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Annie Oakley . . . what a great photo of her!

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote.

Novena to St.Rita Patron of Impossible - Miracle Prayer LIKE

St. Rita of Cascia is the patron saint of impossible causes, abuse victims, loneliness, marriage difficulties, parenthood, widows, and the sick. Read about her life of suffering, disappointment, and ultimate glory at the link.

St. Rita of Cascia--patron saint of impossible causes. I could use some help from her right now...

Wilma Rudolph (USA), one of the most inspiring Olympic athletes of all time. At the 1960 Rome Olympics, she became "the fastest woman in the world" and the 1st American woman to win 3 gold medals in one Olympics. She won the 100 & 200m races and anchored the U.S. team to victory in the 4 x 100m relay, breaking records along the way.

ANGELINA and SARAH GRIMKE | were the privileged daughters of a South Carolina Judge who was a proponent of Slavery. After witnessing the horrors of slavery firsthand on their family's plantation, the sisters became outspoken advocates in the anti-slavery movement. In, 1838, they went to the Massachusetts Legislature to discuss African-American rights, becoming the first women ever to address a State Legislature. (Library of Congress)

Stevie Nicks. 1978

Annette Kellerman, the first woman to have a nude scene in a motion picture in the film, A Daughter of the Gods, 1916. She also invented the sport of synchronized swimming, and the one piece bathing suit. She was a vegetarian until she died in 1975. Mostly, she’s an all over bad as woman and one of the first documented feminists.

Virne Beatrice "Jackie" Mitchell Gilbert (Aug 29,1912,13or14–Jan 7,1987) was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history.Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was "too strenuous".

'I never lost hope': Startling interview unearthed with woman behind iconic Great Depression image talking just five years before her death in 1983. FLORENCE LEONA THOMPSON Migrant Mother – A Legend of the Strength of American Motherhood.'

Laura's Ingalls Wilder obituary

Naeema Azar of Pakistan, shown with her son Ahmed, was disfigured and blinded when her husband threw acid on her. She has bravely spoken out against acid attacks, refusing to hide herself and working with the Progressive Women's Association of Pakistan to end the ready sale of acid. Hers is the face of courage.

Revenge at Birkenau: Jewish dancer and actress shoots SS man Schillinger fatally and injures SS man Emmerich on 10/23/43 in the undressing room of crematorium II before she and her fellow women were to be gassed. She did a strip tease in front of the lecherous Schillinger in order to distract him and grab his gun. She shot both men after successfully grabbing it.

Hitler called her "The most dangerous woman in Europe." At The Queens Head pub in Stepney, in London's East End, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother enjoyed a pint of bitter, which she pulled herself. (That's the much-missed late mother of QE II, who famously refused to leave London during the Blitz, or even to send her daughters to the safety of Canada, saying ""The children won't go without me. I won't leave the King. And the King will never leave."

Love Designing women...Julia to Suzanne - If sex was fast food there would be an arch over your

Malala Yousafzai: "All I want is education. And I'm afraid of no one."

Congratulations Admiral.

Eleonora R. Sears was not just the great-great-granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson, she was also a well-known athlete in the early 20th C. She made waves playing tennis with rolled up shirt sleeves and caused a stir in when she rode front-saddle into an all-male polo arena while wearing pants. Despite receiving criticism for her unfeminine style, she remained popular at home and abroad, and has been called “The Mother of Title IX” for her impact on women in sports.

Boudica: Queen of the Iceni Tribe of Britain. She led an uprising against the occupying Roman forces. Was reputed to be a red-haired beauty, too.

"I cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples" - Mother Teresa, founder of Missionaries of Charity. The sisters ran hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis at a time when such people were treated as outcasts by most of society. #WomensHistoryMonth

Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winner for "Gone WIth the Wind," was a member of the AWVS during WWII.

Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most fascinating women in medieval history. Her offspring with Henry II is the start to the great Plantangenet line. Richard "The Lionheart" was her favourite son, and John "Lackland", her youngest, was his father's, before he betrayed him with the rest of his brothers and the King of France.

I love Julie Andrews.