1816: Sophie Germain awarded a grand prize by the French Academy of Sciences for work on the mathematics of vibration, foundational to construction of skyscrapers today
1836: Fannie M Jackson, educator, 1st U.S. Black woman college grad, born
1859: Fanny Bullock Workman, suffragist & explorer who carried a ‘Votes for Women’ banner to the top of the Himalayas, born.
1864: Mary Kenney O’Sullivan, Hull House resident, 1st female general organizer for the American Federation of labor, born
1867: Emily Greene Balch, founder of Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF), Nobel Peace Prize winner, born
1/8/1868: 1st issue of the National Woman Suffrage Association magazine, The Revolution, edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, appears.
1870: First issue of Woman’s Journal published, by Lucy Stone & her husband Henry Blackwell. It would come to be known as “the voice of the woman’s movement.”
1900: Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, originally a Romanian princess, considered a great humanitarian to the Balkan region, born.
1911: Butterfly McQueen, actress who played Prissy in Gone With the Wind, dancer, atheist activist, born
1925: The first ever all-female state Supreme Court appointed in Texas. The court existed for 5 months. http://bit.ly/6IKVmZ
1977: Pauli Murray, the first female African American Episcopal priest, is ordained
1980: The NCAA (US) decides to sponsor women’s championships in 5 sports the following academic year