Today in 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In the Sun opened at Barrymore Theater, New York. This was the first play by a Black woman to premiere on Broadway.
Charlotte Friend, a microbiologist in the 1950s at Sloan-Kettering Institute, was born today in 1921. She discovered a link between defective maturation and tumor growth in mice — discoveries that were critical in establishing the role of viruses in some cancers.
Michelle Bachelet was inaugurated as President of Chile today in 2006. She was the first woman to hold that position.