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On This Day

Previous On This Days:
  On This Day in 1893
1893 Grand Convention
The 12th Grand Convention Chicago convenes in Chicago, Illinois.

  On This Day in 1920
Des Moines Alumnae Chapter Established
The Des Moines (Iowa) Alumnae Chapter is established.

  On This Day in 1893
Eta Chapter Re-established
Eta Chapter is re-established at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  On This Day in 1887
Helen Grace McClelland, Military Nurse
Helen Grace McClelland, Beta Tau/Denison, born.

McClelland receives the Army's Distinguished Service Cross for her heroic actions during deployment at a field hospital during World War I.

  On This Day in 1871
Margaret Floy Washburn, Research Psychologist
Margaret Floy Washburn, Iota/Cornell, born.

In 1894, Washburn receives a PhD in Psychology at Cornell University - the first ever awarded to a woman. Later, as a professor at Vassar, she establishes a highly successful independent department of psychology.