Queen Victoria ruled one of the largest empires in the history of the world, at one point controlling land on nearly every continent.
Jane Addams was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Upon her husband's death, Cherokee leader Nancy Ward took his place in a 1775 battle against the Creeks, and led the Cherokee to victory.
The first woman to run for U.S. president was Victoria Woodhull, who campaigned for the office in 1872 under the National Woman's Suffrage Association.
The first country to grant women the right to vote in the modern era was New Zealand in 1893.
On Nov. 26, 1916 birth control activist Margaret Sanger was arrested for distributing birth control information.
In 1903, Mary Anderson was granted a patent for the windshield wiper.
The first person to make the daring attempt to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel was a woman.