I’ve decided to start highlighting historical events in Feminism that happened on this day in the past.
Today’s event is from July 31, 1916. On that day NASCAR’s first woman driver was born, Louise Smith. From the History Channel:
Louise Smith, NASCAR’s first female act, was born on this day in 1916. Known as racing’s “Good ol’ Gal” she competed in stock-car racing during its decidedly “good ol’ boy” years. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Smith raced various Modified, Sportsman, and Grand National series events between 1946 and 1956.