February 22nd

1822: Isabella Beecher Hooker, US suffragist leader, wrote & pushed CT bill granting property rights to married women, born.

1838: Margaret Munson Sangster, 19th century writer & editor best known for her work as Harper’s Bazaar, born.

1848: Annie L. Diggs, Kansas suffragist & populist orator, founder of he Kansas Liberal paper, born.http://bit.ly/spBFRA

1876: Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sha), writer; Sioux Indian activist; founded National Council of American Indians, born.

1892: Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1st woman to receive Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, controversial for feminism & bisexuality, born.

1969: Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track, Charles Town Races in West Virginia.

1993: Judge Judith Kaye nominated by Governor Mario Cuomo to become 1st female Chief Judge of the NY State Court of Appeals.

2001: U.N. war crimes tribunal convicted 3 Bosnian Serbs on charges of rape & torture in the first case of wartime sexual enslavement to go before an international court.


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