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Saturday, May 14, 2011

May 14th




On this day in 1995 the NAACP swore in Myrlie Evers-Williams as chair-person of the NAACP. She was the first woman elected to the Board of Directors of the NAACP.

On this day in 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court approved equal rights to females in the military.

On this day in 1971, the first female pages were appointed to the Senate.

On this day in 1942, the United States Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was formed. (and it only took 31 years to the day for these gals to gain the same rights the male counter parts enjoy!)

On this day in 1921, Florence Allen was the first female judge to sentence a man to death.

The reason for this delay in daily entries - blogger was down from May 10th-May 14th. It was in reader mode only.