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1940's housewife completes another chore for the day - scrubbing out the family bathtub.....

Chronically Vintage: Saturday Snapshots: October 13, 2012


1966 nurse murders | 14 1966 Richard Speck Murders 8 Nurses in Chicago 8 Nurses Murdered ...

Nursing Shoes 8.5 | eBay


(1858-1964) Anna Julia Cooper was an educator, author, activist and one of the most prominent African American scholars in US history. She gave voice to African-Americans during the 19th and 20th centuries, from the end of slavery to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Cooper studied French literature and history before enrolling as a doctoral student at Columbia University in 1914 while remaining a full-time teacher. She was only the 4th African-American woman in the US to earn a Ph.D.

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According to Jewish and Islamic tradition, the Queen of Sheba was a monarch of the ancient kingdom of Sheba, believed to be in Ethiopia or Yemen. According to the bible, the Queen of Sheba visited Solomon to test his wisdom and she is the subject of a widespread cycle of legends in Arabian, Chinese and Ethiopian genealogy.

Queen of Sheba - Biography - Queen


"6,250 female RNs served in vietnam. Eight RNs died." No one talks about these women. They were on the front lines and performed heroic acts and saw horrific things." Biddy Craft

TGSthethingstheycarried - Nurses


Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, president of Iceland, was the first female president in the world. Elected in 1980, re-elected 3 times until she retired in 1996.

Happy Birthday Vigdís Finnbogadóttir - The Reykjavik Grapevine


Mary Knight Dunlap (1910–1992), the founder of the Association for Women Veterinarians. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World


Olympic icon Florence Griffith Joyner, Ms. Griffith Joyner won 5 Olympic medals in her career (4 gold, 1 silver) and shattered two world records. “Flo Jo” died in 1998 at the age of 38.

Olympic icon Florence Griffith Joyner,... - Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer


Elinor Smith, circa 1930. Smith soloed at 15, earned her license at 16, and holds the honor of having flown under all four bridges (1920s-era) in New York City. She teamed up with Bobbi Trout in November of 1929 to set a new women's endurance record of 42 hours and to become the first women aviators to accomplish aerial refueling. NASM-2000-10682

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Sixteen-year-old suffragette Dora Thewlis is arrested by two policemen on 20 March 1907

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, on 10 December, 1964. Hodgkin won the prestigious prize “for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances”. She was only the third woman to win the prestigious prize – the crowning achievement of a 30 year career spent unravelling the structures of proteins, including insulin.Hodgkin first found fame when she finally solved the structure of penicillin on Victory in Europe Day in 1945.

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Andrea Castañón Villanueva. She was born, according to her own account, in Laredo in November 1785. Candelaria claimed to have been in the Alamo during the battle in 1836 and to have nursed the ailing James Bowie. Texas, Feb 12, 1891, awarded her a pension of $12 a month for being an Alamo survivor and for her work with smallpox victims in San Antonio. Madam Candelaria died on February 10, 1899, in San Antonio at the age of 113 and was buried in San Fernando Cemetery.

Andrea "Senora Candelaria" Castanon Villanueva (1785 - 1899)


Amy Beechey, British mother who lost five sons in WW1, the full tragic story here. How did she ever carry on?

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Zitkala-Sa was born Feb. 22, 1876, on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She was instrumental in the creation of the Indian Welfare Committee within the General Federation of Women's Clubs of America, and as its research agent she participated in a 1923 investigation that exposed the widespread corruption associated with white guardianships of Indian properties and oil leases in Oklahoma.

Women of color in women's history: Part one—Native Americans


American journalist, Clare Boothe Luce, was spending the night at the US embassy in Brussels on 9/10 May 1940 and experienced the beginning of the Blitzkrieg firsthand. Her autobiographical account 'Europe in the Spring' became a bestseller. #WWII

This week in the War, 22--28 April 1940: Clare Boothe Luce


Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.

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4 Famous African American Women Suffragists..Ida B. Wells. Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin..

4 Famous African American Women Suffragists


1930s, surrealist swimwear (Lee Miller by Man Ray)

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Margaret Mead 1901 - 1978 ANTHROPOLOGIST, WOMEN'S RIGHTS ACTIVIST Her fieldwork in the South Pacific showed us that we earthlings are more the same than we are different, and helped usher in the sexual revolution of the 1960s. (We thank her, too, for coining the phrase "postmenopausal zest.")

125 Most Influential Women


Muriel Siebert, 1st woman to have seat on the New York Stock Exchange | nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #WomensHistory #MurielSiebert #WomeninBusiness #quotablewomen #quotes

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"'Belles of the Ball'- 1911 Basketball team, Normal School Number 2, Washington, DC)"

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Adah Isaacs Menken, once called “the most dangerous woman in the world” just before the outbreak of the American Civil War.

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Dr. Darleane Hoffman is among the researchers who confirmed the existence of Seaborgium — aka element 106. She also made a key discovery about nuclear fission.

ucresearch: Adventures in the Nature of Matter...


Eugenie Clark is the “Shark Lady.” During her over 30-year career, she has caught and studied over 2,000 sharks! She is a Senior Research Scientist and Professor Emerita, having received three honorary doctorates and multiple awards. She has authored three books and over 160 scientific and popular articles.

Eugenie Clark is the “Shark Lady.” During her... | Celebrating Girlhood


June 10, 1919: Ruth Law of the United States breaks the women’s altitude record, flying to 14,700 feet (4,481 m).

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