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This is Jeanne Calment. She passed away in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days old. She learned to fence at 85, and was still riding a bicycle at 100. At 113 she was known as the last living person to have personally met vincent van gogh! She lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost 115.

"Sensei Keiko Fukuda has become the first woman to achieve a tenth-degree black belt in judo - at the age of 98."

Clara Barton (1821-1912), the founder and first president of the American Red Cross, acquired her broad skill set of urgent medical care, long-term care for invalids, locating and reuniting lost family members and soldiers, etc. through “on-the-job training” during some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

She's adorable as can BEE! 91-year-old Jean Bishop, who has worn a bee costume every day for the past 14 years, is recognized with one of the Great Britain top fundraising awards.

Emma Goldman was an anarchist, a feminist, was an advocate for free love, encouraged the use of contraception, and fought for gay/lesbian rights. She was an incredible speaker and was considered “the most dangerous woman in America.”

Malala Yousafzai survived being shot on her way home from school by the Taliban for being an advocate of girls’ education. She vows to inspire other girls and continue her own education.

The amazing Amy Carmichael, a FAVORITE missionary! The first person brave enough to rescue child sex slaves in India! She offered sanctuary to over 1,000 children!

Temple Grandin (1947-) American professor, doctor of animal science and author, known for her work in autism advocacy and as the inventor of the 'squeeze machine'. Grandon was listed in the 2010 Time list among the 100 most influential people in the world. ❦ autistic herself she gives hope of the possibilities of folk who dance to a different drum ❦

Victoria Woodhull was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement and a woman of many firsts. She was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper, the first woman to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street, and in 1872, she was the first female candidate for President of the United States.

Rigoberta Menchú was was an indigenous rights activist in Guatemala who began campaigning for social reforms and women’s and indigenous rights as a teenager. She was forced to flee to France in 1982 because of her activism. In 1992, she received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural relations based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples. She also has run for Guatemalan president twice, via Pimsleur Approach

Donna Tobias - the first woman to graduate from the US Navy’s Deep Sea Diving School in 1975.

The next time your child needs to write about a famous person, broaden their horizons. Rigoberta Menchú, from Guatemala, is a leader, an advocate for Indian rights, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Check out this simple presentation of her life.

The First Four Women to Pass Marine Infantry Training Took This Selfie Four women who are now a part of history

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917) The first woman to qualify as a doctor in Britain. She founded a hospital for poor women and children in London.

Alexandra David-Néel: Born in 1868 in Paris, by the time she was 18 she’d traveled around Europe & was a member of the Theosophical Society. When she was in her 40s she traveled to India to study Buddhism, met a prince, and possibly had an affair with him. During her travels in Asia, she lived in a cave, adopted a monk & traveled to Tibet at a time it was closed to foreigners. She met the 13th Dalai Lama which no European lady had ever done before. She died AT THE AGE OF 101 in 1969.

Josephine Baker tried to combat racism by adopting 12 children of different ethnicities from around the world. holds in her arms her 10th adopted child, a boy from Venezuela, as another of her adopted children looks on. 1959. age 53 #actor

Marie Curie was a woman before her time. Born in 1867, in Poland, she was a genius in physics and in chemistry; she is the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize and the only woman in history to receive two Nobel Prizes.

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Anna Mae Dickinson was eight when she lost her father and narrowly escaped death herself on the Titanic. She was 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in the torpedoing of the Lusitania. She was 31 when she lost her first cousin Alfred in the Hindenberg explosion. She was 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.And she was 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken and battered by the collapse of the twin towers on September 11, 2001.

Tao Porchon-Lynch is still teaching at 93. She started yoga at 8, after seeing boys doing it on the beach of her hometown of Pondicherry, a French colony in India on the Bay of Bengal. She began teaching 45 years ago. #aging