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A Fleeing Physicist & The Cinderella of Science

Hedwig Kohn Born: April 5, 1887          Died: November 26, 1964 What they did: Physicist Facts: Hedwig was born in Breslau, Germany (modern day Wroclaw, Poland) to Jewish parents Georg and Helene. When she was 20, Hedwig entered Breslau University as an auditor, a year before women were actually allowed to attend, […]

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More Than the Entrails and the Breast & Warriors Worth a Thousand

Name: Paulina Luisi Born: 1875    Died: 1950 What they did: Leader of the feminist movement in the country of Uruguay and first Uruguayan woman to earn a medical degree. Facts: Paulina Luisi was born in Argentina in 1875. Her mother, Maria Teresa Josefina Janicki was of Polish descent and her father, Angel Luisi was believed to […]

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A Sunday Rider & A Computer in a Skirt

I am so sorry for the delay in this. It has been a tough week for the two of us here and we hope you can forgive us! It just means you get two blogs closer together. 🙂 Name: Katherine Johnson Born: August 26, 1918    Died: Not Dead Yet! What they did: Badass mathematician that […]

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The Fighting Girlfriend, an Unsexed Soldier, & a Police Matron

Name: Mariya Oktyabrskaya Born: August 16, 1905    Died: March 15, 1944 What they did: Tank-Driving Nazi Killing Widow Facts: Born into a poor Ukrainian family on the Crimean Peninsula. She was one of ten children. In 1925, she married a Soviet army officer. While married to her husband, Ilya Oktyabrskaya , she began to acquire […]

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Who Paints Michelangelo’s Ceiling & a Spy with a Cheetah Named Chiquita

Name: Artemisia Gentileschi Born: July 8, 1593      Died: 1656 What they did: Amazing Painter who got defined by one bad experience. Facts: Artemisia was the eldest child of Tuscan painter Orazio Gentileschi was first introduced to painting by her father, showing more talent than her brothers who painted with her in their father’s workshop. […]