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Women in History – 7 June

Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was a poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to…
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Women in History – 6 June

Eliza Orzeszkowa (June 6, 1841 – May 18, 1910) was a Polish novelist and a leading writer of the Positivism in Poland during foreign Partitions. In 1905, together with Henryk Sienkiewicz she was nominated for the Nobel Prize in…
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Women in History – 5 June

Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, also Helen Cornaro (5 June 1646 – 26 July 1684) was an Italian philosopher who was the first woman to receive an academic degree from a university. Elena was considered to be an expert musician. Her…
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Women in History – 1 June

Abby Hadassah Smith (June 1, 1797 – July 23, 1879) was an early American suffragist who campaigned for property and voting rights from Glastonbury, Connecticut. She was a subject of the book Abby Smith and Her Cows in which her sister…
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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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