Sandra Day O'Connor is sworn into the United States Supreme Court.
Ann Radcliffe, English novelist is born. She was the pioneer of the Gothic novel and is credited with helping to make it respectable.
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.
Charlotte E. Ray becomes the first woman to graduate from Howard University.
“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. […]
“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 […]
Idawalley Zorada Lewis, "The Bravest Woman in America" American lighthouse keeper and heroine was born.
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 […]
Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the first woman in the history of the nation to win a seat in the federal Congress
Maria Callas Greek- American soprano is born.
Maria Goeppert Mayer accepts the Nobel Prize in physics becoming the second woman to receive the honor after Marie Curie in 1903.
Canadian author Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Amy Winehouse an English singer and songwriter was born. She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.
Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England. Sometimes referred to as "The Nine Days Queen", she ruled from July 10, 1553 to July 19, 1553.
Harriet Quimby passes her pilot's test becoming the first first woman in the United States to receive an Aero Club of America aviator's certificate