1844: Helen Kendrick Johnson, leading anti-suffrage campaigner, author of ‘Woman & the Republic,’ born. http://bit.ly/2Ac4LX
1896: Utah becomes a US state, with suffrage in its constitution.
1931: Lala Mara, Fijian chief & first lady, founder of Fijian women’s organization Soqosoqo Vakamarama i Taukei, born. http://bit.ly/ziaMi1
1937: Grace Bumbry, leading mezzo soprano of the 20th century & pioneer for Black female opera singers, born.
1943: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lyndon Johnson & Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt biographer, political commentator, born.
1972: Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London.
1977: Mary Shane hired by the Chicago White Sox as the 1st woman TV play-by-play broadcaster.
2000: Catherine Hartley and Fiona Thornewil became the first British women to reach the South Pole. http://bbc.in/hKBR87
2007: Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., became the first female speaker of the House.