The international women’s day was lionized on 8th March with a lot of pomp all over the world. Though there isn’t any specific ground that triggered the celebration of Women’s day, History alleges that it’s being celebrated since early 1900’s to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations.

When the world cries that women can’t do it, there are women who always prove them wrong. Here are some of them who broke the societal hand cuffs and have given everyone a reason to cherish the women’s day season:

Caroline Herschel

Marie Curie is a well-known personality in the Science circle, primarily because she is the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics. But, there were women who made significant contributions to Science, years before Marie Curie did. The earliest of them being Caroline Herschel.


She detected a number of astronomical objects and was the first woman to discover a comet. She discovered in all eight comets. Not to forget the fact that she was also the first British woman to get paid for her scientific work.

Valentina Tereshkova


Soviet Union launched the first human spaceflight as a part of the Vostok program. Vostok 6 was the first human spaceflight mission to carry a woman into space and cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to have flown in space.



Medicine was such a profession in the ancient world that completely restricted female participation as the prime physician. Although Merit Ptah (2700 BC ) was the earliest cited female physician,  Agnodice was the first female physician to practice legally.

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