March 8th – International Women’s Day

1702: England’s Queen Anne ascended the throne upon the death of King William III.

1824: Emily Elizabeth Parsons, US Civil War nurse & founder of the Mount Auburn Hospital in MA, born.

1828: Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, US philanthropist & art collector who established Wolfe Fund for NY’s Met Museum, born.

1856: Mary Wright Plummer, pioneering US librarian, 2nd female president of the American Library Association, born.

1884: Susan B. Anthony addresses U.S. House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment granting women the right to vote.

1886: Alice Throckmorton McLean, organizer who established & oversaw the American Women’s Voluntary Services during WWII, born.

1910: Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris becomes the world’s 1st licensed female pilot.

1911: International Women’s Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.

1923: Lydia Rapoport, US social worker, theorist of preventative case work & contributor to the crisis theory, born.

1945: Phyliss M Daley sworn in as navy ensign, the first black nurse to achieve that office.

1971: Dorothy Fields is inducted into the US Songwriters Hall of Fame, the only woman of in the 1st group of inductees.


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