Ethel Granger of England had the smallest waist size in modern times for a woman of normal stature, In this photo from 1959, her measurements were 36-13-39. She had a pierced nose, which must have been very unusual in the 50s.
Marie Curie's experimental notebook - which after almost a hundred years, is still incredibly radioactive! All of her notes and books can only be handled safely using radiation gear and are stored in lead lined boxes.
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Kathrine Switzer marathon. First woman to break the barrier & run in the Boston marathon. It took another 5 years before woman were allowed to run. 1967. These photos are when she was being attacked by an official.