1842: Ida Lewis, pioneering female lighthouse keeper famed for saving many lives, born. http://bit.ly/xz9lfo
1896: Ida Cox, blues singer billed as “The Uncrowned Queen of the Blues,” sang “Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues,” born.
1904: Adelle Davis, US nutritionist who popularized the science of nutrition w/ the general public, born http://bit.ly/wdCZPW
1912: Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
1986: Corazon Aquino sworn in as 1st female president of the Philippines after President Ferdinand Marcos flees the country.
1991: Adrienne Mitchell, 1st African American woman to die in combat in Persian Gulf War, killed in barracks in Saudi Arabia.