1752: Betsy Ross, businesswoman widely credited with sewing the 1st American flag, born. http://bit.ly/Jdl9p
1897: Catherine Drinker Bowen, American biographer who, despite a lack of formal education, won numerous awards for her profiles.
1923: Aimee Semple McPherson, 1st famous Pentecostal evangelist, dedicated the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles. http://bit.ly/gWXhU5
1936: Eve Queler, pioneering female conductor & founder of the Opera Orchestra of NY, born. http://bit.ly/hfTvqm
1975: The United Nations’ International Women’s Year begins. UNIFEM was established this year and the first World Conference on Women was held in Mexico City.
1977: Jacqueline Means becomes the first woman ordained in the Episcopal Church with official sanction.