Victoria Woodhull

Today in 1872, Victoria Woodhull became a Presidential candidate on her own ticket.

Judith Jamison

Dancer Judith Jamison was born today in 1943. She is best known as the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Merlene Ottey

Eight time Olympic Medalist Merlene Ottey was born today in 1960. Her career achievements and longevity have led to her being called the "Queen of the Track". Her proclivity for earning bronze medals in major championships also earned her the title of "Bronze Queen" in track circles.

Margaret Mahler, a psychoanalyst, developed the separation-individuation theory of child development and the Tripartite Treatment Model. She was born today in 1897.

Margaret Mahler

Ellen Ochoa, an American engineer, former astronaut and the current Director of the Johnson Space Center, was born today in 1958. Ochoa became director of the center upon the retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012.

Ellen Ochoa

Deeper Dive

A jack-of-all-trades, Woodhull alternately tried her hand at stockbroking, newspaper publishing, lobbying, public speaking, clairvoyance and philanthropy, and even ran for president long before women won the right to vote. Read more about Victoria Woodhull.