Orlando: Women's Writing
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Writers with Entries

New: January 2007

Other Additions

214 new free-standing chronology entries on such contextual matters as:
  • the Iliad
  • the Olympic Games
  • the British national postal service
  • bank notes
  • the appointment of Maria Gaetana Agnesi as professor of mathematics in 1750
  • street lighting
  • Madame Tussaud's
  • Reuter's news service
  • the coinage of the word "allergy"
  • Grace Annie Lockhart's attainment of the first university degree by a woman in the British Empire
  • Annie Jump Cannon's receipt of the first honorary doctorate by a woman from Oxford University
  • the British Socialist Party
  • the Greenham Common women's peace camp
  • the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Shirin Ebadi of Iran
138 existing author entries were also updated or enhanced. 143 existing free-standing chronology entries were also updated or enhanced