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A Bride and Her Bridesmaids, 1851. Daguerreotype Smithsonian American Art Museum

Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes A Bride and Her Bridesmaids 1851 Daguerreotype Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase made possible by Walter Beck,

Man Sweeping Floor of New York Stock Exchange after Crash. 1929.

Monoculture: How Our Era’s Dominant Story Shapes Our Lives

A man sweeps the floor of the New York Stock Exchange the day after the crash, October

This is the only probable picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. Not only was she the first detective, but she even went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D.C. to take office. She was best known for being a master of disguise, able to switch from Union soldier, to Southern debutante, to a harmless grandmother.

This is probably the only picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. She went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D. to take office.

Girls being sent home from school in 1946 for wearing "dungarees" and "slickers".

Original caption: "Girls being sent home from McKinley High School in Chicago for wearing 'dungarees' and 'slickers' "

Cornelia Clark Fort -  On December 7, 1941, Cornelia Fort was giving a flying lesson in the air over Honolulu’s civilian airport as the Japanese flew in to bomb Pearl Harbor on the other side of the island, shooting at her plane along the way.

Cornelia Fort became the American woman pilot in a combat zone while flying over Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. She was killed in March

Jacob Parrot and the “Great Locomotive Chase” (Awarded the very first Medal of Honor) Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. During the Civil War, he served as a member of Company K, 33d Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Jacob, along with 22 other...

iJacob Parrott was the first recipient of the Medal of Honor, 151 years ago today. Parrott was one of 22 men who infiltrated Confederate lines and hijacked a locomotive before being captured and imprisoned.

Flood Wall Street Protesters Assemble In New York (PHOTOS)

the public is endangered by radiation pollution from the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) held a one-hour vigil Tuesday at the AEC Rocky Flats plant in Denver, Co.

“On December 26, 1971, fifteen VVAW activists barricaded and occupied the Statue of Liberty for two days in a successful attempt to bring attention to the antiwar cause. VVAW occupied the Statue of Liberty a second time in 1976 to bring renewed attention to veteran issues.”

Fifteen Vietnam Veterans Against the War occupied the Statue of Liberty for two days. December 26 1971 x

Truth. Then and Now.  “No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex.” Susan B. Anthony, 1872.

An Open Letter to Republican Women

"No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex." -- Susan B. Anthony, 1872 The conservative party wants to protect women and the unborn.

Two nurses from the National Air Raid Precautions Animal Committee bringing an injured Airedale Terrier, injured during an air raid, to an animal hospital, 1940.

Workers with the National Air Raid Precautions Animal Committee carry an Airedale, injured during an air raid, into an animal hospital — England, 1940

Dottie Kamenshek was called the best player in women's baseball and was once recruited to play for a men's professional team.    (National Baseball Hall Of Fame Library

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Dottie Kamenshek was called the best player in women's baseball and was once recruited to play for a men's professional team. (National Baseball Hall Of Fame Library) All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player.

The pledge of our grandparents. "The original Bellamy salute, first described in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, who authored the original Pledge, began with a military salute, and after reciting the words "to the flag," the arm was extended toward the flag.  In World War II, the salute too much resembled the Nazi salute, so it was changed to keep the right hand over the heart throughout."

Before American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy salute. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi's Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to placing a hand over the heart. Search Frances Bellamy or Bellamy salute

One of the seven founders: Benjamin Piatt Runkle, age 21, c. 1857.  Became a Union general.

Benjamin Piatt Runkle, age c. Union general and as the founder of the Sigma Chi fraternity, the original frat boy. Submitted by dynamoe. 1857 and he is still sexy.

A young Theodore Roosevelt, ca.1875  Nice sideburns...

Theodore Roosevelt, September 1875

Apparently there used to be a rule that to be President you had to be hot. This is a young Teddy Roosevelt folks. ooooh that's why they named the Teddy Bear after him.

If you are reading this, thank this woman. Her name is Grace Hopper, and she is one of the most under appreciated computer scientists ever. You think Gates and Jobs were cool? THIS WOMEN WORKED ON COMPUTERS WHEN THEY TOOK UP ROOMS. She invented the first compiler, which is a program that translates a computer language like Java or C++ into machine code, called assembly, that can be read by a processor. Every single program you use, every OS and server, was made possible by her first…

One Cool Way To Learn More About Women in Science

GRACE HOPPER (computer scientist, invented the first compiler which is a program that translates a computer language like Java into machine code, every single program and operating system computers use today was made possible by her first compiler)

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