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Mary PickfordJun 24, 1916

George HarrisonDec 25, 1964

Billie Jean KingOct 3, 1971

Benazir BhuttoDec 1, 1988

Monica SelesNov 24, 1991

John Paul IIJun 10, 2001

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Female - Historical Events
Date Event
1656-09-22

All female jury hears case of woman who killed her child (acquit her)

1762-08-22

1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury

1784-06-04

Madame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist.

1805-11-18

30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America

1838-07-04

Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: Mining pit floods during a rainstorm drowning 26 children, leads to the 1842 commission on the employment of children and women in mines which resulted in the banning of female and child labour underground

1838-08-23

Mt Holyoke Female Seminary (South Hadley, Mass) 1st graduating class

1848-11-23

Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston

1850-03-11

Woman's Medical College of Penn (1st female medical school)

1852-02-11

1st British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)

1865-11-11

Mary Edward Walker, the first US Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor

1870-02-17

Esther Morris appointed 1st female judge

1870-03-17

Mass legislature authorizes incorporation of Wellesley Female Seminary

1870-06-30

Ada Kepley becomes 1st female law college graduate

1876-03-16

Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)

1878-01-10

US Senate proposes female suffrage

1878-09-01

1st female telephone operator starts work (Emma Nutt in Boston)

1879-03-03

1st female lawyer heard by US Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)

1882-01-17

1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office

1884-09-20

Equal Rights Party nominates female candidates for Pres & VP

1890-01-02

Alice Sanger becomes 1st female White House staffer

1890-07-10

Wyoming becomes 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage)

1893-07-28

A petition demanding women's suffrage is delivered to the New Zealand parliament; it is signed by more 25,000 women, about a 5th of the entire adult European female population

1893-11-07

US State Colorado accepts female suffrage

1894-02-05

Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms

1895-06-20

1st female PhD (science) earned (Caroline Willard Baldwin) from an American University

1895-11-05

US state Utah accepts female suffrage

1896-10-30

Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator

1896-11-03

Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator

1901-02-02

Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization

1902-07-12

Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage

1903-12-09

Norwegian parliament vote unanimiously for female suffrage

1907-06-14

Norway adopts female suffrage for middle class women only in parliamentary elections

1908-02-12

Anna Jeanes bequeaths $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all female

1909-06-09

Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the USA, driving a Maxwell automobile 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days with three non-driving female companions.

1910-03-08

Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris is 1st licensed female pilot

1910-09-12

World's 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, appointed (LAPD)

1910-09-18

25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage

1910-11-06

SDAP/NVV initiate campaign for general males/female suffrage

1911-04-30

Portugal approves female suffrage

1912-11-05

Arizona, Kansas & Wisconsin vote for female suffrage

1913-03-03

Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC

1913-08-16

Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tōhoku University) admits its first female students.

1913-09-16

1000s of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage

1914-09-01

The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.

1916-04-08

Norway approves active & passive female suffrage

1916-06-24

Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

1916-10-17

Dutch women demonstrate for female suffrage

1916-11-05

Second Chamber accept initial impetus to general males/female suffrage

1917-02-10

Johanna Westerdijk installed as Neth 1st female professor

1917-03-21

Loretta Walsh becomes US Navy's 1st female Petty Officer

1919-09-18

Dutch second chamber accepts female suffrage

1919-09-27

Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members

1919-11-28

US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons

1919-12-01

Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament

1919-12-30

Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student.

1921-02-27

US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard

1922-08-04

Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team

1922-11-21

Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as first female US Senator

1923-02-16

US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard

1924-02-18

US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard

1924-11-04

Nellie Tayloe Ross elected first US female governor (Wyoming)

1925-01-08

1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas

1925-02-25

US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran

1926-10-03

Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)

1927-02-11

US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran

1929-06-07

Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st Dutch female minister (of Labor)

1929-12-06

Turkey introduces female suffrage

1931-04-01

Jackie Mitchell became 1st female in professional baseball

1931-10-01

Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage

1933-01-03

Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.

