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Marie Curie ~ "Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes – in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris."

June 16, 1963: Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space. She flew aboard Vostok 6 and completed nearly 50 orbits of the Earth during the approximately three days she spent in space.

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Learn about Lucy Stone: Abolitionist and Women's Rights Reformer

Lucy Stone. 1st woman in America to keep her last name upon marriage, 1st Massachusets woman to graduate college, chopped her hair off, scandalously wore precursors to pants, was kicked out of church for arguing that women had the right to own property and to be able to divorce abusive alcoholic husbands (the nerve).

Louis Pasteur. 1822-1895 . One of the greatest benefactors of humanity. He solved the mysteries of rabies,anthrax, chicken cholera, and silkworm diseases. He described the scientific basis for fermentation, wine-making and the brewing of beer. He was responsible for some of the most important theoretical concepts and applications of modern science.

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10 Things to Know About Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl

10 Things to Know About Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl--I wouldn't open this page up and read it to students, but it would be good to look over prior to the unit each year so I could share a couple points with them.

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100 years of scientific breakthroughs - by women

Dorothy Hodgkin worked out the structure of penicillin, insulin and vitamin B12. But when, after 31 years of work, she won the Nobel Prize for science in 1964 the Daily Mail chose to run the story under the headline "Oxford housewife wins Nobel"

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Dec. 21, 1898: The Curies Discover Radium

Nobel Prize winners Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium in 1898.

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Is this the greatest meeting of minds ever? Einstein and Curie among SEVENTEEN nobel prize winners at historic conference

Marie Curie in 1903 at the time she was awarded her Nobel prize in Chemistry