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Alice Paul went on a hunger strike where she was force fed raw eggs (down her nose) until she vomited blood. She was then put into a sanitorium with the hopes of being declared insane. Her doctors reply said, Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity. Suffrage passed 3 years later.

Alice Stokes Paul - was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and the main leader and strategist of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.

The Woman who Fell From the Sky - read the story about: Juliane Koepcke, 17, was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground still strapped to her chair and lived. However, she had to endure a 9-day walk through the Amazon jungle before being rescued by loggers. She was the sole survivor of 93 passengers and crew in the December 24, 1971, crash of LANSA Flight 508.

The Woman Who Fell to Earth

The Woman who Fell From the Sky - read the story about: Juliane Koepcke, 17, was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground still strapped to her chair and lived. However, she had to endure a 9-day walk through the Amazon jungle before being rescued by loggers. She was the sole survivor of 93 passengers and crew in the December 24, 1971, crash of LANSA Flight 508.

On 24 Sept. 1944, 1st Lt. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the C-47 made a forced landing. During the landing, a propeller tore through the fuselage and severed the trachea of one patient. She made a suction tube from various items including the inflation tube from a Mae West. With this, she kept the man’s throat clear of blood for 19 hours. All of her patients survived. For her actions, she received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

“On Sept. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the ran low on fuel. The pilot made a forced landing in a small clearing.

Nannie Helen Burroughs, (1879-1961) -  Influential African American educator, orator, religious leader and businesswoman who gained national recognition at the National Baptist Convention in 1900 with her speech "How the Sisters Are Hindered from Helping."

Nannie Helen Burroughs (born May was an African American educator, orator, religious leader, and businesswoman. She gained national recognition for her 1900 speech She founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, DC in

Love these photos from women's suffragist movement. Great for primary source analysis.

The 100-year mystery of why suffragette Emily Davison threw herself under the king's horse

Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for United States President, ca 1860.

Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Victoria Claflin Woodhull the first woman candidate for President of the United States in 1872 from the Equal Rights Party supporting women's suffrage. This, at a time when women were not even allowed to vote.

Helen “Nellie” Taft - William Howard Taft’s wife was the FIRST first lady to own and drive a car, to ride in her husband’s inaugural parade, to support women's suffrage, to publish her memoirs, to smoke cigarettes, and successfully lobby for safety standards in federal workplaces

Helen “Nellie” Taft - William Howard Taft’s wife was the FIRST first lady to own and drive a car.

"I am not ashamed of the court's verdict. On the contrary, I am proud to have saved the lives of hundreds of oppressed people. My assistance to Jews was rooted in my Christian world outlook… It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calculations? " Paul Grüninger, Swiss border policeman who illegally allowed 3,600 desperate Jews entry to Switzerland. Lost his job and pension, died in poverty.

Paul Grueninger - "It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calcu.

“An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and says, “I was just checking,” Then he dies. We all cry in private. But not in front of the boys. Never in front of the boys.” - June Wandrey, WWII in HD https://www.pinterest.com/atticatalley/history2/

“ “An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and.

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School’s  first female student, was admitted because she was brilliant... and because they didn’t realize she was a woman.

Fe del Mundo - Filipino pediatrician and Harvard Medical School's first female student. She was admitted because she was brilliant.and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines.

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