1933-02-28

1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

1933-05-03

1st female director (Nellie T Ross) of US Mint takes office

1934-03-20

Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Phila A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers

1934-12-22

Miss Theo Trowbridge sets female bowling record 702 pins in games

1935-02-09

US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson

1936-02-14

US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson

1937-02-06

K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer

1937-02-13

US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson

1938-02-26

US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer

1939-01-21

US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer

1939-07-22

Jane Bolin becomes the 1st African American female judge (NY)

1940-02-10

US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer

1941-02-01

US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn

1941-11-12

Alma Heflin, the first American female test pilot for commercial aircraft, made her first test flight for the Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

1942-02-21

US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn

1942-06-21

Seinheuer throws female world record spear (47.24m)

1944-02-26

1st female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of nurse corps, appointed

1948-04-03

US female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill

1948-07-07

6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy

1949-06-03

GN Clark becomes 1st female US treasurer

1951-02-04

US female Figure Skating championship won by Sonya Klopfer

1951-09-20

Swiss males votes against female suffrage

1953-02-01

Dr A de Waal appointed as Neth 1st female asst sect of state

1953-10-14

1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service

1953-11-18

Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage

1955-03-16

Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge

1955-04-02

US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright

1956-02-27

Female suffrage in Egypt

1957-08-18

Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")

1958-08-23

Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours

1959-02-01

US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss

1960-01-30

US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss

1960-07-20

Sirima Bandaranaike becomes 1st female premier of Ceylon

1960-09-07

Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)

1961-01-29

US female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen

1961-12-04

The female contraceptive 'pill' becomes available on the National Health Service in Britain

1961-12-18

For 2nd consecutive year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year

1962-02-04

US female Figure Skating championship won by Barbara Roles

1962-12-03

Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge

1963-02-10

US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon

1963-02-15

1st US female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)

1964-02-12

US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming

1964-05-23

Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)

1964-07-21

Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)

1964-11-12

Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH

1964-12-25

George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans

1965-02-13

US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming

1965-05-19

Patricia R Harris named 1st US black female ambassador (Luxembourg)

1965-08-12

Elizabeth Lane becomes first female British supreme court justice

1965-11-04

Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah

1966-01-29

US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming

1966-06-26

Kanton Bazel leads female suffrage in Switzerland

1966-11-20

Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage

1967-01-21

US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming

1967-05-06

Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)

1967-09-16

Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)

1968-01-20

US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming

1969-02-01

US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn

1969-02-17

Golda Meir sworn in as the first female prime minister of Israel

1969-02-22

Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track

1969-09-14

Male voters of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage

1970-02-07

US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn

1970-02-28

Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)

1970-05-15

Elizabeth Hoisington & Anna Mae Mays named 1st female US generals

1970-07-15

Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship

1971-01-31

US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn

1971-05-09

Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)

1971-08-31

Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)

1971-10-03

Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000

1971-10-23

Two female members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are shot dead by the British Army in the Lower Falls area of Belfast

1972-01-04

Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London.

1972-01-06

US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn

1972-06-03

1st female US rabbi installed, Sally J Priesand at 25

1972-06-25

Bernice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball

1972-09-02

Renate Stecher runs 100m European female record (11.07 sec)

1973-01-27

US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn

1973-02-11

1st sub 17-min 1,500m female free style swim (Shane Gould 16m56.9s)

1973-03-01

Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race

1973-05-04

1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine

1974-02-09

US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill

1974-07-29

Episcopal Church ordained female priests

1974-10-27

Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)

1974-12-01

Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)

1975-02-02

US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill

1975-04-21

Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24)

1975-05-03

Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)

1976-01-11

US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill

1976-03-09

1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy

1976-04-22

Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor

1976-06-13

Inge Helten runs female European record 100m (11.04)

1977-02-05

US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne

1977-05-01

Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4)

1977-09-10

Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)

1978-02-12

US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne

1978-05-11

Margaret A Brewer is 1st female general in the US Marine Corps

1978-05-12

US Commerce Dept says hurricane names will no longer be only female

1978-08-20

Tatyana Providokhina runs female world record 1k (2:30.6)

1978-09-10

Arlyne Rhode sets female footbow distance record (1,113 yds & 30")

