1794: Rebecca Lukens, pioneering female iron worker, owner of Brandywine Iron Works in PA, born. http://bit.ly/fznDoD
1832: New England Anti-Slavery Society organized, Boston, Massachusetts. Participation in this organization prepares many women to conclude that women, too, ought to have more rights.
1896: First US women’s 6-day bicycle race starts at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
1936: Barbara Hanley becomes Canada’s first woman mayor, of Webbwood, Ontario.