February 24th

1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler graduates from New England Female Medical College, becomes 1st black woman to receive an MD degree.

1887: Mary Ellen Chase, US author who chronicled New England small town life, lived w/ her female life partner, born.

1890: Marjorie Main, US character actress best known for her role as Ma Kettle in a series of 10 Ma & Pa Kettle movies, born.

1912: Henrietta Szold founds Hadassah, the women’s Zionist org of America & the largest Jewish organization in US history.

1912: Women & children participating in the “Bread & Roses” strike beaten by police in Lawrence, MA. http://bit.ly/ztkseD

1967: British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell makes the first discovery of a pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star.


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