Awesome Women in History
Awesome Women in History
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Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women's Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed
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Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women's Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed.
In 1943, many major-league stars had joined the armed services and gone off to war and stadium owners and baseball executives worried that the game would never recover. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was the solution to this problem: It would keep ballparks filled and fans entertained until the war was over. For 12 seasons, more than 600 women played for the league’s teams. First AAGPBL players signed in 1943: Claire Schillace, Ann Harnett, Edythe Perlick, & Shirley Jameson.
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League - established 1943, as many men's minor league teams were disbanded due to the war.
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All American Girls Baseball League, first four women signed into the league
1940's All American Girls Baseball. With the Men Baseball players off to War, the Girls Baseball became very popular.
Travers was (and is) the only woman to have been a member of the French Foreign Legion. Travers is also a recipient of the Legion d’Honneur, the Medaille Militaire, and the Croix de Guerre, which are among France’s highest honors for military service
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Victoria Woodhull Woodhull was an advocate of free love, by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce, and bear children without government interference. She was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper; an activist for women's rights and labor reforms. In 1872, she was the first woman candidate for President of the United States.
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Victoria Woodhull, American feminist and activist and first woman to run for President of the U.S. with Frederick Douglas as her running mate. You go, girl!!!
Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin, (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement. Woodhull was an advocate of "free love", by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce, and bear children without government interference. She was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper; an activist for women's rights and labor reforms. In 1872, she was the first female candidate for President of the United States.
Charlotte Cooper (tennis) first woman to win an olympic metal in tenis in the 1900 summer olympics in Paris, France.
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Charlotte Cooper, the first woman to win a medal at the Olympic Games, Paris 1900
Charlotte Cooper of Ealing, the first woman Olympic champion at the 1900 Paris Olympics, the first Olympics women were allowed to play in. She had already won 3 Wimbledon titles (and would go on to win 2 more) and beat Hélène Prévost in straight sets to achieve the gold. During the 1900 games Cooper also won gold in mixed doubles. Like many women, Cooper played in a long dress with long sleeves. She died at the age of 96 in 1966.
Charlotte Cooper Sterry (née Charlotte Reinagle Cooper, 1870 – 1966) was an English female tennis player who won five singles titles at the Wimbledon Championships and in 1900 became the first female Olympic champion. The 1900 Summer Olympics, in Paris, France allowed women to participate for the first time.
Charlotte Cooper (1870-1966) English tennis legend. First woman ever to become an Olympic Champion and 5 time Wimbledon winner (1895, 1896,1899, 1901, 1908). At 37 years and 296 days old Charlotte still remains Wimbledon’s oldest ladies’ singles champion. She is one of only four women to have won the ladies’ singles titles at Wimbledon after becoming mothers. She remained fully committed to the sport that she had helped shape upon retirement and could be seen cheering on generations of players.
Happy International Women's Day! Charlotte Cooper 1st woman to win a gold medal at 1900 Olympics
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First-ever Olympic Medals awarded to women boxers. 10/08/2012 Nicola Adams from Great Britain, Katie Taylor from Ireland and Claressa Shields from the USA have won the first-ever Olympic gold medals in women’s boxing in the categories of fly weight (51kg), light weight (60 kg) and middle weight (75 kg) respectively.
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Shannon Eastin, the NFL's first female official
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GO GIRL!!!! Shannon Eastin becomes the first female to officiate an NFL game!!
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DORIS SAMS, WOMEN’S BASEBALL STAR AND LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN INSPIRATION, DIES AT 85. Sams joined the league just after the war, in 1946, remained there for eight years, and was named Player of the Year twice–once in 1947, when she pitched a perfect game. She played for the Lassies, a Michigan team based first in Muskegon and then Kalamazoo. In her eight-year career Sams made the all-star team five times, both as a pitcher and outfielder.
