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Women in History – 24 January

Marguerite Durand (January 24, 1864 – May 20, 1936) was a French stage actress, journalist, and a leading suffragette. Born into a middle-class family, Marguerite Durand studied at a Roman Catholic convent. After finishing her primary…
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Women in History – 23 January

Gertrude Belle Elion (January 23, 1918 – February 21, 1999( was an American biochemist and pharmacologist, who shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with George H. Hitchings and Sir James Black. Elion was born in New York…
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Women in History – 21 January

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake (21 January 1840 – 7 January 1912) was an English physician, teacher and feminist. She led the campaign to secure women access to a University education when she and six other women, collectively known as the…
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Women in History – 18 January

Elena Arizmendi Mejía (18 January 1884 – 1949) was a Mexican woman who established the Neutral White Cross organization during the Mexican Revolution. She was a feminist in the first wave of Mexican feminism and established the "Mujeres de…
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Women in History – 15 January

Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (1850–1891), was a Russian mathematician who made noteworthy contributions to analysis, partial differential equations and mechanics. She was the first major Russian female mathematician and a pioneer for women…
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