Ellen Ochoa, astronaut, but not only

Ellen Ochoa, astronaut, but not only

Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina to go in spaceEllen Ochoa was born in Los Angeles on May 10, 1958. She is an American astronaut and was chief executive and the first Hispanic woman to enter space. She then became director of NASA Johnson Space Center. Important dates...
Rosa Parks, civil rights activist.

Rosa Parks, civil rights activist.

Rosa parks, civil rights activistRosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to give a white passenger seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her rebellion caused a boycott of the Montgomery bus. His success initiated a nationwide effort to end racial...
Mata Hari, from dancer to French intelligence

Mata Hari, from dancer to French intelligence

Mata Hari, from dancer to French intelligenceIn 1917, Mata Hari was accused of being a double agent for Germany. She was executed by a French firing squad on October 15th. Important dates August 7th, 1876: birth of Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, Leeuwarden, Netherlands...
Simone Veil, first President of the European Parliament

Simone Veil, first President of the European Parliament

Simone Veil, France's most popular politicians Simone Veil was a Holocaust surviver and guaranteed fundamental rights for women, and was a model of dedication. Important dates July 13th, 1927: birth of Simone Annie Liline Jacob (Veil) at Nice. 1943: she was arrested...
Maya Angelou, journalist and poetess

Maya Angelou, journalist and poetess

Maya Angelou, journalist and poetess Important dates April 4, 1928: Birth of Marguerite Johnson in St Louis, Missourri 1940: She moved to San Fransisco 1954-55: Toured in 22 countries 1959: Was introduced to the “Civil Rights Movement” and became...
Chiaki Mukai, surgeon and astronaut

Chiaki Mukai, surgeon and astronaut

Chiaki Mukai, surgeon and astronautJapan, since the industrial revolution, is known as the perfect “mix of tradition and modernity”. However, in 1950 a woman was still expected to become a wife, a mother and run the household. But not Chiaki Mukai. Important dates 6...