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Victoria Woodhull

(Women’s Rights Activist)

23 September 1838 – 9 June 1927 (Aged 88)

Woodhull was an American women’s rights activist, who became the first woman to run for the presidency of the United States in 1872, her running mate was black abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass.

In 1870, Victoria, and her sister, Tennessee, were among the first women to found a newspaper, named ‘Woodhull & Claflin’s Weekly’.

The sisters were also the first women to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street, which made them wealthy women.

Woodhull died in England at the age of 88.

Willem Einthoven

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21 May 1860 – 29 September 1927 (Aged 67)

Einthoven was a Dutch doctor and physiologist who invented the first electrocardiogram (ECG).

In 1924, he received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in electrocardiography.

He died in Leiden in the Netherlands at the age of 67.

Juliette Gordon Low


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31 October 1860 – 17 January 1927 (Aged 66)

Low was the founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

The organization is today seen as the largest educational group for girls in the world.

In her final years, Low suffered from breast cancer and died at the age of 66.

On 29 May 2012, the centennial anniversary of the Girl Scouts’ being founded, Low was honored with the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Gordon’s birthday of October 31 is commemorated by the Girl Scouts as “Founder’s Day”.