1978-10-06

Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of a US university (Chicago)

1978-10-22

Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)

1978-12-04

Dianne Feinstein is named SF 1st female mayor

1979-02-03

US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne

1979-03-09

Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters

1979-11-17

Ayatollah Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages

1980-01-20

US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne

1980-06-27

1st female state police graduates (NJ)

1981-01-02

Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)

1981-01-03

Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)

1981-02-08

US female Figure Skating championship won by Elaine Zayak

1981-03-29

Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m

1981-04-27

1st female soccer official is hired by NASL

1981-05-04

Silvana Cruciata runs 15k female world record (49:44.0)

1981-09-21

Sandra Day O'Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice

1981-09-25

Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice

1982-01-30

US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners

1982-02-16

Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta

1983-02-03

US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners

1983-02-07

1st female secretary of transportation sworn-in (Elizabeth Dole)

1983-04-17

Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)

1983-05-14

Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)

1983-06-08

Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)

1983-11-08

Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky

1983-12-13

Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's 1st female governor

1984-01-20

US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners

1984-04-18

Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)

1984-07-19

1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)

1985-02-01

US female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin

1985-04-13

Katrin Dörre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)

1985-09-07

Mary Decker Tabb Slaney runs US 3K female record (8:25.83)

1986-01-31

Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart

1986-02-07

US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas

1986-06-18

Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55)

1986-08-26

Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)

1987-01-03

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin

1987-02-06

US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary

1987-04-07

National Museum of Female Physician opens in Wash DC

1987-04-11

Zoja Ivanova wins 2nd female World Cup marathon (2:30:39)

1987-07-02

Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

1987-08-18

Straatsburg: Manuela Stellmach/Astrid Strauss/Anke Mohring/ Heike Friedrich swims female world record 4x200m freestyle (7:55.47)

1987-08-21

Silke Horneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)

1987-09-22

Janet B Evans swims female world record 400m freestyle (4:03.85)

1987-11-15

Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)

1987-12-06

Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec)

1988-01-08

US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas

1988-02-19

Helga Arendt, Silke-Beate Knoll, Mechthild Kluth, Gisela Kinzel walk indoor female world record 4x200m (1:32.55)

1988-02-23

Yvonne van Gennip skates female record 3k (4:11.94)

1988-03-06

Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories)

1988-03-26

Janet B Evans swims 1500m freestyle female world record (15:52.10)

1988-04-23

Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06)

1988-09-23

Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)

1988-12-01

Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

1989-01-29

Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop

1989-02-11

Barbara Clementine Harris consecrated 1st female bishop (Episcopalian)

1989-02-11

US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary

1989-02-12

Barbara Harris becomes 1st female bishop of a US Episcopal church

1989-03-17

Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St Patrick Day Parade

1989-04-15

Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48)

1989-07-10

Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)

1989-08-20

Janet B Evans swims female world record 800m freestyle (8:16.22)

1989-08-25

Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary.

1989-11-07

NYC elects it's 1st black mayor (Dinkins) & female comp (Holtzman)

1990-01-26

Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking black female in a major-league front office)

1990-02-10

US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary

1990-03-09

Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female US surgeon general

1990-06-29

World's first female diocesan Anglican bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson, appointed, New Zealand

1990-08-27

Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)

1990-11-07

Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland

1991-01-06

Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec)

1991-01-27

Nadine Strossen is 1st female president of the ACLU

1991-02-16

US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding

1991-04-21

Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14)

1991-05-15

Edith Cresson becomes France's 1st female premier

1991-08-25

Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)

1991-09-10

Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)

1991-11-24

Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year

1992-01-11

US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi

1992-02-09

Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)

1992-03-02

Anita Hall swims female world record 200m freestyle (2:25.35)

1992-03-10

Sandra Seuser/Katrin Schreiter/Annet Hesselbarth/Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400m (3:27.22)

1992-03-28

Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)

1992-04-02

Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns

1992-06-14

Mona Van Duyn is named 1st female US poet laureate

1992-06-20

Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Balt Orioles)

1992-07-30

Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)

