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.
- Dylann Roof wants to plead guilty to the charges against him in the Charleston church shooting, his attorney said, but a judge entered a not guilty plea for him on Friday.
- The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for two teenagers who went missing a week ago off the coast of Florida.
- Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city to host both the summer and winter games.