Fanny Workman Bullock was an American Mountaineer, Explorer, Cartographer, Geographer and Cyclist.
With her husband, she cycled 2800 miles across Spain, cycled across North Africa and cycled 14,000 miles through India.
Workman set a high altitude record for women when she climbed Pinnacle Peak in 1906.
The Indian trip took 3 years and Workman made a total of 8 trips to the Himalayas. She wrote a number of books and was the first American woman to lecture in the Sorbonne.
Also born on the 8th of January were:
Mary Kenney O'Sullivan (1864) - Union Organiser
Emily Greene Balch (1867) - Pacifist & winner of Nobel Peace Prize