First woman Arctic explorer, Josephine Peary, wife of Robert Peary, was a First Lady of the Arctic, “Mother of the Snow Baby,” and a veteran of half a dozen polar expeditions who’d outlived her husband by three decades.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS Drivers were skeptical when Mary Anderson invented the first manual windshield wipers in 1903. They thought it was safer to drive with rain and snow obscuring the road than to pull a lever to clear it. (Another woman inventor, Charlotte Bridgwood, invented an automatic version with an electric roller in 1917. It didn't take off, either.) But by the time Anderson's patent expired in 1920, windshield wipers were cleaning up. Cadillac was the first to include them in…
collections.mohistory.org Phoebe Couzins was born in STL in 1842. She blazed trails for women as the 3rd female law graduate in the U.S., the first female U.S. Marshall, the first female to address a presidential nominating convention and the first woman to pass the bar in Utah, Arkansas, the Dakotas and the federal courts. collections.mohistory.org
Pearl Louella Kendrick (August 24, 1890 – October 8, 1980) was an American bacteriologist. Kendrick is known for co-developing the first vaccine for whooping cough. She also contributed to the promotion of international vaccine standards.
Aiding in the abolition of slavery is Harriett Beecher Stowe's, Uncle Tom's Cabin. According to legend, Abraham Lincoln greeted Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862 by saying "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great [Civil] war." Truly one of history's finest depiction of American slavery.