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Dauntless Doris Sams- one of the best athletes of the women’s baseball league of World War II
c. 1920 Suffrage Flyer MHS Collections. (via Missouri History Museum)
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“A Woman Living Here Has Registered to Vote” c. 1920 Suffrage Flyer (via Missouri History Museum)
c. 1920 Suffrage Flyer MHS Collections. (via Missouri History Museum) teaching kids about women's suffrage
First time ever, more women than men will represent the United States. Amy Acuff (track and field); Khatuna Lorig (archery); Emil Milev (shooting); Karen O’Connor (equestrian); Kim Rhode (shooting); and Danielle Scott-Arruda (indoor volleyball) are all 5-time Olympiads, a rare title held by only 24 athletes in total. America’s oldest athlete is 54-year-old equestrian champ O’Connor, and our youngest is 15-year-old swimmer Katie Ledecky, and 13 mothers will compete for the gold.
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Good luck to all the athletes competing in the 2012 Olympic games! We cant wait for the games to begin!!
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Helen Gibson (August 27, 1892 – October 10, 1977) was an American film actress, vaudeville performer, radio performer, film producer, trick rider and rodeo performer; and is considered to be the first American professional stunt woman
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Prinsess? Sibylla The dame of all daredevils of the silver screen, Helen Gibson was a film actress, trick rider and rodeo performer, and is regarded as America’s first – and arguably best – professional stuntwoman. Born Rose August Wenger, the paternally-styled tomboy from Cleveland, Ohio was riding in rodeos by the age of 18 and went on to appear in numerous Hollywood pictures during a career that spanned 50 years, until her retirement in 1962 aged 69.
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MEET SARAH ROBLES, AMERICA’S STRONGEST WOMAN AND BODY IMAGE ACTIVIST
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Such an inspiration to just do what you love no matter what the world says. “Beauty is strength,” motto of Sarah Robles, American weight lifting Olympian this year in London. She lives in poverty, but has never given up on her dream. She doesn't get sponsors because she doesn't fit the image of what a young Olympian should look like. The article linked to this picture blew me away. Totally worth the read!
Sarah Robles, Olympic Weightlifter. She lacks sponsorship deals because she doesn't fit the "look" of a female athlete. More fans = more attractive to sponsors, so let's get her some exposure!! http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/the-strongest-woman-in-america-lives-in-poverty https://www.facebook.com/sarahroblesfanpage http://prettystrongblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/olympic-games-outfitting.html tags: fitspo, haes, plus-size, inspiration, olympic, weight, beauty, body image
The strongest woman in America lives in poverty. Sarah Robles is ranked higher than any other American weightlifter, male or female. She's the best hope the U.S. has at an Olympic medal in the sport — but she struggles to pay her rent.
[MEET SARAH ROBLES, AMERICA’S STRONGEST WOMAN AND BODY IMAGE ACTIVIST]
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Nike: "Voices" >The landmark Title IX legislation, which established gender equality in educational programs, had its 40th anniversary over the weekend. Perhaps the area where the impact of Title IX has been most felt is in the school gymnasium, where girls have since been guaranteed as many athletic opportunities as boys. A new ad by Nike gives viewers a one-on-one with some of the women who have benefitted from this historic legal precedent.
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Commercial : NIKE - why not me? Go girls!
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Wilma Rudolph -- The first woman to win three medals in a single Olympics, Wilma Rudolph was dubbed "The Tornado" after her track and field performance during the 1960 Rome Olympics. Even more amazingly, Rudolph suffered from Polio as a child and, according to the Examiner, " surprised everyone when she removed her braces and walked across the room five years after her diagnosis. Here she is completing a 50-yard dash in 1961 at Madison Square Garden. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USZ6
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Born in 1940, Wilma Rudolph overcame great obstacles during her childhood to become a world class track and field athlete. She won three gold medals in the 1960 Olympic Games and became the first black woman to achieve such Olympic success.
