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.

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.

Lydia Litvyak. One of two Russian pilots who were the world’s only female fighting aces during World War II.  She kicked Nazi butt.

Lydia Litvyak. One of two Russian pilots who were the world’s only female fighting aces during World War II. She kicked Nazi butt.

Court Dress.  1860's.  Dress worn to court was the most elaborate and expensive ensemble in a lady’s wardrobe.  In addition to a skirt worn over a very large crinoline, a train extending for several metres was an essential feature of court dress. Young debutantes would spend hours practising how to curtsey and walk backward in such an elaborate ensemble before their first presentation at court.  Victoria and Albert Museum.

Court Dress. 1860's. Dress worn to court was the most elaborate and expensive ensemble in a lady’s wardrobe. In addition to a skirt worn over a very large crinoline, a train extending for several metres was an essential feature of court dress. Young debutantes would spend hours practising how to curtsey and walk backward in such an elaborate ensemble before their first presentation at court. Victoria and Albert Museum.

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