January 27th

1870: Kappa Alpha Theta established at Indiana Asbury College, the 1st Greek-letter fraternity for women. http://ht.ly/3Lkef

1888: Hedwig Vicki Baum, German-born novelist known for her novel Menschen im Hotel (“People at a Hotel) that became the film Grand Hotel.

1944: Mairead Corrigan, Irish peace activist & co-founder of Community of Peace People, 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, born.

1961: Leontyne Price formally debuted at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The standing ovation after lasted 35 minutes.

1964: Maragaret Chase Smith (R-ME) declares her candidacy for the US presidency. http://ht.ly/3Lmdy

1991: Nadine Strossen becomes the 1st female president of the American Civil Liberties Union.

2010: After a year of working in what was essentially a rabbinic position at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, New York. Sara Hurwitz was given the title of “rabbah,” (sometimes spelled “rabba”) the feminine form of rabbi.

One response to “January 27th

  1. Tony

    Soong Qing-ling, wife of Sun Yat-Sen, sister-in-law of Chiang Kai Shek and first non-royal woman to become head of state of China, was born this day in 1893.

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