February 15, 1910

Irena Sandler Polish humanitarian aid worker who saved 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II was born.

January 5, 1868

Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones American opera singer and first black woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall was born.

January 9, 2022

Michaela Antonia Jaé Rodriguez becomes the first transgender Golden Globe winner.

December 16, 2021

Leena Nair is named the CEO of CHANEL and becomes the first person of Indian descent heading a global luxury brand.

December 30, 2021

Oriini Kaipara becomes the first person with facial markings to host a primetime news program on national television.

April 25, 2021

Chloé Zhao Chinese-born filmmaker becomes first woman of color to win the Oscar for Best Director

September 25, 1952

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

December 17, 1706

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet was a French natural philosopher and mathematician was born.