May 1, 1973 - Christine Jorgensen
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On May 1, 1973, Christine Jorgensen, formally known as George Jorgensen, spoke in Atwood Ballroom. In 1950 in Denmark, Jorgensen underwent the world’s first sex reassignment surgery. The surgeries to transfer Jorgensen from a man to a woman were performed by Danish doctor Christian Hamburger.