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Helen Thomas

What woman was a White House media correspondent for over 50 years?


Carrie Nation

What Women’s temperance member was known for smashing saloons with a hatchet?


Danica Patrick

Who was the first woman to sit on the pole position at the Daytona 500?



What actress was known as “The first lady of the silent screen?”



U2’s Angel of Harlem was about what influential jazz singer?”



Who was known at “The Queen of Gospel?”


Annie Oakley

Who was known at “Little Miss Sure Shot?”



After several attempts, what woman finally swam from Cuba to Florida in 2013?


Who was named Chairman of the Federal Reserve in 2014?


Who won the Miss America Pageant in 1955?


Who studied the mountains gorillas of central Africa and penned the novel Gorillas in the Mist?


Who was the first female Secretary of State of the United States?


Who was the first female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives?


Who was known as “The girl in the red velvet swing?”

What actress was known as The Brazilian bombshell?

What is the name of the school teacher who perished in the Challenger disaster?

Who was the poet who spoke at Bill Clinton’s presidental innaugration?

What actress was known as “The Sarong Girl?

What singer was born Annie Mae Bullock in East St. Louis, Illinois?

First Women

  • Born in an American colony Virginia Dare
  • Winner of two Nobel PrizesMarie Curie
  • To receive the Congressional Medal of HonorMary Walker
  • In CongressJeannette Rankin (1916)
  • SenatorHattie Caraway (1932)
  • Elected in both houses of CongressMargaret Chase Smith
  • Presidential cabinet memberFrances Perkins (FDR administration)
  • Secretary of StateMadeleine Albright
  • Supreme Court JusticeSandra Day O’Connor
  • Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
  • Surgeon GeneralJocelyn Elders
  • Chairman of the Federal Reserve (2014)Janet Yellen
  • Attorney General Janet Reno
  • To break sound barrierJacqueline Cochran
  • To fly nonstop around the worldJeana Yeager
  • To swim the English ChannelGertrude Ederle
  • American doctorElizabeth Blackwell
  • The first woman in America to be depicted on a coinSusan B. Anthony
  • American astronomerMaria Mitchell
  • First American woman to win Noble Peace PrizeJane Addams
  • Presidential candidateVictoria Woodhull (1872)
  • Major party V.P. candidateGeraldine Ferraro
  • To co-anchor major network newsBarbara Walters
  • Time Woman of the YearWallis Simpson
  • In Gymnastics Hall of FameMary Lou Retton
  • U.S. balance beam gold medalistShannon Miller
  • Miss America Margaret Gorman (1921)
  • Citadel cadet Shannon Faulkner
  • Stewardess Ellen Church
  • To win $100,000 on Star Search Jenny Jones
  • In the Indianapolis 500 Janet Guthrie
  • To win pole position Daytona 500 Danica Patrick
  • To win the Academy Award for Best Direstor Katherine Bigelow
  • American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson
  • First American convention to advocate women’s rights, 1848Seneca Falls Convention

