1568: Lady Catherine Grey died -- next in line for the English throne after Elizabeth I, under the terms of Henry VIII's will
1858: Beatrice Potter Webb born
1873: Marie Manning born
1881: "Cleopatra's Needle" obelisk erected in New York City's Central Park
1901: Queen Victoria of Britain died
1937: Fanny Bullock Workman died (explorer)
1973: United States Supreme Court issued historical Roe v. Wade abortion ruling
Saint's Day: Blaesilla
Quote for Today
In this unbelievable universe in which we live there are no absolutes. Even parallel lines, reaching into infinity, meet somewhere yonder.
— Pearl Buck
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