Celebrating Women’s History Month

The first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. (Credit: AP)
Amelia Earhart The first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. (Credit: AP)
Franklin is referred to as "The Queen of Soul." (Credit: Getty Images)
Aretha Franklin Franklin is referred to as "The Queen of Soul." (Credit: Getty Images)
Hepburn was one of the most successful film actresses in the world. (Credit: AP)
Audrey Hepburn Hepburn was one of the most successful film actresses in the world. (Credit: AP)
Walters was the first female co-anchor of network evening news. (Credit: Getty Images)
Barbara Walters Walters was the first female co-anchor of network evening news. (Credit: Getty Images)
Streisand is one of the most successful entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 140 million albums sold worldwide. (Credit: Getty Images)
Barbra Streisand Streisand is one of the most successful entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 140 million albums sold worldwide. (Credit: Getty Images)
White is the oldest person to guest-host Saturday Night Live, for which she also received a Primetime Emmy Award. (Credit: Getty Images)
Betty White White is the oldest person to guest-host Saturday Night Live, for which she also received a Primetime Emmy Award. (Credit: Getty Images)
Dion is the only female artist to have two singles that have sold more than a million copies in the United Kingdom. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Celine Dion Dion is the only female artist to have two singles that have sold more than a million copies in the United Kingdom. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Cher is the only artist to reach the number one on the Billboard charts in each of the previous six decades, and also holds this record for four and five decades. (Credit: Getty Images)
Cher Cher is the only artist to reach the number one on the Billboard charts in each of the previous six decades, and also holds this record for four and five decades. (Credit: Getty Images)
Danica Patrick is the first woman to win an Indy car race. (Credit: Getty Images)
Danica Patrick Danica Patrick is the first woman to win an Indy car race. (Credit: Getty Images)
Taylor is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden age. (Credit: OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Taylor
Taylor is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden age. (Credit: OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images)
Fitzgerald is considered one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. (Credit: AP)
Ella Fitzgerald Fitzgerald is considered one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. (Credit: AP)
McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. (Credit: AP)
Hattie McDaniel McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. (Credit: AP)
Keller was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. (Credit: AP)
Helen Keller Keller was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. (Credit: AP)
Clinton was elected as a U.S. Senator in 2000, which made her the first female senator to represent the state of New York. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton Clinton was elected as a U.S. Senator in 2000, which made her the first female senator to represent the state of New York. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Rowling is a British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series. (Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
J.K. Rowling Rowling is a British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series. (Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Garland is best known for her role as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." (Credit: AP)
Judy Garland Garland is best known for her role as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." (Credit: AP)
Couric is the first solo female anchor of a weekday evening news program on one of the three traditional U.S. broadcast networks. (Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Katie Couric Couric is the first solo female anchor of a weekday evening news program on one of the three traditional U.S. broadcast networks. (Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Ball was the star "I Love Lucy." (Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Lucille Ball Ball was the star "I Love Lucy." (Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Shriver is an American journalist and author of six best-selling books. (Credit: Cliff Owen-Pool/Getty Images)
Maria Shriver Shriver is an American journalist and author of six best-selling books. (Credit: Cliff Owen-Pool/Getty Images)
Streep is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected actresses of the modern era. (Credit: Getty Images)
Meryl Streep Streep is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected actresses of the modern era. (Credit: Getty Images)
Michelle Obama is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Michelle Obama Michelle Obama is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
For over 45 years Mother Teresa ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying. (Credit: AP)
Mother Teresa For over 45 years Mother Teresa ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying. (Credit: AP)
Pelosi was the first woman to hold the office and the highest-ranking female politician in American history. (Credit: Getty Images)
Nancy Pelosi Pelosi was the first woman to hold the office and the highest-ranking female politician in American history. (Credit: Getty Images)
Reagan has remained active in politics, particularly in support of stem-cell research. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Nancy Reagan Reagan has remained active in politics, particularly in support of stem-cell research. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Winfrey was the first African American female television host. (Credit: Getty Images)
Oprah Winfrey Winfrey was the first African American female television host. (Credit: Getty Images)
Princess Diana was an international personality of the late 20th century as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. (Credit: PATRICK RIVIERE/AFP/Getty Images)
Princess Diana Princess Diana was an international personality of the late 20th century as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. (Credit: PATRICK RIVIERE/AFP/Getty Images)
Parks was an African-American civil rights activist. (Credit: AP)
Rosa Parks Parks was an African-American civil rights activist. (Credit: AP)
The 19th century women’s movement’s most powerful organizer. (Credit: AP)
Susan B. Anthony The 19th century women’s movement’s most powerful organizer. (Credit: AP)
Lucci is best known for playing Erica Kane on the ABC television soap opera All My Children. (Credit: Getty Images)
Susan Lucci Lucci is best known for playing Erica Kane on the ABC television soap opera All My Children. (Credit: Getty Images)
Orman is an American financial advisor and host of The Suze Orman Show on CNBC. (Credit: Getty Images)
Suze Orman Orman is an American financial advisor and host of The Suze Orman Show on CNBC. (Credit: Getty Images)
At 16, Twiggy became the first prominent teenage model. (Credit: Getty Images)
Twiggy At 16, Twiggy became the first prominent teenage model. (Credit: Getty Images)
Banks was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. (Credit: Getty Images)
Tyra Banks Banks was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. (Credit: Getty Images)
Venus is a seven-time Grand Slam title winner, and Serena is a thirteen-time Grand Slam title winner. (Credit: Getty Images)
Venus and Serena Williams Venus is a seven-time Grand Slam title winner, and Serena is a thirteen-time Grand Slam title winner. (Credit: Getty Images)
Kopp is the founder and President of Teach for America. (Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Wendy Kopp Kopp is the founder and President of Teach for America. (Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Houston is the most awarded female artist of all time, according to Guinness World Records. (Credit: Getty Images)
Whitney Houston Houston is the most awarded female artist of all time, according to Guinness World Records. (Credit: Getty Images)

