Kate Barnard First woman in America to be elected to a statewide office. This amazing woman was elected before women could vote. She was a major influence on the Constitution of the new state of Oklahoma. She was able to get 30 laws passed to protect prisoners, the poor, orphans, union members, Native Americans, etc. When she died sick and alone, corrupt politicians arranged her burial in an unmarked grave. Going in History > Women's History.
Marianne Cohen was a member of a Jewish resistance group who was caught in May 1944 while smuggling children to Switzerland. She was brutally tortured but did not give away the names of her superiors. In July 1944 Marianne was executed by the Germans. The children were saved. #WomensDay #wmnhist
Ann Bassett (May 12, 1878 - May 8, 1956), also known as Queen Ann Bassett. ~ She was a prominent female rancher of the Old West who was an associate of outlaws, particularly Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Her and Butch Cassidy began dating when she was 15.
Mary Harris Jones (Mother Jones), The Most Dangerous Woman in America... She was denounced on the floor of the United States Senate as the "grandmother of all agitators," and replied: "I hope to live long enough to be the great-grandmother of all agitators." Her motto: "Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living."
Windshield wiper inventor Mary Anderson 1866-1953. In a visit to New York City in the winter, she observed that the motorman drove with the front window open because the windshield had falling sleet. Home in Alabama she hired a designer for a hand-operated device to keep a windshield clear and had a local company produce a working model. She applied for, and in 1903, got, a 17-year patent for a windshield wiper.