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Women in History – 30 May

Dr Helen Patricia Sharman (born 30 May 1963) is a British chemist who became the first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991. After responding to a radio advertisement asking for applicants to be the…
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Women in History – 23 May

Aileen Clarke Hernandez is an American union organizer, civil rights activist, and women's rights activist. She was born May 23, 1926, to Jamaican-American parents, was educated in New York City, and attended Howard University, where she…
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Women in History – 21 May

Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was a pioneer American settlement activist/reformer, social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. In an era when presidents such as…
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Women in History – 20 May

Madeline (Madge) McDowell Breckinridge (May 20, 1872 – November 25, 1920) was a leader of the women's suffrage movement. She lobbied for women's right to vote in board elections and for state and federal election voting rights. Kentucky…
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Women in History – 11 May

Women in History - 11 May Jacqueline Cochran (May 11, 1906 – August 9, 1980) was a pioneer in the field of American aviation, considered to be one of the most gifted racing pilots of her generation. She was an important contributor to…
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Women in History – 8 May

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, (23 April 1858 – 8 May 1944) was an English composer and a member of the women's suffrage movement. Smyth was born in London, as the fourth of a family of eight children. Her father, John Hall Smyth, who was a…
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Women in History – 5 May

Irene Opdyke (born Irena Gut, 5 May 1922, Kozienice, Poland – 17 May 2003) was a Polish nurse who gained recognition for aiding Jews persecuted by the Nazis during World War II and for saving twelve Jews. In 1942, Irena Gut witnessed…
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Women in History – 3 May

Septima Poinsette Clark (May 3, 1898–December 15, 1987) was an American educator and civil rights activist. Clark developed the literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important role in the drive for voting rights and civil…
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Women in History – 02 May

 Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard, MSM (May 2, 1980 – May 17, 2006) was the first female Canadian combat soldier killed in combat, and the 16th Canadian soldier killed in Canadian operations in Afghanistan. Born to British and…
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Women in History – 30 April

Dr. Emily Howard Stowe (May 1, 1831 – April 29, 1903) was the first female doctor to practice in Canada and an activist for women's rights and suffrage. Stowe helped found the women's suffrage movement in Canada and campaigned for the…
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