I watched The Battle Of The Sexes the other day and it got me thinking. This movie is about a tennis player Billie Jean King who proved to many American men in the 70s that the skill does not depend on the gender, women can be just as good athletes as men. The sad thing is that I never even heard about Billie King, just as I don’t know much about many other amazing women who changed history and got us where we are today. To fix that, I decided to make a list of legendary women who had the biggest impact on the world.
Diana, the Rebel Princess
Diana, Princess of Wales, will always be the world’s sweetheart. The woman whose death shattered the whole world. After all these years the mere thought of her brings tears to my eyes. Diana had a remarkable life, she had this unstoppable drive for helping people. I can say that her charity work had a great impact on the world we live in today. She taught us so much about love, family, and kindness.
It’s no wonder Sheldon idolises Marie Curie so much. This woman made a lot of groundbreaking discoveries. She developed the initial theories of radioactivity, discovered polonium and radium elements, and developed the mobile x-ray units for hospitals that were used during World War I.
She was one of the first African-American women working at NASA. Being a walking calculating machine, she managed to calculate the orbital mechanics that helped navigate the first U.S crewed spaceflight. She basically helped send the first men to the moon.
This is the woman who refused to stand up and give her seat to a white person on the bus. Her protest started the civil rights movement across America. As a result, African-Americans gained equal rights in the 1970s. Interesting fact: Barack Obama became the first African-American US president four years after she died in 2005.