Every March I post one blog per day on notable women and their amazing accomplishments. Come join me to learn about women in science, women inventors, politicians and poets, freedom fighters and artists.
Many of these women have been buried in history, their stories ignored or never told…..meet amazing people whose voices have been silenced, but who are finally being given the credit they deserve!
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As many of you may know, during Women’s History month in March I blog every day about amazing but unheralded women who are inventors, artists, writers, political leaders, scientists, pilots, world leaders, doctors, astronomers and authors. These are women who have made history but not gotten the acclaim they deserve. I call the blog “31 Days of Notable Women”.
Here’s your chance to be glorified! If you are (or know of) a woman whose time has come, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can give you the attention you so justly deserve. I’ll need time to research and write your short bio, so let’s get the ball rolling.
Looking forward to getting to know some of you amazing women,
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Jackie Cochran, a famous female pilot who was the first woman to break the sound barrier and set a plethora of other flight records in the 1930s, was the main sponsor of Lovelace’s privately-funded fight to prove that, “certain qualities of the female space pilot are preferable to her male colleague.” This included extensive physical and psychological testing, which women like Jerrie Cobb, another revered female pilot, were put through to prove that they were equal to men, including every test the seven male astronauts of Mercury mission underwent. 13 of the 19 women passed all the tests, in comparison to only 18 of the 32 to men who were tested.
Pancho Barnes (1901 – 1975) is considered by many to be one of the 20th century’s greatest American characters. During her lifetime, Pancho (born Florence Leontine Lowe) was renown for her individuality, outsized personality, creativity, entrepreneurship, humor, generosity and integrity.
A legend in the aviation community, she was one of the first female pilots to be licensed in the United States, and one of the most respected pilots of the Golden Age of Flight.
She was a renowned stunt pilot, performing in several major films of both the silent and sound eras, including Howard Hughes’ influential 1930 epic Hell’s Angels. Pancho later founded one of the first unions in Hollywood, The Associated Motion Picture Pilots’ (AMPP), and she holds the distinction of being Lockheed’s first female test pilot.
Pancho became the “Fastest Woman on Earth” on August 4, 1930, when she beat the world’s speed record set by flying ace Amelia Earhart.
Source Cited: http://www.panchobarnes.com/biography.html