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One Comment

  1. ANNIE says:

    I even named my kitten ella fitzgerald in honor of her.

  2. Jennifer Marie says:

    For Lydia Chapin Taft, Alice Paul, and all pioneering women for women’s rights…THANK YOU!

  3. Shawn says:

    Is there a male history month or like white history month it is not PC?

  4. Touching History says:

    Isn’t it interesting how Women’s History Month just flies by with hardly a notice, but Black History and Latino History has special programs and commercials featurettes? Many of the wars, from the Revolutionary War through the World Wars and beyond, couldn’t have been won without the strength of women taking care of things on the home front and the assisting on the battlelines. Not to mention all the other contributions we made in all other aspects of life. Again, swept under the rug. And yes, Shawn, You’re right.

  5. Gary Zaetz says:

    Among the 74000 Americans still missing from World War II are 21 American servicewomen, listed below. It is to America’s shame that the remains of these courageous women and of all the other American MIAs of World War II are still unrecovered after so many years, largely due to the grossly insufficient funds our Government allocates to our military’s remains recovery program. In honor of Women’s History Month (2011), please demand from our Congressional representatives that our Government start adequately funding this program.

    WASP Gertrude V. Tompkins-Silver of Jersey City, New Jersey

    Army Nurse Corps 2nd Lt. Eloise M. Richardson of Marseilles, Illinois

    Army Nurse Corps 2nd Lt. Thelma M. LaFave of Elmwood, Michigan

    WAC PFC Rose Brohinsky of San Francisco, California

    WAC Sgt. Doris Cooper of Champaign, Illinois

    WAC PFC Flossie D. Flannery of Springport, Indiana

    WAC PFC Frieda C. Friend of New York, New York

    WAC PFC Mary M. Gollinger of Tacoma, Washington

    WAC CPL Velma E. Holden of Asheville, North Carolina

    WAC PFC Odessa Lou Hollingsworth of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    WAC PFC Alice D. King of Oswego, Oregon

    WAC PFC Wilma E. Liles of Dallas, Texas

    WAC PFC Evelyn L. McBride of Inglewood, California

    WAC PFC Alice Pauline McKinney of Big Bay, Michigan

    WAC PFC Rose F. Puchalla of Minneapolis, Minnesota

    WAC PFC Mildred E. Rice of Kansas City, Kansas

    WAC PFC Pearl Roomsburg of Lomita, California

    WAC PFC Helen F. Rozzelle of Washington, D.C.

    WAC PFC Leona M. Seyfert of Chicago, Illinois

    WAC PFC Ruth E. Warlick of Goldthwaite, Texas

    WAC PFC Bonnie L. Williams of Glenda Springs, Kansas

  6. tslm says:

    “Is there a male history month or like white history month it is not PC?”
    every month is white history month…

  7. Greg H. says:

    Aloha Baker was a pionerring woman who toured the globe in the 1920’s in a makeshift automobile. She and her husband wanted to unite the world through filiming of all cultures. Her films were shown in movie theatres throughout the world. She was the first person to use film to create travel/environmental logs. Her films are in the Smithsonian. A real pioneering woman with a vision for world unity and the environment. .

  8. Jayne says:

    GAG, these are the best we have to offer as female “role models?”

  9. linda says:

    I am EXTREMELY offended that actresses get a nod while REAL women of history are left off this list!!!!! It is disgusting! Leave it to the media to make a mess of what we are trying to teach our daughters. There are sooooo many things wrong with this, the first being that “Women in History” is relagated to the entertainment section!

  10. MC MC says:

    Uuum. I can see how most of the women made the list, but Tyra Banks, Susan Lucci, and that crackhead Whitney Houston??? Come on!!!

  11. neabyvennie says:

    check coach handbag clearance and get big save

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