October 1915 - British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium during the First World War. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.
I did not know this:) Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) SSgt. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".
Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.
Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe (Somali: Xaawo Cabdi, Arabic: حواء عبدي) (born 1947 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a Somalian human rights activist and physician. She is the founder and chairperson of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), a non-profit organization.
Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.
A propaganda postcard about the execution of Miss Edith Cavell. She was a British nurse that helped 200 of allied soldiers to escape from German occupied belgium. She was trialled and executed on October 1915 for treason.
Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort