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History By Zim
History By Zim • 2 years ago

"The woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. very high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know." Jeremy Knowles on lack of recognition of Cecilia Payne.

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The woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Every high school kid knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity Charles Darwin discovered evolution, Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know. Jeremy Knowles on the lack of recognition Cecilia Payne receives.

Sophia Hayden Bennett (1868-1953) was the first woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT.

Richard Theodore Greener (1844-1922) was the first Black graduate of Harvard University (Class of 1870) Credit: vintageblackglamour

Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38

Charles Joseph Whitman was a student at the University of Texas at Austin and a former Marine who killed 16 people and wounded 32 others during a shooting rampage on and around the university's campus on August 1, 1966.

Tracey Thurman was the inspiration of Thurman Law which called for mandatory arrests in spousal (wife) beating cases in Connecticut and several other states. In the 1980's, it was legal in many states for men to beat and rape their wives. The women's movement helped pass laws to define & stop domestic violence. I am so thankful to be born in modern America.

Emily Hahn (14 January 1905-18 February 1997), American writer; she was the first woman to earn a degree in Mining Engineering at the University of Wisconsin; she drove across the US disguised as a man; she walked across Central Africa alone; enjoyed opium during her years in Shanghai; had a baby in wartime Hong Kong; wrote for the New Yorker; lived to age 92.

King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson

Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.

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.

The first black president of the American Cancer Society and a graduate of Florida A University and the Howard University College of Medicine.