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B. 03-06-1791, Anna Claypoole Peale, American painter of miniatures.
B. 03-06-1806, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet best known for her Sonnets from the Portugese. A genius, she read Greek when she was eight.
Event 03-06-1906, Nora Stanton Blatch, the daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the pioneers of women's rights in the US, herself a suffragist becomes the first member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
B. 03-06-1924, Sarah Caldwell, conductor. SC founded and produced almost 50 operas at the Boston Opera, first woman to conduct at the Metropolitan and the New York Phillharmonic, and first recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for Excellence.
B. 03-06-1937, Lt. Col Valentina Tereschkova orbited the earth 48 times aboard Vostok VI for almost three days 06-16/19-1963. She manually controlled the space craft for part of the time. The first American woman allowed to touch a space craft's controls was co-pilot Eileen Collins in February of 1995, thirty-two years LATER. The first American woman - Dr. Sally Ride - went into space as a crew member 06-18-1983, TWENTY years after Terschkova. Ride, who married an astronaut, wanted it known that she went into space as a scientist and not a woman.
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