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.
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
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.