Though we may know the basics of their lives, there are some fascinating people from history who everyone should know more about. These fourteen people, while all unique in their own ways, made huge impacts on the world – for better or for worse. From women fighting for their rights to controversial politicians and revolutionaries, each of these individuals left a lasting legacy that can still be seen today. So if you want to learn more about some of the most interesting and influential people from history, keep reading!

Suppose you're like us and love learning about interesting people from history. And if you're REALLY like us, you love learning about obscure people from history who most people have never heard of. So today, our team thought we share with you a few fascinating people from history who deserve more recognition. Enjoy! :)

There have been billions of people, but we continue to learn about the same 200 or so. Here are 14 people who should have made it into our history books but didn't...

Abel Meeropol wrote Billie Holiday's iconic anti-racist song Strange Fruit After Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for espionage, Meeropol adopted their children. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: NPR

Leonid Rogozov cut out his own appendix. Ta The surgeon was in Antarctica when he developed appendicitis and had to perform an auto-appendectomy with only a novocaine shot. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: BBC

James Derham was the first Black person to formally practice medicine in the United States. He never received a degree but studied under his former enslavers, who were doctors. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: HuffPost

Mary Van Brittan Brown invented the home security system. Due to neighborhood violence and poor police response, Brown (a nurse) created a security system with a camera and two-way communication. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Black Past

Leopoldine Doualla-Bell Smith was the world's first Black flight attendant. Despite being a princess of Cameroon, she was met with much discrimination. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: NBC News

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