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Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared her worst suffering if her physician had been a woman. She became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register
On August 13, 1918 -- 95 years ago today -- women officially enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Among the 305 women who signed up that day, Opha Mae Johnson (pictured below) was the first in line. It would be two more years before women would achieve the right to vote in the US.
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Born August 19, 1883, Coco Chanel http://amazingwomenrock.com/coco-chanel-designerfounder-of-the-chanel-brand came from humble beginnings. She began her fashion career as a milliner. Amazing women reach for the stars!