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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of Latin America’s greatest poets, rejected multiple proposals and became a nun in 1667 so she could devote her life to study. Extraordinary Women Of History

Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of Latin America’s greatest poets, rejected multiple proposals and became a nun in 1667 so she could devote her life to study. Extraordinary Women Of History

Richard Aoki, Japanese member of the Black Panthers, takes part in a protest near the UC Berkeley campus in 1969. Photo: Lonnie Wilson, Oakland Tribune / SF

Richard Aoki, Japanese member of the Black Panthers, takes part in a protest near the UC Berkeley campus in 1969. Photo: Lonnie Wilson, Oakland Tribune / SF

Women firefighters direct a hose after the Japanese attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

A look back at Pearl Harbor attacks 70 years ago

A note written by Jeremiah Burke, 19. The message was put in a holy water bottle which was thrown overboard by a Titanic victim while the ship sank. The note reads "From Titanic, goodbye all, Burke of Glanmire, Cork". Amazingly tragic

A note written by Jeremiah Burke, 19. The message was put in a holy water bottle which was thrown overboard by a Titanic victim while the ship sank. The note reads "From Titanic, goodbye all, Burke of Glanmire, Cork". Amazingly tragic

“Charlotte Despard (1844-1939) was an English-born, later Irish-based suffragist, novelist, Sinn Féin activist, vegetarian and anti-vivisection advocate.” Picture taken by James Jarché

“Charlotte Despard (1844-1939) was an English-born, later Irish-based suffragist, novelist, Sinn Féin activist, vegetarian and anti-vivisection advocate.” Picture taken by James Jarché

Akhenaten and Nefertiti... my favorites....Akhenaten is responsible for moving Egypt from a polytheistic to a monotheistic society. However, after his death the priests of Luxor returned to the old religion and buried his capitol, Amarna, from the face of the earth. He and Nefertiti's images, tombs, etc were defaced in an attempt to destroy any memory of them and their blasphemy.

Akhenaten and Nefertiti... my favorites....Akhenaten is responsible for moving Egypt from a polytheistic to a monotheistic society. However, after his death the priests of Luxor returned to the old religion and buried his capitol, Amarna, from the face of the earth. He and Nefertiti's images, tombs, etc were defaced in an attempt to destroy any memory of them and their blasphemy.

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