Today in 1955, 15-year-old Black teenager Claudette Colvin was arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white woman on a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
SUSANNA M. SALTER
Susanna M. Salter, mayor of Argonia, Kansas, was born today in 1860. She was the first woman elected as mayor and the first woman elected to any political office in the United States.
Gillette Hayden, a pioneering dentist and periodontist, was born today in 1880. She founded the American Academy of Periodontology and served as its president.
ELENA SÁNCHEZ VALENZUELA
Elena Sánchez Valenzuela, one of the first Mexican silent film stars, was born today in 1900.
METTA VICTORIA FULLER VICTOR
Metta Victoria Fuller Victor, was born today in 1831. She is credited with writing the first American detective novel.
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