January 17, 2007
Scientist and pioneer of DNA discoveries. Franklin died in 1958 and was shortchanged when four years later Watson, Crick, and Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize for their contribution to the discovery of the double helix. Her research has been critical to this discovery; ultimately Crick and Watson published their findings first, which Franklin had helped them with. A fair amount of backstabbing went into the study of the double helix.