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Colonial Capital Tours’ Fascinating Facts for Women’s History Month

March 31, 2016

Colonial Capital Tours shares five fascinating facts about women’s history that show how far they have come.  Women have played and continue to play a major role in the world’s economy, politics, culture and discoveries and deserve their fair share of recognition as well.

Marie Curie is the only woman to ever win two Nobel Prizes.  Curie’s first award was for physics for her work on spontaneous radiation with her husband, and her second was in Chemistry for her studies of radioactivity.

Martha Wright Griffiths, an American lawyer and judge, helped protect women from discrimination based on gender, pressing for the passage of the Sex Discrimination Act in 1964 as part of the Civil Rights Act.

In 1903, Mary Anderson was granted a patent for the windshield wiper.  Women have been responsible for inventing industrial lathes, “White Out,” bras, non-reflective glass, the dishwasher, disposable diapers, petroleum refining methods and much more.

Hedy Lamarr, renowned 40s movie actress, developed a radio-controlled torpedo device which used “frequency hopping” to prevent the signals from the torpedoes from being jammed during WWII.  Although the technology was not utilized during WWII, it was used in subsequent conflicts.

Susan Kare developed many of the icons and interface elements for Apple Macintosh.

Student Tours, Educational Tours, or Group Tours, Colonial Capital Tours has the right program for you and the very best attractions!

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