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Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Today is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

A technician at Abbott Laboratories measures liquid into a beaker, Abbott Park, North Chicago, Illinois, c. 1945. Photograph by Stephen Deutsch. 

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5/12/1820 — #wmnhist #STEMfem Florence Nightingale, nurse, health reformer, statistician, b. Florence, Italy. One of the most influential and famous women of the 19th c. Set new standards in healthcare and made nursing a respectable profession for women. Established professional nursing by founding the first secular nursing school in the world, the Nightingale Training School, London (1860). Publishing 200+ books, reports and pamphlets on hospital planning and organization.