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Lisa Ben, editor of the first lesbian magazine

Lisa Ben, editor of the first lesbian magazine

Lisa Ben, was one of the first lesbian celebrity who created Vice Versa and wrote parodic song.  Important dates November 7, 1921: birth of Edith D. Eyde  in San Fransisco, California. 1940's: composing music and singing in Lesbian bars 1947: publish the first of nine...

Ellen Ochoa, astronaut, but not only

Ellen Ochoa, astronaut, but not only

Ellen 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 May 10, 1958: birth of Ellen Ochoa, Los...

Rosa Parks, civil rights activist.

Rosa Parks, civil rights activist.

Rosa 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 segregation of public...

Mata Hari, from dancer to French intelligence

Mata Hari, from dancer to French intelligence

In 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 1895:  Margaretha married Rudolf MacLoed 1905:...

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 journalist 1981: Became a professor at the Wake Forest...

Chiaki Mukai, surgeon and astronaut

Chiaki Mukai, surgeon and astronaut

Japan, 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 May, 1952 : birth of Chiaki Mukai in...

Marie Curie, winner of two Nobel prizes.

Marie Curie, winner of two Nobel prizes.

All her life, Marie Skłodowska was considered a prodigy. She studied at the Russian lycée at the age of 16 and was forced to start working because of her father’s poor money management. Important dates November 7, 1867 : Marie Curie was born (Maria Salomea Skłodowska)...

Rose Valland, or how to save 60 000 works of art

Rose Valland, or how to save 60 000 works of art

Or how did a curator help save more than 60,000 works of art divided during the Nazi occupation?Or how did a curator help save more than 60,000 works of art divided during the Nazi occupation?Important dates November 1, 1898: Birth in St-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs 1914:...

Hedy Lamarr, star of glamour and science

Hedy Lamarr, star of glamour and science

Hedy Lamarr is famous for her acting. But her contribution to the modern world is priceless. Let's meet with the amazing Hollywood star who invented WiFi...Important dates November 9, 1914: birth of Hedwig Kiesler in Vienna, Austria 1930: first movies under the...

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