March 3rd

1879: Belva Ann Lockwood sworn in  as the first woman member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar.

1887: Anne Sullivan arrived at the home of six year-old Helen Keller to begin to teach her to communicate.

1911: Jean Harlow, known as the “Blonde Bombshell,” one of the most popular actresses of the 1930’s, author, born.

1913: 5000 US suffragists marched to interrupt Wilson’s  inauguration. Onlookers attacked while police stood by.

1962: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 1 of world’s great athletes, won  3 gold, 1 silver, & 2 bronze medals in 4 Olympic games, born.

 

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