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"
Why did such shit like this really happened? It should never happened, but it did. Was it because the white men thought that they was so much better after all? I'm a white. And I can't really see that this makes any sense at all. The genocide of 100 million american natives were a terrible act of cruelty, for that there is no excuse for those who did it. They too should have been butchered down in the name of justice.
Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student , was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman. | Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now
Harriet Chalmers Adams (October 22, 1875 – July 17, 1937) was an American explorer, writer and photographer. Adams served as a correspondent for Harper's Magazine in Europe during World War I. She was the only female correspondent permitted to visit the trenches.
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Mary Edwards Walker in her later years, 1911. She received the Medal of Honor for her work as a surgeon during the US Civil War, the only woman to ever get one. In 1917 the Army tightened up the rules for what you had to do/be to get the MoH...and deleted 911 names from the Medal of Honor Roll, including hers. She kept her medal and wore it till her death. Jimmy Carter restored her medal posthumously.