She helped put man on the moon.
She was a contemporary of the legendary Robert Capa.
Rudenko was a trailblazer for women in sport and remembered for saving children from the besieged city of Leningrad in World War II.
She was celebrated with a Google Doodle on her birthday.
Dr. Virginia Apgar once said she didn't marry because she hadn't found a man who could cook.
The Nazca Lines are a series of giant ancient drawings etched into the sands of the Peruvian desert.
Georges Méliès discovered one of the first film special effects by accident.
Fanny Blankers-Koen once said "I'll show you," to a critic, then won four Olympic gold medals.
One of the most celebrated writers in U.S. history would have been 90 today.
An award in her name, the Saruhashi Prize, honors female scientists for distinguished research in natural sciences.
The Hollywood star was recognized for breaking gender norms.
Achebe is often called the "father of modern African literature" but was only belatedly recognized in the West.
The first Mexican actor to make it big in Hollywood, Del Rio was invariably casted in ethnic and "exotic" roles.
The French writer was featured in Friday's Google Doodle.