Marie Curie - 1st female professor at Paris U, winner of two Nobel prizes - which she donated, discovery of two elements as well as radioactivity

Marie Curie, ( Maria Sklodowska) was born in Warsaw on 11/ 7/ 1867, the daughter of a secondary-school teacher. She met Pierre Curie, Prof. in the School of Physics in 1894 & married 1895. She gained her Doctor of Science degree in 1903, & following the tragic death of Pierre in 1906, she took over as Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences, the 1st woman to hold this position. She was appointed Director of the Curie Laboratory in the Radium Institute of the University of Par...

Rosa Parks - first lady of civil rights

Marie Sklodowska Curie Marie Curie is considered the most famous of all women scientists. She was the only woman ever to win two Nobel Prizes. Prohibited from higher education in her native Poland (then controlled by Russia), she moved to Paris in 1891 and studied at the Sorbonne. In 1903 her discovery of radioactivity earned her the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1911, she won it for chemistry.

This is the last time JFK saw his father,in fact he kissed him once and walked away,then he did something he had never done before,he turned around came back and kissed him again.Very touching.....

Man's inhumanity to Man. Young Alan Turing (age 16) - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.

Louisa May Alcott, nurse during the Civil War and well known author, wrote "Little Women"

Mary Todd Lincoln -One of the most tragic First Ladies. She saw the deaths of er husband and two of her three sons. She was declared insane and ended her life in sorrow and relative poverty.

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"

Williamina Stevens (born 1857, Scotland), abandoned by her husband at 22 in Boston, Mass. with a baby, she worked for the director of Harvard Observatory. There she devised a system assigning stars letters based on their hydrogen & used it to catalogue >10,000 stars in 9 years. She was the 1st female Curator of Astronomical Photographs & 1st US female honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. She discovered 59 gaseous nebulae, over 310 variable stars, 10 novae & white dwar...

Marie Curie, Polish Nobel-Prize Winning Physicist and Chemist

Galileo -- introduced the idea of making measurements or experiments to understand how things happen. Introduced philosophical observations to scientific ideas. circa 1600

Maria Skłodowska - Curie - Scientist

A real FIRST: Malala Yousafzai, of Pakistan, is the youngest person (age 15) ever nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. World famous for defying the Taliban in support of women’s rights and education for girls. On October 9, 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck by a Taliban assassin when she was returning home on a school bus full of students. She survived the attack and is expected to make a full recovery, but Taliban leaders have vowed to continue their efforts to kill Yousafzai a...

Mathilde Kschessinskaya, mistress of Nicholas II, Sergei Mikhailovich and his cousin Andrei Vladimirovich. In 1902, she gave birth to a son, Vladimir (known as "Vova"; 30 June 1902 - 23 April 1974); he was later given the title Prince Romanovsky-Krasinsky, but said that he never knew for sure who his father was. Matilda is pictured costumed for the title role in Petipa's La Camargo. St. Petersburg, circa 1902.

Comparison of chemistry and physics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia... Marie Curie is the only individual to be awarded Nobel Prizes in both chemistry and physics.

Marie Curie

Amelia Earhart at sixteen, St. Paul Schools, Minnesota, 1914. (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University)

Charles Darwin