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Women in History

Women in History – 22 March

Sabiha Gökçen )March 22, 1913 –March 22, 2001) was a Turkish aviator. She was the first Turkish female combat pilot, aged 23. According to some sources she was also the world's first female fighter pilot; however, others such as Marie…
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Women in History – 17 March

Irène Joliot-Curie (September 12, 1897 –March 17, 1956) was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie Curie and Pierre Curie. Jointly with her husband, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935 for discovery of artificial…
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Women in History – 16 March

Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf  )November 20, 1858 – March 16, 1940) was a Swedish author. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1909 Selma Lagerlöf won the Nobel Prize "in appreciation of the lofty…
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Women in History – 14 March

Anna Caroline Maxwell (March 14, 1851 – January 2, 1929), was a nurse who came to be known by the nickname "the American Florence Nightingale". Her pioneering activities were crucial to the growth of professional nursing in the United…
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Women in History – 10 March

Katherine Wilson "Kate" Sheppard (March 10, 1847 –July 13, 1934) was the most prominent member of New Zealand's Women's Suffrage and was the country's most famous suffragette. Since New Zealand was the first country to introduce…
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Women in History – 05 March

Mary Elizabeth Garrett (5 March 1854 - 3 April 1915) was a suffragist and philanthropist. Although she was greatly hailed for her work, she was also condemned for having such a prominent role in the teaching of controversial subjects…
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Women in History – 04 March

Myrtilla Miner (March 4, 1815 – December 17, 1864) was an American educator and abolitionist whose school for African American girls, established against considerable opposition, grew to a successful and long-lived teachers’ institution.
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Women in History – 03 March

Sameera Moussa (March 3, 1917 - August 5, 1952) was an Egyptian nuclear physicist who held a doctorate in atomic radiation and worked to make the medical use of nuclear technology affordable to all. She organized the Atomic Energy for…
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Women in History – 01 March

Francisca Xaviera Eudoxia Rudecinda Carmen de los Dolores de la Carrera y Verdugo (March 1, 1781 – August 20, 1862), better known as Javiera Carrera, was a member of one of the most aristocratic Chilean families, who actively…
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