Time Magazine: WOMAN of the Millennium

Anthony Buckland buckland at direct.ca
Thu Oct 1 10:32:51 EST 1998


Jack Andrews wrote:
> 
> > Deborah Sampson
> > (1760-1827)
> >
> > Deborah Sampson was the first known American woman to impersonate a man in order
> > to join the army and take part in combat. ... 
 
 ... and other examples ... 
 
 So?  The object of the exercise is to present a single human
 being and demonstrate that they were the _most_influential_
 _person_of_the_last_1000_years_.  Not one of the most
 influential, the best in their field, among your favorite
 admirable people, or deviser of your favorite pizza.
 _The_most_.  Get it?



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