women in history Tag

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...

Elizabeth Jane Cochran "Nellie Bly" Born: May 5, 1864 Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania, USA Known For: Investigative journalist and writer Nellie Bly is one of those famous names that many people know, but few people know the story behind. In celebrating her birthday with this blog, we wanted to shed...

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