Friday, June 14, 2019

Red-haired firsts and founders, 3rd part (101 - 150)

While working at our partner blog Famous Redheads in History I couldn’t help but notice the great number of “firsts” and “founders” among our famous redheads. Here’s the list from 101 to 150.
First part.
Second part.

101) Phoebe Anna Traquair: in 1920 she became the first woman elected to the Royal Scottish Academy.

102) Pierina Legnani: she is the first ballerina to be appointed prima ballerina assoluta.

103) Solomon Schechter: founder and president of the United Synagogue of America. 

104) Yitzhak Rabin: first native-born prime minister of Israel.  

105) Marina Semyonova: first Soviet-trained prima ballerina.   

106) Antoine Lavoisier: he is considered the father of modern chemistry. He was the first to discover the metabolism that occurs inside the human body, wrote the first extensive list of elements and was also the first to establish that sulfur was an element rather than a compound.

107) Leopold Figl: first Federal Chancellor after World War II.

108) Rusty Dow (Benzie Ola Scott): in 1944, she became the first woman to drive the Alaska Military Highway from Fairbanks to Dawson Creek in the Yukon Territory and return with a load of cargo. She was also the first woman to drive through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel (Whittier Tunnel) in November 1942.

109) William Lamport: author of the first declaration of independence in the Indies.

110) Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco: first wife of a Moroccan ruler to have been publicly acknowledged and given a royal title.


111) Sara Teasdale: in 1918 she was the first winner of the Special Pulitzer for Letters, which is now considered the earliest Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (inaugurated 1922).

112) Edna St. Vincent Millay: she is the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry since the official establishment of the Pulitzer Prize in 1922.

113) Hetty Cary: along with her sister and cousin, she made the first three battle flags of the Confederacy. 

114) George B. McClellan: he designed the so-called McClellan Saddle, which he claimed to have seen used by Hussars in Prussia and Hungary. It became standard issue for as long as the U.S. horse cavalry existed and is still used for ceremonies. 

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