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Women in History – 19 April

María Josefa Crescencia Ortiz Téllez- Girón, popularly known as Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez (April 19, 1773 – March 2, 1829) was an insurgent and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence, who fought for independence against Spain,…
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Women in History – 16 April

Marie Maynard Daly (April 16, 1921 – October 28, 2003) was an American biochemist. She was the first Black American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University in 1947. Her father, Ivan C. Daly,…
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Women in History – 15 April

Norma Merrick was born in Harlem, New York, to Trinidadian parents; her father was a doctor and her mother a seamstress. She received her architecture degree in 1950 from Columbia University School of Architecture, one of only two women…
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Women in History – 14 April

Emmy Noether; official name Amalie Emmy Noether; (23 March 1882 – 14 April 1935) was a German Jewish mathematician known for her landmark contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. She was described by Pavel…
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Women in History – 9 April

Evgeniya Maksimovna Rudneva, also known as Zhenya Rudneva (December 24, 1920 – April 9, 1944) was a Soviet military air navigator, a Hero of the Soviet Union, a member of the Moscow branch of the Astronomical-Geodesical Society of the USSR,…
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Women in History – 8 April

Helen Beatrice Joseph (8 April 1905 – 25 December 1992) was a South African anti-apartheid activist. Born in Sussex, England, Helen graduated with a degree in English from the University of London in 1927, and then departed for India…
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Women in History – 7 April

Annemarie Schimmel (7 April 1922 – 26 January 2003) was an influential German Orientalist and scholar who wrote extensively on Islam and Sufism. Internationally renowned, she was a professor at Harvard University from 1967 to 1992.…
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Women in History – 6 April

Rose Schneiderman (April 6, 1882 – August 11, 1972) was a prominent United States labor union leader, socialist, and feminist of the first part of the twentieth century. She is credited with coining the phrase "Bread and Roses", later used…
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Women in History – 5 April

Judith Arlene Resnik (April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986) was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who died when the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed during the launch of mission STS-51-L. Resnik was the second American female…
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Women in History – 4 April

Mathilde Franziska Anneke (April 3, 1817 – November 25, 1884) was a German feminist, socialist, and newspaper editor, owner, and reporter. After she divorced her first husband, the ensuing custody battle over the children influenced her…
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