Why Has Nobody Made A Movie About These People Yet? #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/2014/11/78394/cool-historical-figures#slide12 Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) Rudolph overcame infantile paralysis, a twisted leg, and childhood bouts of polio and scarlet fever to become an Olympic track and field champion and the fastest woman on the planet. Mad respect. Dream Casting: Lupita Nyong'o
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic gold medalist and civil rights pioneer. In the 1960s, Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world. She was the first woman to win three gold medals in track and field in the 1960 olympics. Not only was she an amazing athlete, Rudolph was also active in advocating for civil rights and women's rights.
Althea Gibson was a phenomenon -- and the number-one ranked U.S. women's tennis player in 1957 and 1958. She broke huge racial barriers in sports, becoming the first African-American to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. And after she was done with tennis, Gibson took up pro golf, becoming the first African-American woman aboard the LPGA. She was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971. Here, Gibson is pictured playing in Forest Hills, N.Y. in 1957.
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Meet some of the first female space explorers. (via LiveScience)
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Women in Space Infographic. Check out this infographic outlining different female astronauts and their accomplishments. Check it out for some research ideas.
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The Mother of Title IX: Trailblazing Athlete Eleonora Sears. Back in the early 1900s, Eleonora Sears ice-skated, shot rifles, rode horses, and raced yachts. She excelled in 19 sports, making her America’s most versatile female athlete. And—horrors—she wore pants.
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Eleonora Randolph Sears (28 September 1881 – 16 March 1968) was an American tennis player of the interwar period. In addition, she was a champion squash player, and prominent in other sports; she's considered one of the leading all-round women athletes of the first half of the 20th century. Eleonora Sears ice-skated, shot rifles, rode horses, and raced yachts. She excelled in 19 sports, making her America’s most versatile female athlete. And—horrors—she wore pants.
Eleonora R. Sears was not just the great-great-granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson, she was also a well-known athlete in the early 20th C. She made waves playing tennis with rolled up shirt sleeves and caused a stir in when she rode front-saddle into an all-male polo arena while wearing pants. Despite receiving criticism for her unfeminine style, she remained popular at home and abroad, and has been called “The Mother of Title IX” for her impact on women in sports. [what a legacy!]
Eleonora Sears (1881 - 1968), the great-granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson, was a renowned athlete and envelope-pusher of the 20th century. Often criticized for wearing pants, Sears was a champion of tennis, squash, and horse-riding and excelled at many other sports, earning her the nickname “The Universal Female Athlete.” She also became one of the first women to drive a car, as well as fly a plane. nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #WomensHistory #EleonoraSears #Womeninsports
The Mother of Title IX: Trailblazing Athlete Eleonora Sears
China's first woman in astronaut, Liu Yang. 29th anniversary of Sally Ride’s first space mission -June 18, 1983 she became not just the first woman from the U.S. but also the youngest American ever in space.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers' Sue Falsone is the first woman to hold the title of head athletic trainer in major professional sports.
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Meet L.A.'s Sue Falsone: only female head trainer in pro sports
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In developing the Girl Scout movement in the United States, Juliette brought girls of all backgrounds into the out-of-doors, giving them the opportunity to develop self-reliance and resourcefulness.
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"In developing the Girl Scout movement in the United States, Juliette brought girls of all backgrounds into the out-of-doors, giving them the opportunity to develop self-reliance and resourcefulness. She encouraged girls to prepare not only for traditional homemaking, but also for possible future roles as professional women—in the arts, sciences and business—and for active citizenship outside the home." Check out this great interactive timeline all about our amazing founder, Juliette Gordon Low.
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Evelyn Bryan Johnson who went by the nickname “Mama Bird,” held the record for the most hours in the air by a female pilot. Johnson was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2007 after flying for 55 years and spending the equivalent of seven years in the air,” writes Philly.com. “She was estimated to have flown 5.5 million miles — equal to 23 trips to the moon — and never had a crash despite her share of mechanical troubles in the sky.”