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1 July, 1989

National Foundation for Australian Women launched

The official launch of the National Foundation for Australian Women was at the National Press Club in Canberra on 1 July 1989. A series of mini-launches in all states and territories were held in the following six months.

5 July, 1946

The bikini goes on sale after debut during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris France. The photo from the fashion show is under copyright. Check it at the source, modeled by Micheline Bernardini.


6 July, 1957

Althea Gibson is the first African American woman player to win a Wimbledon title in women’s tennis singles

6 July, 1907

Painter, majestic eyebrow queen, Frida Kahlo, was born to her German-Jewish immigrant father and Mexican, Catholic mother

July 7, 1981

Sandra Day O’Connor is appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States, becoming the first woman to sit on the Court.

7 July, 1996

The Spice Girls smash hit Wannabe is released in the UK as the group’s debut hit single

7 July, 1948

Six female reservists become the first women sworn into regular U.S. Navy

7 July, 1972

Joane Pierce Misko and Susan Roley Malone or (the nun and the marine) are the first ever woman to be admitted as F.B.I agents as an occupation

10 July, 1040

Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia in England, rides naked on horseback through Coventry, according to legend, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes


July 11, 1960 
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is published.

July 20, 1989

Aung San Suu Kyi is put under house arrest by Burma’s ruling junta. She remained under house arrest for almost 15 years from 1989 until her release on November 13, 2010.

25 July, 2007

Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first woman president

July 26th, 1745

The first recorded women’s cricket match takes place near Guildford, England. It was a match “between eleven maids of Bramley and eleven maids of Hambledon, all dressed in white,” according to The Reading Mercury. The photo is a match between Australia and England in 1935.