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Chavela Vargas (April 17, 1919 – August 5, 2012) defied gender stereotypes to become one of the most legendary singers in Mexico. She rose to fame flouting the Roman Catholic country's preconceptions of what it meant to be a female singer: singing lusty "ranchera" songs while wearing men's clothes, carrying a pistol, drinking heavily & smoking cigars. She refused to change the pronouns in love songs about women. Many of her versions of passionate Mexican folk songs are considered definitive.

Chavela Vargas (April 17, 1919 – August 5, 2012) defied gender stereotypes to become one of the most legendary singers in Mexico. She rose to fame flouting the Roman Catholic country's preconceptions of what it meant to be a female singer: singing lusty "ranchera" songs while wearing men's clothes, carrying a pistol, drinking heavily & smoking cigars. She refused to change the pronouns in love songs about women. Many of her versions of passionate Mexican folk songs are considered definitive.

Young Mother Teresa

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, who became Mother Teresa Amazing photo of Mother Teresa as a girl. She was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five.

Alice Stokes Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977) was an American suffragist and women's rights activist. As the main leader and strategist of the campaign, along with Lucy Burns and others, she led a successful campaign for women's suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

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.

Rosella Bjornson (b. 1947 Lethbridge, Alberta)   At 17 she completed her Private Pilot's License in just 2 months! In 1973 she was hired as a First Officer with Transair. She was the first woman to be hired by a commercial air line in Canada and first female member of the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association.  In 1990 she became the first woman to be promoted to Captain with a major Canadian air carrier. She is a member of the Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.

Rosella Bjornson (b. 1947 Lethbridge, Alberta) At 17 she completed her Private Pilot's License in just 2 months! In 1973 she was hired as a First Officer with Transair. She was the first woman to be hired by a commercial air line in Canada and first female member of the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association. In 1990 she became the first woman to be promoted to Captain with a major Canadian air carrier. She is a member of the Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.

❦ Rest in peace Mrs. Farris.  MILDRED FARRIS (NATIONAL COWGIRL HALL OF FAME): a part of rodeo almost her entire life, competed as a barrel racer in high school, college and professionally, qualified for the NFR twelve years, held offices as President in GRA/WPRA, was secretary at the NFR five times, and has been named by the PRCA Rodeo Secretary of the Year nine times, and twice by the Women’s PRA. (She passed away May 13, 2013, Addington, OK)

"To promote the ideals all true cowboys hold dear, the sport of rodeo at all levels of competition, country.

Crump, first female jockey, reflects on trail she blazed

A pioneer in Thoroughbred racing, Diane Crump looks back on Feb. the day she turned racing on its head by becoming the first female jockey to ride in a sanctioned North American parimutuel race.

National Women's Hall of Fame Selects Jockey Julie Krone for induction. She has more than 3700 career wins and is the leading female Thoroughbred horse racing jockey of all time.

National Women's Hall of Fame Selects Jockey Julie Krone for induction. She has more than 3700 career wins and is the leading female Thoroughbred horse racing jockey of all time.

Jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr. became Thoroughbred racing's second winningest female jockey when she rode Gambles List to victory in the third race at Colonial Downs on July 20, 2009. The win was the 2,138th of Homeister's career. Julie Krone holds the all-time record for wins by a female rider with 3,704.

: 'If I ever get scared, I'll walk away.' Four Footed Fotos

Eleanor Roosevelt | Minnesota Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (born October 1884 – November was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to During her time at the United Nations she chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Clare Dennis, gold medalist for Australia, 200m breast stroke in world record time, 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Clare Dennis, gold medalist for Australia, breast stroke in world record time, 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro is a Mexican journalist, feminist, and human rights activist. Described by Amnesty International as "perhaps Mexico’s most famous investigative journalist and women’s rights advocate", Cacho's reporting focuses on violence against and sexual abuse of women and children.

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro is a Mexican journalist, feminist, and human rights activist. Described by Amnesty International as "perhaps Mexico’s most famous investigative journalist and women’s rights advocate", Cacho's reporting focuses on violence against and sexual abuse of women and children.

Dian Fossey (Jan. 16 1932 – 1985) was an American zoologist who undertook a daily study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years in the forests of Rwanda. Her book 'Gorillas in the Mist' combines her scientific study of the mountain gorilla with her own personal story. Called one of the foremost primatologists in the world while she was alive, Fossey, along with Jane Goodall and Birute Galdikas, were the so-called "Trimates". Fossey was murdered in 1985; the case remains open.

Dian Fossey (January 1932 – c. December was an American zoologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years.

Ellen Swallow Richards - the foremost female industrial & environmental chemist in the 19th-century US, pioneering the field of home economics. She was the first woman admitted to MIT & its first female instructor; the first woman in the US accepted to any school of science or Technology, & the first American woman with a degree in chemistry.

Ellen Swallow Richards - the foremost female industrial & environmental chemist in the US, pioneering the field of home economics.

Christine and Lea Papin were the famous french maids who murdered their employer's wife and daughter in Le Mans, in 1933. They were incestuous sisters who beat the two women to death with a hammer and pewter pot and gouged out their eyes with a kitchen knife and their fingers.

Christine and Lea Papin were the famous french maids who murdered their employers wife and daughter in Le Mans, in beat the 2 women to death with a hammer and pewter pot, but also gouged out their eyes with a kitchen knife and their fingers.

Rita Chaikin - Today, through her efforts as the Anti-Trafficking Project Coordinator for Isha L'Isha - Haifa Feminist Center, Rita is helping wipe out trafficking in her country and around the world. Her pioneering programs have helped government and law officials, and non-governmental organizations, better collaborate in identifying, assisting and protecting victims, prosecuting traffickers and educating the public.

Rita Chaikin - Today, through her efforts as the Anti-Trafficking Project Coordinator for Isha L'Isha - Haifa Feminist Center, Rita is helping wipe out trafficking in her country and around the world. Her pioneering programs have helped government and law officials, and non-governmental organizations, better collaborate in identifying, assisting and protecting victims, prosecuting traffickers and educating the public.

GOV. SUSANA MARTINEZ, KID ROCK TO JOIN ROMNEY/RYAN IN COLORADO - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and musicians Kid Rock and Rodney Adkins will join Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at a campaign stop in CO on Tue, the day after the final presidential debate. The campaign event will be held at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver.  "We will keep America prosperous and America safe, and we will have a strong military," Ryan said Mon at stop at Pueblo West. "We are not going to gut our armed…

She’s described as the ultimate American success story: just two generations removed from her Mexican immigrant grandparents, Susana Martinez is the nation’s first Latina governor.

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