To celebrate International Women’s Day, here is a list of 15 powerfull women who changed history.

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Photograph of a samurai warrior, late 1800’s.

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Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her, 1967.

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Aviator Amelia Earhart after becoming the first woman to fly an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, 1928.

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Elspeth Beard, during her attempt to become the first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle, 1980’s.

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Sabiha Gökçen of Turkey poses with her plane, in 1937 she became the first female fighter pilot.

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Jeanne Manford marches with her gay son during a Pride Parade, 1972.

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Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail, 1961.

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Female pilots leaving their B-17, “Pistol Packin’ Mama”, 1941 – 1945.

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Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union, 1956.

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Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York, 1917.

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106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47, 1990.

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Anna Fisher, “the first mother in space”, 1980’s.

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Annette Kellerman posing in a swimsuit that got her arrested for indecency, 1907.

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The first women’s basketball team from Smith College, 1902.

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Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel, 1926.

Source: Distractfy

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