Hello and welcome to the 13th version of the Pomme. As we are no longer travelling the Pomme has gone back to the fortnightly version that contains ‘news’. Hope you enjoy!
Here are the four famous women with a short biography to accompany each photo.
The first photo is of Ada Lovelace. She was born in December 1815 and died in November 1852. She was an English writer and mathematician. She is mainly known for her work with Charles Babbage on the first ever computer; the Analytical Engine. She realised that the machine could do other things than calculations and published the first algorithm* intended to be carried out by said machine. Because of this she is sometimes regarded as the world’s first computer programmer.
*a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.
The second photo is of Amelia Earhart. She was born in July 1897 and disappeared in July 1937. She was an American aviation pioneer and an author. She was the first ever female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross because of it. During her attempt to fly around the globe she disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
The third photo is of Malala Yousafzai. She was born in July 1997. On the 9th of October 2012, at the age of 15, she was on a bus home after having taken an exam, She and two other girls were shot by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt. She was shot in the head by a bullet but luckily made a miraculous recovery. She became a prominent activist for the right to education. In 2012 she was the recipient of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize and in 2013 she won the Sakharov Prize. In 2014 aged 17, she won the Nobel Peace prize along with Kailash Satyarthi, making her the youngest person- boy or girl- to win a Nobel prize
The last photo is of Rosa Parks. She was born in February 1913 and died in October 2005. She is best known for her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. On December 1st, 1955 in Montgomery Rosa Parks decided not to give up her seat in the bus for a white passenger as the bus had no other seats available. She was not the first person to say no but she was definitely the most famous. She got arrested and millions of other black people decided to boycott the buses until the law was changed. After about a year the law was changed. It was one of the first steps towards the end of segregation and it all happened thanks to Rosa Parks who sat down to stand up.
I hope you enjoyed these four short biographies and learned a heap of information.
I hope you all enjoyed this weeks episode of the Pomme and are looking forward to the next one in wo weeks time. Until then all I can say is auf wiedersehen.