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On This Day: Nellie Bly Sets Off on Around-the-World Journey

On This Day: Nellie Bly Sets Off on Around-the-World Journey | Famous Women Biographies | Scoop.it
On Nov. 14, 1889, journalist Nellie Bly set out to circle the globe, seeking to beat the fictional record set by Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days.”
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Dolley Madison Biography

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Learn more about Dolley Madison, who helped to develop American political traditions during the presidencies of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, at Biography.com.
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On This Day: Juliette Gordon Low Founds Girl Scouts

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On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded what would become the Girl Scouts of the USA, the world’s largest voluntary organization for young women.
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Michelle Kwan Biography

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Learn about the career of figure skater Michelle Kwan -- her five World Championships and her Olympic disappointments -- at Biography.com.
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"First Lady" of NASCAR Louise Smith born — History.com This Day in History — 7/31/1916

"First Lady" of NASCAR Louise Smith born — History.com This Day in History — 7/31/1916 | Famous Women Biographies | Scoop.it
On this day in 1916, the future racing legend Louise Smith, who will become the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, is born in Barnesville, Georgia.
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Sojourner Truth Biography (Activist/Orator) — FactMonster.com

Biography of Sojourner Truth, The freed slave and activist who said "Ain't I a Woman?"
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Clara Barton | American Red Cross Founder | Who is Clara Barton

Clara Barton | American Red Cross Founder | Who is Clara Barton | Famous Women Biographies | Scoop.it
Who is Clara Barton? She is the founder of the American Red Cross. Read all about her and her story here.
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Alice Hamilton Biography

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Visit Biography.com and learn more about physician Alice Hamilton, who made the workplace safer through her research in industrial toxicology.
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Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

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A profile of Rosa Parks, the fearless African-American from Alabama who refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger and became an inspiration for the Montgomery bus boycott.
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Jane Goodall, Anthropologist and Ethologist

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A brief biography of Jane Goodall with links to the best Web sites for learning about her life and work with chimpanzees.
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Chloe Cudaback's curator insight, April 10, 2014 4:00 AM

This article is just a great compilation of information regarding the famous anthropologist and ethologist. I feel like people hear the name Jane Goodall and think of chimpanzees, but she has done so much more in addition to her work in Gombe National Park. She is basically an animal rights activist for any kind of animal that is in any kind of danger. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots and Shoots, an organization that has began to involved young people in the fight to save the planet and everything natural on it. 

She is truly inspiring and I am working to also become and anthropologist and ethologist. I hope to cross paths with her at some time in my life !

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JK Rowling

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A biography of famed Harry Potter author J.K Rowling describing her rags-to-riches trasnformation, writing, critics, and plans for the future.
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Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Blackwell, First Female Physician in the U.S.

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In honor of Elizabeth Blackwell’s February 3 birthday, findingDulcinea looks at her pioneering work as a medical student, practitioner and educator.
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Rachel Carson Biography

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Rachel Carson warned the world of the dire environmental impact of fertilizers and pesticides in her influential work Silent Spring. Read more at Biography.com
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Marie Curie Biography

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Explore the scientific mind of Marie Curie, two-time Nobel Prize winner whose work led to the discovery of radioactivity. Learn more on Biography.com.
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Happy Birthday, Jane Addams, Social Settlement Worker

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An overview of the life of Jane Addams, including insight into her revolutionary societal contributions, with links to bios and her written work.
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St. James, Lyn – FREE St. James, Lyn information | Encyclopedia.com: Find St. James, Lyn research

St. James, Lyn – FREE St. James, Lyn information | Encyclopedia.com: Find St. James, Lyn research | Famous Women Biographies | Scoop.it
St. James, Lyn – Encyclopedia.com has St. James, Lyn articles, St. James, Lyn pictures, video and information at Encyclopedia.com - a FREE online library
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Happy Birthday, Helen Keller, Blind and Deaf Author and Activist

Happy Birthday, Helen Keller, Blind and Deaf Author and Activist | Famous Women Biographies | Scoop.it
On her June 27 birthday, a profile of Helen Keller, who learned to speak, read and write after losing her own hearing and sight at just 19 months of age.
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