In honour of Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani becoming the first woman to win the Fields Medal earlier this week, I’ve created a timeline of women who achieved inspiring things first. You can scroll through the timeline below.
The women are (mostly) lesser known women and are from places across the world, such as India, Japan and America. The year shown in the timeline is the year that their accomplishment was made in areas such as space travel, film-making, sports, and politics.
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This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please tweet me women that you think are missing from this timeline and I can add them in.
- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cuba later this summer for the opening of a U.S. embassy there.
- Nicholas Winton, who saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, died at 106.
- Mozambique implemented a new criminal code that removes a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality.