SHOE INDUSTRY INVENTOR (September 1852 – August was an African-American inventor in the shoe industry. Matzeliger was born in Paramaribo (then Dutch Guyana, now Suriname). His father was a Dutch engineer and his mother a black Surinamese slave.
Jim Thorpe competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. His sport of choice? The pentathlon and decathlon, where he finished first in eight of the 15 events, according to Men's Health. He then went on to play professional baseball AND football.
SPAIN Issued March 1963 Scott Catalog Number 1159 One of a set of ten issued to honor the Spanish painter José de Ribera This stamp illustrates a painting of Archimedes completed by Ribera in 1630 and now located in the Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain).