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In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the 1974 NYC marathon (women's division) with a time of 3:07:29.

The First Woman To Run The Boston Marathon

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.

Bea Arthur was in the Marine Corps. during WW2 ....how cool is that?

I did not know this:) Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) SSgt. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, born in 1838, married at age fifteen to an alcoholic and womanizer. She became the first woman to establish a brokerage firm on Wall Street and played an active role in the woman's suffrage movement. She became the first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872. Her name is largely lost in history. Few recognize her name and accomplishments.

Institute pokes holes in the glass ceiling

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement. In Woodhull was the first female candidate for President of the United States.

The first woman to run the Boston marathon, and the men trying to pull her off the course.

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

Historical Events You Never Would’ve Guessed Happened Around the Same Time | Earthly Mission

Two Historical Events You Never Would've Guessed Happened Around The Same Time pictures creepy amazing historical unusual interesting history fact facts did you know

27 insane inventions from the past…the hangover mask made me laugh so much...

27 insane inventions from the past…

Funny pictures about 27 insane inventions from the past. Oh, and cool pics about 27 insane inventions from the past. Also, 27 insane inventions from the past.

Let's just keep this around to see if any of this comes true, you never know. And most of it is way beyond my time, so I will never know!

I know most of this will not come true (example: humans reach perfection) but it's interesting to look at.

A soldier helping a boy over the barbed wire. After the picture, the soldier was immediately replaced. God only knows what happened to him afterwards.

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

International women's day

Aisha Mustafa created a method for propulsion of satellites. Angela Zhang (probably Chinese American, not Chinese) invents nanoparticle that kills cancer.

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A lot of people don't believe the govt. would ever lie to them. News flash....THEY DO! They do it all the time! !!! Wake up!

You don'y want people to think you are a Conspiracy Theorist. If you think that then you are a Conspiracy Theorist

Just look it up and it's another part of American history I did not know. So glad for these little bits of information...

There was another too, a man who I can't remember his name, who rode to warn of the approaching British; a MUCH longer ride than Revere.

Inspiring

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.

Susie King Taylor, the first Black Army Nurse.  She took care of all the Black army troops named the First South Carolina Volunteers, 33rd Regiment, during the Civil War.  This Union nurse was never paid for her work like many Black nurses during that time.

The 1st Black Nurse: Susie King Taylor

What a special young woman! Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.

Geraldine Doyle - the woman whose picture inspired the We Can Do It poster ~

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, inspiration for the "We Can Do It!" poster replicates the famous pose shortly before her death

La modelo original sostiene la imagen años después. We Can Do It. Podemos hacerlo.

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.