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4 of 5 Eniac girls: Betty Snyder Holberton, Betty Jean Jennings Bartik, Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum, Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli & Frances Bilas Spence.

Grace Hopper, American computer scientist, stands in front of a Univac mainframe in 1952. She designed one of the first commercial large-scale electronic computer (UNIVAC I), developed COBOL which made it possible for computers to respond to words and not just numbers, and one of only a few female admirals in the U.S. Navy

The Computer Engineer – 1952

Happy Birthday Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, computer science pioneer who developed the first compiler and was instrumental in the development of modern programming languages.

Now have come the big, dazzling computers– and a whole new kind of work for women: programming. Telling the miracle machines what to do and how to do it.

aminatou: “The Computer Girls,” a 1967 Cosmopolitan piece about a weird new field, programming, that was dominated by women.

Women in Science - A Selection of 16 Significant Contributors, from The San Diego Supercomputer Center of USD La Jolla. Bios of 16 distinguished women scientists from the 1800s until now. Also includes mathematics, statistics, computers, and management. Good source material here. Going in History > Women's History

16 Women in Science Bios of 16 distinguished women scientists from the until now. Also includes mathematics, statistics, computers, and management. Good source material here. Going in History > Women's History

The first modern computer -- ENIAC -- February 14, 1946  holy crap

The first modern computer, the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyser and Computer) - 1946

Virne Beatrice "Jackie" Mitchell Gilbert (Aug 29,1912,13or14–Jan 7,1987) was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history.Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was "too strenuous"

The Woman Who (Maybe) Struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig

Jackie Mitchell was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history. Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943-)    With the aid of a radio telescope she built herself, she became the first astronomer to detect pulsars—rapidly spinning, extremely dense neutron stars. But she was deemed too inexperienced to receive the Nobel Prize, which was given instead in 1974 to her thesis adviser, Anthony Hewish—a man who later referred to her as "a jolly good girl [who] was just doing her job."

Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943-) With the aid of a radio telescope she built herself, she became the first astronomer to detect pulsars—rapidly spinning, extremely dense neutron stars. But she was deemed too inexperienced to receive the Nobel Prize, which was given instead in 1974 to her thesis adviser, Anthony Hewish—a man who later referred to her as "a jolly good girl [who] was just doing her job."

Frances Elizabeth "Fran" Allen (born August 4, 1932) is an American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. Allen was the first female IBM Fellow and in 2006 became the first woman to win the Turing Award

Frances Elizabeth "Fran" Allen (born August is an American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. Allen was the first female IBM Fellow and in 2006 became the first woman to win the Turing Award

The mystery of what happened to the Sodder children on Christmas Eve is still questioned by amateur sleuths trying to get to the bottom of this tragic story.

A fascinating story about 5 West Virginia children who mysteriously vanished on Christmas Eve, 1945 after a fire in their home.

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