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.
Nellie Bly (May 1864 – January was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. She was a ground-breaking reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg
James Gray was born Hannah Snell in 1723 in Worcester, England. As a child she played soldiers, but was otherwise seen as a normal young girl. In 1744 she married James Summs, and two years later gave.