Women in American History by TOR 1 (Smith) at BBMS

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In History
  • Circa 1612: Anne Bradstreet's birth

    Circa 1612:  Anne Bradstreet's birth
    Soon after Anne Bradstreet was born, she immigrated to America in 1930 on the Arabella. She became a very famous poet, who wrote about life.
  • Pocahontas' death.

    Pocahontas' death.
    Pocahontas dies.
  • Anne Bradstreet's Death

    Anne Bradstreet's Death
    Anne died on September 16,1672 from an illness. Most people assume that it was tuberculosis. This was not the first time that she had tuberculosis.
  • Abigail Adams' birth

    Abigail Adams' birth
    Married to John Adams . A role model for women because she believed in rights for women. One of the rights was for education, and believed that slavery was evil.
  • Angelina Grimke's Birth

    Angelina Grimke's Birth
    Angelina Grimke who was born to a prominent slaveholding family in Charleston,South Carolina. She invited the women and men from Philadelphia to join her in the campaign against slavery .
  • Sojourner Tuth (Isabella Baumfree)

    Sojourner Tuth (Isabella Baumfree)
    Isabella Baumfree (later called Sojourner Truth) was born as a slave in New York in 1797.
  • Sacagawea helped Lewis and Clark with their expedition

    Sacagawea helped Lewis and Clark with their expedition
    Sacagawea helped translate the Shoshone Indian language for Lewis and Clark . She helped finish the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
  • Sacagawea's date of death

    Sacagawea's date of death
    Sacagawea died with the honor of helping the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Her loyalty and bravery will be very admired throughout history.
  • Elizabeth Cody Staten is born

  • Maria Mitchell

    Maria Mitchell
    Maria Mitchell was born on August 1st 1818. She died on June 28th 1889. She was the first woman astronomer. She discovered the Miss MItchell's comet in 1847.
  • Elizabeth Blackwell is Born

    Elizabeth Blackwell is Born
    Elizabeth Blackwell is born in England in 1821.
  • Emily Elizabeth Dickinson's Birth

    Emily Elizabeth Dickinson's Birth
    Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was a child who had many interests in Literature.
  • Frances Willard's birth

    Frances Willard's birth
  • Women's Medical College Founding

    Women's Medical College Founding
    Elizabeth Blackwell establishes a women's medical college in New York.
  • Sarah Grimke

    Sarah Grimke
    Sarah Grimke, the daughter of a slaveholding judge from Charleston, South Carolina was born on December 23,1873. Sarah and her sister Angelina both developed a dislike of slavery at an early age, and after moving to Philadelphia in 1819 they joined a group called Society of Friends . During the Civil War Sarah wrote and lectured in support of Abraham Lincoln . Sarah continued to work civil rights and women suffrage until her death on December 23,1873
  • Date of Emily Post's Birth

    Date of Emily Post's Birth
    Emily Post was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Bruce and Josephine Price. Emily was taught at home and was educated in Miss Graham's finishing school in New York, later she became a successful writer.
  • Hattie Ophelia Caraway

    Hattie Ophelia Caraway
    Hattie died 12/22/1950. She was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, and she was a strong supporter of President Franklin. Ms. Caraway did not want to use the tax payers' money. She was a school teacher and was married to Thaddeus Horatius Caraway.
  • Hattie Ophelia Caraway

    Hattie Ophelia Caraway
    First women elected to the U.S senate. She did not want to waste the taxpayers money. Caraway became the first woman to chair a Senate committee when she served as chair of the Senate Committee on Enrolled Bills from 1933 to 1944.Caraway spoke on the Senate floor so infrequently that she became known as Silent Hattie.
  • Isadora Duncan

    Isadora Duncan
    Duncan is born.
  • Jeanette Rankin

    Jeanette Rankin
    June 11, 1880 Jeanette Rankin was born.
  • Hellen Keller's Birth

    Hellen Keller's Birth
    Hellen Keller was born on June 27, at Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • Frances Perkins's Birth

    Frances Perkins's Birth
  • Sojourner Truth's Death

    Sojourner Truth's Death
    Sojourner Truth died in the Fall of 1883 at the Battle Creek Sanitarium.
    "I'm going home like a shooting star," she said soon before her death. More on Sojourner Truth
  • Emily Elizabeth Dickinson dies

    Emily Elizabeth Dickinson dies
    Emily Elizabeth Dickinson died with the honor of improving the Arts of Literature.
  • Emily Elizabeth Dickinson's Date of Death

  • Amelia Earhart's birth

    Amelia Earhart's birth
    Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897. She was the 16th woman to own a pilot license. She was also the irst woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. However, she later disappeared.
  • Margaret Mead Date of Birth

    Margaret Mead Date of Birth
    Margaret Mead was born on December 16, 1901 as the first of five children. Britannica Source
  • Barbara McClintock Was Born

