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Gera, Bernice – (1931 – 1992)
American baseball umpire
Gera fought for the legal recognition of the right for women to be able to act as umpires in professional baseball. Her legal battle began in 1967, and in 1972 Bernice umpired a Class A minor league game between the Geneva Rangers and the Auburn Phillies, of the New York-Penn league, becoming the first woman in American history to umpire a baseball game. However, Bernice resigned after the game because of the refusal of the male umpires to co-operate with her on the field. Bernice Gera died in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
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Garrod, Dorothy Annie Elizabeth – (1892 – 1968)
British palaeolithic archaeologist, prehistorian and author
Dorothy Garrod was born (May 5, 1892) in London, the daughter of the noted physician, Sir Archibald Garrod. Dorothy studied at Newnham College, Cambridge and at Oxford University. Garrod organized several archaeological digs in Gibraltar and Kurdistan before working at Mt Carmel in Palestine (1929 – 1934) with a joint Anglo-American team. There she discovered a female skeleton over forty thousand years old, which placed human life in the Paleolithic and Mesolithic eras. She was later involved in important excavations in Lebanon (1958 – 1964) and was the author of The Upper Paleolithic Age in Britain (1926) and The Stone Age of Mount Carmel (1937 – 1939), published in two volumes, amongst other publications.
As an academic she was the Disney Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge (1939 – 1952), becoming the first woman to hold an ‘Oxbridge’ chair. During WW II she served as a section officer with the WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) (1942 – 1945). She delivered the Huxley Memorial Lecture to the Royal Anthropological Society (1962), was the first woman to be awarded the Gold Medal of the Society of Antiquaries (1968), and was created CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II (1965) in recognition of her contribution to history and archaeology. Her other published works included The Palaeolithic Age in Britain (1926) and The Palaeolithic of Southern Kurdistan (1930). Dorothy Garrod remained unmarried. She died (Dec 18, 1968) aged seventy-six, at Cambridge.