quickly charmed her way into America's hearts. Read More »

On This Day in History: Katie Couric Premiered on CBS Evening News

After a 15-year run as co-anchor on the “Today” show, Katie Couric was recruited by CBS  in 2005 to be the first female permanent host of an evening news show.  “I thought, it’s an important symbol, to see a woman handling that broadcast every night. Read More »

On This Day in History: Amelia Earhart Journeyed Across the U.S.

The pioneering aviator broke new ground on August 24, 1932, flying from Los Angeles to Newark, NJ. Hear some of her most inspirational quotes.  Read More »

Madeleine Albright Through the Years in Photos

"[It]  never ever occurred to me that I could be Secretary of State." Read More »

On This Day In Women's History

"Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history." - Gloria Steinem Read More »

Remembering 9-11 in a Foreign Land: The Importance of Continuing to Tell Our Stories

Since surviving 9-11 as a first responder (New York City fire officer), I have only been away from New York City a couple of times on the anniversary of 9-11. The first time (probably five years after) I was in Indiana at a family reunion. But I felt really disconnected from my family members. Read More »

On This Day In Women's History: May 10th

As Gloria Steinem said, "Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history." Read More »

On This Day In Women's History: May 3rd

As Gloria Steinem said, "Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history." MAKERS wants to fill in that gap little by little. We'll start with one day. Today.   Read More »