Tracking down the birth name of one of Sydney's more colorful gangsters was tricky, but not THAT tricky.
Harper was an entrepreneur who essentially created the modern hair salon, which she grew into a franchise of hundreds of stores across the world.
Biography.com has a guest piece today by yours truly, with brief blurbs about several of the women covered on this site and in the book.
Omar was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2016 election, making her the first Muslim woman, and the first Somali-American, to be a legislator.
Aggretsuko is the newest addition to the Hello Kitty universe: a hard-drinking office worker who sings heavy metal karaoke and dreams about quitting her frustrating job.
When the family car fell into a ditch, 46-year-old Karen Klein walked for 30 hours through 26 miles of snow, subsisting on twigs and her own urine, to get help for her husband and 10-year-old son.
In 1939 Jacobs won a national pistol marksmanship competition. Contemporary reporting noted that she broke the record that had previously been set by an FBI agent.