Monday, March 12, 2012

Women's History Month - Learn More


Did you know...?

In 1926, American Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Read her biography,

Young woman and the sea: how Trudy Ederle conquered the English Channel and inspired the world, located at Clemens Library GV838.E34 S76 2009.


In 1953, Jerrie Cobb is the first woman in the U.S. to undergo astronaut testing. NASA, however, cancels the women's program in 1963. It is not until 1983 that an American woman gets sent into space. Read more about her and the space program:

The Mercury 13: the untold story of thirteen American women and the dream of space flight, Clemens Library TL789.85.A1 A28 2003

Right stuff, wrong sex: America's first women in space program , Clemens Library TL789.85.A1 W45 2004

Promised the moon: the untold story of the first women in the space race
, Clemens Library TL789.85.A1 N65 2003



Read more: Famous Firsts by American Women at Infoplease.com


-sg

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