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NOVEMBER

November 4, 1964 - Dickey Chapelle is killed in combat by a land mine in Vietnam. Dickey was the first woman war correspondent to be killed in combat.


November 5, 2007 - Harper Lee receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to the character of the nation through To Kill a Mockingbird


November 7, 1619 - Elizabeth Stuart is crowned Queen of Bohemia.


November 9, 1922 - Dorothy Dandridge is born! Dorothy was the first black actress nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as being the first black woman featured on the cover of LIFE magazine.


November 21, 1965 - Icelandic singer, songwriter and actress, Bjork is born.


November 23, 2005 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman elected to lead an African country.


November 25, 1999 – The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the murder of three Mirabal Sisters for resistance against the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship in Dominican Republic.


November 12, 1815 - American suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton  was born in Johnstown, New York. During the first Women's Rights Convention at Senecca Falls in 1848, she stated, "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men and women are created equal."


November 28, 1893 – Women vote in a national election for the first time in New Zealand.