December 4, 1887

Maria Winifred Carney Irish suffragist, trade unionist, and Irish independence activist was born.

December 11, 2010

Bishop Olga Lucia Álvarez Benjumes becomes the first Catholic woman priest and bishop of Latin America

December 9, 1973

Stacey Yvonne Abrams American Georgia Democrat politician is born.

December 19, 1924

Cicely Tyson American award winning actress and former fashion model is born.

December 6, 1927

Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink the first Asian American Woman elected to Congress was born.

December 15, 1673

Lady Margaret Lucas Cavendish English Philosopher responsible for the early and compelling naturalism in current day philosophy and science.

December 6, 2018

Gladys Mae West is inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame.

December 21, 1920

Alicia Alonso Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta and Choreographer was born.

December 21, 1944

Frances Wills and Harriet Pickens became the first female African-American U.S. Navy officers.