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Alexander Graham Bell - 3. March 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland; † 1. August 1922 in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada) Aside from Bell, 9 other men were working on inventing the telephone. There were many claims and counter claims, before the patent was registered for an electromagnetic device by Alexander Bell and Thomas Watson which later led to the development of the telephone.
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I am at once a physician, a citizen and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live. - Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School
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.
Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander (1898 – 1989) achieved a lot of firsts in her life. She was the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the United States, the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the first African American woman to be admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, and was the first national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
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Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared much embarrassment if her physician had been a woman. She became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register
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In 1844, Alexandre Dumas père wrote The Three Musketeers. He is the grandson of a Haitian Marie-Cessette Dumas, and his father remains the highest ranking African descent soldier in any European army. The lack of prejudice reflects the equality-liberty-fraternity motto of France. He is one of the most widely read French Authors and his works have been made into over 200 movies.
The brave and principled gentleman in this photograph. The real Claus von Stauffenberg who was behind the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was executed and deemed a traitor until later years when Germans build a memorial to him and the others behind the attempt to save the destruction of Germany from Hitler. They KNEW if their plan failed they would be executed.
Susanna “Dora” Salter
Susanna “Dora” Salter became quite famous, both nationally and internationally, in 1887 when the townspeople of Argonia, Kansas elected her as the first woman mayor in the United States. She was also the first woman to be elected to any political office in the U.S. At the time, she was only 27 years old.
Noam Chomsky: Truth to power
Political theorist Noam Chomsky, one of the world's most controversial thinkers, will make a rare trip to Tokyo in March, where he is scheduled to give 2 lectures at Sophia University. Among the themes he will discuss are conceptions of the common good, one from classical liberalism, the other from neoliberal globalization that he predicts will lead to disaster very soon if not radically modified.
During an era when American women were denied the right to vote and most African Americans were excluded — by law and by custom — from the nation’s most prestigious universities, corporations, professions and government positions, Madam Walker transformed herself from an uneducated laundress into a corporate executive — and one of the country’s first self-made female millionaires.
Rita Levi Montalcini
Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012). Italian neurologist 103 years active and working. Nobel Prize (Physiology/Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor. Inspiring for all women. ~ 'I tell young people: Do not think of yourself, think of others. Think of the future that awaits you, think about what you can do and do not fear anything. Do not fear the difficulties: I've had many in the past and I crossed without fear, with total indifference for myself'
5 Unsung Heroes Who Shaped Modern Life
British fossil collector and paleontologist Mary Anning (1799-1847) was only twelve years old and the child of a poor family when she made her first seminal discovery. While fossil-hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England, she found the first dinosaur skeleton, that of an ichthyosaur. Until her landmark discovery, animal extinction was believed to be impossible. Though her gender and social class made it difficult for her to fully participate in the scientific community of 19th-century Br...
Michio Kaku - IMDb
One of the greatest minds alive today, 'Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist, the co-founder of string field theory, and a "communicator" and "popularizer" of science. He has written several books about physics and related topics. At Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, Kaku assembled an atom smasher in his parent's garage for a science fair project.' Think of that the next time you build a soda and mentos volcano.
Niels Bohr (7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. He developed the model of the atom with the nucleus at the center and electrons in orbit around it, which he compared to the planets orbiting the sun.
Women Rock Science
"I’m Anne-Marie Imafidon and I’m the youngest girl ever to pass an A-level in Computing (done aged 11 instead of 18) and am one of the youngest to gain a Masters degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Oxford University (aged 20). I was UK IT Young Professional of the Year in 2013 and currently work in technology at a bank. I set up the Stemettes project in 2013 to inspire girls to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (collectively known as STEM)."
Woman’s History Month 2013 - Day 1
Emmy Noether (1882-1935) She devised a mathematical principle, called Noether's theorem, which became a foundation stone of quantum physics. Her calculations helped Einstein formulate his general theory of relativity. "It is really through her that I have become competent in the subject," he admitted.