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Mona van Duyn was the first person to hold the title Poet LaureateConsultant in Poetry, in 1992-3. However, Louise Bogan held theprevious version of the title, Consultant in Poetry in 1945-6.
To my knowledge, Susan B Anthony had never changed her name
Pay equality, the right to vote, the right to drink in hotels and  bars, and many other issues. The early Suffragettes were supported  by John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) by his presentation to the British  electorate in 1865, that Women deserved to be on an equal footing  with men.
Regarding work:In the 16th century the professions were closed to women (doctors, lawyers and teachers were always male) and female employment was often menial and low paid.Most of male trade members employ their wives or daughters in their workshops.Furthermore if a craftsman died his widow often...
the effect emily davidson have on the suffreagettes caused them to stop being so millitant infact someone of them changed their ways and became more suffragist
because she treat it was under fair.
There is no record that she was a member of the Democraticparty. But Susan by nature and by heart was a . Shealways faught for democratic rights till her death. . She campaigned for the abolition of slavery, the right for womento own their own property and retain their earnings, and sheadvocated for...
Dr. Segal was the very first female veterinarian.
Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. from the State of New York. (She received her training in the finger lakes region.)
Yes Sandra day Oconnor has done plenty of volunteer work. Her  current work at icivics is where she teaches people about the  judicial system.  
There are no US coins with her picture from those years. Anthony dollars were minted in 1979-81 and 1999.
Because, they must have equal rights like men. In many countriesconstitution assures equal rights among different sex. In someplaces, equal rights are there in papers, not implemented, like inIndia. So the women, and feminine organisations still have to fightfor equal rights. In KSA, women have very...
Therese Peltier flew across Atlantic in July 1906 but she was apassenger. Baronees Elisa Reymond was first licensed pilot in 1910.Aug 1911, the first female American pilot Bessie Coleman achievedfirst license in USA. Anyway for info- the first woman to fly inCosmon was Valentina Tereshkova of Soviet...
Hatsheput i think, she came from Egypt
It can't be 1806 and it can't be Susan B. Anthony: > The US didn't make any $1 coins from 1805 to 1835 inclusive. > Susan B. Anthony wasn't even BORN in 1806! Her portrait appeared only on $1 coins made in 1979, 80, 81, and 99. Please check again and post a new question.
Sania Mirza is the first Indian woman to win junior Grand Slam in doubles category of 2003 Wimbledon Championship.
Margaret Hughes, playing Desdemona in Othello in 1660, is believed to be the first professional woman to perform on the public stage in England. In William Shakespeare's time all female roles were taken by boys whose voices had not yet broken, or by older men in the players' company. Only in private...
so women could have the same rights as men, like voting,ect.
Please look at the back of the coin. It's a dollar, not a 50-cent piece. In any case hundreds of millions of these were struck and they're only worth $1 each.
  It gave women the right to vote; Women's Sufferage.
The INVENTOR of LEGO was a woman. Her name was Hilary Fisher Page, and created the famous toy in 1904
Lilith was the first woman on earth but she was disobedient to Adam so god made eve out of Adam's rib so she would be obedient
it isnt elizabeth blackwell that was the first woman doctor
Don't assume that every woman on a US coin is Susan B. Anthony!! Your coin is called a Peace dollar and carries a picture of Miss Liberty, as in "Statue of..." Please see the Related Question for more information. If you read any decent history book you'll discover that in the early 2oth century...
there is one in Queens, NY
This is a complicated question. Women's lives could vary significantly depending on their social class, the time period, and the region where they lived. The short answer is that most women did not rebel, in the way a 21st century woman might, because there was no social support for it, because...
Lucretia Coffin Mott was the name of the social reformer and  abolitionist who lived from 1793 to 1880. Mott was an American  Quaker who dedicated her life to ending slavery and establishing  equal rights for all people.
Elizabeth Reid McCombs was the first new zealand female mp in 1933.
Yes. Sandra Day O'Connor lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Not likely. Hypatia wasn't even the only educated woman in  Alexandria.
Valentina Tereshkova from Russia.
Doctor Mary Walker during the Civil War.
A "gold" 1979 Susan B Anthony dollar would be a regular dollar coated in gold (or gold paint). Numismatically, it's worth about a dollar. If it is coated with real gold AND it is a thick enough to be worth anything AND you could get the gold off, it might be worth a bit more (especially if you could...
Because she advocated and supported women's rights to being equal to men
  Helen Hayes (1900-1993) was the first to achieve this feat, followed by Rita Moreno (1931 - ) and Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993). If Daytime Emmy count as Emmy Awards, then Whoopi Goldburg qualifies and if Honorary Awards count then Barbra Streisand and Liza Minelli also qualify for this elite...
Women. The 19th amendment guaranteed women the right to vote.
She was the first woman to fly half-way around the world. There are  more things she did though.    Amelia created many different aviation records,mainly in long solo  flights. One of her notable achievements was in forming the "Ninety  Nines" , the aviation society for women.
Britannia was the first female image to appear on any Bank of England banknote. The first flesh and blood woman was Queen Elizabeth II.Florence Nightingale appeared on Bank of England Ten Pound notes from 1975 to 1992.Elizabeth Fry appears on Bank of England Five Pound notes from 2002 to present.
Yes. Former US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, born in 1930, is the oldest of three children. The younger two, Ann and (Hollis) Alan Day, are about eight years younger than she. As of 2008, Ann Day worked for a county government in Arizona.
