July 1, 1908
Estee Lauder born
July 2, 1937
Amelia Earhart was lost attempting to fly around the world
July 4, 1776
The Declaration of Independence was signed, giving birth to the United States of America.
Mary Katherine Goddard, Baltimore [Maryland] newspaper woman and the first American woman postmaster, printed the first official copies of the radical document in 1776.
July 7, 1946
Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini was canonized - first American Saint
July 7, 1981
Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated by President Ronald Reagan as the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court
July 13, 1848
Five women gathered together and called a convention to discuss the rights and conditions of women, thus starting the women's rights movement.
July 19, 1984
Geraldine Ferraro became the first women nominated by a major political party for the position of Vice President of the United States
July 20, 1960
The first woman prime minister in history, Sirimavo Bandaranaike was elected as prime minister of Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
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