The Leatherman became a welcome sight along his 365-mile walking route. Courtesy of Dan DeLuca hide caption

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The New York Public Library on opening day, May 24, 1911. Library of Congress hide caption

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Quanah Parker was the last chief of the Comanches — and the son of Cynthia Ann Parker, who was captured as a child by the Comanches. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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After Rep. Jeannette Rankin voted against the U.S. entering war with Japan, she was mobbed by journalists. Rankin hid in a phone booth and waited for Capitol police to take her back to her office. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Area 51, seen from above, in 1968. U.S. Geological Survey hide caption

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Thompson lists Samson as one of legend's top badasses, citing a story of a crazy, ultrabearded Biblical berserker who killed a thousand warriors using just the jawbone of an ass. Harper Paperbacks hide caption

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