    Barbara McClintock Was Born
    Barabara McClintock was born in Hartford, Connecticut in the June of 1902 More On Barbara McClintock
  • Elizabeth Cody Staten dies

  • Grace Murray Hopper's Birth

    Grace Murray Hopper's Birth
  • Rachel Carson

  • Virginia Apgar

    Virginia Apgar
    Apgar was born.
  • Elizabeth Blackwell's Death

    Elizabeth Blackwell's Death
    Elizabeth Blackwell died of a stroke in East Sussex on May 31.
  • Julia Child's Birth

    Julia Child's Birth
    Julia Child is born in 1912 at Pasadena, Caslifornia
  • Rosa Parks' birth

    Rosa Parks' birth
    Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Britannica
  • Madam C.J. Walker's Death

    Madam C.J. Walker's Death
    Madam CJ Walker died on May 25th, 1919 from yellow fever and kidney failer.
  • Margaret Burbidge's birth

    Margaret  Burbidge's birth
    Margraet Burbidge was born on August 12, 1919. Later in life, she married an astronamer, Geoffrey Burbidge. With her husband at her side, nuclear physicist, William A. Fowler, and an astrophysicist, Fred Hoyal, she better understood of how elements are formed by nuclear reactions in stars.
  • Isadora Duncan

    Isadora Duncan
    Duncan dies.
  • Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic

    Amelia was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean
  • Anne Bradstreet immigrated to the US

    Anne immigrated to the US in 1930 in the Arabella.
  • Amelia Earhart's Disapearance

    Amelia Earhart's Disapearance
    Amelia disapeared right before her flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1937.
  • Madeline Albright's Birth

    Madeline Albright's Birth
    Madeline Albright was the first female woman to become a United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by U.S President Bill Clinton on December 5,1996
  • Joan Baez's Birth

    Joan Baez's Birth
    Joan Baez was born on January 9th 1941. She is still alive today at age 71. She was a famous folk singer.
  • Catharine A. Mackinnon's Birth

    Catharine A. Mackinnon's Birth
    She was against sexual harassment she believed that sexual harrassment is sex discrimination and pornography is a civil rights violation.
  • Margaret Burbridge was rejected for a job

    Margaret Burbridge was rejected for a job
    In 1947, Maragret was rejected for a Carnegie Fellowship at Mt.Wilson observatory because women could not work there. Therefore, she pretended to be her husband's assistant and ended up developing a better understanding of how elements are formed by nuclear reactions in stars.
  • Hilary Rodham Clinton's Birth

    Hilary Rodham Clinton's Birth
    Hilary Clinton was born on October 26 1947. She is still alive today at age 65.
  • Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29th 1954. She is till alive today at age 57. She was the first black woman to host a national television show and own a production company.
  • Sonia Sotomayor's Birth

    Sonia Sotomayor's Birth
    Sonia Marie Sotomayor was born on June 25, 1954, in Bronx. Her parents were Juan and Celina Sotomayer. Soina got degrees form Princeton, and Yale university; she went on to be a Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • Condeeleza Rice's Birth

  • Martha Navratilova

    She was a tennis player and she became the most dominant player in women's tennis. She won 167 top level single titles and 177 double titles.
  • Ellien Collins is born

    Ellien Collins is born
  • The death of Emily Post

    The death of Emily Post
    Emily Post died on September 25, 1960, as a very successful writer.
  • Julia Child's Publication

    Julia Child's Publication
    The first volume of Julia Child's collaboration 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' is published in 1961. The two other contributers were Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle.
  • Jackie Joyer-Kersee

    Jackie Joyer-Kersee
    Jackie was born on March 3, 1962. She became a very good athlete, and ranked among all time greatest athletes in the heptathon and long jump.
  • Michelle Obama

    Michelle Obama
    Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964. She is still alive at age 48. She is the wife of the 44th president Barack Obama and is the first African-American First Lady.
  • Frances Perkins's Death

    Frances Perkins's Death
  • Madam C.J. Walker's birth

    Madam C.J. Walker's birth
    Madam C.J. Walker was born on December 23, 1967. She was enterpreneur who built an empire for hair products for black women. She also gave lectures on black issues at conventions for WWI.
  • Hellen Keller's Death

    Hellen Keller's Death
    Hellen Keller died in January 1968 at age 87.
  • Helen Keller's Death

    Helen Keller's Death
    More On Helen Keller
    Helen Keller died June 1st at Arcon Ridge, a few weeks before her 88th birthday.
  • Mia Hamm

    Hamm scored more international goals in the history of U.S. soccer and she was the yongest American woman to win a World Cup. On May 22 she broke the alll time record with her 108th goal.
  • Jeanette Rankin

    Jeanette Rankin
    Jeanette Rankin died on May 18, 1973.
  • Virginia Apgar

    Virginia Apgar
    Apgar died as a very proud woman.
  • Margaret Mead Date of Death

