1832: Hannah Whitall Smith, lay speaker in the US Holiness movement, co-founder of Women’s Christian Temperance Union, born.
1859: Emma Nevada, US opera singer, considered one of the finest coloratura sopranos of late 19th & early 20th centuries, born
1867: Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House series which she wrote based on her pioneer family’s experiences, born.
1871: Ethel Perrin, graduated of the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics, advocate of childhood recreation for girls, born.
1888: Dame Edith Evans, award-winning British stage & film actress most known for playing aristocratic ladies, born.
1907: The Mud March of 3000 suffragists, organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, takes place in London.
1918: Ruth Sager, US geneticist, pioneered field of cytoplasmic genetics, also pioneer in the field of cancer genetics, born.
1971: Suffrage is won in Switzerland after an all-male electorate votes to “allow” it. A similar referendum failed in 1959.
1983: Elizabeth Dole is sworn in as the first female US Secretary of Transportation.