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June 17

This Day in Women's History

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    1852: New York State Temperance Society meets in Syracuse, rejects credentials of woman delegates from the Women's State Temperance society, founded by Susan B. Anthony

    1865: Susan LeFlesche Picotte born (Native American activist)

    1873: Susan B. Anthony tried for illegally voting

    1882: Chrystal Herne born (actress)

    1893, June 15-17: Nurses Section of the International Congress of Charities, Correction and Philanthropy meets at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago

    1928: Amelia Earhart began her record-breaking trans-Atlantic flight

    1971: Jeanne M. Holm becomes the first woman to become a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force - in 1973, she's promoted to major general

Quote for Today

    If you are going to generalize about women, you'll find yourself up to here in exceptions.

    -- Dolores Hitchens

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