Annie Oakley was born on August 13, 1860. She was named Phoebe Ann by her mother, but called Annie by her sisters. She was the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She was "adopted" by Indian chief Sitting Bull, charmed the Prince of Prussia, and entertained the likes of Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria. Annie Oakley excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.
This day in history: July 19, 1848 was the first day of the Seneca Falls Convention in New York planned and organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. It was an early and influential women's rights convention and a key milestone in the path to women's suffrage in the United States.