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Sally Ride (First American Woman in space) has died after a 17-month long battle against pancreatic cancer. She became a household name after her historic flight on Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, and then used her high-profile to encourage kids, especially young girls, to pursue science, math, and engineering careers. Sally, you will be dearly missed.
Military wife: An unidentified woman poses with her husband, a Union Army soldier
Confederate spy Belle Boyd is seen in an undated photo provided from the Berkeley County, WV Historical Society. The notorious siren of the South, who lived in Martinsburg, used her feminine charms to spy on Union soldiers for the Confederacy.
Q: How many books did Harriet Beecher Stowe write? A: More than thirty! Best known for Uncle Tom's Cabin, which illustrates the inhumanities of slavery, Stowe also published biographies, children's books, religious studies, and household advice books. She came from a family of influential citizens. Her seven brothers were ministers, her sister Catharine advocated for women’s education, and her sister Isabella helped found the National Women’s Suffrage Association. Ca. 1870's - 1890's. (OWI)