February 6th

43 C.E: Traditional date for the suicide of Vietnamese Trung sisters, when faced w/ defeat by Chinese army: http://ht.ly/3RacD

1866: Annie Goodrich, nursing pioneer, 1st Dean & Professor, Yale University School of Nursing, born. http://ht.ly/3RaeV

1870: Katharine Fullerton Gerould, US short stories author known for her craftmanship & staunch conservatism, born.

1872: American Woman Suffrage Association petitions US Congress to pass law granting suffrage. Original document: http://ht.ly/3Rakp

1893: Madge Macklin, medical geneticist, pioneer in study of inheritance of diseases, work marred by advocacy of eugenics, born

1902: The first independent Young Women’s Hebrew Association was founded in New York City.

1913: Mary Leakey, British paleontologist & anthropologist, excavated the Olduvai Gorge in E. Africa, born.

1917: In Great Britain, suffrage won for women over the age of 30.

1935: The 1st election in which women are permitted to vote in Turkey is held.

1937: K. Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-American female lawyer in the United States. http://ht.ly/3Rayu

1978: Muriel Humphrey appointed to Senate seat of her late husband, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the 1st wife of a VP to hold office.

2000: First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her successful candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

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