Heros Timeline


Joan of Arc

1412 - 1431

On the battlefield, she motivated her troops to drive the English from her homeland.

Christopher Columbus

1451 - 1506

Discover the Western World

Galileo Galilei

1564 - 1642

He is famous for his many contributions to astronomy. His main contributions include improvements to the telescope, consequent astronomical observations

George Washington

1732 - 1799

Father of our country and lead the revolutionary war and won against the British

Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

Best known as the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

Lead the Union to defeat the Confederacy and free the slaves

Harriet Tubman

1820 - 1913

She became known as the "Moses of her people." Over the course of 10 years, and at great personal risk, she led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, a secret network of safe houses where runaway slaves could stay on their journey north to freedom.

Susan B. Anthony

1820 - 1906

She was known for her efforts to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for everyone.

Ulysses S. Grant

1822 - 1885

Considered the first true “world leader” and was viewed by most people abroad as, “The Hero of Freedom” or “The King of America.”

Chief Sitting Bull

1831 - 1890

He was known for his resistance of the invasion of the Native settlers land by the United States. He received a vision where he saw his people's victory over the white settlers and it came to pass during the battle of Little Big Horn. He was among the very last Native Americans to surrender to the white settlers.

Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1920

Was the most robust and ambitious U.S. presidents ever. A former New York City police commissioner (1895-97), author, and hero of the Spanish-American War (1898)

Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

Prime Minister of England and led the British over Germany during WW II

General Douglas MacArthur

1880 - 1964

Douglas Macarthur was famous for being an American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He was a Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during the 1930s and played an important role in the Pacific theatre during the World War II. He received a Medal of Honour for his role in the Philippines Campaign.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1882 - 1945

President of the United States and led the US through the Great Depression

Eleanor Roosevelt

1884 - 1962

Working at the United Nations to help found UNICEF and establish the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Later, she was named chairman of the Human Rights Commission and, at age 61, was asked to serve as a delegate to the first meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

General George Patton

1885 - 1945

He led the Third Army in a very successful sweep across France during World War II in 1944

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1890 - 1969

Led the United States during WWII and became President of the United States

General Omar Bradley

1893 - 1981

As a commander in World War II, he planned and participated in the Normandy Invasion. In 1949, he was named the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Amelia Earhart

1897 - 1937

First woman to attempt to fiy around the world

Lou Gehrig

1903 - 1941

He was a baseball player famous for his hitting, number of successive games-played record He was stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which led to his death in June of 1941.

Edward R. Murrow

1908 - 1965

known as a CBS broadcaster and producer during the formative years of U.S. radio and television news programs from the 1930s to the 1950s, when radio still dominated the airwaves although television was beginning to make its indelible mark, particularly in the US.

John F. Kennedy

1917 - 1963

President of the United States and handled without incident the Cuban Missile Crisis

Jackie Robinson

1919 - 1972

First African American to make it into the big leagues of baseball

Pope John Paul II

1920 - 2005

A vocal advocate for human rights,

John Glenn

1921 - Present

First Person to Orbit the Earth

Margaret Thatcher

1925 - 2013

First female Prime Minister of England

Martin Luther King, Jr

1929 - 1968

Greatest Civil Rights Leader, Led the largest peaceful civil rights parade

Neil Armstrong

1930 - 2012

First man to land on the moon

Mikhail Gorbachev

1931 - Present

Leader of Russia and took down the Berlin Wall

Rudolph Giuliani

1944 - Present

He was the New York City mayor who became famous for his reaction to attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001.