January 14th

1697: After killing 24 people, mostly women, Massachusetts colony officially regretted the  Salem witch hunt w/ a day of fasting.

1841: Juliet Corson, founder of the New York Cooking School, author of ‘Twenty-five Cent Dinners for Families of Six,’ born.

1841: Berthe Morisot, 1 of the 1st generation of Impressionist painters, influence on Manet, born. http://bit.ly/4rNjSQ

1858: Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, co-founder, 1st president of the National Council for Jewish Women, Hull House ally, born

1878: Isabel Maitland Stewart, leader in the development of US nursing school curriculum & women’s historian, born.

1893: Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning monarch of Hawaii, nullified the US-authorized legislature and proclaimed a pro-Hawaiian constitution, leading to her house arrest and dethronement.

1907: Sophie Redmond, 1st female doctor in Suriname, political candidate, artist, born. http://bit.ly/fDsBZW

1913: Tillie Olsen, early US feminist, writer who penned realistic & sympathetic portrayals of women & workers, born.

1943: Shannon Lucid, US astronaut, 1st woman to hold an international record for the most flight hours in orbit by any non-Russian, born.

1970: Diana Ross and the Supremes performed their last concert together, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.

1976: “Bionic Woman” with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC in the US. Time called it “the most appealing argument for feminism.”



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