1650: Nell Gwyn, comedic stage actress, mistress of King Charles II, born. http://ht.ly/3ORhB
1811: Delia Bacon, 1st to propose that William Shakespeare did not write the plays attributed to him, born. http://ht.ly/3ORv9
1841: Sarah Ann Stevenson, 1st female member of the American Medical Association, author of ‘The Physiology of Women’, born.
1882: Anne Bauchens, Academy Award-winning film editor, edited 41 of Cecil B Demille’s films, 20 by other directors, born.
1901: The United States Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization.
1905: Ayn Rand, Russian-born American writer, proponent of capitalism, author of ‘The Fountainhead’ & ‘Atlas Shrugged’, born.
1909: Simone Weil, French philosopher, Christian mystic, & political activist, born. http://ht.ly/3OSjr
1963: British singer Helen Shapiro begins a national tour with a then-unknown band called The Beatles as her supporting act.
2009: Former First Lady & New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton sworn in as US Secretary of Sate.