Newseum's 100 Stories of the Century

Historical

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81

1

Paul Tibbets

Aviator

0% (0 of 1 votes)

66

3

Neil Armstrong

Astronaut

29.41% (5 of 17 votes)

93

3

Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr.

Astronaut

0% (0 of 3 votes)

100

3

Michael Collins

Astronaut

0% (0 of 4 votes)

64

4

Orville and Wilbur Wright

Inventor

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

40

5

Lee Harvey Oswald

Assassin

54.65% (94 of 172 votes)

46

5

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

U.S. President

53.66% (66 of 123 votes)

55

5

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

First Lady

53.17% (109 of 205 votes)

85

6

Watson and Crick

Scientist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

53

7

Susan B. Anthony

Advocate

53.45% (62 of 116 votes)

52

8

Herbert Clark Hoover

U.S. President

53.45% (31 of 58 votes)

82

9

Jonas Salk

Scientist

0% (0 of 14 votes)

9

11

Adolf Hitler

World Leader

57.34% (414 of 722 votes)

13

12

Albert Einstein

Scientist

57.13% (665 of 1164 votes)

8

13

Titanic

Event

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

87

14

Henry Ford

Automaker

0% (0 of 2 votes)

4

15

Franz Ferdinand (Royalty)

Royalty

100% (1 of 1 votes)

7

15

Gavrilo Princip

Assassin

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

80

15

Sophie Von Chotkova

Royalty

0% (0 of 0 votes)

92

16

Berlin Wall (Destruction)

Event

0% (0 of 0 votes)

12

18

Robert Gallo

Doctor

57.14% (4 of 7 votes)

37

18

Luc Montagnier

Scientist

55.10% (54 of 98 votes)

68

19

Charles Lindbergh

Aviator

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

32

21

Mikhail Gorbachev

World Leader

55.46% (66 of 119 votes)

63

22

The Internet

Computer Tech

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

43

23

France

Location

54.17% (78 of 144 votes)

60

26

Norma L. McCorvey

Victim

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

97

26

Henry Wade

Attorney

0% (0 of 0 votes)

101

26

Shelley Lynn Thornton

Celebrity's Relative

0% (0 of 3 votes)

30

31

Monica Lewinsky

Designer

55.50% (207 of 373 votes)

36

31

Bill Clinton

U.S. President

55.24% (390 of 706 votes)

3

33

James Earl Ray

Murderer

100% (3 of 3 votes)

48

33

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Advocate

53.46% (309 of 578 votes)

38

34

Lyndon Baines Johnson

U.S. President

55.06% (49 of 89 votes)

49

34

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Advocate

53.46% (309 of 578 votes)

6

36

Tsar Nicholas II

Monarch

80.0% (4 of 5 votes)

69

36

Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanova

Monarch

11.11% (3 of 27 votes)

71

36

Grand Duchess Tatiana Romanova

Royalty

8.00% (2 of 25 votes)

75

36

Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna

Royalty

5.56% (2 of 36 votes)

76

36

Grand Duchess Maria Romanova

Monarch

5.41% (2 of 37 votes)

78

36

Grand Duchess Olga Romanova

Monarch

3.03% (1 of 33 votes)

88

36

Alexei Romanov

Monarch

0% (0 of 1 votes)

50

38

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Advocate

53.46% (309 of 578 votes)

44

39

Richard Milhous Nixon

U.S. President

54.02% (349 of 646 votes)

24

41

Germany

Location

55.88% (57 of 102 votes)

65

41

Poland

Location

33.33% (5 of 15 votes)

21

42

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

U.S. President

56.18% (50 of 89 votes)

86

43

Christa McAuliffe

Astronaut

0% (0 of 5 votes)

94

44

Alan B. Shepard, Jr.

Astronaut

0% (0 of 0 votes)

58

45

United Nations

Organization

53.01% (44 of 83 votes)

98

45

Rachel Carson

Advocate

0% (0 of 0 votes)

90

47

Dolly

Animal

0% (0 of 1 votes)

31

48

Laika

Astronaut

55.47% (71 of 128 votes)

15

49

United States

Location

57.06% (101 of 177 votes)

79

50

Yuri Gagarin

Astronaut

0% (0 of 4 votes)

18

51

Israel

Location

56.99% (428 of 751 votes)

16

53

United States

Location

57.06% (101 of 177 votes)

2

54

Sirhan Sirhan

Assassin

100% (9 of 9 votes)

54

54

Robert Francis Kennedy

U.S. Attorney General

53.42% (39 of 73 votes)

10

55

Adolf Hitler

World Leader

57.34% (414 of 722 votes)

89

57

John Glenn

Astronaut

0% (0 of 9 votes)

20

58

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

56.25% (63 of 112 votes)

59

58

Paul Allen

Entrepreneur

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

23

59

Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player

56.11% (101 of 180 votes)

26

60

Vietnam

Location

55.70% (44 of 79 votes)

35

60

Gerald Ford

U.S. President

55.28% (68 of 123 votes)

99

61

Max Planck

Scientist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

17

65

United States

Location

57.06% (101 of 177 votes)

27

65

Vietnam

Location

55.70% (44 of 79 votes)

56

66

Mahatma Gandhi

Diplomat

53.10% (77 of 145 votes)

91

67

Louise Joy Brown

Oddity

0% (0 of 0 votes)

39

68

Fidel Castro

World Leader

55.00% (44 of 80 votes)

47

68

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

U.S. President

53.66% (66 of 123 votes)

70

69

San Francisco, California

Location

10.0% (4 of 40 votes)

95

70

South Africa

Location

0% (0 of 0 votes)

5

71

Steve Jobs

Computer Tech

88.89% (8 of 9 votes)

57

72

Beatles

Musicians

53.05% (113 of 213 votes)

19

73

Rosa Parks

Advocate

56.74% (122 of 215 votes)

62

73

Alabama (State)

State

42.31% (11 of 26 votes)

83

74

John Scopes

Educator

0% (0 of 3 votes)

67

75

Howard Hughes

Inventor

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

11

76

Adolf Hitler

World Leader

57.34% (414 of 722 votes)

22

77

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

U.S. President

56.18% (50 of 89 votes)

51

77

Herbert Clark Hoover

U.S. President

53.45% (31 of 58 votes)

84

79

Mars

Astronomical Object

0% (0 of 2 votes)

96

80

Betty Friedan

Advocate

0% (0 of 1 votes)

77

81

Babe Ruth

Baseball Player

3.23% (1 of 31 votes)

72

83

Winston Churchill

World Leader

7.14% (2 of 28 votes)

42

84

NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Military Personnel

54.20% (71 of 131 votes)

73

86

Berlin, Germany

Location

5.56% (1 of 18 votes)

41

87

Mao ZeDong

World Leader

54.55% (6 of 11 votes)

45

88

Richard Milhous Nixon

U.S. President

54.02% (349 of 646 votes)

33

89

Mikhail Gorbachev

World Leader

55.46% (66 of 119 votes)

29

90

Sigmund Freud

Doctor

55.56% (55 of 99 votes)

74

91

Berlin, Germany

Location

5.56% (1 of 18 votes)

1

92

Kim Il Sung

World Leader

100% (6 of 6 votes)

34

93

Vladimir Illyich Lenin

World Leader

55.42% (133 of 240 votes)

14

97

China

Location

57.10% (406 of 711 votes)

61

98

Democratic Party

Organization

42.71% (3201 of 7495 votes)

28

99

Vietnam

Location

55.70% (44 of 79 votes)

25

100

Vietnam

Location

55.70% (44 of 79 votes)