Leigh Ann Hester: When her convoy was ambushed in Iraq she repelled at least 30 insurgents. She was honored for her exceptional tactics and actions and became the first woman to earn the Silver Star Medal for exceptional valor since World War II.
Dandara was an Afro-Brazilian Woman, Warrior who lived in the She was co-founder of Palmares, a run-away slave community (quilombo) that thrived for almost a century. Bravely she fought alongside Zumbi and others defending the freedom of her people
Rhoda Ray, born slave referred 2 as- “Aunt Rhoda”. During th Battle f Wilson’s Creek, Rhoda & hr children sought shelter in Ray house, then helped treat th wounded after th house was occupied as a Southern field hospital. She was freed in 1865
Florence Barbara Seibert was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on October 1897 (d. August She was an American biochemist known for isolating a pure form of tuberculin used in the standard TB test. She is a member of the U. National Womens Hall of Fame.
Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin (May 1900 – December was a British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who, in proposed in her Ph. thesis an explanation for the composition of stars in terms of the relative abundances of hydrogen and helium.
July Louise Stokes & Tidye Pickett are the first African American women to earn Olympic berths on the U. women’s track team. Olympic committee will replace the two with white women who had run slower times during the trials.
Dolores Ibarruri/ "La pasionaria"Isidora Dolores Ibárruri Gómez December 1895 – 12 November — known as "La Pasionaria" (Spanish, "the Passionflower") — was a Spanish Republican leader of the Spanish Civil War and communist politician of Basque origin.