    Margaret Mead Date of Death
    Margaret Mead died in New York. Britannica Source
  • Grace Murray Hopper's Death

    Grace Murray Hopper's Death
  • Barbara McClintock's Death

    Barbara McClintock's Death
    Barbara McClintock dies at age 90 on September 2, 1992.
  • Michelle Robinson Marries Barack Obama

    Michelle Robinson Marries Barack Obama
    On October 3rd, 1992 Michelle Obama, whose maiden name was Robinson, got married to Barack Obama who in 2008 became the 44th president of the United States.
  • Rosa Parks involvement in the Civil Rights Movement

    Rosa Parks involvement in the Civil Rights Movement
    A major cause of the Montgomery Bus Boycott was the defiant action of Rosa Parks who, when riding a city bus, refused to give over her seat to a white male passenger. Even after interference from the bus driver, Rosa would not leave her seat. Since it was the law that blacks must give their seats to whites, Rosa was taken to jail. The courageous action of this one black women would serve as a major impetus for the Civil Rights movement.
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  • Eillen Collins

    Collins made history again by being the first woman astronaut to command a shuttle.
  • Julia Child's Death

    Julia Child's Death
    Julia Child died on August 13, in 2004.
  • Julia Child's Death

    Julia Child's Death
    More On Julia Child
    Julia Child died on August 13th, 2004 in Santa Barbara.
  • Rosa Park's Date of Death

    Rosa Park's Date of Death
    Rosa Parks died October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. She is known as "the mother of the civil rights movement" as well as " the first lady of civil rights". Britannica
  • Hellen Keller's Statue

    Hellen Keller's Statue
    Hellen Keller's statue is added to the National Statuary Hall Collection.
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    Circa 1595: Pocahontas' Birth

    Pocahontas birth.
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    Circa 1610: Pocahontas marries an indian named Kocoum.

    Pocahontas marries an indian named Kocoum.
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    Circa 1614: Pocahontas marries an Englishman named John Rolfe.

    Pocahontas marries an englishman named John Rolfe.
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    Circa 1788: Sacagawea's Birth

    Sacagawea was a Shoshone Indian woman who, as interpreter, traveled thousands of wilderness miles with the Lewis and Clark Expedition,
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    Sacagawea's Contribution

    The Lewis and Clark Expedition was from the Mandan-Hidatsa villages in the Dakotas to the Pacific Northwest. Through all this trouble, Sacagawea always guided and helped Lewis and Clark understand the Shoshone Indian language. Therefore, she is one of the most admired women in history.
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    Emily Elizabeth Dickinson's Contribution

    Emily Dickinson was an American lyrical poet who lived in seclusion. She commanded a brilliance of style. She also commanded integrity of vision. Dickinson is widely considered to be one of the two leading 19th-century American poets. She sacrificed her time to help improve the the Arts of Literature.
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    "Miss Mitchell's Comet"

    Circa 1847, Maria Mitchell found "Miss Mitchell's Comet". She won a gold prize that was presented to her by King Fredrick VII of Denmark.
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    Sojourner Truth's Famous Speech

    Sojourner Truth gave her famous speech 'Ain't I A Woman?' in December, 1851 at the Womens Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. More On Sojourner Truth
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    Circa 1895: Isadora Duncan

    Isadora Duncan and her family move east for her career.
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    Margaret Mead's Thoughts

    As an anthropologist, Margaret Mead was a role model to women and she encouraged them to pursue professional careers while also supporting their roles as moms. Britannica Source
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    Circa Jeanette Rankin

    Rankin graduates from the Univrsity Of Montana.
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    Emily Post becomes an author

    In 1904 Emily Post published her first novel, in 1909 her non-fiction book was on the bestsellers list. in 1922 she published her book on etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage.
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    Jeanette Rankin becomes the first woman to serve in U.S. Congress

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    Virginia Apgar

    Apgar graduated fourth in her class at Columbia University college in 1933.
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    Virginia Apgar

    Apgar made a scoring system for newborns.
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    Joan Baez starts her music career

    In 1960, Joan Baez started her music career. Today she is still in her music career.
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    Joan Baez's albums go gold

    Circa 1963, Joan Baez's First 3 albums-"Joan Baez", "Joan Baez Vol.2", and "Joan Baez in Concert" go gold. They stayed on the charts for 2 years.
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    Circa 1980: Eilleen Collins

    Collins marries Pat Young.
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    Barbara McClintock's Contribution

    More On Barbara McClintockBarbara McClontock was the fisrt woman to win a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1983
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    Sonia Sotomayor's Contribution

    Sonia Sotomayor became the U.S. Justice of the Supreme Court on October 7, 1998- August 9, 2009. She was nominated by Bill Clinton.
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    Oprah Winfrey becomes a billionare

    Oprah Winfrey became a billionare at age 50 with $1.1 billion.