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History has a knack for erasing women out of its pages, but women were some of the biggest trailblazers in all sorts of industries. The first novelist was a woman, the first computer programmer was a woman, the inventor of rock n' roll was a woman, and the first degree-awarding university was opened by a woman. 

A woman invented the framework that was later used for GPS and wifi, it was a woman who calculated America's trajectory to the moon, and it was a woman who broke the news World War II started. We're everywhere, and all you have to do is dig a little to find us. Click ahead to learn about all of these amazing, world-changing women in history, and prepare to be inspired.