* Born 15th March 1933

* Aged 85

* Second daughter of Celia and Nathan 

* Nathan was a Jewish emigrant from Odessa, Ukraine 

* Became the second female Supreme Court justice ever. She still holds to position today and uses her position to advocate for women's rights 

* Co-founded the Women's Rights Law Reporter in 1970, which was the first U.S. law journal to focus exclusively on women's rights

* Co-founded the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU in 1972

* Was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2002

* Received the American Bar Association's highest honor, the ABA medal, in 2010

* In 2013, became the first Supreme Court justice to officiate at a same-sex marriage ceremony

* Because it's our duty to pay homage to the women that have paved the path we are now walking on as well as to those that are taking the path to new places. 


"Sometimes I'm asked when I think there will be enough women on the supreme court. And I say, 'When there are nine.' People are shocked. But there'd been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that."

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."