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By Jeanne Robinson  
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1804

George Sand was born, French novelist who wrote under a pseudonym (real name, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin)

1937

Amelia Earhart, aviator, disappeared while attempting to fly around the world at the equator

1860

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born, author, wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper"

1918

Pauline Phillips was born, the original "Dear Abby" advice columnist

1755

Sarah Kemble Siddons was born, English stage actress

1907

Frida Kahlo was born, Mexican painter

1861

Nettie Stevens was born,
biologist, discovered that sex is determined by chromosomes

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1862

Ella Reeve Bloor was born, labor activist, socialist, and later communist

1764

Ann Radcliffe was born, author of Gothic romance novels

1875

Mary McLeod Bethune was born, educator, founded Bethune-Cookman College, Dir. of National Youth Administration’s Division of Negro Affairs under President Franklin Roosevelt, in 1936

1819

Susan Bogert Warner was born, writer, pen name Elizabeth Wetherell

1971

Kristi Yamaguchi was born, Olympic figure skater

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Catalina de Erauzo was born in Spain, adventurous outlaw who dressed as a man

1927

Peggy Parish was born, author of the Amelia Bedelia children's books

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1850

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini was born, the first U.S. citizen to become a saint

1862

Ida Wells-Barnett was born, co-founder of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

1867

Linda Anne Eastman was born, self-taught librarian, co-founded Ohio Library Association

1976

Nadia Comaneci, Romanian gymnast, became the first person to score a perfect 10 in the Olympics when she was just 14 years old

1848

The first women's rights convention opened in Seneca Falls, NY

1939

Judy Chicago was born, artist and creator of "The Dinner Party"

1960

Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world's first woman Prime Minister, in Sri Lanka

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1849

Emma Lazarus was born, poet, poem is carved on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty

1999

Colonel Eileen Collins became the first woman commander of a U.S. space shuttle mission

1920

Bella Abzug was born, attorney, U.S. Representative for NY, political activist

1920

Rosalind Franklin was born, molecular biologist who helped discover DNA

1895

Grace Allen was born, comedienne, stage partner with husband George Burns

1853

Lucy Maynard Salmon was born, first history professor at Vassar College

1819

Louise Smith Clappe was born, author of “The Shirley Letters,” which chronicled life in a gold rush camp, teacher

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1905

Clara Bow was born, movie star, acted in silent movies, called the "It" girl

1818

Emily Brontë was born, author of "Wuthering Heights"

1944

Sherry Lansing was born, the first female head of a Hollywood movie studio, 20th Century Fox

       


 

 
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