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A 102 year old woman voting for the first time in 1916.

My 92 year old grandmother posted this picture from 1916 on Facebook today. The woman on the right is my great-great grandmother, accompanying her 102 year old friend (center) to vote for her first time ever.

The Romanov family of Russia. I'm obsessed with this family and their story for some reason.

The Romanov family of Russia. I'm obsessed with this family and their story for some reason.

A truly amazing historical treasure! The unboxing of the Statue of Liberty in 1885.

A truly amazing historical treasure! The unboxing of the Statue of Liberty in 1885.

17th-century Mexican poet Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz. She learned how to read and write at age 3. By age 5, she reportedly could do accounts. At age 8, she wrote a poem on the Eucharist. By early teen years, she had mastered Greek logic and she was teaching Latin to young children. She also learned the Aztec language of Nahuatl and wrote some short poems in that language. In 1667, she entered the Convent of the Discalced Carmelites. She became famous as a poet of early Mexican literature.

Most Astounding Woman You’ve Never Heard Of

17th-century Mexican poet Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz. She learned how to read and write at age 3. By age 5, she reportedly could do accounts. At age 8, she wrote a poem on the Eucharist. By early teen years, she had mastered Greek logic and she was teaching Latin to young children. She also learned the Aztec language of Nahuatl and wrote some short poems in that language. In 1667, she entered the Convent of the Discalced Carmelites. She became famous as a poet of early Mexican literature.

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election, 1920

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election, 1920

A feminist symbol of the Mexican Revolution, La Adelita was the name of a woman soldier, a soldadera, who followed the troops, helped set up camp, and cooked for the soldiers

A feminist symbol of the Mexican Revolution, La Adelita was the name of a woman soldier, a soldadera, who followed the troops, helped set up camp, and cooked for the soldiers

Madame Marie Curie. The only person to hold two Nobel Prizes is a woman. Marie Curie was honored for her work in both Physics & Chemistry and her pioneering research in radioactivity changed history.

Madame Marie Curie. The only person to hold two Nobel Prizes is a woman. Marie Curie was honored for her work in both Physics & Chemistry and her pioneering research in radioactivity changed history.

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