First Woman Freemason

The Freemasons was a boy’s club since its inception, until a woman named Maria Deraismes, a feminist and suffragist, joined a French Freemason lodge in 1882. Continue reading

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Continue reading

Die Gleichheit (Equality) Newspaper

A Socialist women’s newspaper Die Gleichheit (Equality), edited by Clara Zetkin (nee Clara Eissner) was first published in 1892 in Stuttgart, Germany. Continue reading

Elisabeth Thible Ascends in Hot Air Balloon

Elisabeth Thible ascends an untethered balloon over Lyon, France on June 4, 1784 constructed by the Montgolfier brothers. Continue reading

First Woman Glider Pilot

On December 5, 1909, Florence Taylor of Australia made a short flight at Narrabeen Beach in New South Wales. Continue reading

Woman to Receive a Pilot’s License

Elise Deroche, also known as Baroness de Laroche, was the first woman to receive a pilot’s license from the Aero Club de France on March 8, 1910. Continue reading

Connie Carpenter Phinney

Connie Carpenter-Phinney (born February 26, 1957 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American retired racing cyclist and speed skater who won four medals in World Cycling Championship competitions (both road and track cycling) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Continue reading

Women’s cycling event

The gold medal was won by Connie Carpenter Phinney, an American. Continue reading

A woman to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games

Connie Carpenter Phinney, an an American, competed as a speed skater in the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan and also competed in the women’s individual bicycling road race event and won in the 1984 Summer Games, held in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Continue reading

First Woman – Human cannonball in a circus act

Her stage name was Zazel, was the first woman human cannonball. Starting on April 2nd 1877, and for the next two years, she appeared at the West’s Amphitheatre, London, England. Continue reading