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INDEX OF NEWSMAKERS

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BARET, JEANNE (1740 – 1807) First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe

BARNES, PANCHO (1901 – 1975)  Pilot, Proprietor, Partier

de BEAUMONT, CHARLES-GENEVIÈVE- LOUIS-AUGUSTE-ANDRÉ-TIMOTHEE d’ÉON (1728 –1810)   Cross-dressing French Spy

BELL, GERTRUDE (1868 – 1926) Explorer, Instrumental in Founding Iraq

BELMONTE, JUAN (1892 – 1962)  Spanish Bullfighter

BENTLEY, ELIZABETH (1908 – 1963) Communist Spy & FBI Informant

BERG, MOE  (1902 – 1972) Baseball Player & Spy

BLACKWELL, ELIZABETH (1821 – 1910)  First Female Doctor

BLANCHARD, SOPHIE (1778 –1819)  First Women to Fly Solo in a Hot Air Balloon

BONNY, ANNE  (1698?-1782?) & READ, MARY (1690?-1721)  Pirates of the Caribbean

BORGLUM, GUTZON (1867-1941)  Sculptor of Mount Rushmore

BRIDE, HAROLD (1890 – 1956)  Wireless Operator on the Titanic

BUNDY, MAY SUTTON (1887 – 1975)  First American to Win Wimbledon

COCHRANE, JOSEPHINE (1839-1913)  Invented the Dishwasher

COLE, SIR HENRY (1808 – 1882)  Commissioned the First Commercial Christmas Card

CONNELLY, CORNELIA (1809 – 1879) Mother & Nun Who Founded a Religious Order 

COOLBRITH, INA (1841 – 1928)  First Poet Laureate of California & Librarian 

CHRISTOPHE, HENRY (1767 – 1820)  King of Haiti

EVANS, CHRISTOPHER (1847-1917) & SONTAG, JOHN (1862-1893)  Train Robbers

GIBSON, VIOLET (1876 – 1954)  Shot Mussolini

GREEN, HETTY  (1834 – 1916)  Miserly First Female Tycoon

HARMON, LARRY (1925 – 2008)  Bozo the Clown & Businessman

HENSON, MATTHEW (1866-1955)  First Person to Reach the North Pole

HOPKINS, STEPHEN (1581 – 1644) Jamestown Colonist and Pilgrim on the Mayflower

KIM, YOUNG-OAK (1919 – 2005)  First Ethnic Minority to Command a U.S. Army Combat Battalion

KING, CLARENCE, (1842 – 1901) White Geologist, Black Husband

KINGSLEY, MARY (1862-1900)  African Explorer

LAWRENCE, RICHARD (1800? – 1861)  First Person to Attempt to Assassinate an American President

LI XIAQING (1912-1998)  Aviatrix  & Actress

LONDONDERRY, ANNIE KOPCHOVSKY (1870? – 1947)  Rode Around the World on a Bicycle

MAHOMED, SAKE DEAN (1759 – 1851) First Indian to Publish a Book, Own a Restaurant and Do “Shampooing” in England

MINOR, WILLIAM (1834 -1920)  Insane Doctor Who Contributed to the Oxford English Dictionary

MONTAGUE, JOHN (1903 – 1972)  Fugitive Golfer

MURPHY, AUDIE (1924 – 1971)  Most Decorated Soldier in World War II & Actor

 MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD J. (1830-1904)  Inventor of the First Moving Picture

PARKER, CYNTHIA ANN (1827–1870)  White Girl Raised By Comanche Indians

PARSONS, JACK (1914 – 1952)  Rocket Scientist & Occultist

POPENOE, PAUL  (1888 -1979)  First Marriage Counselor and Eugenicist

PRICE, WILLIAM (1800 – 1893)  Performed the First Legal Cremation in Britain

QIU JIN (1875?—1907)  Chinese Feminist

RIDLER, HORACE (1892–1969)  Tattooed Sideshow Performer

ROBINSON, WILLIAM (1861 – 1918) Magician

SÁENZ, MANUELA (1797-1856)  Simon Bolivar’s Mistress and Political Rebel

SANDOW, EUGEN (1867-1925)  First Bodybuilder and Perfect Physical Specimen

SANDWINA, KATIE (1884 – 1952) Circus Strongwoman

SEACOLE, MARY (1805 – 1881)  Nurse and Businesswoman

SLOCUM, JOSHUA (1844 – November 1909?)  First Person to Sail Around the World Solo

BESSIE STRINGFIELD (1911 – 1993) First African American Woman to Ride a Motorcycle Solo Across America

TAYLOR, ANNIE EDSON (1838-1921)  First Person to Go Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel

WAKEMAN, SARAH ROSETTA (1843 – 1864)  Female Soldier in the Civil War

WALKER, MADAME C.J. (1867-1919)  First Self-Made American Woman Millionaire

WESTON, JOAN (1935 – 1997)  Roller Derby Queen

WOODHULL, VICTORIA C. (1838 – 1927)  First Woman to Run for U. S. President

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