Women’s Rights Convention

Today in 1848, Amy Post, Sarah D. Fish, Sarah C. Owen, and Mary H. Hallowell convened a women's rights convention in Rochester, New York. Abigail Bush chairs the public meeting, a first for American women.

Mina Rees

Mina Rees, a mathematician, and the first woman president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, was born today in 1902.

Isabel Allende

As “the world's most widely read Spanish-language author," Isabel Allende helped transform the non-fiction literary landscape and has won countless of awards for her works. She was born today in 1942.