Performers get ready before the start of a Chinese New Year parade in Hong Kong on Jan. 31. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Deborah Franklin defended her home against a mob that was angry about the Stamp Act. Courtesy of Harper hide caption

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A detail of a drawing from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Graham S. Haber/Courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum hide caption

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B.J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office. One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is his first collection. Jennifer Rocholl hide caption

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In addition to being the first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor was New York state's first Hispanic federal judge. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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This photograph of Artis Henderson and her husband Miles was taken in 2006, on the day he deployed to Iraq. Miles was killed just a few months later in an Apache helicopter crash. Simon & Schuster hide caption

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