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Shunned in his lifetime, scuba diving pioneer gets credit due

Lightning illuminates a cumulonimbus cloud over Corio Bay, Victoria, Australia

Scuba diving: Captain Jacques Cousteau developed and marketed the "Aqua Lung" in 1958

At the time of her death in 1980, pioneer American aviator Jacqueline Cochran held more speed, altitude, and distance records than any other male or female pilot in aviation history. She was also the first woman to break the sound barrier, doing so in 1953 in an F-86 Sabre jet.

Jacques Cousteau invented the aqualung and pioneered underwater filming and to a large extent, underwater archaeology itself.

The only person to hold two Nobel Prizes is a woman. Marie Curie was honored for her work in both Physics & Chemistry and her pioneering research in radioactivity changed history.

An airgunner stands before his B24 bomber wearing what it took to survive at 25,000ft over Germany in 1943-45

Zeppelin near the Empire State Building under construction.

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30 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs From The Last 30 Years

Pulitzer winner - 2002

Gerald Lawson is the person to thank for that PlayStation, Wii or Xbox you or your loved one is playing on. A self-taught engineer, he is considered a pioneer in the video game world for creating the single cartridge-based gaming system. #blackhistorymonth