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Dr. Alexa Canady became the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the United States in 1981. From 1987 to 2001, Canady was chief of neurosurgery at Children's Hospital of Michigan. In 1970, less than 10 percent of all medical students were women. By 1975, that number had jumped to just over 20 percent. Women now make up nearly half of all medical students.
helen richey (1909 – 1947) was a pioneering female aviator ... she was the first woman to be hired as a pilot by a commercial airline in the united states ... the first woman sworn in to pilot air mail and was one of the first female flight instructors
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. First female physician in England, co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women, the first Dean of a British medical school, the first woman M.D. in France, the first woman in Britain to be elected to a school board and, as Mayor of Aldeburgh, the first female mayor and magistrate in Britain. Totally a reader, too.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton - instrumental in helping pass a law allowing women to own their own property (passed in New York in 1848)
The first goldfish hatchery to be successfully operated in the United States was established in the summer of 1899. Eguene Curtis Shireman opened the hatchery with 200 goldfish in Martinsville, IN. Eventually, the hatchery bred millions of goldfish annually. It became incorporated in 1924 under the name “Grassyfork Fisheries” and was dubbed ”The World’s Largest Goldfish Hatcheries.”
Professor Johann Bartholomeus Adam Beringer (ca. 1667 – 1738) of the faculty of medicine at the University of Würzburg was the victim of a famous early 18th century hoax, perpetrated on him by his colleagues ex-Jesuit J. Ignatz Roderick (Roderique), professor of geography and mathematics, and Johann Georg von Eckhart, privy counselor and university librarian, apparently in retaliation for Beringer's habitual arrogance.