06/08/1926 The first woman swims across the English Channel
Gertrude Ederle 1st Woman To Swim English Channel - 1926 | Today in History | 6 Aug 16
Girl Conquers The Channel (1926)
Gertrude Caroline Ederle was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in five events. She became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Among other nicknames, the press sometimes called her "Queen of the Waves".
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