1992-09-23

1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period

1992-11-11

The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests

1993-01-23

US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan

1993-06-14

Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey

1994-01-07

US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding

1994-04-03

1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced

1994-05-08

Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game

1994-07-08

Sonia O'Sullivan runs female 2K world record (5:25.36)

1994-07-10

Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)

1994-09-06

Franziska van Almsick swims female record 200m freestyle (1:56.78)

1994-09-10

Chong Hey swims female record 400m medley (4:01.67)/100m backstroke

1994-09-11

Jingyi Le swims female world record 50m freestyle

1994-10-07

Lu Bin swims female 200m medley world record (2:11.57)

1994-11-09

Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka

1995-01-13

America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race

1995-02-04

Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke (27.77)

1995-02-05

Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke: 27.77

1995-02-09

Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec)

1995-02-10

Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)

1995-02-10

US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek

1995-02-12

Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)

1995-02-12

Sun Cayun pole vaults indoor female world record (4.13m)

1995-02-12

Susan Auch skates female world record 500m (38.94 sec)

1995-03-19

Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)

1996-01-20

US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan

1996-01-27

Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop

1997-02-15

US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski

1997-05-22

Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial.

1997-05-27

1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole

1998-01-11

US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan

1998-02-01

Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.

1998-02-08

1st female ice hockey game in Olympic history Finland beats Sweden 6-0

1999-05-08

Nancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel military college.

1999-11-27

The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.

2001-01-02

Sila Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico.

2001-06-10

Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint Saint Rafqa

2002-04-12

Palestinian suicide bomber (female) kills 7 and injures 104 (among them 9 Arabs) at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem.

2004-08-24

89 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions were caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.

2005-11-22

Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

2006-01-16

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.

2006-03-11

Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.

2007-01-04

The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.

2007-10-29

Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

2008-04-20

Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.

2008-12-08

Kirsty Williams elected as Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats. The first female leader of a political party in Wales.

2009-02-01

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is elected as the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay Head of State in the modern world.

2009-07-06

Jadranka Kosor became first female Prime minister of Croatia.

2010-03-29

Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.

2012-06-24

Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time

2012-09-02

A decades-long ban on veiled female news presenters is lifted from State television in Egypt

2012-09-04

Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec

2012-09-16

8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan

2012-12-19

Park Geun-hye wins the South Korean presidential election to become the nation's first female president

2013-12-10

Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company

2014-02-22

Marit Bjørgen of Norway becomes the most successful female Winter Olympian with 10 medals

2014-07-04

Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors

2015-11-03

Michelle Payne becomes first female jockey to win Melbourne Cup

2015-12-22

NY cop, female Air Force major among 6 US troops killed in Afghan attack

2016-02-11

Female suicide bombers kill 58 in a Nigerian camp meant to be a safe haven

2016-05-20

Muirfield Golf Club ban on female members upheld

2016-11-19

Soul singer Sharon Jones, the 'female James Brown,' dead at 60

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Female - Notable Birthdays

Kim CampbellMar 10, 1947

Benazir BhuttoJun 21, 1953

Female - Birthdays
Date Event
1715-11-13

Dorothea Erxleben, German, first female medical doctor (d.1762)

1759-04-27

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, England, writer/feminist (Female Reader)

1795-07-25

James Barry, female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army)

1804-07-01

George Sand, France, (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)

1825-05-20

Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)

1829-05-06

Phoebe Ann Coffin, 1st female ordained minister in New England

1838-02-14

Margaret Knight, inventor, "the female Thomas Edison"

1840-01-21

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, Hastings, English Physician and feminist who was one of the first female medical students at a British university

1848-02-05

Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west)

1854-02-09

Aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician

1860-03-02

Susanna M. Salter, 1st American female mayor and temperance leader (d. 1961)

1864-01-15

Frances Benjamin Johnston, Grafton West Virginia, early female photographer

1866-03-17

Alice Austen, The Female Closet

1867-12-23

Sarah Breedlove, Delta Louisiana, (Madam C. J. Walker), daughter of slaves & 1st US female self-made millionaire (hair straightner)

1875-03-04

Suze Groeneweg, 1st Dutch female parliament member (SDAP, 1918-37)

