Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38 by julianne
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julianne Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38
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Helen Richey (1909-1947) was a pioneering female aviator, first woman to be hired as a pilot by a commercial airline in the US by Eva0707
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Eva0707 Helen Richey (1909-1947) was a pioneering female aviator, first woman to be hired as a pilot by a commercial airline in the US
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Amelia Earhart: The most famous woman pilot of her era, she was a promoter of women’s careers in aviation and one of the founders of the Ninety-Nines, the first professional organization of women pilots. Her disappearance in 1937 during an around-the-world flight attempt sent shockwaves through the aviation community. Speculation about what happened to her is widespread nearly three quarters of a century later. by julianne
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julianne Amelia Earhart: The most famous woman pilot of her era, she was a promoter of women’s careers in aviation and one of the founders of the Ninety-Nines, the first professional organization of women pilots. Her disappearance in 1937 during an around-the-world flight attempt sent shockwaves through the aviation community. Speculation about what happened to her is widespread nearly three quarters of a century later.
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Amy Johnson  A pilot for the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War, Johnson made history in 1930 when she became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. by julianne
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julianne Amy Johnson A pilot for the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War, Johnson made history in 1930 when she became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.
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Maureen Dunlop leaving the cockpit of a plane she had just flown in 1944. The female pilots of the British Air Transport Auxiliary flew Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to air bases in England during WWII. by Kempton
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Kempton Maureen Dunlop leaving the cockpit of a plane she had just flown in 1944. The female pilots of the British Air Transport Auxiliary flew Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to air bases in England during WWII.
Persons of Interest
03 Apr 44: 24 year old aviator Evelyn Sharp, one of the original Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) pilots, is killed in Pennsylvania in the crash of a twin engine P-38 Lightning. At the time of her death she was a squadron commander, only three flights from her fifth rating, the highest certificate then available to women. #WWII #History by debra
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debra 03 Apr 44: 24 year old aviator Evelyn Sharp, one of the original Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) pilots, is killed in Pennsylvania in the crash of a twin engine P-38 Lightning. At the time of her death she was a squadron commander, only three flights from her fifth rating, the highest certificate then available to women. #WWII #History
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Amelia Earhart.   In 1932 Earhart—with her leather jacket, scarf and close-cropped hair—became the first female aviator to fly a solo transatlantic flight, redefining expectations of women along the way. Though the 39-year-old disappeared in 1937 during a flight around the world, she still serves as a reminder of female fearlessness. - Amy Spencer, Glamour Magazine 2009 by jem.stone
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jem.stone Amelia Earhart. In 1932 Earhart—with her leather jacket, scarf and close-cropped hair—became the first female aviator to fly a solo transatlantic flight, redefining expectations of women along the way. Though the 39-year-old disappeared in 1937 during a flight around the world, she still serves as a reminder of female fearlessness. - Amy Spencer, Glamour Magazine 2009
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Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared her worst suffering if her physician had been a woman. She became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register by Wirth, L
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Wirth, L Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared her worst suffering if her physician had been a woman. She became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register
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Another hero of the French Resistance during World War II and decorated for saving the lives of U.S. soldiers shot down behind enemy lines was Micheline Blum-Picard. Only eighteen-years-old when she first became involved in the Resistance, Blum-Picard started by carrying messages taped to her back and then progressed to photographing inside factories damaged by bombing raids  By D-Day, however, she was carrying a rifle, a pistol, and a hand grenade wherever she went. by jacklyn
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jacklyn Another hero of the French Resistance during World War II and decorated for saving the lives of U.S. soldiers shot down behind enemy lines was Micheline Blum-Picard. Only eighteen-years-old when she first became involved in the Resistance, Blum-Picard started by carrying messages taped to her back and then progressed to photographing inside factories damaged by bombing raids By D-Day, however, she was carrying a rifle, a pistol, and a hand grenade wherever she went.
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WWII -- original caption: "Willa Beatrice Brown, a 31-year-old Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces. She is the first Negro woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol." by lou
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lou WWII -- original caption: "Willa Beatrice Brown, a 31-year-old Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces. She is the first Negro woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol."
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WWII -- original caption: "Willa Beatrice Brown, a 31-year-old Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces. She is the first Negro woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol." by lou
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lou WWII -- original caption: "Willa Beatrice Brown, a 31-year-old Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces. She is the first Negro woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol."
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Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. Coleman became a role model for women and African Americans. by kelli
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kelli Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. Coleman became a role model for women and African Americans.
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Amelia Earhart. Famous for becoming the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She disappeared in 1937 while flying over the Pacific Ocean. A large search party was ordered by FDR to scour the ocean, but to no avail. She was declared legally deceased in 1939. by maria.t.rogers
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maria.t.rogers Amelia Earhart. Famous for becoming the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She disappeared in 1937 while flying over the Pacific Ocean. A large search party was ordered by FDR to scour the ocean, but to no avail. She was declared legally deceased in 1939.
