In Juana Galan organized the women of her town to fight off the approaching Napoleonic army by dumping boiling water and oil on their heads and beating them off with sticks. The French retreated from the town and La Mancha as a whole.
Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes Gloria Steinem was the first woman to have her own magazine. In January of 1972 she and Dorothy Pitman Hughes started Ms. It was written by women, for women, and about women.
Pennsylvania Civil War 150 FB page: This photo, from the collection of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, shows Alice Carey Risley, the last surviving Civil War battlefield nurse, receiving a kiss from a veteran.
Princess Elizabeth II in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) where she trained as a military truck driver. This training was the first time she had been taught together with other students.
Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman was 15 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Her memoir "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is one of the best-known accounts of a civilian's experience of a Civil War battle.
PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of the camp he was confined in. Greasley also escaped from the camp and snuck back in more than 200 times to meet in secret with a local German girl he had fallen in love with.
Famous women pilots preparing to take part in the 1934 Memorial Day air races at Dycer Airport. In front row kneeling is Gladys O’Donnell. Seated is Ruth Elder. Standing left to right: Kay Van Doozer, Myrtle D. Mims and Clema Granger.