Women in History
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Departed 20 May 1932 from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland
She is also the President of the European Council and chair of the G8. (2005)
She was a German diarist, but she wrote her diary in Amsterdam in The Netherlands from 1942-44 until capture by the Germans.
1942 She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. At that time the awarding of the Purple Heart did not require the service person to be injured. The requirements were later changed & Lt. Fox was awarded the Bronze Star as she wasn't wounded in the attack.
Moses began painting in her seventies after abandoning a career in embroidery because of arthritis.
Also, she was the first African-American Senator to be elected as a Democrat. [wikipedia]
And their first president
The first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding Rosa Parks incident by 9 months. As a result of a subsequent court case (Browder v. Gayle.) the Supreme Court issued an order to Montgomery and the state to end bus segregation in Alabama.
Became a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia in 1921
Sadly, all five boys died shortly after. (1875)
She piloted the Discovery. (1995)
Graduated the top of her class at Geneva Medical College in New York (1821-1910)
She and her husband were convicted of spying. They were sentenced to death. (1953)
Ambassador to Denmark (1949)
The lady with the lamp. She founded the first school of nursing in Britain. Using mortality and recovery statistics she demonstrated the necessity of hygeine in a hospital setting.
1984 - the first major party female candidate for vice president. She lost.
At the age of 73 (1918-1999)
World's third female to hold such an office
1860–1935, Western Australia. Helped save around 50 people from drowning, and became known as the 'Grace Darling of the West'.
7th September 1838. Her deed was committed to verse by William Wordsworth in his poem Grace Darling (1843).
For best supporting actress for her role as 'Mammie' in ‘Gone With the Wind’ (1939).
(August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951) A HeLa cell is a cell in an immortal cell line used in scientific research. HeLa cells were used by Jonas Salk to test the first polio vaccine. The cells were propagated by George Otto Gey at St John Hopkins Hospital without Lacks' knowledge or permission. HeLa cells are termed "immortal" in that they can divide an unlimited number of times in a laboratory cell culture plate as long as fundamental cell survival conditions are met. One scientist estimates that the total weight of HeLa cells now exceeds 50 million metric tons.
(1098-1179); her music is currently enjoying a revival of popularity. Wikipedia describes her as "a German magistra, monastic leader, mystic, author, musician, counselor, cosmologist, artist, healer, dramatist, linguist, naturalist, philosopher, poet, political consultant, prophet, visionary, and composer of music."
She lived in Roman Egypt, and was killed by a Christian mob who falsely blamed her for religious turmoil.
Struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in one game. (1931)
Founded the Therapeutic and Electrical Institute in Toronto, which specialized in treatments for women involving "galvanic baths or electricity." (1875)
In office 8 Dec 1997 – 5 Dec 1999
AKA "Maid of Orleans". Born at Domremy in Champagne, France, c 1412. Died at Rouen, France, 30 May 1431.
Constance Markiewicz was the first woman elected to serve in the House of Commons after running for the Sinn Féin party in 1918, but in line with Sinn Féin policy she did not take her seat. (1919)
In office 4 May 1979 – 28 Nov 1990
(1901-1993); Stopped by the Daughters of the Revolution from singing in Constitution Hall in 1939 because she was black; she sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with Eleanor Roosevelt at her side. She also worked for several years as a delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and as a "goodwill ambassadress" for the United States Department of State. She was active in supporting the civil rights movement during the 1960s, giving benefit concerts for the Congress of Racial Equality, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Anderson was notably awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963, the Kennedy Center Honors in 1978, the National Medal of Arts in 1984, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991.
She would eventually die from radiation poisoning...
Wife of George Washington & the first woman on a US stamp (1902)
She was also a feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. (1863)
She used her early training in architecture to design and patent a collapsible aircraft. (1911)
Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, August 26, 1910, died September 5, 1997
For the State of Wyoming (1924)
(c.19 November 1835 – 17 June 1858) aka Jhansi Ki Rani, the queen of the Maratha - ruled the princely state of Jhansi. One of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, and a symbol of resistance to British rule in India. She has gone down in Indian history as a legendary figure, the firebrand who began the Indian Revolution against British Colonialism.
Refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white person and was arrested. The US Congress called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
1955 - led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. U.S. Congress called her the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement".
Escaped slave preached against slavery and for equal rights for women.
Virgin and martyr of the early church
An American campaigner for women's right to vote. Anthony also took a prominent role in the New York anti-slavery and temperance movements. In 1836, at age 16, Susan collected two boxes of petitions opposing slavery, in response to the gag rule prohibiting such petitions in the House of Representatives. She was the first woman on a US coin.
This led directly to the theory of black hole centred galaxies and the consideration of dark matter.
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