JULIETTE GORDON LOW
Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls together in Savannah, Georgia, for the first-ever Girl Scout meeting today in 1912.
Janet Reno was sworn in as the first woman U.S. Attorney General today in 1993.
Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist known for her work on women’s rights, the rights of the poor, and the protection of the environment, was born today in 1929. She was a national organizer for the United Farm Workers and founded the National Women’s Employment & Education Inc.
Dorrit Hoffleit, a senior research astronomer at Yale University, was born today in 1907. She was known for her work in variable stars, astrometry, spectroscopy, meteors, and the Bright Star Catalog, as well as her mentorship of many young women and generations of astronomers.