  She was Adolf Hitler's wife, other than that no reason for her to be remembered.
I'm pretty sure she was against it because she stood up for women's rights.
Please don't think that every woman on a US coin is Susan B. Anthony! What you have is called a Morgan dollar, after its designer G. T. Morgan. The image on all Morgan dollars (and on ALL true silver dollars, in fact) is Miss Liberty ... as in "Statue of" In any case Ms. Anthony was very much alive...
Eva Braun died on April 30, 1945 at the age of 33.
13 decades and 8 years ago, Victoria Woodhull ran for President in 1872. And again in 1892.
They believed that women should publicize the need for equal rights.
The first Ladies Singles championship at Wimbledon was played in 1884. Maud Wilson defeated Lillian Watson 6-8, 6-3, 6-3.
Probably not, since she was buried in 1906.
Anne Frank, diarist. Vera Lynn, singer Marlene Dietrich, singer Violette Szabo, SOE (British Special Operations Executive, - resistance fighter/spy) Odette Sansom, SOE Nancy Wake, SOE Princess Noor-un-isa Inayat Khan, SOE Andree Peel, "Agent Rose", French resistance Lucie Aubrac, French resistance...
Dr. Sally Kristen Ride was the first female astronaut to fly to space, on board the space shuttle Challenger during the STS-7 mission on June 18, 1983. She was born on May 26, 1951 and is now retired from NASA.   Selected in 1978 as the first group* of female astronauts were: Sally Ride, Rhea...
    Mona Van Duyn     The FIRST woman to serve was Louise Bogan in 1945.     Other women Poet Laureates   Leonie Adam in 1948   Josephine Jacobsen in 1971   Maxine Kium : 1981   MONA served in 1992   followed by Rita Dove in 1993   Louise Gluck served as...
She began her first term on 4th May 1979, with a landslide victoryover Jim Callaghan's incompetent Labour Government. Her first 3years as Premier led to her becoming deeply unpopular with theBritish public due to her sweeping economic cuts and industrialclosures, which led to a huge rise in...
If it is from pocket change or a bank spend it.
Hitler knew that the soviet union troops were entering into Germany and were heading close to his bunker in Berlin. Hitler was told that he should try to escape, Hitler rejected because he heard rumors that if the Russians caught him they would put him in a big cage and drag him around like an...
Susan B. Anthony never went to jail
  Sadie Maye Purple and Nora (not sure of Nora's last name).
she was arrested and beat
Yes, the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) played a key part in organising their campaigns.
On May 20, 1782, twenty-one year old, Deborah Sampson enlisted in the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army at Bellingham as a man named Robert Shurtleff. She severed in the military until October 25, 1783 when she was founded to not be a man and honorably discharged from the...
Helen Hayes was the first woman to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. She completed this unusual accomplishement in 1976 She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1932)She won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for Happy Birthday...
Actress Meghan GoodeModel/TV Personality Leeann TweedenFemale Pro Wrestler and former PLayboy Cover girl Christy Hemme. Those are the only ones that I can think of at the moment...
Elizabeth Cady Stanton died on October 26, 1902 [ heart failure]
It was because they were not considered apart of the population
  == Answer ==   It gave women the right to vote.   == Answer ==   It gave women the right to vote.
Etching on headstones is generally called gravestone inscriptions.  They can say just about anything. It is recommended that detailed  inscriptions reflect something about the character of the person.   On Susan B. Anthony's headstone it reads, simply:    Susan B. Anthony    ...
Belva Ann Lockwood was the first woman candidate for president  whose name appeared on some official ballots. Victoria Woodhull ran  earlier but was underage for the presidency at the time and so was  even less serious as a candidate than Lockwood. She got fewer than  500 popular votes.  ...
Fanny Blankers-Koen of Netherlands. Fanny won 4 gold medals at the 1948 Summer Games in London (100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 4x100 meter relay, 80 meter hurdles).
i don't really know her hometown
Susan didn't marry because in her time, women had more rights if they did not marry such as, owning their own land, and not sitting in a house all day cleaning up after a husband and child.
She wore glasses because she had a lazy eye after learning to read at her grandmas house. Her mother thought the lazy eye was a disgrace. Susan was not going to stop reading so instead she used glosses to cover it up. Hope I was helpful!!
  == Answer ==   To give women the right to vote.
Women's roles in World War II were to participate in the  military, be in support services, work in factories back home,  participate in concentration camps, and keep the home fires  burning. 
That was Carol Mosely Braun, a Democrat from Illinois. She won the senatorial election in November 1992 and became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Senate. (There had already been a black woman elected to the House of Representatives-- Shirley Chisholm of New York, who...
because she is the first woman who has traveled space.
Susan B. Anthony got arrested because she was voting and in the 1800 and 1900s women could not vote.
Queen Isabella of Spain appeared on a series of commemorative stamps issued in 1893. The first stamp to specifically honor a woman was issued in 1902 and featured Martha Washington.
Queen Hatshepsut was the first woman to rule Egypt
Don't assume that every woman on a US coin is Susan B. Anthony. The coin you have carries a picture of Miss Liberty, as in "Statue of ..." and is called a Peace dollar. Anthony dollars were made much later - 1979 to 1981 and 1999. Please see the Related Question.
  Marie Curie became the 1st female winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903. She was also the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1911).