10 Mind-Blowing Facts about Women’s History

1. Alice Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter, the firecracker

2. Agnes Sorel, the favorite and the chief mistress of King Charles VII of France

3. Queen Mary I, the first woman to successfully claim the throne of England

4. Bessie Coleman, National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee

5. Williamina Fleming, a Scottish astronomer and an honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society of London

6. Sarah Goodridge, an American painter who specialized in portrait miniatures

7. Ana Roque de Duprey, an educator, suffragist, and one of the founders of the University of Puerto Rico

8. Maya Angelou, an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist

9. Tilda Swinton, a multitalented and multi-awarded Scottish actor

10. Boston coffee shortage of 1977

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