women in history Tag

Alice Ball Born: July 24, 1892 Seattle, Washington, USA Known For: Discovery of the First Treatment for Leprosy In honoring Alice Ball for our HBDLadies Series, we have yet another woman whose accomplishments were hidden from history. Too often women's role in history is left unwritten, their accomplishments forgotten, or...

Margherita Hack Born: June 12, 1922 Florence, Italy Known for: Astrophysicist and scientific disseminator.  Margherita Hack was known as the "Lady of the Stars" and spent her long career as an astronomer who focused on stellar spectroscopy and radio astronomy. Along with over 200 scientific papers to her name,...

Isabella Tod Born: May 18, 1836 Edinburgh, Scotland Known For: Women's Rights Activist and Suffragette When I went to research Isabella Tod, a renowned women's rights activist in Northern Ireland, I found a wonderful short documentary made in 2013 by the BBC. Instead of writing a short blog in...

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