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Amelia Earhart
Sportswomen

Amelia Earhart American Aviator Biography

Biography of Amelia Earhart the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane, piloting herself. She performed this feat on May 20, 1932. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation History of transatlantic flights In April 1932, an American aristocrat (Amy Guest) had purchased one of the few …

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Pearl Buck
Writers

Pearl Buck American writer biography

Biography of Pearl Buck the first American woman to win the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation This award was granted to her in 1938. Previously, in 1932, she had won the also prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Literary merits of the writer Pearl Buck When …

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Henrietta Leavitt
Astronomers

Biography of Henrietta Leavitt American astronomer

Biography of Henrietta Leavitt American astronomer who, in the late 19th century, discovered a method of measuring distances to stars. She found a ruler to measure the size of the Universe. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Her discovery is the cornerstone that revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe, …

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Eileen collins
Astronauts

Biography of Eileen Collins American astronaut

Biography of Eileen Collins American astronaut who performed 4 space flights. She was the first woman to pilot a space shuttle. She was also the first commander of a space mission. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Eileen Collins Family and Studies Eileen Collins was born in New York …

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Aretha Franklin
Singers

Biography of Aretha Franklin American Singer

Biography of Aretha Franklin, nicknamed “Soul Lady” and “Queen of Soul“, is one of the greatest exponents of this musical genre and one of the greatest gospel players of all time. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Importance of Aretha Franklin in the song Already in the mid-1960s she …

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Guerra Crimea
Solidarity

Biography of Dorothea Dix American advocate for the mentally ill

Biography of Dorothea Dix American advocate for the mentally ill, especially the destitute. She advocated intensely and effectively for them. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation As the founder of the movement known as mental hygiene, her main objective was to achieve dignified psychological treatment for any individual, even …

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Annie Cannon
Astronomers

Biography of Annie Cannon American Astronomer

Biography of Annie Jump Cannon American astronomer pioneer in her profession. Her work on star cataloging has been central to the current stellar classification. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Annie Cannon’s family and early life Annie Jump Cannon was born on December 11, 1863 in Dover, a small …

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Peggy Whitson
Astronauts

Biography of Peggy Whitson American astronaut

Biography of Peggy Whitson, American biochemical research astronaut. With her two long-term stays on board the International Space Station, she is NASA’s most experienced astronaut. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation She holds the record for the number of days in space among all NASA astronauts. The years of …

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Williamina Fleming
Astronomers

Biography of American astronomer Williamina Fleming

Biography of Williamina Stevens Fleming an American astronomer of Scottish origin. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation She was initially hired as an assistant at the Harvard Observatory. Although she had no specific training in astronomy, she made numerous discoveries of stellar bodies. Childhood and youth of Williamina Fleming …

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