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Women in History

Women in History – 4 August

Helen Amelia Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) was an American reporter and author best known for her longtime membership in the White House press corps. She covered the White House during the administrations of ten U.S.…
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Women in History -1 August

Kamala Kaul Nehru (1 August 1899 – 28 February 1936) was a freedom fighter, wife of Jawaharlal Nehru (leader of the Indian National Congress and the Prime Minister of India), and the mother of Indira Gandhi, also another Prime Minister. Her…
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Women in History -31 July

Stephanie Louise Kwolek (July 31, 1923 – June 18, 2014) was an American chemist, whose career at the DuPont company spanned over forty years. She is best known for inventing the first of a family of synthetic fibers of exceptional strength…
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Women in History – 30 July

Fatima Jinnah English IPA (‎30 July 1893 – 9 July 1967) was a Pakistani dental surgeon, biographer, stateswoman and one of the leading founders of Pakistan. After obtaining a dental degree from University of Calcutta in 1923, she became a…
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Women in History -29 July

Katarina Taikon-Langhammer (29 July 1932– 30 December 1995) was a Swedish Romany activist, leader in the civil rights movement, writer and actor. She was the sister of Rosa Taikon. During Taikon's childhood Romani still lived in camps in…
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Women in History -25 July

Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA (ribonucleic acid),…
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Women in History – 22 July

Begum Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah (July 22, 1915 – December 11, 2000), was a prominent Pakistani female politician, diplomat and author. Ikramullah was born as Shaista Akhtar Banu Suhrawardy in Calcutta, British India, as the only…
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Women in History – 15 July

Emmeline Pankhurst (15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of…
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Women in History – 13 July

Simone Veil (13 July 1927 – 30 June 2017) She was born Simone Jacob in Nice, on the Riviera, on July 13, 1927. Her whole family was arrested by the Germans during World War II. Her father, mother and brother died in concentration camps.…
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Women in History – 12 July

Liudmyla Mykhailivna Pavlychenko Liudmyla Mykhailivna Pavlychenko (July 12, 1916 – October 10, 1974) Born in Bila Tserkva, she moved to Kiev with her family at the age of fourteen. There she joined a shooting club and developed into an…
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