1878-09-16

Karl Albiker, German sculptor (German Art, female nudes)

1879-04-09

Thomas Meighan, Male and Female

1883-01-04

Johanna Westerdijk, botanist/Neth 1st female prof (Utrecht, 1917-52)

1883-05-14

Julian Eltinge, Mass, vaudeville star/greatest female impersonator

1883-09-20

Maria Baers, Flemish social female worker/senator

1885-02-04

Cairine Ray Wilson, Montreal, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed)

1886-06-04

Robert Cain, Male and Female

1892-12-22

Rhy Darby, Male and Female

1899-07-16

Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st black female district attorney (NY)

1905-07-29

Thelma Todd, [Alison Loyd], Lawrence MA, actress (Dangerous Female)

1905-08-09

Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice

1906-06-22

Curt Barrett, The Female Artillery

1907-01-14

Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician

1907-06-06

Archie Dattelbaum, The Perfect Female

1907-11-21

M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor

1909-11-04

Evelyn Johnson, Corbin Kentucky, female pilot (most flying hours - 57,685), (d. 2012)

1910-07-26

Henry Bederski, Female Trouble

1912-02-16

Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author

1912-11-29

Viola Smith, American drummer (one of the first professional female drummers)

1913-11-22

Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)

1920-03-05

Leontine Tg Kelly, 1st black female bishop (Methodist)

1920-10-26

T C Jones, PA, female impersonator

1921-02-13

Ulvi Uraz, The Female Wolf

1922-03-07

Selahattin Burçkin, The Female Monster

1922-12-29

William Gaddis, Female Animal

1925-08-15

Gertrude Shope, South African head (ANC female section)

1926-06-11

Manny Duran, The Female Response

1926-07-11

Burt Kaiser, Female Jungle

1930-06-12

Barbara Harris, 1st US Episcopal female bishop

1930-07-01

Margaret A Brewer, American soldier, in Durand Michigan, first female General officer in US Marine Corps. (d.2013)

1931-10-24

Jeanne Avery, Female Animal

1933-06-22

Dianne Feinstein, 1st female mayor of SF/(Sen-D-Ca)

1935-08-26

Geraldine Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY) 1st female dem VP candidate (1984)

1937-02-17

Shunya Itô, Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41

1937-02-22

Joanna Russ, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)

1937-05-15

Madeleine Albright, Prague Czechoslovakia, American politician and diplomat and 1st female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)

1937-10-15

Karl-Heinz Schulze, Soft Skills for Female City Guides

1937-12-09

A'leisha Brevard, The Female Bunch

1939-01-25

Yuki Aresa, Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41

1939-01-29

Germaine Greer, Melbourne Australia, feminist/author (Female Eunich)

1939-10-27

Ruby Wright, Female Trouble

1939-9-11

John Lutz, Single White Female

1941-07-19

Mumme, Female Trouble

1941-08-26

Barbet Schroeder, director (Barfly, Single White Female, More)

1941-11-22

Terry Stafford, The Female Bunch

1941-12-09

Kayoko Shiraishi, Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41

1943-05-08

Toni Tennille, Montgomery Ala, female Beachboy (Capt & Tennille)

1945-06-29

Chandrika Kumaratunga, first female President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005)

1945-12-02

Charles Watson, Female Trouble

1946-06-29

Alice Arno, Female Vampire

1947-03-10

[Avril] Kim Campbell, Port Alberni British Columbia, Canada's 1st female and 19th Prime Minister (1993 )

1947-07-23

Jopi Burnama, Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters

1948-02-01

Yukie Kagawa, Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41

1948-10-22

Eiko Yanami, Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41

1949-03-08

Cari Dominguez, Clinton vs. Warren; Hobby Lobby; Female Genital Mutilation

1951-05-16

Sofi Zanninou, Female Company

1951-05-30

Stephen Tobolowsky, Tx, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)

1952-10-24

Yôko Natsuki, New Female Prisoner Scorpion: Special Cellblock X

1953-06-21

Benazir Bhutto, 1st female leader of a Moslem nation (Pakistan)

