Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858), Austrian explorer and author; within 16 years she travelled 19,996 miles (32,180 km) and 150,000 nautical miles, circling the world twice
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Hannah Höch a été une des rares artistes féminines à participer au mouvement Dada. Comme imprimeur, peintre, collagiste, and photomontagiste, Höch a fait partie de la renaissance intellectuelle de Weimar ainsi que du cercle dadaïste berlinois. Ses oeuvres ont documenté l'agitation politique et sociale issue de la Première Guerre mondiale, ainsi que les problèmes associés à l'accès au vote des femmes, à leur indépendance financière et à leur libération sexuelle.
Geraldine "Jerrie" Fredritz Mock (born November 22, 1925 in Newark, Ohio) was the first woman to fly solo around the world. The trip ended April 17, 1964 and took 29 days, 21 stopovers and almost 22,860 miles
Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier (1912-1996) was a member of the resistance until 1942 when she was arrested, and sent first to Birkenau on 24 Jan 1943, then Ravensbruck. Marie-Claude remained at Ravensbruck even after the war, caring for the sick until the last POW left. Her powerful testimony at Nuremberg was devastating to the defence. Afterward, she slowly walked past the Nazis, looked each one in the eye, effectively unnerving them. Most bowed their heads; others, unrepentant, did not.
Sir Sandford Fleming. This Scottish-Canadian was an inventor of timezones, explorer, engineer
Helen Harrison-Bristol (1909 - 1995) was a pioneering Canadian female civil aviation instructor and the first Canadian Air Transport Auxiliary ferry pilot during Second World War. Google Image Result for http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/album/watermark.php%3Ffile%3D11805
Martha Coston developed signal flares that are still used by the U.S. Navy today. At the age of 21, Martha J. Coston found herself widowed with four children to support. Her husband, a former naval scientist had plans for a pyrotechnic (signal) flare in his notebook & she decided that she could design a signal flare that would work, using fireworks technology as the basis of her design.
As a child, Hillary Clinton wrote to NASA inquiring on how to become an astronaut - NASA replied, saying girls could not be astronauts.