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elle Mansfield (later, self-fashioned Arabella) passed the Iowa bar exam in 1868 and then, in 1869, she was called to the bar of the state, thus becoming the first woman ever called to practice law in the world; by some definitions, the world's first woman lawyer.Click on pin to preview our children's history DVDs.

Arabella Mansfield was the first female lawyer in the US. Admitted to the Iowa bar in she was allowed to take the bar exam and passed with high scores, despite a state law restricting applicants to white males over

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Selma Lagerlöf first female to win the Nobel prize and most widely known for her children's book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils). Selma Lagerlöf was herself active as a speaker for the Woman's Suffrage.

Elizabeth Blackwell, b. 1821, was the first (known) female medical doctor. (An individual known to the world as James Miranda Barry became a doctor in Edinburgh in 1812, but upon his death was discovered to be a woman).

Women who broke barriers

In 1859 Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register

Sandra Day O'Connor is a retired United States Supreme Court justice. She served as an Associate Justice from her appointment in 1981 by Ronald Reagan until her retirement from the Court in 2006. She was the first woman to be appointed to the Court.

Sandra Day O'Connor (First Female Member of the Supreme Court of the United States)

You won't hear of this brother not even in your university.. or perhaps, maybe... our people are not known, because the truth hurts that it was us who built the modern world.. gave the world languages, sciences, medicine, astronomy..  AIN'T NO GREEK FAN B

Our people are not known, because the truth hurts that it was us who built the modern world. gave the world languages, sciences, medicine, astronomy.

From a KKK toddler to the real Moulin Rouge — This year’s most Pinned historical…

From a KKK toddler to the real Moulin Rouge — This year’s most Pinned historical photos [20 pictures]

In 1917, Jeannette Rankin took her seat as the first female member of U.S. Congress.  Learn more with @MAKERS: The Women Who Make America.

In Jeannette Rankin took her seat as the first female member of U. "I may be the first woman member of Congress, but I won't be the last"

Civil rights lawyer Constance Baker Motley fought for landmark civil rights cases that slowly unraveled segregation in mid-century America. Motley was born September 13th in 1921 and passed away in 2005.

Constance Baker Motley (September 1921 - September won 9 out of 10 cases she argued before the Supreme Court, including one that admitted James Meredith to Ole Miss. She was the first black woman admitted to Columbia Law School, to become a

Not only did Clara Barton found The Red Cross - but she also demanded #equal_pay!   Happy National #Nurses Week! Today we honor Red Cross Founder Clara Barton. Don’t forget to thank a nurse!    “I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man's work for less than a man's pay.” – Clara Barton

Clarissa Harlow "Clara" Barton (December 1821 – April was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. She is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross.

Sally K. Ride, 32, first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger (June 18, 1983)

Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Dies at 61

Sally Ride 1951 - 2012 Sally Kristen Ride was an American physicist and astronaut. Ride joined NASA in 1978 and at the age of became the first American woman to enter into low Earth orbit in

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#ScienceSunday 2015 Roundup

I started doing as a way to continue the Women& History Month biography project past March. Instead, each week, I showcased a scientist.

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