Portrait Monument  
By Jeanne Robinson  
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SEPTEMBER

 
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1937

Lily Tomlin was born, comedian and actress

1838

Queen Liliuokalani was born, Hawaii's last monarch before it was made a U.S. state

 

1920

Lily Marguerite Higgins was born, reporter, author, first woman to win Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1951

 

1824

Phoebe Cary was born, poet, published her first poem at age 14

1950

Cathy Guisewite was born, cartoonist, created "Cathy" in 1976

1860

Jane Addams was born, social activist and first U.S. woman to win Nobel Peace Prize in 1931

1538

Queen Elizabeth I of England was born, ruled from 1558 to 1603

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1600 (circa)

Lady Brilliana Harley was born, defended her family castle for 3 months during English Civil War

1903

Phyllis Whitney was born, author of mystery books, first published in 1941, lived to 104

1886

Hilda Doolite was born, poet who went by the name "H.D."

1877

Rosika Schwimmer was born, Hungarian suffragist and pacifist

1910

Alice Stebbins Wells became the first woman police officer with arrest powers in U.S.

1819

Clara Schumann was born, a piano prodigy who gave her first recital at age 9 and began first concert tour at age 11

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Shikibu Murasaki was born, wrote "The Tale of Genji," one of the world's first novels

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1930

Patsy Sherman was born, chemist, co-inventor of Scotchgard

1887

Louise Arner Boyd was born, Arctic explorer and photographer, made 9 trips to the Arctic between 1926 and 1955

1934

Maureen "Little Mo" Connelly Brinker was born, tennis champion, first woman to win the Grand Slam (4 major tournaments in 1 year) in 1953

1905

Greta Garbo was born, actress, famous for saying, "I want to be left alone"

1970

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" premiered on TV, won 29 Emmies in 8 years

1973

Tennis star Billie Jean King defeated former champion Bobby Riggs

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Christine de Pisan was born, one of the first feminists, author of poetry and books, including "The Book of the City of Ladies"

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1943

Pearl Witherington, secret courier, parachuted into occupied France

1863

Mary Church Terrell was born, equal rights and suffrage advocate, president of the National Association of Colored Women

1998

eBay, headed by Meg Whitman, CEO, had an initial public stock offering

1981

Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court

1875

Mary Dreier was born, labor activist, president of the NY Women's Trade Union League

1657

Sophia Alekseevna was born, the first woman ruler of Russia from 1682 to 1689

1834

Frances Willard was born, teacher, president of a women's college, and president of the Chicago and National Women's Christian Temperance Union

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1988

 

Stacy Allison became the first U.S. woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest

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Mmanthatisi was born in Africa, led her tribe through "the crushing" in South Africa

         


 

 
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