Women

  • Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim the English Channel     August 27, 1926
  • Mille Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim the English Channel     September 10, 1926
  • Amelia Earhart, first woman to complete a transatlantic flight, with pilot Wilmer Stulz and Louis E. Gordon    July 6, 1928
  • Amelia Earhart for the first solo transatlantic flight by a woman     June 20, 1932
  • Women in the Armed Services    November 13, 1951
  •  Althea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion – July 11, 1957
  • Carol Heiss, women’s Olympic figure-skating champion    March 9, 1960
  • Ruth Elder, first woman to attempt a transatlantic flight, with pilot George Haldeman    November 11, 1927.