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By Jeanne Robinson  
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NOVEMBER

 
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1848

The New England Female Medical College held its first classes, first medical school to educate women

1883

Jessie Daniel Ames was born, founder of the Assoc. of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, in 1930

1992

Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman to serve in the U.S. Senate

1789 (circa)

Sacajawea was born, participant in The Lewis & Clark Expedition

1857

Ida Tarbell was born, pioneer investigative reporter who wrote articles exposing illegal acts by Standard Oil Co.

1987

Tania Aebi became the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe alone; she was 21 years old when she finished

1990

Mary Robinson was elected the first woman President of the Republic of Ireland

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1985

Grace Hopper became the first woman rear admiral in U.S. Navy, coinventor of computer language COBOL, coined the phrase "computer bug"

1922

Dorothy Dandridge was born, actress, first black Academy Award nominee

1893

Mabel Normand was born, comedienne, actress, thought to be first person to throw a pie in someone's face for comedy

1992

The Church of England voted to allow women priests

1815

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born, woman suffrage leader, organized first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848

2000

Liv Arnesan (Norway) and Ann Bancroft (US) embarked on their successful expedition to become first
women to cross Antarctica

1805

Fanny Mendelssohn was born, musician and composer

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1887

Georgia O'Keefe was born, innovative painter, known for her style of painting flowers

 

1384 (exact date unknown)

Queen Jadwiga of Poland was crowned, became a saint in 1997

1870

Winifred Holt was born, sculptor and social advocate for the blind, awarded membership in French Legion of Honor

1857

Rose Knox was born, cofounder of Knox Gelatin Co., instigated 5-day work week, and 2-week paid vacations

1917

Indira Gandhi was born, Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977 and 1980 to 1984

1896

Rose Pesotta was born, leader in the International Ladies Garment Worker Union (ILGWU)

1902

Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie was born, aviator, first woman to acquire transport pilot's license, flew campaign plane for Franklin Roosevelt

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2005

Angela Merkel became the first woman Chancellor of Germany

1999

Hillary Rodham Clinton began her campaign for Senator, elected in 2000, 1st First Lady elected to Senate

1849

Frances Hodgson Burnett was born, writer of "The Secret Garden" and "The Little Princess"

 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, observed by the UN

1827

Ellen Gould Harmon White was born, founded the Seventh Day Adventist Church

1651 (exact date unknown)

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was born in Mexico, liberal-minded poet

1881

The first meeting was held by founders of the AAUW (American Assoc. of University Women), Marion Talbot and Ellen H. Richards

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1832

Louisa May Alcott was born, author of "Little Women," and "Little Men"

1924

Shirley Chisholm was born, first black woman elected to U.S. Congress, in 1968

         


 

 
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