PHOTOS OF PEOPLE: FAMOUS OR OTHERWISE
Ellen Church, circa 1930. In 1930,  Church became the first airline stewardess after convincing Boeing Air Transport that the presence of women nurses would help relieve passenger fears of flying. NASM-A-45935-C by julianne
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julianne Ellen Church, circa 1930. In 1930, Church became the first airline stewardess after convincing Boeing Air Transport that the presence of women nurses would help relieve passenger fears of flying. NASM-A-45935-C
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Amelia Erhart - she was a nurses aid in Toronto, CA during WW1. Many of her patients were pilots. by lucinda
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lucinda Amelia Erhart - she was a nurses aid in Toronto, CA during WW1. Many of her patients were pilots.
Interesting Interior
Dr. Bethenia Owens, the West Coast's First Female Doctor. Amazing story.   Married at 14, she tolerated a worthless husband for 4 years, until in 1858, he “whipped my baby (who was around 24 months old at the time) unmercifully, and struck and choked me.”  Then she left him. And became an extremely hard working woman, teaching and dressmaking, sending her son George to Berkley when he was 14. He became a doctor. And then, she did too. by carolyn
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carolyn Dr. Bethenia Owens, the West Coast's First Female Doctor. Amazing story. Married at 14, she tolerated a worthless husband for 4 years, until in 1858, he “whipped my baby (who was around 24 months old at the time) unmercifully, and struck and choked me.” Then she left him. And became an extremely hard working woman, teaching and dressmaking, sending her son George to Berkley when he was 14. He became a doctor. And then, she did too.
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Charlotte E. Ray Esq - Jan 13, 1850 -Jan 4, 1911 was the first African American female lawyer in the US: The first women to practice and argue in the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. She attended a school called the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth in Washington, D.C and became a teacher at Howard University. She attended Howard's law school and graduated on February 27, 1872. She was the first woman to graduate from the Howard by rochelle
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rochelle Charlotte E. Ray Esq - Jan 13, 1850 -Jan 4, 1911 was the first African American female lawyer in the US: The first women to practice and argue in the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. She attended a school called the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth in Washington, D.C and became a teacher at Howard University. She attended Howard's law school and graduated on February 27, 1872. She was the first woman to graduate from the Howard
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Emmeline Pankhurst was a militant woman suffrage organiser in England in the early C20th Born Emmeline Goulden, she married Richard Pankhurst, a lawyer. He was a friend of John Stuart Mill (author of The Subjection of Women). Richard Pankhurst was the author of the first British woman suffrage bill and of the Married Women's Property Acts of 1870 and 1882. Emmeline Pankhurst became active in the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies.In 1889, she founded the Women's Franchise League by keisha
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keisha Emmeline Pankhurst was a militant woman suffrage organiser in England in the early C20th Born Emmeline Goulden, she married Richard Pankhurst, a lawyer. He was a friend of John Stuart Mill (author of The Subjection of Women). Richard Pankhurst was the author of the first British woman suffrage bill and of the Married Women's Property Acts of 1870 and 1882. Emmeline Pankhurst became active in the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies.In 1889, she founded the Women's Franchise League
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Margaret Bourke-White logged a staggering number of firsts. As a pioneering photojournalist, she was among the first staff photographers hired at LIFE and she took its first cover photo. by vladtodd
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vladtodd Margaret Bourke-White logged a staggering number of firsts. As a pioneering photojournalist, she was among the first staff photographers hired at LIFE and she took its first cover photo.
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"Florence Mills in 1923. She was born in 1895, to ex-slaves in a Washington, D.C. slum. By the age of four, she was performing on stage. By the 1920s, she was the toast of Broadway and London and the first black woman featured in Vogue.   Her trademark song, ‘I'm a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird’ was a protest against racial inequality. Mills died in 1927, aged only 31." by meagan
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meagan "Florence Mills in 1923. She was born in 1895, to ex-slaves in a Washington, D.C. slum. By the age of four, she was performing on stage. By the 1920s, she was the toast of Broadway and London and the first black woman featured in Vogue. Her trademark song, ‘I'm a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird’ was a protest against racial inequality. Mills died in 1927, aged only 31."
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Yoga vs weightlifting - this woman lifted weights for 15 years and quit when she became a yoga instructor. She hasn't lifted weights since and feels better than ever by shopportunity
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shopportunity Yoga vs weightlifting - this woman lifted weights for 15 years and quit when she became a yoga instructor. She hasn't lifted weights since and feels better than ever
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Junko Tabei (born September 22, 1939) is a Japanese mountain-climber who, on May 16, 1975, became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She was also the first woman to summit the highest peaks on all seven continents. by maureen
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maureen Junko Tabei (born September 22, 1939) is a Japanese mountain-climber who, on May 16, 1975, became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She was also the first woman to summit the highest peaks on all seven continents.
