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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:51 pm 
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When I was on my brief genealogical kick, a lot of times the only image available of a person deep in antiquity was their face stamped on a coin.

Having your face on a metal coin is likely to last a lot longer than paper money, if the civilization that made the money falls.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:10 pm 
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XKCD on the mark again:

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 11:57 pm 
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Sorry this is late, but as a non American, I learned about Harriet Tubman when I was little and in school. She was a pretty awesome historical figure. She might not have been taught about in many schools, because it was a woman of colour 150 years doing awesome stuff. That usually does not get told. (Ex: Almost all women in science before 1950 that aren't Madam Curie.) I am pretty happy she is on the $20.

Here is a drunk history episode about her. it's quite good.

https://youtu.be/VpTf1GFjCd8

EDIT: Possible language warning.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 12:00 am 
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Thanks, Hachimitsu (I almost typed "Wilma"). That's good stuff. And it's always nice to see you here!

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