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, 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 was a journalist and humanitarian known for her work documenting the lives of refugees.
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.
Margaret "Marnie" Danhauser Brown played first base for the Racine Belles in the All-American Professional Girls Baseball League.
Clara Bewick Colby, a prominent suffragist, orator, and journalist, started a newspaper called the WOMAN’S TRIBUNE.
Dickey Chapelle was the first female American war correspondent to parachute with American troops and the first killed covering combat.