Meet Robert Smalls - Born into slavery in 1839 Steals a Confederate military ship in 1861 - Disguises himself as the captain Uses the secret code book and hand signals to pass Confederate guard ships Rescues more slaves and their families Escapes to freedom Works as military advisor to the Union until war ends Buys a house - Runs for Congress - Wins
I'VE SEEN THINGS YOU PEOPLE WOULDN'T BELIEVE. ATTACK SHIPS ON FIRE OFF THE SHOULDER OF ORION. I WATCHED C-BEAMS GLITTER IN THE DARK NEAR THE TANNHAUSER GATE. ALL THOSE MOMENTS WILL BE LOST IN TIME, LIKE TEARS IN RAIN. xe
Image Credit: Wikipedia I Neil916 & A. Pitt Pelorus Jack was a dolphin who guided ships through a dangerous pass in New Zealand between 1888 and 1912. If a crew didn't see him when they approached the pass, they would wait for him. After he was shot at in 1904, he became the first sea animal protected by law.