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May 8, 1910

Mary Lou Williams American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer was born. Mary Lou Williams recorded over 100 records wrote and arranged for Duke Ellington, Benny Good Goldman, and others. She was a Grammy nominee. 
May 8, 1910

May 1, 1987

Edith Stein, a Jewish born Carmelite nun who died in the Nazi concentration camp at Aushwitz, is beautified in the Roman Catholic Church.
May 1, 1987

March 12, 1903

"Der Wald" a one-act opera written by Dame Ethel Smyth was performed at the Metropolitan Opera. To date is the only opera written by a woman to be performed at the Met.
March 12, 1903

March 16, 1750

Caroline Herschel, German-English astronomer was born. Caroline Herschel discovered eight comets and was the first woman to be paid as a scientist and be awarded the Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society.
March 16, 1750

June 6, 1898

Dame Ninette de Valois was born. Dame de Valois was an Irish dancer, choreographer and director, founder of The Royal Ballet the Birmingham Royal Ballet, and the Royal Ballet of School in Great Britain.
June 6, 1898

June 22, 1909

“I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.'” Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham, American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and activist is born. […]
June 22, 1909

June 15, 1921

“The air is the only place free from prejudice.” Bessie Coleman Bessie Coleman receives her pilot’s license after graduating from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. She is the first black woman […]
June 15, 1921

April 26, 1777

Sybil Ludington rides during the night to warn American colonial forces of the arrival of the British army and the burning of Danbury Connecticut. Sybil Ludington – Associated Links Britannica.com: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sybil-Ludington […]
April 26, 1777