February 23rd

1787: Emma Willard, women’s rights activist who founded 1st US school of higher education for women, born.

1868: Katherine Pettit, US educator from Kentucky who contributed to settlement school movement of early 20th century, born.

1901: Ruth Nichols, only woman yet to hold simultaneous world records for speed, altitude, & distance for a female pilot, born

 

 

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