What is the name of the school teacher who perished in the Challenger disaster?
Who was the poet who spoke at Bill Clinton's presidental innaugration?
What actress was known as "The Sarong Girl?
What singer was born Annie Mae Bullock in East St. Louis, Illinois?
What Massachusettes native wrote the semi-autobiographical Little Women?


First Woman:

Born in an American colony Virginia Dare

Winner of two Nobel Prizes Marie Curie

To receive the Congressional Medal of Honor Mary Walker

In CongressJeannette Rankin (1916)

Senator Hattie Caraway (1932)

Elected in both houses of Congress Margaret Chase Smith

Presidential cabinet member Frances Perkins (FDR administration)

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole

Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders

Attorney General Janet Reno

To break sound barrier Jacqueline Cochran

To fly nonstop around the world Jeana Yeager

To swim the English Channel Gertrude Ederle

American doctor Elizabeth Blackwell

American astronomer Maria Mitchell

Presidential candidate Victoria Woodhull (1872)

Major party V.P. candidate Geraldine Ferraro

To co-anchor major network news Barbara Walters

Time Woman of the Year Wallis Simpson

In Gymnastics Hall of Fame Mary Lou Retton

U.S. balance beam gold medalist Shannon Miller

Miss America Margaret Gorman (1921)

Citadel cadet Shannon Faulkner

Stewardess Ellen Church

To win $100,000 on Star Search Jenny Jones

In the Indianapolis 500 Janet Guthrie

American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson

Other facts:

Prime Minister of India, 1966-77, 1980-84 Indira Gandhi

Prime Minister of Israel, 1969-74 Golda Meir (raised in Milwaukee)

President of Argentina, 1975-76 Isabel Peron

Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1979-90 Margaret Thatcher

President of the Philippines, 1986-92 Corazon Aquino

Prime Minister of Pakistan, 1988-90 Benazir Bhutto

President of Nicaragua, 1990- Violetta Chamorro

Prime Minister of Canada, 1993 Kim Campbell

Andre Sacarov’s dissident wife Elena Bonner

Poetess from the island of Lesbos Sappho

Lady from Coventry, England Lady Godiva

Titanic survivor from Leadville, CO (Unsinkable) Molly Brown

Pilot lost over the Pacific, 1937 Amelia Earhart

She went around world in 72 days, 1890 Nelly Bly

Franco-Prussian war nurse, Red Cross founder Clara Barton

Frontier woman from Deadwood, SD Calamity Jane

Wild West Show sharp-shooter Annie Oakley

Friend of the James Gang Belle Starr

Deaf Radcliffe graduate, 1904 Helen Keller

Helen Keller’s teacher Anne Sullivan

Hull House founder Jane Addams

Lord Nelson’s lover Emma (Lady) Hamilton

Founder of Bryn Mawr school for girls Edith Hamilton

Austrian born pioneer of child psychoanalysis Anna Freud

First president, National Women’s Suffrage Assn Susan B. Anthony

Women’s rights leader from Seneca Falls, NY Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Burlesque queen who lived in France Josephine Baker

Minsky’s and Ziegfeld Follies burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee

American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt

Southwestern painter of flowers and skyscapes Georgia O’Keefe

Amsterdam diarist Anne Frank

1920s etiquette advisor Emily Post

Etiquette advisor, went to jail, 2004 Martha Stewart

Original platinum blonde Jean Harlow

“The Lady With the Lamp” Florence Nightingale

“The Bird Woman” Sacajawea

“The Poor Little Rich Girl” Barbara Hutton

“The Blonde Bombshell” Jayne Mansfield

“America’s Sweetheart” Mary Pickford

“First Lady of the Silent Screen” Lillian Gish

“Girl in the Red Velvet Swing” Evelyn Nesbit Thaw

“Peekaboo Girl” Veronica Lake

“Sweater Girl” Lana Turner

“Sarong Girl” Dorothy Lamour

“It Girl” Clara Bow

“The Pinup Girl” Betty Grable

“First Lady of Song” Ella Fitzgerald

“First Lady of the American Stage” Helen Hayes

“Queen of the Swashbucklers” Maureen O’Hara

“Queen of the West” Dale Evans

“Queen of the Surf” Esther Williams

“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin

“Queen of Disco” Donna Summer

Algonquin Hotel “round table wit” Dorothy Parker

Four Square Gospel founder Aimee Semple McPherson

She studied mountain gorillas Dian Fossey

She studied chimpanzees Jane Goodall

The Nun of Amherst or the Belle of Amherst Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson’s advisor Helen Hunt Jackson

Italian teaching method innovator Maria Montessori

Abe Lincoln’s young love Ann Rutledge

Dante’s love Beatrice

Frederic Chopin’s lover George Sand

Dashiell Hammet’s lover Lillian Hellman

Time-Life Korean War photographer Margaret Bourke-White

“The Last of the Red Hot Mamas” Sophie Tucker

American astronomer Maria Mitchell

Bob Fosse’s “Red Headed” wife Gwen Verdon

She said “Call me madam” Ethel Merman

CNN’s British-Iranian reporter Christiane Amanpour

Heiress kidnapped on February 5, 1974 Patty Hearst

Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1979 Mother Teresa

Slain Tejano singer Selena

Red-headed country music star Reba McIntyre

New Jersey governor Christie Todd Whitman

Texas governor, 1991-95 Ann Richards

Washington governor, 1995- Dixie Lee Ray

Connecticut governor, 1975-80 Ella Grasso

Connecticut representative, 1943-47 Clare Booth Luce

Maryland senator and congressperson Barbara Mikulski

Chicago mayor, 1979 Jane Burne

U.S. ambassador to Ghana Shirley Temple Black

U.S. ambassador to Italy, 1953 Clare Booth Luce

Paleoanthropologist who died in 1996 Mary Leaky

Supreme Court Justice appointed in 1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice appointed in 2009 Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice appointed in 2012 Elana Kagen

Teacher who perished in the Challenger disaster Christa McAuliffe

Most down-loaded model on the internet Cindy Margolis

She testified against Clarence Thomas Anita Hill

White House correspondent who retired after 40 years Helen Thomas

First test tube baby Louise Brown

Child pulled from a Texas well, 1984 Baby Jessica (McClure)

Soldier rescued in Iraq, 2003 Jessica Lnch

Nobel Prize winner released in Myanmar in 2010 Aung San Suu Kyi

Miss America winners:

1945 Bess Myerson

1955 Lee Meriwether

1971 Phyllis George

1984 Vanessa Williams

She replaced Vanessa Williams Suzette Charles

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