March 8th – International Women’s Day!This week we celebrate one of the most fabulous holidays of the year – women’s day! And today we introduce ten amazing legendary women in history.
Number 10 on our list goes to Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc lived in 15th century.Joan of Arc is a national heroine of France. She led the French army to victory over the English. She was only 18 years old at that time. The tribunal announced Joan of Arc was guilty of heresy, witchcraft and dressing like a man. She was burned at the stake before a crowd of 10,000 people at the age of nineteen.
Mother Teresa – number 9
Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun and dedicated her life to serving people and helping the poor. She received the Nobel Prize and was canonized as Saint after her death. Number 8: Marie CurieMarie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911. She discovered two new chemical elements: radium and polonium.
Pearl S. Buck – number 7Pearl S. Buck was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1938).
Number 6 goes to Ellen OchoaIn 1991, Ellen Ochoa was the world’s first Hispanic female astronaut. She was born in California and received her master of science and doctorate degrees at Stanford University.
Ayn Rand – Number 5Ayn Rand was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. Objectivism was found by Ayn Rand – the philosophy of rational individualism.
Junko Tabei – 4th PlaceJunko Tabei is known for being the first woman to climb Mount Everest at the age of 35. “Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top; it is the willpower that is the most important.” — Junko Tabei
3rd Place – Johnson Sirleaf
Johnson Sirleaf became the first female elected head of state in Africa. She won the elections in 2005. In 2011, she was one of three women to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
2nd Place – Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is an activist. She defied the Taliban when she was a young girl and fought for women’s rights to receive education. Malala was shot in a head by a Taliban gunman, but survived and received the Nobel Peace Prize.First Place goes to Anne FrankAnne Frank was a Jewish writer. Her diary became world famous. Anne Frank wrote her diary while she was hiding from Nazis in an Amsterdam warehouse. She was only thirteen. Two years of hiding, and she was found and deported to the concentration camp.
There are many more incredible women who changed the history of the world. These legendary women are our inspiration.