February 9th

1819: Lydia Pinkham, entrepreneur who sold herbal remedies for & distributed info about menstruation & menopause, born.

1874: Amy Lowell, poet who was awarded the Pulitzer for poetry posthumously, celebrated for published lesbian poems, born.

1911 Jane A Russell, endocrinologist who pioneered studies on metabolism & body growth while battling sexism in academia, born.

1944: Alice Walker, womanist activist, women’s historian, 1st African American woman to win Pulitzer Prize for fiction, born.

1973: More than 1200 delegates from 48 US states attend the 1st annual convention of the National Women’s Political Caucus.

1987: NY Stock Exchange installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club, 20 years after women admitted to the Exchange.

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