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Nettie Maria Stevens Made History Discovering How Sex Is Determined

Complete the History Books: Nettie Stevens discovered the genetic basis for sex determination and the credit has been given to a man - even my very enlightened Biology Teacher husband was surprised by this one.

WHAT?? Feodor Vassilyev  (c. 1707[1]-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy.

Feodor Vassilyev (c. was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, s

On Sept. 24, 1944, 1st Lt. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the C-47 ran low on fuel. The pilot made a forced landing in a small clearing on Bellona Island. During the landing, a piece of metal severed the trachea of one patient. Hawkins kept the man's throat clear of blood with makeshift tubing until aid arrived 19 hours later. All of her patients survived. Hawkins received the Distinguished Flying Cross for her bravery.

“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.

To my Math Champion and Multi-Lingual HBIC, B.K.S.-Can't wait to see yours!18 Inventions By Women That Changed The World.

18 Inventions By Women That Changed The World

To my Math Champion and Multi-Lingual HBIC, B.-Can't wait to see yours! 18 Inventions By Women That Changed The World.

Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female physician in the United States in 1849.

Elizabeth Blackwell was rejected by over 19 medical schools, but was finally accepted by Geneva Medical College in NY. She graduated in 1849 to become the first female doctor in history.

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goldstarprivilege: “ muchymozzarella: “ afunnyfeminist: “ ghastderp: “ i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day. Notice the words “Not all men are like.

WWII US Medal of Freedom Recipient: The White Mouse, Nancy Wake (1912 - 2011)

WWII US Medal of Freedom Recipient: The White Mouse, Nancy Wake (1912 - 2011)

Nancy Wake - a British agent during the later part of World War II. She became a leading figure in the maquis groups of the French Resistance and was one of the Allies' most decorated servicewomen of the war. By Wake was the Gestapo's most wanted person.

Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States (and who had great taste in hats). Her running mate, interestingly enough, was Frederick Douglass, the first African-American to run for Vice President.

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement. In Woodhull was the first female candidate for President of the United States.

The Queen on the day of her Diamond Jubilee Celebration

A Diamond Jubilee portrait, taken by the photographer Gustav Mullins, depicts Queen Victoria as she appeared on the day of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations on 22 June Supplied by Royal Collection Trust, © HM Queen Elizabeth II RCIN 2105789

“It is my personal opinion that ratification of the ERA is the single most important step that our nation can take to extend equal opportunity to all Americans.” - First Lady Betty Ford (photo: The Ford Library)

First Lady Betty Ford expressing her support for the Equal Rights Amendment in Hollywood, Florida, (National Archives, Ford Presidential Library, ARC

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