Women’s History Month celebrates female inventors of beer, Monopoly, & solar-paneled homes

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How different would the world look without the great minds of female inventors?

It would be more difficult to drive in the rain without Mary Anderson’s invention of the windshield wiper in 1903, for one thing. Board games would be lacking without the invention of Monopoly by Elizabeth Magie, also in 1903. And the vast array of medical discoveries, treatments, and medicines discovered using stem cells may never have come about had Ann Tsukamoto not figured out a way to isolate stem cells in 1991.

Those are just some of the female inventors being celebrated during this year’s Women’s History Month, the annual celebration of heritage begun under President Ronald Reagan in 1987. Women are celebrated for a slew of other inventions, including beer, paper bags, chocolate chip cookies, and dishwashers, in a compilation put together by The Huffington Post.

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