1: 1. Hedy Lamarr - Inventor and actress who pioneered Wifi technology.

2: 2. Madam C.J. Walker - Self-made millionaire and philanthropist, the first female African American entrepreneur.

3: 3. Ching Shih - Fearsome pirate queen who terrorized the South China Sea during the 19th century.

4: 4. Irena Sendler - Polish social worker who saved 2,500 Jewish children during World War II.

5: 5. Bass Reeves - Legendary African American deputy U.S. Marshal, known for his fearless law enforcement.

6: 6. William Henry Johnson - Harlem Hellfighter, a World War I hero awarded the Croix de Guerre.

7: 7. Ada Lovelace - English mathematician who laid groundwork for modern computer programming.

8: 8. Sybil Ludington - Revolutionary War heroine who rode twice as far as Paul Revere to warn of British troops.

9: 9. Qin Shi Huang - First emperor of China, credited with unifying the nation and building the Great Wall.