We bring forth a collection of short biographies as we celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth. This series, compiled by Auberdesigns, draws our attention to the extraordinary achievements and some contribution of women to the major fields of Science and Mathematics.
High in the Peruvian Andes lies an old gold-mining settlement that has, over the years, grown to the status of a city. More than 30,000 people live in this mountainous city five kilometers above sea level — the highest-elevation human settlement in the world.
Juliane Koepcke was born a German national in Lima, Peru, in 1954, the daughter of a world-renowned zoologist (Hans-Wilhelm) and an equally revered ornithologist (Maria). As a teenager, Juliane was enrolled at a Peruvian high school. Her parents were stationed several hundred miles away, manning a remote research outpost in the heart of the Amazon. Juliane herself was no stranger to the swelteringly harsh Amazonian environment and was well versed in the inner workings of its volatile ecosystem. It was this knowledge that would later save her life
Born Margaret Rose in 1930 at Glamis Castle in Scotland, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II.
On November 1, 1512, the majestic ceiling frescoes adorning Rome’s Sistine Chapel were unveiled to the public. Painted by a rising young sculptor named Michelangelo, they remain one of the Italian Renaissance’s most iconic masterpieces, with 5 million neck-craning tourists peering at their beauty each year. Below, check out seven surprising facts about the famous ceiling and the artist who painted it.
In 1942, the coastal town of Pascagoula, Mississippi was the site of a strange and creepy series of crimes that left police pulling their hair out. The "Phantom Barber of Pascagoula" didn't rob, kill, or assault anyone—he just cut off their hair.
On Sunday morning, Nov. 30, 1941, U.S. Army Private Paul Brown decided to slip out of his bed early at the Schofield Barracks Base Hospital on the island of Oahu, and head to the latrine.
Assigned to the 52nd Field Artillery Battalion, he had been involved in an accident, and, because of the severity of his injuries, he was confined to a wheelchair and wanted to clean up early to avoid being in the way of the other patients.