Celebrating women whose endeavours have made their name continue to live despite their demise.
This proves Benjamin Franklin’s sayings that some people will die yet never be forgotten because their footprints immortalise them.
In as much as a day is not enough to celebrate the wonderful exploits of this wonderful legends, that does not negate the fact that they are worth to be celebrated today, March 8th.
March 8th is a specific date identified as the International Women’s Day. You may click this link for a detailed historical background of the International Women’s Day.
Some Legendary Women in History
NANGILI OF INDIA: The great woman who cuts off her breast in revolt against breast tax in the 19th Century. She presented the breast in a leaf to the officer who came to survey her breast and collect the tax.
MARIE CURIE: The first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903 for founding the new science of ‘radioactivity’ – even the word was invented by her – and her discoveries launched effective cures for cancer.
MARGARET THATCHER: The first female Prime Minister of the Great Britain. She attained the position at a moment the country is unsettled, faced with economic recession and wars.
MOREMI: Yoruba Legend who emancipated the Yoruba people of Ife from the Ugbo kingdom. She is fabled to have risked her life by living with the enemy to know the secret of their power.
QUEEN AMINA OF ZARIA: The heroine of the North who led men to war and conquered the enemy.
CATHERINE THE GREAT: She is popular for modernising Russia and establishing the first state-funded school for girls, she revived the power of the church within the state and encouraged the development of the economy, trade and the arts.
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