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09/12/2020
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Remember the Ladies: Grace Hopper

She is also credited with popularizing the term “debugging” for fixing computer glitches (motivated by an actual moth removed from the computer). Because of the breadth of her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is sometimes referred to as “Amazing Grace”. Continue reading

09/12/2020
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Remember the Ladies: Dolores Ibárruri

Isidora Dolores Ibárruri Gómez, known as “La Pasionaria” (Spanish, “the Passionflower”), was a Spanish Republican leader of the Spanish Civil War and communist politician of Basque origin. She is perhaps best known for her defense of the Second Spanish Republic and the famous slogan ¡No Pasarán! (“They shall not pass”) during the Battle for Madrid in November 1936. Continue reading

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