Did you know….
- Jackie Mitchell was one of the first professional female baseball players. She struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig after one another.
- Lhakpa Sherpa has climbed Mt. Everest a total of nine times, more than any other woman in the world!
- Katherine Johnson is an mathematician whose calculations were critical to sending NASA’s first astronauts to space.
- Annie Edson Taylor was the first woman to ride down Niagara Falls in a barrel.
- Marie Curie discovered radium and polonium.
So many reasons to celebrate international women’s day. What’s yours?