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Borely Rectory - On 9 June 1927, the rector, Harry Bull, died and the rectory again became vacant. In the following year, on 2 October, the Reverend Guy Eric Smith and his wife moved into the home. One day, soon after moving in, Mrs Smith was cleaning out a cupboard when she came across a brown paper package, inside which was the skull of a young woman. Shortly after, the family would report a variety of incidents including the sounds of servant by meagan
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meagan Borely Rectory - On 9 June 1927, the rector, Harry Bull, died and the rectory again became vacant. In the following year, on 2 October, the Reverend Guy Eric Smith and his wife moved into the home. One day, soon after moving in, Mrs Smith was cleaning out a cupboard when she came across a brown paper package, inside which was the skull of a young woman. Shortly after, the family would report a variety of incidents including the sounds of servant
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“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. Despite her age, she never missed a day of work in the ten years she carried the mail and earned the nickname “Stagecoach” for her reliability. by serena.thomas.125
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serena.thomas.125 “Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. Despite her age, she never missed a day of work in the ten years she carried the mail and earned the nickname “Stagecoach” for her reliability.
"Florence Mills in 1923. She was born in 1895, to ex-slaves in a Washington, D.C. slum. By the age of four, she was performing on stage. By the 1920s, she was the toast of Broadway and London and the first black woman featured in Vogue. Her trademark song, ‘I'm a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird’ was a protest against racial inequality. Mills died in 1927, aged only 31." by meagan
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meagan "Florence Mills in 1923. She was born in 1895, to ex-slaves in a Washington, D.C. slum. By the age of four, she was performing on stage. By the 1920s, she was the toast of Broadway and London and the first black woman featured in Vogue. Her trademark song, ‘I'm a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird’ was a protest against racial inequality. Mills died in 1927, aged only 31."
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Krystyna Skarbek: (born 1908 & died 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent. She became celebrated especially for her daring exploits in intelligence and irregular-warfare missions in Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She became a British agent months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and was one of the longest-serving of all Britain’s wartime women agents. by Eva0707
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Eva0707 Krystyna Skarbek: (born 1908 & died 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent. She became celebrated especially for her daring exploits in intelligence and irregular-warfare missions in Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She became a British agent months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and was one of the longest-serving of all Britain’s wartime women agents.
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Meet the “Chinese Joan of Arc,” Qiu Jin (秋瑾) (1875-1907), a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. She was the first woman to lead an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, for which she was arrested and executed. She became the first female martyr for China’s 1911 by lilly
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lilly Meet the “Chinese Joan of Arc,” Qiu Jin (秋瑾) (1875-1907), a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. She was the first woman to lead an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, for which she was arrested and executed. She became the first female martyr for China’s 1911
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Jane M. Bolin was the first Black woman graduate of Yale Law School and the first Black woman in the United States to become a judge. She is pictured here in July 1939, shortly after her appointment by New York City mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia, which made news all over the world. Judge Bolin retired in 1979 after 40 years as a judge - but only because she had reached the mandatory retirement age of 70. She died at age 98 in 2007. by ruthie
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ruthie Jane M. Bolin was the first Black woman graduate of Yale Law School and the first Black woman in the United States to become a judge. She is pictured here in July 1939, shortly after her appointment by New York City mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia, which made news all over the world. Judge Bolin retired in 1979 after 40 years as a judge - but only because she had reached the mandatory retirement age of 70. She died at age 98 in 2007.
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Natalie McDonald, who appears on page 159 (180 in American version)of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire, was a real person. She was a nine-year-old girl from Toronto, Canada, who was dying of leukemia. She wrote to JK Rowling asking what was going to happen in the next Harry Potter book as she would not live long enough to read it. JK Rowling emailed back, but Natalie had died a day earlier. In tribute, she became a first-year student at Hogwarts named by the Sorting Hat in Gryffindor - by darlene
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darlene Natalie McDonald, who appears on page 159 (180 in American version)of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire, was a real person. She was a nine-year-old girl from Toronto, Canada, who was dying of leukemia. She wrote to JK Rowling asking what was going to happen in the next Harry Potter book as she would not live long enough to read it. JK Rowling emailed back, but Natalie had died a day earlier. In tribute, she became a first-year student at Hogwarts named by the Sorting Hat in Gryffindor -
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Matilde Moisant, 1911. Moisant was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. She flew in aviation meets by SayaValentine
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SayaValentine Matilde Moisant, 1911. Moisant was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. She flew in aviation meets
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Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1935. "[Earhart] found time for projects, especially those that advanced women’s progress in society. During this period she became close friends with first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The two women shared a similar sense of independence and supported each other’s causes. Earhart was a frequent visitor to the White House. She supported the first lady’s efforts to improve the lives of working women and joined her campaign to promote world peace." by julianne
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julianne Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1935. "[Earhart] found time for projects, especially those that advanced women’s progress in society. During this period she became close friends with first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The two women shared a similar sense of independence and supported each other’s causes. Earhart was a frequent visitor to the White House. She supported the first lady’s efforts to improve the lives of working women and joined her campaign to promote world peace."
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