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.
- The fire at a South Carolina black church late Tuesday night wasn't arson, according to a preliminary investigation.
- The U.S. and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in Washington and Havana as they restore diplomatic ties after more than 50 years.
- Greece has become the first developed country to miss a debt payment to the International Monetary Fund.
- The U.S. has defeated Germany 2-0 in the Women's World Cup semis. Team USA will play Japan or England in the final ⚽️