Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing.

Women's History Month Fun Facts

Get inspired by some incredible fun facts about some of the most powerful and inspiring women to honor Women's History Month.

Many women in the past have won accolades for their work or have been excellent rulers. How many of these women do you know of?

Women History Fun Facts

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The first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean was Amelia Mary Earhart. She achieved this feat in 1932.
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Malala Yousafzai, born in 1997 in Mingora, was a Pakistani political campaigner who was hot in 2012 for advocating the right of education for girls in Swat Valley.
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Toni Morrison was the first African-American woman to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. Her first novel, “The Bluest Eye,” was her first shot to fame.
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A Japanese mountaineer, Junko Tabei, is credited to be the first woman who scaled Mount Everest in 1975. She is also the first woman to have climbed the highest peak of each continent.
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Florence Nightingale, also known as the “lady with the Lamp,” was a British nurse during the Russia-Turkey war in 1854. He got the name as she looked after the soldiers at night with a lamp in her hand.
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Cleopatra VII, a part of a dynasty of Macedonian rulers, ruled Egypt for more than three decades. She was clever and well-educated.
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Marie Salomea Skłodowska Curie, also known as Madame Curie was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize in 1903 for her work in Physics.
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Anne Frank was of Jewish origin. When Germany occupied the Netherlands during World War II, she went into hiding with her family, which she later documents in her diary called “The diary of a Young Girl.”
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Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi became the first female Prime Minister of India in 1966. She was the daughter of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was the first Prime Minister of Independent India.

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