1777: Georgia became 1st US state to outlaw primogeniture, the legal insistence the 1st male heir inherits the family estate.
1788: Sarah Goodridge, US miniatures painter, born. http://ht.ly/3QRWw
1848: Belle Starr, famed Texas outlaw, born. http://ht.ly/3QS5k
1871: Mary Sewall Gardner, nursing pioneer, co-founder of (US) National Organization for Public Health Nursing, author, born.
1894: Vereeniging voor Vrouwenkiesrecht (Women’s Suffrage Association) founded in Amsterdam. Dutch suffrage was won in 1919.
1948: Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom gold medalist & 1st American to win Olympic gold for skiing.
1973: Emily Howell, who learned to fly at 17 because she was too young to be a flight attendant, becomes the 1st female pilot on a US commercial airline (Frontier) when she assumes duties as a 2nd officer on a Boeing 737.
1973: 30 NOW members in Washington, DC sell their blood to raise money for the Equal Rights Amendment campaign.