June

DateEvent
06-01-1695(@date) Mary Read was born, infamous English pirate who dressed as a man
06-02-1731Martha Washington was born, first First Lady of the U.S. in 1789
06-03-1906Josephine Baker was born, famous dancer and entertainer, active in the French Resistance in WWII
06-04-1919The U.S. Congress approved the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote; it then went to the states for ratification, which was completed on August 18, 1920
06-05-1836Miriam Leslie was born, editor, newspaper publisher, suffragist
06-06-1826Sarah Parker Remond was born, abolitionist and doctor
06-07-1909Virginia Apgar was born, medical doctor who created the Apgar Score to evaluate the health of newborns
06-08-1860Alicia Boole Stott was born, Irish mathematician who specialized in polytopes
06-09-1949Georgia Neese Clark Gray became the first woman Treasurer of the U.S.
06-10-1963The Equal Pay Act was enacted in the U.S.
06-11-1880Jeannette Rankin was born, first woman elected to Congress; pacifist who voted against U.S. entry into WWI and WWII
06-12-1929Anne Frank was born, author of diary about hiding from the Nazis during WWII
06-13-1752Frances Burney was born, author of novels "Evelina," "Cecilia," and "Camilla"
06-14-1811Harriet Beecher Stowe was born, author of antislavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in 1852
06-15-1921Bessie Coleman, aviator, became the first African-American woman to earn an international pilot's license
06-16-1963Valentina Tereshkova, Russian cosmonaut, became the first woman in space, orbiting the earth 48 times
06-17-1873Susan B. Anthony's trial started for unlawfully voting on November 5, 1872
06-18-1901Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolayevna Romanova of Russia was born
06-19-05005th Century B.C. (exact date unknown) Artemisia, Queen of Halicarnassus, was born, warrior, sea captain, talented commander, fought in the Battle of Salamis
06-20-1905Lillian Hellman was born, playwright, wrote "The Children's Hour," challenged the House Unamerican Activities Committee during her hearing
06-21-1997The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) started its first season
06-22-1917Lucy 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, 1917
06-23-1940Wilma Rudolph was born, runner, first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Game
06-24-1831Rebecca Harding Davis was born, writer of “Life in the Iron Mills,” published in “Atlantic Monthly” in 1861
06-25-1903Madame Marie Curie presented her doctoral thesis on her discovery of radium; physicist and chemist; first woman to receive the Nobel Prize (Physics, 1903), shared with her husband; and only woman to receive two Nobel Prizes (2nd one was for Chemistry, 1911)
06-26-1911Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias was born, golf and track star, phenomenal athlete
06-27-1888Antoinette Perry was born, actress, producer, director; the "Tony Awards" are named after her
06-28-1778(@date) Molly Pitcher (Mary Ludwig Hays) fought in the Battle of Monmouth during the Revolutionary War in June, 1778; first she carried water in pitchers, then she fired a cannon
06-29-1871Luisa Tetrazzini was born in Italy, opera singer; the pasta dish "chicken tetrazzini" was named after her
06-30-1915Ina Coolbrith, poet, was appointed California's first poet laureate