On International Women's Day, we celebrated the strong, powerful women in our lives. But let's keep the spirit going strong year round. For a little inspiration, here are some downright heroic women from history. Did we leave someone out? Let us know in the comments.
1972: Jeanne Manford marching with her son in a gay pride parade. She later went on to be a founder of PFLAG, "Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays."
1969: Margaret Hamilton poses next to the code she wrote by hand for the Apollo Project. This code took humans to the moon.
1944: An unknown Dutch woman refuses to leave her husband’s side when he is captured and taken into captivity by Allied soldiers.
Circa 1800s: A samurai warrior woman.
1984: Astronaut Anna Fisher becomes "the first mother in space."
1918: A group of some of the first women sworn into the U.S. Marine Corps.
1945: The B-17, the "Pistol Packin' Mama," with its female pilots.
1937: Women bare their legs in public in Toronto for the first time.
1985: A concentration camp survivor hits a neo-Nazi protestor with her handbag in Sweden.
1917: A suffragette activist protesting the arrests and brutal treatment of activists.
1941: A Muslim woman in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, covers the yellow star her Jewish neighbor is forced to wear.
1907: Maud Wagner is the first female tattoo artist in the U.S.
1944: 18-year-old Simone Segouin fights in the French Résistance during the liberation of Paris.
1936: Sarla Thakral becomes the first Indian woman to obtain her pilot's license. She was 21 years old.
1967: Although marathon organizers tried to stop her, Kathrine Switzer becomes the first women to complete the Boston marathon.
Circa 1950s: Before the reign of the Taliban, Afghan women had access to the public library.
1907: Professional swimmer, Annette Kellerman, in the swimsuit that got her arrested for indecency.
1902: Smith College has the first women's basketball team.
1990: A 106-year-old Armenian woman protects her home during the armed conflicts of Nagorno-Karabakh.
1933: Women hold a rooftop boxing match.
1950: The New York league of women's roller derby skaters.
1961: Annie Lumpkins, voting rights activist, in jail in Little Rock.
1973: Female members of Hell's Angels.
1918: After the conscription of the usual male workers, women step up and deliver blocks of heavy ice.
1917: Japanese suffragist, Komako Kimura, at a New York march for women's rights.
1936: 17-year-old communist, Marina Ginesta, during the Spanish Civil War. Barcelona is behind her.
1934: Margaret Bourke-White climbing the Chrysler building for the perfect photo.
Circa 1950s: A mother plays with her child on the beach.
1980s: Elspeth Beard repairing her bike during her attempt to become the first woman to circumnavigate the Earth by motorcycle.
1940: A woman takes in the aftermath of a German bombing raid during the London Blitz.
1943: WWII icon, Winnie the Welder.
1937: Sabiha Gökçen of Turkey becomes the first female fighter pilot.
1941: Volunteers at Pearl Harbor learn how to fight fires.
1941: A Ukranian woman gives a captured Soviet soldier water after his capture.
1910: A mason works high above Berlin.
1943: Railroad workers break for lunch, and many were the wives and mothers of the drafted railway worker men.
1976: Ellen O'Neal becomes one of the first female pro-skaters.
1944: Parisian mothers protect their children from German sniper fire.
1944: Captain Nieves Fernandez, a Filipino guerilla, shows a U.S. soldier how she killed Japanese soldiers during occupation.
1926: Gertrude Ederle is the first woman to swim the English Channel.
1928: Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
1962: Afghan women, before the Taliban, studying medicine.
1940: A British sergeant training "mum's army," the Battle of Britain's Women's Home Defense Corp.
1936: A migrant worker in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl.
1970: The Women's Liberation Coalition March in Detroit, Michigan.
1971: A Los Angeles police officer watches after an abandoned baby.
1945: Snipers of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army.
1947: A mother attempts to find her son by showing his photo to returning prisoners of war in Vienna.
1918: America's first woman traffic cop, Leola N. King, in Washington, D.C.
1956: A 15-year-old Hungarian freedom fighter against the Soviet Union.
1944: American nurses at Normandy.
1944: A colorized photo of a Lockheed employee working on a P-38 Lightning in Burbank.
1917: A Red Cross nurse writing down the last words of a British soldier.