July 18, 1867

Margaret Brown American socialite posthumously known as “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” for her evacuation efforts aboard the Titanic was born.

July 4, 1911

Alaska Native civil rights champion Elizabeth Peratrovich, who played an instrumental role in the 1945 passage of the first anti-discrimination law in the United States was born

July 12, 1984

Geraldine Ferraro becomes the first female vice-presidential nominee representing a major American political party.

July 23, 2001

Megawati Sukarnoputri becomes the first female President of the Republic of Indonesia.

July 21, 1656

Elizabeth Key Grinstead wins her lawsuit gaining her freedom and that of her first son from slavery.

July 19, 1965

Evelyn Giennie Scottish percussionist is born.

July 2, 1959

On July 2, 1959 Wendy Barrien Lawrence Helicopter Pilot is born.

July 1, 2020

Erika James became the first black dean of Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.