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What she gave up to become a WWII Navy WAVE.

Grace Hopper, American computer scientist, stands in front of a Univac mainframe in 1952. She designed one of the first commercial large-scale electronic computer (UNIVAC I), developed COBOL which made it possible for computers to respond to words and not just numbers, and one of only a few female admirals in the U.S. Navy

WAVE Phyllis Jensen Ankeney talks about a whirlwind WWII-era romance. www.hingesofhisto....

A Petty Girl says: Join the Waves or Spars 1942 ~

Getting a Permanent Wave 1938 [for those 'Shirley Temple' curls]

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.

computer-programming pioneer Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was born in Dec 1906. Hopper was a highly-regarded professional in both academia and industry and her doctorate in mathematics, received in 1934, was a rare achievement for women at that time. In addition to being a professor, Ms. Hopper was actively involved with the Navy for over 40 years. She also co-invented the Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL), the first universal computer language to be used in business and gover