In the 1870s, the number of actresses in the United States grew enormously. Here's a brief overview of a handful of women entertainers around the time.
Dr. Mukherjee, a researcher working on a project on Indian suffragettes, shares some information about the diversity, or lack thereof, of British suffragettes.
When a rich and powerful man damaged her car, she sued for payment. When he started threatening her to drop it, she took up carrying a gun and ended up becoming appointed Under Sheriff.
For the next couple months, RP posts are going to be a bit less frequent, due to your intrepid author taking on a day job. Details await herein!
Edith Clifford was a sword swallower of such skill that her closing act involved a cannon firing a bayonet down her throat.
Pereira invented a surgical glue which may eventually replace the need for sutures and the resulting chance of tearing and infection.
At the beginning of the 20th century, women wore long hatpins to keep their hats in place. When some started using them as weapons against street harassment, men talked of banning this "peril".
The organization Homeward Bound is devoted to elevating women in leadership roles, and particularly in science. To that end they're sending dozens of women to Antarctica on a scientific expedition.