And on this day
And on this day in 1933 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg is born. She is the second female U.S. Supreme Court Justice and spent her legal career advocating for women’s rights before taking the bench.
And on this day in 1997 – Simone Biles is born. She becomes the most decorated American gymnast, winning four gold medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
And on this day in 1986 – Susan Butcher wins Iditarod, becoming the second woman ever to win the Alaskan dog sled race.
And on this day in 1912 – First-ever Girl Scouts meeting is held in Savannah, Ga. The organization has grown to 2.7 million members. And on this day in 1968 – Tammy Duckworth is born. She became the first disabled woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and the second Asian-American woman in the Senate.
And on this day in 1993 – Janet Reno is confirmed as the first woman to be U.S. Attorney General.
And on this day in 1914 – International Women’s Day is held. After the 1914 celebration and push for equality, the day has become an annual staple for global awareness around women’s issues.
And on this day in 1938 – Janet Guthrie is born. She became a female race car driver and qualified for and competed in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500 in 1977.
And on this day in 1986 – Georgia O’Keefe dies. She was a pre-eminent artist who laid the foundation for American modernism with her paintings of enlarged flowers and New Mexico landscapes.