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Can you name these great women by their 20th and 21st century achievement?

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Co-founded Universal Artists with Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith (1919)
First female athlete to represent Saudi Arabia in 800m in the Olympics (2012)
First woman in space (1963)
African-American Civil Rights activist 'the mother of the freedom movement'
Most Academy Award nominations for an actor (17), winner of three
First person to receive two Nobel Prizes
First chairman of Amnesty International in Britain
Creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple; Recognised as one of the most important writers in the development of the crime genre
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Suffragist and co-establlisher of Newnham College, Cambridge.
British biochemist who developed protein crystallography, for which she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964
Broke the record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in 2005
Along with her co-pilot Jack Humphreys, became the first pilot to fly from London to Moscow in one day
First Briton in space
Targeted by the Taliban for her advocacy of female education, youngest ever recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize
According to Forbes magazine, she was the most powerful celebrity in the world in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010

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