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Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, two American kids living in London, searched high and low for a good ol' hamburger, but they had no luck, so they decided to do something about it. They built their own hamburger and a restaurant from which to sell it. Born on June 14, 1971, Hard Rock Cafe was a runaway success and the rest is awesome history.

Hard Rock Cafe London Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton founded Hard Rock Cafe in 1971 in London.

I am Mary Fields -     I am Mary Fields.  People call me “Black Mary.”  People call me “Stagecoach Mary.”  I live in Cascade, Tennessee.  I am six feet tall.  I weigh over two hundred pounds.  A woman of the 19th Century,  I do bold and exciting things.  I wear pants.  I smoke a big black cigar.  I drink whiskey.  I carry a pistol.  I love adventure.  I travel the country,  driving a stagecoach,  delivering the mail to distant towns.  Strong, I fight through rainstorms.    Continued ......

Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.

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Hard Rock Cafe London’s original waitress Rita, with none other than Snoop Dogg at

Hard Rock Cafe London, the original!  We were so excited to get real American food - best hamburger ever!

Hard Rock Cafe London, the original! We were so excited to get real American food - best hamburger ever!

Ely Parker a Seneca Indian served as Ulysses S. Grant's military secretary & as a Union General. He was a peacemaker among the white man as well as the Indians. At Appomattox Parker wrote the final draft of surrender for the Confederates. While there General Lee mistook Parker for a black man, but apologized saying, "I am glad to see one real American here." Parker was said to respond, "We are all Americans, sir."

Ely Samuel Parker, Seneca

Ely S. Parker - Seneca Chief & Union Civil War General who drafted the terms of surrender between the United States and Confederate States at Appomattox, Va.

Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant and his friend Alexander Hays at Camp Salubrity, Louisiana, 1845.

historicaltimes: “Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant and his friend Alexander Hays at Camp Salubrity, Louisiana, ”

Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States (and who had great taste in hats). Her running mate, interestingly enough, was Frederick Douglass, the first African-American to run for Vice President.

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement. In Woodhull was the first female candidate for President of the United States.

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