1954-06-25

Lina Romay, Female Vampire

1957-01-17

Leslie A. Sank, Single White Female

1958-07-14

Eva Arnaz, Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters

1958-12-02

Mina Asami, Female Prisoner: Cage

1961-07-02

Pat Dufficy, Westerly RI, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)

1961-12-16

Ron Athey, Single White Female

1962-02-05

Jennifer Jason Leigh [Morrow], Los Angeles, California, American actress (Single White Female, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle)

1963-07-07

Bob Dobiesz, Apocalypse Female Warriors

1963-07-24

Julie Krone, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)

1963-08-31

Elizabeth Lee, Female Reporter

1963-11-15

Michele McAnany, Los Angeles California, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)

1964-01-27

Bridget Fonda, Los Angeles California, actress (Scandal, Single White Female)

1965-07-14

Reina Olea, female jockey

1965-12-13

Stacy Sunny, San Bernadino Ca, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)

1967-05-12

Cara Coughenour, Sioux City IA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)

1968-05-01

Denise Masino, American Female Bodybuilder

1968-06-07

Melissa Coombes, San Gabriel CA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)

1969-07-13

Kim Braatz, Santa Ana California, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets)

1969-11-18

Lee Anne Ketcham, Tallahassee Fla, female pitcher (Silver Bullets)

1969-12-22

Marcie Aguilar, Tucson AZ, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)

1970-03-17

Shannan Mitchem, Decatur GA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)

1970-05-20

Missy Cress, Burbank CA, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)

1970-10-18

Camille Spitaleri, Mountain View Ca, female infielder (Silver Bullets)

1970-11-12

Donna Adamo, American female professional wrestler

1971-01-17

Ann Wolfe, female boxer

1971-04-25

Pam Schaffrath, Chicago IL, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)

1971-06-29

Wendee Espinosa, Stockton California, female outfielder (Silver Bullets)

1971-08-01

Shae Sloan, Huntsville TX, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)

1971-12-17

Alyson Habetz, Crowley LA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)

1972-02-24

Manon Rheaume, Lac Beauport Quebec, 1st female NHLer (Tampa Bay)

1972-07-19

Tamarie Ivie, Ananheim CA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)

1972-09-27

Laurie Shepard, Cordele, GA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)

1972-10-18

Angie Marzetta, Norfolk Virginia, female outfielder (Silver Bullets)

1973-02-05

Laura Espinoza-Watson, Torrance CA, female infielder (Silver Bullets)

1973-07-11

Christine Monge, SF California, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)

1974-04-05

Colette Nelson, Female Bodybuilders

1974-06-02

Tammy Holmes, Berkeley California, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets)

1974-09-12

Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot (d. 2007)

1974-12-09

Wendy Dillinger, American female soccer player and coach

1976-06-25

Dubravka Vukotić, female actor, Montenegro, Yugoslavia

1976-11-22

Regina Halmich, German female boxer

1977-03-14

Aki Hoshino, Female Prisoner 1316

1977-07-20

Tracey McCall, Single White Female 2: The Psycho

1978-08-16

Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver

1978-09-30

Candice Michelle, American female wrestler

1979-02-15

Louise Parker, The Ultimate Series in Real Female Orgasms: Louise

1979-10-13

Katerina Nova, Female Liaisons

1982-08-07

Clément Chagot, Female Agents

1982-08-11

Ren Suzuki, Female Prisoner 1316

1984-02-27

Lotta Schelin, Swedish female footballer

1984-05-16

Mickie Knuckles, American female professional wrestler

1984-11-14

Lisa De Vanna, Australian female footballer

1985-08-13

Lacey Brown, Top 8 Female Semifinalists Perform

1987-03-11

Wes Tate, Queen's Friday Female Panel Starring Lisa Ling, Katherine Schwarzenegger and More. Plus, Celebrity Chef, Gordon Ramsay!

