Timeline: 1901-1950

Mildred Fish-Harnack

Mildred Fish-Harnack

Mildred Fish-Harnack was the only American woman to die by Adolf Hitler's direct order for spying on Germany during World War II.
Frances Hamerstrom

Frances Hamerstrom

Frances Hamerstrom, an ornithologist who helped save the prairie chicken population in Wisconsin, was the first woman in the U.S. to earn a master’s degree in wildlife management.
Ruth Gruber

Ruth Gruber

Ruth Gruber was a journalist and humanitarian known for her work documenting the lives of refugees.
Zona Gale

Zona Gale

In 1921, American author and playwright Zona Gale became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for the play MISS LULU BETT.
Vernice Gallimore

Vernice Gallimore

Vernice Gallimore became Milwaukee's first African American policewoman in 1946.
Angna Enters

Angna Enters

Angna Enters was a renowned dancer, producing over 200 mime compositions.
Margaret Danhauser Brown

Margaret Danhauser Brown

Margaret "Marnie" Danhauser Brown played first base for the Racine Belles in the All-American Professional Girls Baseball League.
Clara Bewick Colby

Clara Bewick Colby

Clara Bewick Colby, a prominent suffragist, orator, and journalist, started a newspaper called the WOMAN’S TRIBUNE.
Dickey Chapelle

Dickey Chapelle

Dickey Chapelle was the first female American war correspondent to parachute with American troops and the first killed covering combat.
Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt

Women’s suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt was very important in getting the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed.