February 14th

1735: Elizabeth Perkins Peck, US businesswoman,philanthropist, helped found the Boston Female Asylum, born http://ht.ly/3W7UB

1838: Margaret E. Knight, US inventor, 1 of 1st US women to hold a patent, inventor of machine to make brown paper bags, born. #wmnhist

1847: Anna Howard Shaw, leader of women’s suffrage movement, physician, 1st ordained female Methodist minister in USA, born.

1871: Mary Mahony Griffin, US architect & artist, 1 of the 1st licensed female architects in the world, born.

1898: Angela Bambace, Italian-American labor organizer, established 1st chapter Int. Ladies’ Garment Workers Union, born.

1920: The League of Women Voters founded in Chicago, from within the National American Women Suffrage Association.

1935: Mickey Wright, US professional golfer, only golfer in LPGA history to hold all 4 majors simultaneously, born.

1941: Donna Edna Shalala, Clinton’s US Sec. of Health & Human services, 1st Arab-American to serve in a Cabinet position, born

1962: Jacqueline Kennedy, US First Lady, hosts television tour of the White House.

1998: Authorities in the US announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.


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