1. The time an American battalion of Irish immigrants switched sides and joined Mexico during the Mexican-American War
    St. Patrick's Batallion. Look it up.
  2. The time Gandhi walked 240 miles to the ocean to make salt when he was in his 60s
  3. The time the Dutch opened the dikes and FLOODED THEIR OWN COUNTRY to get the Spanish to leave
  4. The time Eleanor Roosevelt knitted in the UN
  5. All the times Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu hung out
  6. The time Queen Victoria wouldn't sign the regency order that would give power to her mother aka her mother's terrible advisor even though she was very young and very sick
  7. The time Ching Shih, a Chinese prostitute in the 19th century, married a pirate and then became the most successful pirate of all time
    One of my college professors wrote her dissertation on Ching Shih.