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Zaebja

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PostedNov 20, 2012 6:20 pm
Eleanor Roosevelt

Often called the first female president of the United States. She was able to run the country on behalf of her husband who was unable to travel often because of having polio and at one point ran the nation when her husband had had a stroke.

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PostedNov 20, 2012 6:30 pm   Last edited by maik331 on Nov 21, 2012 6:08 pm. Edited 2 times in total

Kaihime

The Daughter of Narita Ujinaga


In the Sengoku period of Japan, Kaihime (甲斐姫) is known as the legendary woman who helped her father's resistance at Oshi Castle against Toyotomi Hideyoshi's army during the Siege of Odawara. She is known for her bravery, beauty and cunning that was unlike other princesses.
In June 1590, Ishida Mitsunari, a good commander, led a 20,000-man army to take Oshi Castle and was devastated by a water attack (sudden big flow of water). As Mitsunari's soldiers were fleeing, Kaihime volunteered to rout the remaining soldiers. She donned armor and rode on horseback with 200 men. She met with Sanada's reinforcements (enemy) in combat and slayed their vassal, Miyage Takashige, in battle, taking his head as her trophy. Her accomplishments gave a huge boost to ally morale and forced Mitsunari to surrender, reporting his failure to Hideyoshi. She was only nineteen years old at the time. Mitsunari was greatly ridiculed for failing to capture a position "guarded by a woman". To this day, the long strait where the incident occurred is also known as the "Ishida Tsutsumi". When Odawara Castle surrendered, her father also chose to do the same with hope to end warfare. When her family exited the castle, Kaihime exhibited an air of dignity. Hideyoshi generously forgave them and allowed them to keep their properties. A few rumors say that this was due to Kaihime's elegance.

I choose her mainly because she is enough amazing to be in games (Samurai Warrior 3 & Warrior Orochi 3) due to her achievement, bravery and beauty. She is also one of my favorite in Warrior Orochi 3.
Beside from games, I’m impressed that she volunteered to fight in a war and able to slain some important people such as strategists and Yukimura Sanada who was known as the “greatest warrior of the land.” Even after the fearsome battle, she was able to survive.

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PostedNov 20, 2012 10:34 pm   Last edited by faz121 on Nov 22, 2012 3:55 pm. Edited 2 times in total

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
Britain's First Female Premier minister.



As prime minister, Thatcher battled the country's recession by initially raising interest rates to control inflation. She was best known for her destruction of Britain's traditional industries, through her attacks on labor organizations such as the miner's union, and for the massive privatization of social housing and public transport. One of her staunchest allies was U.S. president Ronald Reagan, a fellow conservative. The two shared similar right-wing, pro-corporate political philosophies.

Thatcher faced a military challenge during her first term. In April 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland islands. This British territory had long been a source of conflict between the two nations as the islands are located off the coast of Argentina. Taking swift action, Thatcher sent British troops to the territory to retake the islands in what became known as the Falklands War.

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PostedNov 20, 2012 11:47 pm
ZtExN0o0bZ wrote:
Aung San Suu Kyi

I choose her because she's a human rights activist and a symbol of non-violence.
She's also the laureate of Nobel Peace Prize in 1991  

I've already contributed to this thread but just wanted to link a nifty quick history + current affairs piece that Racheal Maddow did on this topic today.

Truly a pacifist with a steel spine, that lady.

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PostedNov 20, 2012 11:54 pm
Rulers, Suffragists, Philanthropists, Philosophers, PHOOEY on you guys. That's right PHOOEY.

My woman is just elite. Best of the best. Flying planes. BAH. *grins* So awesome they can't even firmly indicate what year she was born in.

Virne Beatrice "Jackie" Mitchell Gilbert (August 29, 1912, 1913 or 1914 – January 7, 1987)



"Jackie" Mitchell was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history. Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and more in succession



The New York Yankees and the Chattanooga Lookouts were scheduled to play an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 1, 1931. Due to rain the game was postponed until the next day. Seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell, brought in to pitch in the first inning after the starting pitcher had given up a double and a single, faced Babe Ruth. After taking a ball, Ruth swung and missed at the next two pitches. Mitchell's fourth pitch to Ruth was a called third strike. The crowd roared for her. Babe Ruth was quoted in a Chattanooga newspaper as having said:


I don't know what's going to happen if they begin to let women in baseball. Of course, they will never make good. Why? Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day.[5]

Next up was Lou Gehrig, who swung through the first three pitches to strike out.

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PostedNov 21, 2012 7:30 am

June Mathis

June Mathis
<img style="padding-right: 8px; padding-top: 8px; padding-bottom: 8px;" src="http://blog.allanellenberger.com/wp-content/pageface1.jpg" id="il_fi" height="360" width="341"> June Mathis

June Mathis (June 30, 1889 – July 26, 1927) was an American screenwriter and one of the highest paid Hollywood executives in the 1920s.[1] Mathis was the first female executive for Metro/MGM and at only 35, she was the highest paid executive in Hollywood. In 1926 she was voted the third most influential woman in Hollywood, behind Mary Pickford and Norma Talmadge.[2] Today, she is best remembered for discovering Rudolph Valentino and writing such films as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Blood and Sand

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PostedNov 21, 2012 3:56 pm

Re: June Mathis

June Mathis
miagatameskulo wrote:
<img style="padding-right: 8px; padding-top: 8px; padding-bottom: 8px;" src="http://blog.allanellenberger.com/wp-content/pageface1.jpg" id="il_fi" height="360" width="341"> June Mathis

June Mathis (June 30, 1889 – July 26, 1927) was an American screenwriter and one of the highest paid Hollywood executives in the 1920s.[1] Mathis was the first female executive for Metro/MGM and at only 35, she was the highest paid executive in Hollywood. In 1926 she was voted the third most influential woman in Hollywood, behind Mary Pickford and Norma Talmadge.[2] Today, she is best remembered for discovering Rudolph Valentino and writing such films as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Blood and Sand  


I don't see your picture. To do this, you will need to do it like this.

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PostedNov 21, 2012 10:44 pm

[EVENT] History's Powerful Wo

Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi
I chose her because she was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years, from 1861 to her death in 1908.

Selected by the Xianfeng Emperor as an imperial concubine in her adolescence, she gave birth to his son, who became the Tongzhi Emperor upon Xianfeng's death. Cixi ousted a group of regents appointed by the late emperor and assumed regency over her young son with the Empress Dowager Ci'an. Cixi then consolidated control over the dynasty when, at the death of the Tongzhi Emperor, contrary to the rules of succession, she installed her nephew as the Guangxu Emperor in 1875. Although she refused to adopt Western models of government, she nonetheless supported the technological and military Self-Strengthening Movement. Cixi rejected the Hundred Days' Reforms of 1898 as impractical and detrimental to dynastic power and placed the Guangxu Emperor under house arrest for supporting reformers. After the Boxer Rebellion and the invasion of Allied armies, external and internal pressures led Cixi to effect institutional changes of just the sort she had resisted and appoint reform-minded officials. The dynasty collapsed in 1912, four years after her death.

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PostedNov 21, 2012 11:17 pm

Jane Austen

Jane Austen remains as popular as ever and is revered as much as any literary figure in the history of the English language. I do apologize if someone else mentioned her, but she will always remain my idol and one of history's most influential women.

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PostedNov 22, 2012 5:37 am
Maria Quitéria (1792–1853)


She was a Brazilian Lieutenant and national heroine. She served in the Brazilian war of independence in 1822–23 dressed as a man. She was promoted to cadet and Lieutenant and decorated with the Imperial order. She has been called "Brazilian Joan of Arc".

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