Alice Stokes Paul - was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and the main leader and strategist of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.
Nannie Helen Burroughs (born May was an African American educator, orator, religious leader, and businesswoman. She gained national recognition for her 1900 speech She founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, DC in
Cecilia Payne discovered that the universe is mostly made of hydrogen. Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity. But textbooks say only that hydrogen is the most abundant atom in the universe.
Jeanne Calment passed away at 122 years and 164 days old. She learned to fence at 85 and rode a bike at She met Vincent Van gogh! she lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost 115 An amazing and well documented life. Wikipedia her!
"Maud Wagner, the first known female tattooist in the U., In she traded a date with her husband-to-be for tattoo lessons. Their daughter, Lotteva Wagner, was also a tattooist." From 'A Secret History of Women and Tattoo" [via The New Yorker]