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November 17, 1903

Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud otherwise known as Molly Spotted Elk was born. Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud was an international and spellbinding native Penobscot Indian dancer and aspiring writer was born. She built bridges between cultures, used her knowledge of anthropology in her lecture and dance recitals.
November 17, 1903

June 19, 2020

Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass was selected to become the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force becoming the first woman in history to serve as the highest ranking noncommissioned member of a U.S. military service.
June 19, 2020

February 26, 1971

Erica Abi Wright, known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, is born. Erica Abi Wright, known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter record producer and actress. […]
February 26, 1971

“As a society we will be judged by the quality of the life that we foster for all members of the community and we compassion we show for the disadvantaged.”

"As a society we will be judged by the quality of the life that we foster for all members of the community and we compassion we show for the disadvantaged." On March 2, 1948 Carmen Mary Lawrence is born. She was the first woman to become Premier of a State of the Commonwealth of Australia.
“As a society we will be judged by the quality of the life that we foster for all members of the community and we compassion we show for the disadvantaged.”

April 16, 1921

“Courage is like — it’s a habitus, a habit, a virtue: you get it by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.” […]
April 16, 1921

July 28, 1866

Vinnie Ream receives a commission from the United States government for a statue of Abraham Lincoln. She was the first and at the age of 18, the youngest woman to receive such a commission.
July 28, 1866

August 12, 1990

Sue Hendrickson discovers the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex Skelton found to date in South Dakota. The skeleton is called "Sue" in her honor and is on display at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.
August 12, 1990

April 9, 1939

Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial to a crowd of approximately 75K after being denied the right to sing at Consititution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
April 9, 1939