Charlotte E. Ray was the first African-American female lawyer in the United States. Ray graduated from Howard University School of Law in 1872 and became the first female admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.
Amelia Mary Earhart was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." Marie Skłodowska-Curie November 1867 – 4 July was a physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.
"The Ice Queen of Punk" Siouxsie Sioux born Susan Janet Ballion in London in 1957 is who is best known as lead singer "Siouxsie and the Banshees" and "The Creatures". Early in Sioux's career she recited poems and prayers to improvised music.