1990-03-21

Katelyn Epperly, Top 8 Female Semifinalists Perform

Female - Weddings
Date Event
1990-01-26

Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking black female in a major-league front office)

1996-11-30

Multimillionaire and top-selling female suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark (67) weds Merrill Lynch Futures retired CEO John Conheeney (67) in Saddle River, New Jersey

2005-09-02

"Single White Female" actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (43) weds director and writer Noah Baumbach (36) in Los Angeles

Female - Notable Divorces

Whitney HoustonApr 24, 2007

Female - Divorces
Date Event
2007-04-24

Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

2010-11-15

"Single White Female" actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (48) divorces writer Noah Baumbach (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Female - Notable Deaths

Elizabeth BáthoryAug 21, 1614

Margaret MeadNov 15, 1978

Female - Deaths
Date Event
1614-08-21

Elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer, dies at 54

1804-01-04

Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies

1889-02-03

Belle Starr, US female gangster, murdered at 40

1902-04-02

Esther Morris, suffragist and first female American judge (b. 1814)

1929-08-10

Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor/feminist, dies at 75

1930-04-01

Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies

1936-07-08

Thomas Meighan, Male and Female

1937-07-20

Mildred Reardon, Male and Female

1938-06-23

Huey White, Female

1945-08-22

Ida Henrietta Hyde, American physiologist, inventor of the micro-electrode, and pioneering female scientist dies at 87

1948-07-31

Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70

1952-05-16

Frances Benjamin Johnston, early American female photgrapher

1952-06-09

Alice Austen, The Female Closet

1954-04-27

Robert Cain, Male and Female

1959-12-30

Maria Baers, Flemish social female worker/senator, dies at 76

1961-03-17

Susanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101

1961-11-24

Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67

1962-03-04

Cairine R Wilson, 1st Canadian female senator (appointed), dies at 77

1965-05-14

Frances Perkins, US 1st female minister of Labor (1933-45), dies at 83

1967-06-29

Jayne Mansfield, actress (Female Jungle), dies in a car crash at 34

1970-01-25

Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st black female DA in NY, dies at 70

1971-09-25

TC Jones, female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50

1974-03-21

Candy Darling, [James Slattery], female impersonator, dies

1978-11-15

Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

1980-08-08

Jacqueline Cochrane, US pilot/1st female faster than sound, dies at 70

1986-10-28

Margaretha "Marga" Klompe, Dutch 1st female minister (CRM), dies at 74

1988-03-07

Divine, [Harris Milstead], female impersonator (Pink Flamingos), dies

1988-04-19

Kwon Ki-ok, first Korean female pilot (b. 1901)

1989-04-02

Curt Barrett, The Female Artillery

1989-10-02

Liesbeth Ribbius Peletier, Neth's 1st female advisor of State, dies

1990-10-30

Craig Russell, female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42

1992-09-23

Bernice Gera, 1st female basball ump (1969 NY-Penn League) dies at 61

1992-10-26

Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71

1993-01-18

M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85

1994-01-01

Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright (Female Presidents), dies at 35

1994-04-06

Agatha Uwilingiyimana, Rwanda/1st female PM in Africa, assassinated

1996-03-17

Terry Stafford, The Female Bunch

1997-10-18

Nancy Dickerson, 1st female news correspondent (CBS), dies at 70

1998-02-15

Martha Gelhorn, female war correspondent (Reuters), dies at 89

1998-12-16

William Gaddis, Female Animal

2000-01-28

Roger Segure, Female Jungle

2003-10-19

Henry Bederski, Female Trouble

2004-05-16

Burt Kaiser, Female Jungle

2006-01-02

Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (b. 1913)

2006-10-30

Manny Duran, The Female Response

2007-01-08

Jane Bolin, first African American female judge (b. 1908)

2008-06-13

Mumme, Female Trouble

2009-01-04

Giselle Salandy, Trinidad & Tobago female boxer (b. 1987)

2009-09-27

Ruby Wright, Female Trouble

2012-02-10

Jeanne Avery, Female Animal

2012-02-15

Lina Romay, Female Vampire

2013-01-02

Margaret A. Brewer, American soldier and first female general officer in US Marine Corps dies aged 82

2016-03-28

Esther Herlitz, Israel's first female ambassador, dies aged 94

2017-12-22

June Rowlands, Toronto's first female mayor, dies aged 93

2018-01-11

Anna Mae Hays, the US military's first female general, dies aged 94


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