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Facts About Women

  • President of Argentina, 2007-Christina Fernandez
  • President of Australia, 2010-13Julia Gillard
  • Germany chancellor, 2005-Angela Merkel
  • Prime Minister of India, 1966-77, 1980-84Indira Gandhi
  • Prime Minister of Israel, 1969-74Golda Meir (raised in Milwaukee)
  • President of Argentina, 1975-76Isabel Peron
  • Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1979-90Margaret Thatcher
  • President of the Philippines, 1986-92 Corazon Aquino
  • Prime Minister of Pakistan, 1988-90 Benazir Bhutto
  • President of Nicaragua, 1990-97Violetta Chamorro
  • Prime Minister of Canada, 1993Kim Campbell
  • Andre Sacarov’s dissident wifeElena Bonner
  • Poetess from the island of LesbosSappho
  • Lady from Coventry, EnglandLady Godiva
  • Titanic survivor from Leadville, CO(Unsinkable) Molly Brown
  • Pilot lost over the Pacific, 1937Amelia Earhart
  • She went around world in 72 days, 1890Nelly Bly
  • Franco-Prussian war nurse, Red Cross founderClara Barton
  • Frontier woman from Deadwood, SDCalamity Jane
  • Wild West Show sharp-shooterAnnie Oakley
  • Friend of the James GangBelle Starr
  • Deaf Radcliffe graduate, 1904Helen Keller
  • Helen Keller’s teacherAnne Sullivan
  • Hull House founderJane Addams
  • Lord Nelson’s loverEmma (Lady) Hamilton
  • Founder of Bryn Mawr school for girlsEdith Hamilton
  • Austrian born pioneer of child psychoanalysisAnna Freud
  • First president, National Women’s Suffrage AssnSusan B. Anthony
  • Women’s rights leader from Seneca Falls, NYElizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Hatchet swinging member of the Women’s Temperance UnionCarrie Nation
  • Burlesque queen who lived in FranceJosephine Baker
  • Minsky’s and Ziegfeld Follies burlesque dancerGypsy Rose Lee
  • Million Dollar Mermaid aqua-movie starEsther Williams
  • American impressionist painterMary Cassatt
  • She opened up the first birth control clinicMargaret Sanger
  • Southwestern painter of flowers and skyscapesGeorgia O’Keefe
  • Amsterdam diaristAnne Frank
  • 1920s etiquette adviserEmily Post
  • Etiquette adviser, went to jail, 2004Martha Stewart
  • Original platinum blondeJean Harlow
  • “The Lady With the Lamp”Florence Nightingale
  • “The Bird Woman”Sacajawea
  • “The Poor Little Rich Girl”Barbara Hutton
  • “The Blonde Bombshell”Jayne Mansfield
  • “America’s Sweetheart”Mary Pickford
  • “First Lady of the Silent Screen” Lillian Gish
  • “Girl in the Red Velvet Swing” Evelyn Nesbit Thaw
  • “Peekaboo Girl” Veronica Lake
  • “Sweater Girl” Lana Turner
  • “Sarong Girl” Dorothy Lamour
  • “It Girl” Clara Bow
  • “The Pinup Girl”Betty Grable
  • “First Lady of Song”Ella Fitzgerald
  • “First Lady of the American Stage” Helen Hayes
  • “Queen of the Swashbucklers” Maureen O’Hara
  • “Queen of the West”Dale Evans
  • “Queen of the Surf”Esther Williams
  • “Queen of Soul”Aretha Franklin
  • “Queen of Disco”Donna Summer
  • “Queen of Gospel”Mahalia Jackson
  • “Queen of Hip Hip”Iggy Azalea or Nicki Minaj
  • “Queen of Mean”Leona Helmsley
  • “The Brazilian Bombshell”Carmen Miranda
  • Algonquin Hotel “round table wit”Dorothy Parker
  • Four Square Gospel founderAimee Semple McPherson
  • She studied mountain gorillasDian Fossey
  • She studied chimpanzeesJane Goodall
  • The Nun of Amherst or the Belle of AmherstEmily Dickinson
  • Emily Dickinson’s adviserHelen Hunt Jackson
  • Italian teaching method innovatorMaria Montessori
  • Abe Lincoln’s young love Ann Rutledge
  • Dante’s love Beatrice
  • Frederic Chopin’s loverGeorge Sand
  • Dashiell Hammet’s loverLillian Hellman
  • Time-Life Korean War photographerMargaret Bourke-White
  • “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas”Sophie Tucker
  • “Little Miss Sure Shot”Annie Oakley
  • American astronomerMaria Mitchell
  • Bob Fosse’s “Red Headed” wifeGwen Verdon
  • She said “Call me madam”Ethel Merman
  • CNN’s British-Iranian reporterChristiane Amanpour
  • Heiress kidnapped on February 5, 1974Patty Hearst
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1979Mother Teresa
  • Slain Tejano singerSelena
  • Red-headed country music starReba McIntyre
  • New Jersey governorChristie Todd Whitman
  • Texas governor, 1991-95Ann Richards
  • Washington governor, 1995Dixie Lee Ray
  • Connecticut governor, 1975-80Ella Grasso
  • Connecticut representative, 1943-47Clare Booth Luce
  • Maryland senator and congresspersonBarbara Mikulski
  • Chicago mayor, 1979Jane Burne
  • U.S. ambassador to GhanaShirley Temple Black
  • U.S. ambassador to Italy, 1953Clare Booth Luce
  • Paleoanthropologist who died in 1996Mary Leaky
  • Supreme Court Justice appointed in 1993Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Supreme Court Justice appointed in 2009Sonia Sotomayor
  • Supreme Court Justice appointed in 2012Elana Kagen
  • Teacher who perished in the Challenger disasterChrista McAuliffe
  • Most down-loaded model on the internetCindy Margolis
  • She testified against Clarence ThomasAnita Hill
  • White House correspondent who retired after 40 yearsHelen Thomas
  • First test tube babyLouise Brown
  • Child pulled from a Texas well, 1984Baby Jessica (McClure)
  • Soldier rescued in Iraq, 2003Jessica Lynch
  • Nobel Prize winner released in Myanmar in 2010Aung San Suu Kyi
  • She swam from Cuba to Florida in 2013Diana Nyad

For more facts about women see Game Show, now in its 5th edition

Miss America Winners

  • 1945Bess Myerson
  • 1955Lee Meriwether
  • 1971Phyllis George
  • 1984Vanessa Williams
  • She replaced Vanessa WilliamsSuzette Charles