1813: Camilla Collett, commonly called 1st Norwegian feminist, novelist who focused on the perils of patriarchy, born.
1837: Amanda Berry Smith, African Methodist Episcopal missionary, founder of an orphanage & a trade school, born into slavery.
1849: Elizabeth Blackwell became 1st woman in America to receive a medical degree, from the Medical Institution of Geneva, NY.
1870: 173 members of the Blackfoot tribe, 140 women & children, murdered by the US Army in Montana in the Marias Massacre.
1918: Gertrude B. Elion, pharmacologist who won Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1988, developed drugs to treat leukemia, malaria, born.
1933: Chita Rivera, Broadway actress, 1st Anita in West Side Story, 1st Latina to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award, born.
1970: members of Dutch feminist group Dolle Mina set fire to bras during a protest. (US feminist bra burning is mostly a myth)
1973: American Newspaper Publishers Assoc. tells SCOTUS laws prohibiting gender segregated job listings violate their rights