January 10th

1820: Louisa Lane Drew, actress, theatre owner, Grandmother of John Barrymore, Great-Great-Grandmother of Drew Barrymore, born

1870: Maud Younger, American suffragist & labor organizer, famed for her cross-country solo automobile tour for suffrage, born. http://bit.ly/892JXZ

1878: The “Anthony Amendment” to extend the vote to women was introduced into the United States Congress.

1903: Barbara Hepworth, English modern sculptor, born. http://bit.ly/hlUFG2

1910: Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Soviet Union’s 1st prima ballerina, 1 of the most influential dancers of the 20th century, born

1925: Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as Texas gov, the US’s 2nd woman governor, the 1st to win in her own right

1949: Gertrude Berg’s ‘The Goldberg’s,’ America’s 1st Jewish family comedy, appeared on television for the 1st time.

1964: The US version of “That Was The Week That Was,” premieres, with US feminist Gloria Steinem as a regular contributor.

 

 

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