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Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo 51’ informed Crick and Watson of DNA’s double helix structure for which they were awarded a Nobel Prize. Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, aged 37, her contribution to DNA’s discovery story unacknowledged.

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Marie Curie: the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences.

Claus von Stauffenberg, German patriot who plotted to kill Hitler to save his nation and stop the mass murders of innocent people Good

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14 Badass Historical Women To Name Your Daughters After

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Thomas Edison (left) and Henry Ford (right)

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18 Inventions By Women That Changed The World

Do you like beer? And fire escapes? Thank a woman.

Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer of the Apollo Project, stands next to the code she wrote by hand and that was used to take humanity to the moon. [1969] 55 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

We have always known Mother Teresa as an old wrinkled woman. This is a pic of a beautiful 18 year old Mother Teresa.

In 1936, Hitler hosted the Olympics in Berlin, intending for them to be a showcase of Aryan supremacy. American Jesse Owens shattered that goal when he won four gold medals in track & field.