January 6th

1412: According to tradition, Joan of Arc was born on this date in Domremy, France.

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.

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