July

DateEvent
07-01-1804George Sand was born, French novelist who wrote under a pseudonym (real name, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin)
07-02-1937Amelia Earhart, aviator, disappeared while attempting to fly around the world at the equator
07-03-1860Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born, author, wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper"
07-04-1918Pauline Phillips was born, the original "Dear Abby" advice columnist
07-05-1755Sarah Kemble Siddons was born, English stage actress
07-06-1907Frida Kahlo was born, Mexican painter
07-07-1861Nettie Stevens was born, biologist, discovered that sex is determined by chromosomes
07-08-1862Ella Reeve Bloor was born, labor activist, socialist, and later communist
07-09-1764Ann Radcliffe was born, author of Gothic romance novels
07-10-1875Mary McLeod Bethune was born, educator, founded Bethune-Cookman College, Director of National Youth Administration’s Division of Negro Affairs under President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936
07-11-1819Susan Bogert Warner was born, writer, pen name Elizabeth Wetherell
07-12-1971Kristi Yamaguchi was born, U.S. Olympic figure skater
07-13-1592(@date) Catalina de Erauzo was born in Spain, adventurous outlaw who dressed as a man
07-14-1927Peggy Parish was born, author of the Amelia Bedelia children's books
07-15-1850Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini was born, the first U.S. citizen to become a saint
07-16-1862Ida Wells-Barnett was born, investigative journalist who put a spotlight on lynching
07-17-1867Linda Anne Eastman was born, self-taught librarian, co-founded the Ohio Library Association
07-18-1976Nadia Comaneci, Romanian gymnast, became the first person to score a perfect 10 in the Olympics when she was just 14 years old
07-19-1848The first U.S. women's rights convention opened in Seneca Falls, NY
07-20-1939Judy Chicago was born, artist and creator of installation "The Dinner Party"
07-21-1960Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world's first female Prime Minister when she took office in Sri Lanka
07-22-1849Emma Lazarus was born, poet; her poem is carved on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty
07-23-1999Colonel Eileen Collins became the first woman commander of a U.S. space shuttle mission
07-24-1920Bella Abzug was born, attorney, U.S. Representative for NY, political activist
07-25-1920Rosalind Franklin was born, molecular biologist who helped discover DNA
07-26-1895Grace Allen was born, comedienne, performed with her husband George Burns
07-27-1853Lucy Maynard Salmon was born, first history professor at Vassar College
07-28-1819Louise Smith Clappe was born, author of “The Shirley Letters” which chronicled life in a gold rush camp, teacher
07-29-1905Clara Bow was born, movie star, acted in silent movies, called the "It" girl
07-30-1818Emily Brontë was born, author, novels include "Wuthering Heights"
07-31-1944Sherry Lansing was born, first female head of a Hollywood movie studio, 20th Century Fox, in 1980