September

DateEvent
09-01-1937Lily Tomlin was born, comedian and actress
09-02-1838Queen Liliuokalani was born, Hawaii's last monarch before it became a U.S. state
09-03-1920Lily Marguerite Higgins was born, reporter, author; first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, in 1951
09-04-1824Phoebe Cary was born, poet; published her first poem at age 14
09-05-1950Cathy Guisewite was born, cartoonist, created "Cathy" in 1976
09-06-1860Jane Addams was born, social activist and first U.S. woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931
09-07-1538Queen Elizabeth I of England was born, ruled from 1558 to 1603
09-08-1600(@date) Lady Brilliana Harley was born; defended her family castle for 3 months during English Civil War
09-09-1903Phyllis Whitney was born, author of mystery books, first published in 1941, and lived to 104
09-10-1886Hilda Doolite was born, poet who went by the name "H.D."
09-11-1877Rosika Schwimmer was born, Hungarian suffragist and pacifist
09-12-1910Alice Stebbins Wells became the first woman police officer with arrest powers in U.S.
09-13-1819Clara Schumann was born, a German piano prodigy who gave her first recital at age 9 and began first concert tour at age 11
09-14-0978(@date) Shikibu Murasaki was born in Japan, wrote "The Tale of Genji," one of the world's first novels
09-15-1930Patsy Sherman was born, chemist, co-inventor of Scotchgard
09-16-1887Louise Arner Boyd was born, Arctic explorer and photographer, made nine trips to the Arctic between 1926 and 1955
09-17-1934Maureen "Little Mo" Connelly Brinker was born, tennis champion, first woman to win the Grand Slam (4 major tournaments in 1 year) in 1953
09-18-1905Greta Garbo was born, actress, famous for saying, "I want to be left alone"
09-19-1970"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" premiered on TV; it won 29 Emmies in eight years
09-20-1973Tennis star Billie Jean King defeated former champion Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes"
09-21-1365Christine de Pisan was born, author of poetry and books, including "The Book of the City of Ladies"
09-22-1943Pearl Witherington, U.K. secret courier, parachuted into occupied France
09-23-1863Mary Church Terrell was born, equal rights and suffrage advocate, president of the National Association of Colored Women
09-24-1998eBay, headed by Meg Whitman, CEO, had an initial public stock offering
09-25-1981Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court
09-26-1875Mary Dreier was born, labor activist, president of the NY Women's Trade Union League
09-27-1657Sophia Alekseyevna was born, arguably the first woman ruler of Russia when she ruled as Regent from 1682 to 1689
09-28-1834Frances Willard was born, teacher, president of a women's college, and president of the Chicago and National Women's Christian Temperance Union
09-28-1834Frances Willard was born, teacher, president of a women's college, and president of the Chicago and National Women's Christian Temperance Union
09-29-1988Stacy Allison became the first U.S. woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest
09-30-1780(@date) Mmanthatisi was born in Africa, ruled as Regent of her tribe, known for her military skill