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El 9 de diciembre de 1996 fallece Mary Leakey, antropóloga británica que descubrió el primer cráneo de un simio fósil http://www.mujeresenlahistoria.com/2014/02/pasion-por-el-pasado-mary-leakey-1913.html

El 9 de diciembre de 1996 fallece Mary Leakey, antropóloga británica que descubrió el primer cráneo de un simio fósil http://www.mujeresenlahistoria.com/2014/02/pasion-por-el-pasado-mary-leakey-1913.html

First Black women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920    These women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols,

First Black women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920 These women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols,

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.

Mary Agnes Chase (1869–1963) was an expert on grasses. She often had to fund her own research trips to South America, since it was considered "inappropriate" for women to do fieldwork.

Botanist Matilda Moldenhauer Brooks (b. 1891) attended Harvard and conducted research along with her husband, Sumner Cushing Brooks. She discovered an antidote for carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning in the '30s.

Mary Agnes Chase (1869–1963) was an expert on grasses. She often had to fund her own research trips to South America, since it was considered "inappropriate" for women to do fieldwork.

Mary Sherman Morgan (1921–2004) defied the mid-century stereotypes of a rocket scientist. She invented the liquid fuel Hydyne in 1957, which went on to power the U.S.'s Jupiter-C rocket. notice she is working here with a book of math tables and a large adding machine - before digital computers, engineers and scienctists had to overcome many challenges in computation.

Botanist Matilda Moldenhauer Brooks (b. 1891) attended Harvard and conducted research along with her husband, Sumner Cushing Brooks. She discovered an antidote for carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning in the '30s.

Mary Sherman Morgan (1921–2004) defied the mid-century stereotypes of a rocket scientist. She invented the liquid fuel Hydyne in 1957, which went on to power the U.S.'s Jupiter-C rocket. notice she is working here with a book of math tables and a large adding machine - before digital computers, engineers and scienctists had to overcome many challenges in computation.

Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight.

Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight.

Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) in 1945 in her ATS uniform during the war where she was trained as a driver.

Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) in 1945 in her ATS uniform during the war where she was trained as a driver.

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student , was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. She attended nine years before enrollment was opened to women.

Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student , was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. She attended nine years before enrollment was opened to women.

Althea Gibson broke the color barrier to become the first African American woman to compete on the world tennis tour

Althea Gibson broke the color barrier to become the first African American woman to compete on the world tennis tour

The Supremes  by Black History Album, via Flickr

The Supremes by Black History Album, via Flickr

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