On this day in 2012, Pauline Marois became the first female premier of Quebec
On this day in 2012, Canadian politician Pauline Marois became the first female premier of Quebec and the 30th person to hold the position. She was the leader of the Parti Québécois, a party that promoted independence for the region, and is the sixth woman to serve as the premier of a Canadian province.
Also on 4 September
In 2016, Albanian-Indian Catholic nun Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa, was canonised by Pope Francis as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She was admired by many for her charitable work, but was also criticised for her views on abortion and contraception.
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