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Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27th

On this day in 1848, Dorothea Dix presented her appeal to the Unisted States Congress for funding the "indigent insane". To read more about Dix go to Beingwoman April 4th, 2011.

June 26th

On this day in 1996, the United States Supreme Court ruled that VMI Virginia Military Institute must admit women!

On this day in 1959, Queen Elizabeth and President Eisenhower opened the St. Lawrence Seaway.

June 25th

On this day in 1947, the first edition of Anne Frank's diary was published under the title The Back of House. The title was later changed to Anne Frank The Diary of A Young Girl

On this day in 1972,Bernice Gera became the first female umpire in pro baseball.

On this day in 1863, Olympia Brown was ordained by the St. Lawrence Universalist Association, becoming one the first women ministers in the US ordained with full denominational authority. See, Beingwoman blog, Jan 5th, 2011 for more information about Brown.

June 24th

On this day in 1982, the Equal Rights Amendment was defeated again. As of today, women are still not protected under the Constitution.

On this day in 1936, Mary McLeod Bethune was appointed director of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration, Bethune was the first African American woman to hold a major Federal appointment.

On this day in 1647, Margaret Brent, niece to Lord Baltimore was ejected from the Maryland Council for requesting the right to vote. To learn more go to Beingwoman blog entry June 24th, 2006.1128

June 23rd

On this day in 1972, President Nixon signed Title IX into law. To read about Title IX visit www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/statutes/titleix.htm

On this day in 1936, Congress designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother's Day, to honor the mothers who have lost a son or daughter in military service.

On this day in 1981, Amanda Maccaro became the first American to win the Russian Ballet Competition.