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Category: Women's History
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On the 175th anniversary of Victoria Woodhull’s birth, learn some surprising facts about the colorful feminist trailblazer.
On the 40th anniversary of the so-called “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match, take a look back at Billie Jean King’s straight-sets victory over self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby Riggs.
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As we honor the historic heights reached by both Valentina Tereshkova and Sally Ride, here’s a look back at 50 years of women in space.
As the U.S. military ends its policy of excluding women from combat, take a look back at women who have served on the front lines throughout history.
As Diana Nyad abandons her swim from Cuba to Key West, take a look back at the first woman to swim the English Channel.
Take a look back at the incredible career of astronaut Sally Ride, who died Monday at age 61.
After the Bataan Peninsula fell in April 1942, a group of Army and Navy nurses continued to perform their duties while imprisoned in a Japanese camp.
Florence Green, the last known veteran of one of the greatest conflicts of the 20th century, died at a nursing home in Norfolk, England, on February 4 at the age of 110.
To commemorate Joan of Arc’s 600th birthday, explore some facts about the legendary “Maid of Orléans” that might come as a surprise.
Scientists have finally named a species for botanist Jeanne Baret, who disguised herself as a man to become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.