Women’s history has been basically excluded from the classroom textbooks in public schools. This is why I chose to speak about this woman, Hedy Lamarr, who influences the course of history.
“History had been distorted, and it was essential to the cause of women’s rights to set it straight.” – Matilda Joslyn Gage, 1852
Today marks the anniversary of the birth of great women, Hedy Lamarr.
Hedy was better known as an Austrian and American Film access, but she was also an inventor who had great influence over science and technology.
Hedy, although she had no formal training and was primarily self-taught, was a great inventor. Her inventions included improved traffic stoplights, a tablet that would dissolve in water to create a carbonated drink.
During World War 2, when she and George Antheil developed a jam-proof radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes. The principle of her of their work is now used for modern Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth technology!