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Amice Mary Calverley strikes a pose....It's undated but appears to be taken at the Seti I temple at Abydos. She was a plane-flying, war-filming, desert-living Egyptologist, who created stunning drawings of the Temple of Seti I at Abydos. Her drawings, financed by John Rockefeller Jr., were published in four oversized colour volumes. Her drawings were so good that her editors could find hieroglyphic errors made by the ancient Egyptians, but scarcely one made by her.

The picture is of Ching Shih, a famous female pirate in late Qing China. Ching Shih's real name is unknown as is where she was born. "She was born in 1785 and died at the age of 69 in 1844.

Karen Chace - Catch the Story Bug!: TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY

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On May 16, 1975, Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountain climber reached the summit of Mt. Everest becoming the first woman to climb the world's highest peak

Today in history: May 16, 1975 - first woman climbs Mt. Everest

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Hertha Ayrton studied mathematics at the Cambridge Uni but was not eligible for a degree because of her gender. In 1885 she married physicist William Ayrton & assisted in his experiments on electricity. Her own work on arc lamps was used to improve aircraft searchlights in both world wars. She was the first woman to join the British Institute of Electrical Engineers. She was also the first woman to read a paper in person to the Royal Society, but was refused a fellowship because she was married.

Amice Mary Calverley strikes a pose....It's undated but appears to be taken at the Seti I temple at Abydos. She was a plane-flying, war-filming, desert-living Egyptologist, who created stunning drawings of the Temple of Seti I at Abydos. Her drawings, financed by John Rockefeller Jr., were published in four oversized colour volumes. Her drawings were so good that her editors could find hieroglyphic errors made by the ancient Egyptians, but scarcely one made by her.

Joan Higginbotham, astronaut

Rhonda Belle Martin was a waitress in Montgomery, Alabama. She poisoned her fifth husband, formerly her son-in-law, but he survived only to be left paraplegic. His illness led authorities to look into the strange deaths surrounding Rhonda, and in March 1956 she confessed to poisoning her mother, two husbands, and three of her children. She denied killing two other children.

PATRICIA BATH, (Nov.4, 1942-Present) Inventor - In 1981 she began work on the "Laserphaco Probe." It utilized a laser and two tubes, one of which served for irrigation and the other for suctions (aspiration). The laser was used to make a small incision in the eye and the laser would quickly vaporize the cataracts. She was the 1st Black person to complete a residency in ophthalmology in 1970. Her parents instilled within her a feeling of opportunity and excitement for her future.

Patricia Bath - Great Female Inventors

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/s/ In Celtic folklore, the Irish Leannán Sídhe "Barrow-Lover" is a beautiful woman of the Aos Sídhe(fairy folk) who takes a human lover. Lovers of the Leannán Sídhe are said to live brief, though highly inspired, lives. She is generally depicted as a beautiful Muse, who offers inspiration to an artist in exchange for their love and devotion; however, this frequently results in madness for the artist, as well as premature death.

BLOG — Adriana Picker

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Ellen Ochoa, Dr. Ochoa has logged over 978 hours in space, earning the US Distinguished Service Medal, Exceptional Service Medal, Outstanding Leadership Medal, and four NASA Space Flight Medals. 1st Hispanic woman in space. She designed optical systems for Sandia National Laboratory and at NASA’s Ames Research Center developed computer systems designed for aeronautical expeditions. Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX)

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Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis (1845-1890), African American Sculptor. Lewis, the first famous American sculptor of African descent, had a Chippewa mother and a free black father. After being orphaned at age twelve, she was adopted by abolitionist parents and eventually developed into an accomplished Neo-classical sculptor. While in Rome, she worked and exhibited with the likes of Harriet Hosmer. #Victorian #women #artists

"Helen ‘Curl’ Harris - an entrepreneur at a time when women (let alone African-American women) were a rarity in business. A self-made graduate of the Skidmore Vocational School and the Philadelphia Charm and Model School, she ran and operated numerous beauty businesses in Philadelphia (Curl’s Beautyrama, Curl’s Beauty Salon and Charm Service, and Curl’s Moderne Beautyrama) as well as created her own line of make-up and hair products. Ella Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker were among her clients."

history : Swing Fashionista

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Lise Meitner (1878 - 1968) was an Austrian physicist who interpreted the data and worked out the mathematics to prove that atoms could be split. Although offered work on the Manhattan Project, she refused because she didn't want to work on a bomb. Because she fled the Nazis, her research partner got credit for the discovery and won a Nobel Prize.

Lise Meitner - Nobel Prize Denied

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Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948). Zelda marched to her own tune. She was quite talented in her own right. She was a writer, ballet dancer, artist, and more. She spent her life in Scott's shadow, & died a tragic death in a sanitarium fire awaiting electric shock treatment for her undiagnosed Bi-polar disorder. Her diagnosis was Schizophrenia in the 1920's and beyond. A very interesting story.

Delphine LaLaurie was a sadistic socialite who lived in New Orleans. Her home was a chamber of horrors. On April 10, 1834, a fire broke out in the mansion’s kitchen, and firefighters found two slaves chained to the stove. The firefighters were lead by other slaves to the attic, where the real surprise was. Over a dozen disfigured and maimed slaves were manacled to the walls or floors. Several had been the subjects of gruesome medical experiments (see link for full story)

Alice Coachman, 88. High Jump. Coachman was the first African Descent American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, and the only female American athlete to win gold in track and field at the 1948 Games

Their Golden Years

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Mary Agnes Chase (1869–1963) was a grasses expert who often had to fund her own research trips to South America, as it was considered inappr...

34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

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Anne of Cleves by Hans Holbein the Younger, 1539. Anne was bartered by her brother into marriage to Henry VIII to further the Protestant league. Henry found her lacking, after the annulment she went on to have a long happy life with more freedom than she would have had if she had returned to her homeland.

Mary Lemist Titcomb is credited with developing and implementing one of the country’s first bookmobile.

Titanic Survivors Charlotte Collyer and her 8-year-old daughter Marjorie after they finally made it to America. She has a White Star Line blanket on her lap. Their faces say it...things are never going to be the same.

Madeleine Astor, Titanic survivor and wife of John Jacob Astor IV, ca. 1910.

Everything Was Fake but Her Wealth ~ Strange tale of Ida Wood, who checked into the New York Herald Square Hotel with her sister in 1907 — and never opened the door of her suite again until 1931, when the sister died. By then Ida was 93 and deaf, but far from destitute, thanks to 750,000 dollars in cash hidden around the room and 54 trunks of gowns and jewels in the hotel basement.

Everything Was Fake but Her Wealth

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Among the Titanic survivors is the most famous Margaret Tobin Brown. Known as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" the only woman to row a lifeboat to safety. Mrs. Brown was on her way home to America when disaster struck. She did her best to help others into the lifeboats before boarding herself. Once in the water, Mrs. Brown fiercely argued w/ the quartermaster Robert Hitchens to rescue people in the water. When he refused Mrs. Brown threatened to throw him overboard & took control via titanicuniverse

The Unsinkable Molly Brown: Biography of a Titanic Survivor

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Isador and Ida Straus. Isador owned Macy's. When the Titanic began to sink, Ida refused to get on a lifeboat without her husband. They were inseperable in life, writing to each other every day they were apart. He was offered a place with her, but HE refused, saying younger men should go in his place. He put his wife's maid on instead. They were last seen sitting together quietly on the deck of the Titanic. I hope to face my end with as much grace.

Ida Straus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton - instrumental in helping pass a law allowing women to own their own property (passed in New York in 1848)