Elizabeth Shoaf, kidnapped, forced to dig the bunker where she was held captive and raped by Vinson Filyaw, AND strapped to a bomb. She had the nerve to steal his cellphone and call home, giving enough details on where she was so the police could come find her.
Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down… And shot off their testicles. “The old lady spent a week hunting those men down and, when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way,” said police investigator Evan Delp. (Rest of story below) ...
Frances Glessner Lee (March 25, 1878 – Jan. 27, 1962) was a sheltered heiress, forbidden by her parents to attend college, who revolutionized crime scene investigation. She founded Harvard's department of legal medicine, the first program in the nation for forensic pathology. She was the first woman to become a police captain in the U.S. Her crime-scene dioramas are still used to train police.
19 Powerful Photos From The Early Struggle For LGBT Rights
"It was the summer of 1905. At the races in Auteuil (near Paris) a woman appeared wearing trousers in public for the first time. Her name is unknown, but this is a picture of her. Police men had to protect her against the curiosity and outrage of the crowd. "
Dr Grace Murray Hopper, a rear admiral in the US navy, was also a computer scientist who invented COBOL, “the first user-friendly business computer software program”. She was also the first person to use to term “bug” to describe a glitch in a computer system, after finding an actual moth causing trouble in her computer.
Margaret Knight received her patent for a machine that could produce square-bottomed bags in 1871, after a long legal battle with a fellow machinist, Charles Anan, who tried to steal her work by arguing that such a brilliant invention could not possibly have been invented by a girl.