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 U.S., Japan, and 10 other Pacific Rim nations have agreed to a historic trade deal encompassing 40% of the world's economy. ›
- Three scientists who developed treatments against parasites have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. ›
- At least three people have died in South Carolina due to severe rainfall. More than 11 inches of rain fell on the city in 48 hours. ›