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June 1, 1993 – Connie Chung becomes the second woman to co-anchor the evening news, 17 years after Barbara Walters became the first in 1976
June 9, 1949 – Georgia Neese Clark confirmed as the first woman treasurer of the United States
June 10, 1963 – Equal Pay Act enacted: “To prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.” (PL 88-38)
June 11, 1913 – Women in Illinois celebrate passage of a state woman suffrage bill allowing women to vote in presidential elections
June 17, 1873 – Susan B. Anthony’s trial started for illegally voting in Rochester, New York on November 5, 1872
June 18, 1983 – Dr. Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space
June 20, 1921 – Alice Robertson ((R-Oklahoma) becomes the first woman to chair the House of Representatives
June 23, 1972 – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, President Nixon signs one of the most important legislation initiatives passed for women and girls since women won the vote in 1920. This legislation guarantees equal access and equal opportunity for females and males in almost all aspects of our educational systems.
June 25, 1903 – Madame Marie Curie announces her discovery of radium
June Birthdays
June 2, 1907 (1998) – Dorothy West, writer, novelist in the Harlem Renaissance.
June 3, 1906 (1975) – Josephine Baker, dancer and jazz singer; fought racism
June 3, 1924 (1991) – Colleen Dewhurst, Tony award-winning actress
June 3, 1916 (1995) – Gloria Martin, socialist, feminist organizer who began Shakespeare & Martin  Booksellers
June 3, 1919 (1989) – Elizabeth Koontz, first African-American  president of National Education Association,
June 7, 1910 (1990) – Marion Wolcott, documentary photographer (1930)
June 7, 1909 (1994) – Jessica Tandy, award-winning actor from Blanche in “Streetcar Named Desire”(1947) to “Driving Miss Daisy”(1989)
June 7, 1917 (2000) – Gwendolyn Brooks, poet; first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize
June 8, 1900 (1981) – Estelle Griswold, birth control advocate and pioneer.
June 8, 1903 (1996)  – Jessie Bernard, feminist critic and author.
June 9, 1896 (1994) – Catherine Shouse, philanthropist and political activist.
June 9, 1921 (1993) –  Phyllis Wallace,  acclaimed economist who wrote the first guidelines for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
June 11, 1880 (1973) – Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to Congress; pacifist and suffragist
June 12,1892 (1982)- Djuna Barnes,  artist and journalist
June 12, 1899 (1994) – Anni Albers, refugee from Nazi Germany who created a weaving curriculum that included pre-Columbian weaving influences
June 14, 1811 (1896) – Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
June 14, 1952 – Pat Summit, coach of Tennessee’s Women’s Basketball team. She scored the most wins in NCAA history – 900 victories in 32 years
June 15, 1901 (1993) – Ruth Cowan, journalist, war correspondent, and investigative reporter.
June 15, 1916 (1989) – Olga Erteszek, Polish immigrant who established the Olga Company (1960).
June 15, 1920 (1994) – Amy Clampitt, poet and essayist.
June 16, 1892 (1972) -Jennie Grossinger,  highly successful hotel proprietor.  r
June 16, 1895 (1990) – India Edwards, political activist in the Democratic Party. Vice-
June 16, 1902 (1992) – Barbara McClintock, biologist, Nobel Prize Winner (1983)
June 16, 1915 (1990) – Lucy Davidowicz,  Polish refugee, one of the foremost historians of the Holocaust..
June 17, 1865 (1915) – Susan La Flesche Picotte, first Native American physician
June 17, 1908 (1989) -Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, editor, writer; founder of the School of the Jewish Woman (1933)
June 18, 1913 (1991) – Sylvia Porter, finance columnist and author
June 19, 1888 (1984) – Hilda Smith – Ran the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers from 1921 to 1933
June 20, 1905 (1984) – Lillian Hellman-Playwright, from “The Children’s Hour”( 1934) to “The Little Foxes”(1939) and “Toys in the Attic” (1960); also wrote stories and memoirs
June 21, 1912 (1989) – Mary McCarthy, author and critic
June 22, 1906 (1993) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, aviator, poet and author
June 22, 1909 (2006) – Katherine Dunham, dancer and choreographer; combined African movement and classical ballet
June 22,1929 (1990) – Rose Kushner, journalist, challenged the practice of radical mastectomy in the 1970s
June 23,1906 (1983) – Livingstone, Mary, radio comedian, first Jack Benny’s secretary and then wife from 1932 until her retirement in early 1960s
June 23, 1921 (2010) – Jeanne Holm -First  Air Force Major General in 1973, was on National Aeronautics and Space Administration Team
June 23, 1940 (1994) – Wilma Rudolph, athlete; first woman runner to win 3 gold medals in a single Olympics
June 24,1893 (1983) – Suzanne LaFollette – radical libertarian feminist, favored free market, no marriage, anti-communism, wrote for “Nation,” founded “National Review” with Wm. Buckley, Jr. Father, William, was Progressive Republican, defeated for Congress after he voted against entry into WWI
June 26, 1902 (1989) – Antonia Brico, conductor, pianist; first women to conduct a world-class symphony orchestra in 1938
June 26, 1911 (1956) – Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, athlete; outstanding in basketball, track, swimming, golf, and billiards
June 26 ,1922 (1982) – Carolyn Sherif, social psychologist, researched how groups work in harmony, how groups work through conflict, and how women work in different ways from men
June 27, 1880 (1968) – Helen Keller, advocate for the disabled; writer and lecturer
June 28, 1946 (1989) – Gilda Radner, comedian, and star of “Saturday Night Life”.
June 29, 1900 (1997) – Margaret Grierson, pioneering and renowned Smith College archivist.
June 30, 1883 (1970) – Dorothy Tilly, civil rights reformer; investigated and protested lynching in Georgia
June 30, 1899 (2001) – Margaret Byrd Rawson, educator who identified and treated reading disorder including dyslexia.
June 30, 1903 (1999) – Glenna Collett , first  US Women’s Golf Champion (1922)
June 30, 1917 (2010) – Lena Horne, first African American woman to sign long-term Hollywood contract; fought for contracts guaranteeing African Americans could attend her shows
Please feel free to use this information in any of your newsletters or forward it to colleagues or other interested parties. A year-round women’s history calendar is available on our website http://www.nwhp.org   in the News and Events category.

National Women’s History Project
3440 Airway Dr Ste F
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
http://www.nwhp.org
(707) 636-2888
nwhp@nwhp.org

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