Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870.She was the first woman to receive a medical degree in Italy, and following graduation she became director of a school for the mentally disabled in Rome.While at this school she formulated her methods for the education of very young children. She achieved startling results and the children under her tutelage passed many exams given to normal children.Her system of education,proudly bears her name today.
'I’ve asked myself again and again whether it wouldn’t have been better if we hadn’t gone into hiding, if we were dead now and didn’t have to go through this misery, especially so that the others could be spared the burden. But we all shrink from this thought. We still love life, we haven’t yet forgotten the voice of nature, and we keep hoping, hoping for…everything.' - Anne Frank at age 11, 1941
Amelia Earhart (disappeared 1937) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.