Marie Curie was a woman before her time. Born in 1867, in Poland, she was a genius in physics and in chemistry; she is the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize and the only woman in history to receive two Nobel Prizes.
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Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women's Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed
03 Apr 44: 24 year old aviator Evelyn Sharp, one of the original Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) pilots, is killed in Pennsylvania in the crash of a twin engine P-38 Lightning. At the time of her death she was a squadron commander, only three flights from her fifth rating, the highest certificate then available to women. #WWII #History
Mary Sherman Morgan (1921–2004) was a rocket scientist (!). She invented the liquid fuel Hydyne in 1957, which went on to power the U.S.’s Jupiter-C rocket. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World
Microbiologist and pediatrician Hattie Elizabeth Alexander began working on Haemophilus influenza in the early 1930s. The bacteria caused influenzal meningitis with a near 100% mortality rate in infants and children. Alexander’s development of an antiserum as well as her work to standardize diagnosis and treatment, dropped the mortality rate down below 25%.