Four Firsts

Florence Nightingale: First female nurse of the modern era. She worked on the battlefields during the Crimean War in 1854.

Marie Curry: First female to win Noble Prize & first in two disciplines. Physics-1903; Chemistry-1911. Also the first female professor at the University of Paris.

Bessie Coleman: First black aviatrix. Got her pilots license in 1921 in France. No American pilot—black or white—would train her.

Maria Tallchief: First Native American (Osage) prima ballerina. Danced from 1942-1965 at the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo and the New York City Ballet.

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    Valentina Tereshkova: First woman in space. She would be one of the five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963....
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