Events in Women’s History
1813 – Letitia Christian, future First Lady of the United States, marries John Tyler.
1993 – Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island. She is the first woman elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
1843 – Frances Wisebart Jacobs, American charity organizer and worker, with others founded the Charity Organization Society which eventually became the United Way (d. 1892)
1874 – Lou Henry Hoover, First Lady of the United States as wife of Herbert Hoover, possibly the first woman to get a geology degree in the US, president of the Girl Scouts both as First Lady and after leaving the White House (d. 1944)
1880 – Rosina Lhévinne, Russian pianist and educator (d. 1976)
1903 – Vera Micheles Dean, American political scientist, head of research for the Foreign Policy Association (d. 1972)
1911 – Brigitte Horney, German stage and film actress, known for her portrayal of Empress Catherine the Great in the film Baron Munchhausen (d. 1988)
1912 – Hanna Reitsch, German pilot, awarded the Iron Cross First Class and the Luftwaffe Pilot/Observer Badge during WWII (d. 1979)
1918 – Pearl Bailey, American vaudeville, stage, film and television actress and singer, recipient of a Tony Award and a Daytime Emmy (d. 1990)
1923 – Betty Binns Fletcher, American lawyer and judge, federal judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1979 to 2012 (d. 2012)
1941 – Violeta Andrei, Romanian actress
1970 – Anna Louise Strong, American journalist, author and activist (b. 1885)
1997 – Ruth Sager, American geneticist, pioneered the field of cytoplasmic genetics, researched the role of tumor suppressor genes (b. 1918)