To celebrate International Women’s Day, here is a list of 15 powerfull women who changed history.
Photograph of a samurai warrior, late 1800’s.
Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her, 1967.
Aviator Amelia Earhart after becoming the first woman to fly an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, 1928.
Elspeth Beard, during her attempt to become the first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle, 1980’s.
Sabiha Gökçen of Turkey poses with her plane, in 1937 she became the first female fighter pilot.
Jeanne Manford marches with her gay son during a Pride Parade, 1972.
Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail, 1961.
Female pilots leaving their B-17, “Pistol Packin’ Mama”, 1941 – 1945.
Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union, 1956.
Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York, 1917.
106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47, 1990.
Anna Fisher, “the first mother in space”, 1980’s.
Annette Kellerman posing in a swimsuit that got her arrested for indecency, 1907.
The first women’s basketball team from Smith College, 1902.
Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel, 1926.