1841: Ina Coolbirth, US poet, & librarian, 1st California Poet Laureate & 1st poet laureate of any US state, born.
1845: Hallie Quinn Brown, US civil rights & suffrage activist, led effort to preserve Frederick Douglass’ home, born.
1867: Lillian D. Wald, US nurse, founder of the Henry Street Settlement, involved w/ founding of NAACP, born.
1876: Anna Hyatt Huntington, US sculptor & art patron who gifted Collis P. Huntington State Park to CT, born.
1903: Clare Booth Luce, 1st US woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad, author of ‘The Women,’ born.
1913: Harriet Tubman, underground railroad conductor, abolitionist & soldier, dies & is buried w/ full military honors.
1914: UK suffragist Mary Richardson slashes w/ an axe Rokeby’s Venus of Velasquez painting in the National Gallery.
1947: Kim Campbell, the 1st & to date only woman to serve as Prime Minister of Canada, born.