April 28, 1960

Elena Kagan the fourth woman to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court is born.

July 21, 1656

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

June 25, 1954

Sonia Maria Sotomayor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is born.

June 19, 2020

Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass was selected to become the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force becoming the first woman in history to serve as the highest ranking noncommissioned member of a U.S. military service.

August 24, 1945

Marsha P. Johnson, born Malcolm Michaels Jr.,  American gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen was born.

July 2, 1959

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

February 26, 1971

Erica Abi Wright, known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, is born. Erica Abi Wright, known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter record producer and actress. Badu’s career began after opening a show for D’Angelo in 1994 in Fort Worth; record label executive Kedar Massenburg was highly impressed with her performance…