September 25, 1952

Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name bell hooks, American author, professor, feminist, and social activist was born.

September 19, 1992

Erin Jackson American speed skater, inline skater and roller derby player is born.

September 30, 1920

Eileen Chang 張愛玲 Chinese-born American essayist, novelist, and screenwriter was born.

September 1, 2017

Priscillah Mabelane becomes the first woman in the history of South Africa’s oil industry to head a multi-national company.

September 12, 1840

Mary Jane Patterson the first African-American woman to receive a B.A degree in 1862 is born.

September 23, 1942

Sila María Calderón  the first female governor of  Puerto Rico is born,