WHAT A WOMAN!!!!!
this is Jeanne Calment, was anyway. 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. Let;s all raise a glass for Jeanne Calment :) for living one of the longest lifetimes in documented history.
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.
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.”
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
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
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.
Harper Lee: American writer best known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It is Lee's only published book, but the critically-acclaimed bestseller made quite an impact on its own. Much of the book is autobiographical and details what Lee saw as a child growing up in the South. The powerful story deals with racial inequality and injustice in the Deep South.
Trauma experienced by Anna Mae Dickinson, at 102, oldest & last surviving victim of 1912 sinking of Titanic. Her story is told in the New York Intelligencer: She was 8 when she lost her father & narrowly escaped death herself on Titanic. 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in torpedoing of Lusitania. 31 when she lost her 1st cousin Alfred in Hindenburg explosion. 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in Pearl Harbor & 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken & battered by collapse of twin towers on 9-11.
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.