July 5, 2011

Christine Lagarde becomes the first woman to be appointed to the helm of the International Monetary Fund.

May 29, 1851

Sojourner Truth delivers her “Ain’t I Woman?” speech at the Women’s Convention in Ohio

January 14, 1972

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne as the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.