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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