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Women in Aviation

Woman Ascends in a Balloon - 1851

Women have been flying since 1784, when Elisabeth Thible became the first woman to fly -- in a hot air balloon.  Read about some other women pilots who've made history.

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Alice Duer Miller

Alice Duer Miller: profile of Alice Duer Miller, a journalist and writer known for satirical poems advocating woman suffrage.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

An illustrated biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady and editor.

Lucy Burns

Lucy Burns was a key organizer and participant in the more militant wing of the American suffrage movement, helping to win passage of the 19th Amendment.

Beatrix Potter

The life of Beatrix Potter, from solitary childhood to naturalist to author to farmer.

Helen Thomas Quotes

Quotes by Helen Thomas - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.

Lizzie Borden

Learn more about Lizzie Borden, accused (and acquitted) murderer of her father and stepmother. Did she really kill them with an axe?

Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls 1848 saw the first meeting of women and a few men to call for rights for women. The Seneca Falls meeting is often seen as the kick-off of the women's rights movement -- the first wave of feminism.

Anti-Suffrage Cartoon, Circa 1909

Making fun of women voting was a common anti-suffrage theme before women got the vote.

July 11

July 11 - birthdates of notable women and other important events, plus quote for the day

Mary McLeod Bethune Facts

A short biographical profile of Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and racial justice advocate. She was born on July 10, 1875. You'll also find quotes by Mary McLeod Bethune and a full biography.

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