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By Jeanne Robinson  
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JUNE

 
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1690 (circa)

Mary Read was born, infamous pirate who dressed as a man

1731

Martha Washington was born, first First Lady in 1789

1906

Josephine Baker was born, famous black dancer and entertainer, active in the French Resistance in WWII

1919

The U.S. Congress approved the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote; it then went to the states for ratification, which ended on August 18, 1920

1836

Miriam Leslie was born, editor, newspaper publisher, suffragist

1826

Sarah Parker Remond was born, abolitionist and doctor

1909

Virginia Apgar was born, doctor who created the Apgar Score to evaluate the health of newborns

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1860

Alicia Boole Stott was born, Irish mathematician, specialized in polytopes

1949

Georgia Neese Clark Gray became the first woman Treasurer of the U.S.

1963

The Equal Pay Act was enacted

1880

Jeannette Rankin was born, first woman elected to Congress; pacifist who voted against U.S. entry into WWI and WWII

1929

Anne Frank was born, author of diary about hiding from the Nazis during WWII

1752

Frances Burney was born, writer of novels "Evelina," "Cecilia," and "Camilla"

1811

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born, writer of antislavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in 1852

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1921

Bessie Coleman became the first black woman to earn an international pilot's license

1963

Valentina Tereshkova, a Russian cosmonaut, became the first woman in space, orbiting the earth 48 times

1873

Susan B. Anthony's trial started for unlawfully voting on November 5, 1872

1901

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolayevna Romanova of Russia was born

6th Cent. B.C. (exact date unknown)

Artemisia, Queen of Halicarnassus, was born, warrior, sea captain, talented commander, fought in the Battle of Salamis

1905

Lillian Hellman was born, playwright, wrote "The Children's Hour," challenged the House Unamerican Activities Committee during her hearing

1997

The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) started its first season

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1917

Lucy Burns and Katherine Morey were arrested, the first suffragists picketing the White House to be arrested; the National Women's Party had been picketing since January

 

1940

Wilma Rudolph was born, runner, first American woman to win 3 gold medals in 1 Olympic Game

1831

Rebecca Harding Davis was born, writer of “Life in the Iron Mills,” published in “Atlantic Monthly” in 1861

1903

Madame Marie Curie presented her doctoral thesis on her discovery of radium; first woman to receive the Nobel Prize (Physics, 1903),shared with her husband; and only woman to receive 2 Nobel Prizes (Chemistry 1911)

1911

Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias was born, golf and track star, phenomenal athlete

1888

Antoinette Perry was born, actress, producer, director; the "Tony Awards" are named after her

1778

Molly Pitcher (Mary Ludwig Hays) fought in the Battle of Monmouth during the Revolutionary War; first she carried water in pitchers, then she fired a cannon

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1871

Luisa Tetrazzini was born in Italy, opera singer, the pasta dish "chicken tetrazzini" was named after her

1915

Ina Coolbrith, poet, was appointed California's first poet laureate

       


 

 
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