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Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: February 13, 1915 German Zeppelins (airships with rigid frames) bombed Liège, Belgium, on August 6, 1914, only a few days after the Great War broke out...
Sophie German, who was not allowed to attend university, was the first woman to make significant original contributions to mathematical research.
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