Mstislav Rostropovich playing Bach at the collapse of the Berlin Wall. On top of being one of the greatest cellists who ever lived, he was also one of the greatest people who ever lived. His life's work to improve the health and future of children is continued by his Foundation (linked).
Friends and families don top hats or bonnets for a social gathering in Schreiberhau, Germany, in 1928.
Evelyn Nesbit Who she is: Evelyn Nesbit was an artists' model, chorus girl, and Gibson Girl immortalized in E. L. Doctorow's historical fiction novel, Ragtime. Why she's scandalous: Evelyn's photos are mesmerizing, but her story is much darker than her innocent images portray. First, there was her relationship with Stanford White, which began when he was 47 and she was 16. Then she married Harry Thaw, a cocaine addict and physical abuser who killed White out of jealousy. And finally, she…