Historical Women

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MY opinion of Historical Women...not just history making females. :)

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During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Nancy Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a woman who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies...and she was a New Zealander. In spite of Hitler she lived to be 98. She died in 2011.

World War II Resistance Heroine, Savior of Thousands, Dies at 98

Nancy Wake, who fled Australia to see the world at 16, ended up at the top of the Gestapo's most-wanted list for her leading role in the French resistance.

Joséphine Marcus Earp (1861-1944) was an American part-time actress, dancer, and prostitute who was best known as the wife of famed Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp. Known as "Sadie" to the public in 1881, she met Wyatt in the frontier boom town Tombstone, Arizona Territory when she was living with Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan. She became Earp's common-law wife for 48 years. She died in Los Angeles in 1944.

Whitey Bulger - The Biggest Rat

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"In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish friend into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked his own suicide, he was registered as dead, and for a long while, no suspicion fell on Maria; until one day..." Read the rest of the story at the link. Incredible!

Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson

Maria and Hans In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish lover into her Berlin apartment to...

Portrait of Zitkala-Sa by Gertrude Kasebier, about 1898. Zitkala-Sa was the pen name of writer and activist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (1876-1938). She exposed the hardships faced by students at Native American boarding schools by writing about her own experiences as a student and as a teacher. Zitkala-Sa also published a book of tribal folklore called Old Indian Legends. She also founded the National Council of American Indians, which was trans-tribal, to lobby for better treatment.

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Portrait of Zitkala-Sa by Gertrude Kasebier, about 1898. Zitkala-Sa was the pen name of writer and activist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (1876-1938). She exposed the hardships faced by students at Native...

When Rattlesnake Kate McHale was a young farmer near Greeley CO in the early 1900's, riding out to forage ducks, she dismounted to open a gate and a rattlesnake appeared. She had stumbled into a large den of them. While her 3-year-old son Ernie stayed on the horse, she killed at least 140 rattlesnakes. Kate used some of the skins to make a dress and shoes (now in the Greeley museum). Kate married and divorced six times, and was a taxidermist, farmer, midwife, and bootlegger.

You and Rattlesnake Kate

I know I’m not alone in the joy I take in reading through early back issues of PieceWork. Sometimes in the furious editorial planning of a new…

"In 1912, Scotland Yard detectives bought their first camera, to covertly photograph suffragettes. The pictures were compiled into ID sheets."

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Billie Burke - 1890 - 1900's - she played Glenda the Good Witch in the movie (1939)The Wizard of Oz.

Billie Burke - 1890 - 1900's - she played Glenda the Good Witch in the movie (1939)The Wizard of Oz.

Jock Hume, played the violin in Titanic's band. Starcrossed lovers: Jock Hume, right, in a portrait released by his family after the Titanic sank. Left, Mary Costin in 1915. Click on picture to read their story.

A Titanic family feud: The mother and child disowned by in-laws after death of ship's hero violinist

Violinist Jock Hume was one of the band members who played on as the Titanic sank. Here, his grandson reveals how his self-sacrifice tore his family apart.

Her name is Winonah Myers and she was a white student at the historically black Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Arrested for being a Freedom Rider, she stayed in Parchman for her full 6-month sentence, the only Freedom Rider to serve a full term. "I felt there should be a little historical footnote that for sitting next to a friend on the (bus), this was the punishment meted out," she added. "I didn't think it would be recorded if no one had done the time." said Myers, 69

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Her name is Winonah Myers and she was a white student at the historically black Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, when she became a Freedom...

From December 1941 all women aged 18 to 50, except those exempted, were required to do National Service. They could either join one the uniformed women's services,or seek work in a factory.The contribution made by the women factory workers must be among the most neglected aspect of WW2.The factories were the target of enemy bombers & their homes were near those factories.They worked long hours, spent nights in air raid shelters & survived under food and fuel rationing conditions.

Women factory workers-WW2

In 1982, Virologist Françoise Barré-Sinoussi identified HIV as the cause of AIDS, for which she was awarded a Nobel Prize.

100 years of scientific breakthroughs - by women

The Medical Research Council has produced a book celebrating great scientific achievements made by women in the past 100 years

World War II

World War II

Edith Roosevelt (Theodore's wife)

Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt

1 photographic print. | Photograph showing portrait of Mrs. Roosevelt seated and knitting.