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Important Dates in Women's History -

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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