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Historic Women

Pioneers in their fields, these women deserve recognition.

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Annie Edson Taylor was the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

Bridget Bishop star
Bridget Bishop was executed on this day in history, June 10, 1692. She was the first woman executed for being accused of being a witch.

Dr. Blackwell: Medicine Woman (Jan. 23, 1849) star
The first woman of medicine graduates from Geneva Medical College with an M.D.

Geraldine Mock star
Geraldine Mock was the first woman to successfully fly solo around the world and completed her trip on this day in history, April 17, 1964.

Jackie Mitchell star
Jackie Mitchell was a potcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig consecutively during an exhibition game between her team and the New York Yankees.

Joan of Arc star
Joan of Arc was pu to death at the age of nineteen after being convicted of heresy and sorcery. In 1920 she was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

Susan B Anthony star
This article is a mini bio of a great women who was involved in slavery abolition, temperance, and most known for her work in women's suffrage. Susan B Anthony died this day in history, March 13, 1906.

The 19th Amendment Passed star
It was 95 years ago today that the 19th Amendment was passed by Congress and sent to the states to be ratified allowing women the right to vote.

Wilma Mankiller star
Wilma Mankiller was the first woman to ever become chief of the Cherokee Nation and became an advocate for women's and Native American rights.

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