06-21 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and
B. 06-21-1877, Mary Cromwell Jarrett - U.S.
social nurse-educator and innovator who developed the field of psychiatric
social work, a system that proved itself with World War I soldiers suffering
from shell shock.
When MCJ was "eased" out of her position
with Smith college, she moved to New York where she did work that led to
the establishment of the Goldwater Memorial Hospital for the chronically
She developed long term care facilities and home care
systems for the chronically ill. She was never appointed to a top position,
some believe because of her lifetime domestic commitment to Katrine Collins.
Event 06-21-1913: Even knowing the facts, the
record books today still credit MR. Leslie Irvine for the first intentional
free-fall parachute jump although Georgian "Tiny" Broadwick
did it five years earlier, jumping from an airplane at a air show for the
parachute company that employed her at the U.S. Army base in San Diego.
She used her manual release rather than the automatic release because the
automatic release had been malfunctioning. She jumped from balloons many
times as part of a traveling parachute show she developed later.
B. 06-21-1931, Marget M. Heckler - U.S. Representative
from Massachusetts 1967-83.
MMH was an ardent advocate of women's rights and the
ERA. She was U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services 1983-85, and U.S.
Ambassador to Ireland. MMH served as the model on which Doonesbury's Rep.
Lacey was patterned - but not the Alzheimer segements.
B. 06-21-1944, Adele Smith Simons was president
of John D. and Catharine T. MacArthur Foundation, the 4th largest private
foundation in the world with assets of more than $3 billion. She was president
of Hampshire College (1977) and took herself out of contention for the
presidency of Harvard University. She was trustee of the Carnegie Foundation.
As dean of women, Simons was the first woman to serve as a senior academic
official at Princeton (1972).
B. 06-21-1953, Benazir Bhutto, Harvard
educated, she became the first woman prime minister of Pakistan12-01-1988,
heading a coalition government. Her father had been Pakistanian prime minister
from 1971-77. He was executed by the military dictatorship that succeeded
him and BB was often in house arrest from 1979 to 1984. She headed her
father's political party and made it her own.
She freed all political prisoners but faced insurmountable
odds with the widespread corruption and poverty and the county's president
dismissed her government.
Her party won a clear plurality in 1993 and she again
took over as prime minister. She has been in and out several more times,
charged and then cleared of corruption in a country that is noted for its
Event 06-21-1997: The Women's National Basketball
Association (WNBA) began its inaugural season.
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