Charles II of England. Lived in exile during the English Civil War, his father King Charles I was executed in 1649. Following the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, Charles II was invited back to England to take the throne. He was known as the 'Merrie Monarch'. He had several mistresses and several illegitimate children
About 1,100 young women flew military aircraft stateside during World War II as part of a program called Women Airforce Service Pilots — WASP for short. These civilian volunteers ferried and tested planes so male pilots could head to combat duty.
Bessie Stringfield (1911–1993), nicknamed "The Motorcycle Queen of Miami",was the first African-American woman to ride across the United States solo, and during World War II she served as one of the few motorcycle dispatch riders for the United States military. Stringfield was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.; the award bestowed by the American Motorcyclist Association for 'Superior Achievement by a Female Motorcyclist' is named in her honor.