On Oct. 6, The National Women's Hall of Fame Will Induct Thirteen Distinguished American Women in a Ceremony in Seneca Falls, New York -- the recognized birthplace of the women's right's movement. We are grateful for these women and their exemplary lifetime achievements, which are still notable today.

For the answer -- see number 12


1. Dorothy Andersen (1901-1963), pediatrician and pathologist, the first to identify cystic fibrosis.

2. Lucille Ball (1911-1989), one of the best-known and best-loved television comedians of all time.

3. Rosalynn Carter (1927- ), former first lady and advocate for human rights.

4. Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880), author and social reformer.

5. Bessie Coleman (1892-1926), first licensed black female aviator.

6. Dorothy Day (1897-1980), one of the great Catholic lay leaders of the 20th century.

7. Althea Gibson (1927- ), first African-American tennis player to win at Wimbledon and Forest Hills.

8. Beatrice A. Hicks (1919-1997), engineer, inventor, and business owner.

9. Barbara Holdridge (1929- ), cofounder of Caedmon Records, which distributes the works of living authors.

10. Harriet Strong (1844-1929), inventor of water-conservation techniques.

11. Emily Howell Warner (1939- ), first American female commercial airline pilot.

12. Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927), first woman to run for president of the United States (1872).

13. Marion DeForest -- Western New York

List Courtesy of the Buffalo News