Isadora Duncan: born in 1877 in San Francisco, raised by a single mother. Dropped out of school at age 10. She took ballet but hated it and quit. She created a new kind of dance, and is now known as one of the pioneers of modern dance, inspired by the art and philosophy of Ancient Greece, the music of classical composers, and the natural world. In her adult life, she became a champion for the women's rights movement.
Hedy Lamarr la primera mujer en la Historia que apareciera desnuda en una película comercial y la que recibió uno de los celebres "Pioneer Awards" concedidos por la Electronic Frontier Foundation y la medalla Viktor Kaplan, un importante galardón científico en su país de origen. http://jennymcphee.com/tag/hedy-lamarr/
19th Century Dutch Gravestones Reunite Husband & Wife Who Were Separated by Religious Prejudice: At the Old Cemetery in the Dutch city of Roermond, two 19th century grave markers are connected over a high stone wall by two clasped hands. The connected monuments mark the graves of a husband and wife, one Catholic and the other Protestant, who were not allowed to be buried together because the cemetery was divided into areas based on religion.
Florence Nightingale - founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night. Nightingale wrote Notes on Nursing (1859). The book served as the cornerstone of the curriculum at the Nightingale School and other nursing schools.
Métis-Chippewa attorney Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin was the first Native American student, and first woman of color, to graduate from the Washington College of Law. She was admitted to the bar in 1914, and later worked for the Education Division of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.