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Women in History – 29 January

Marie-Marguerite-Denise Canal (29 January 1890 – 27 January 1978) was a French conductor, music educator and composer. She was born in Toulouse into a musical family, and her father introduced her to music and poetry. She studied at the…
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Women in History – 26 January

Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African-American descent, and the first of Native American descent, to hold a pilot license. She achieved her international pilot…
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Women in History – 25 January

Ramabai Ranade (25 January 1863 – 1924) was an Indian social worker and one of the first women's rights activists in the 19th century. She was born in Kurlekar family in 1863. At the age of 11, she was married to Justice Mahadev Govind…
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Women in History – 24 January

Marguerite Durand (January 24, 1864 – May 20, 1936) was a French stage actress, journalist, and a leading suffragette. Born into a middle-class family, Marguerite Durand studied at a Roman Catholic convent. After finishing her primary…
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Women in History – 23 January

Gertrude Belle Elion (January 23, 1918 – February 21, 1999( was an American biochemist and pharmacologist, who shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with George H. Hitchings and Sir James Black. Elion was born in New York…
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Women in History – 21 January

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake (21 January 1840 – 7 January 1912) was an English physician, teacher and feminist. She led the campaign to secure women access to a University education when she and six other women, collectively known as the…
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Women in History – 18 January

Elena Arizmendi Mejía (18 January 1884 – 1949) was a Mexican woman who established the Neutral White Cross organization during the Mexican Revolution. She was a feminist in the first wave of Mexican feminism and established the "Mujeres de…
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