946: Edith of England (Eadgyth of England) died
1826: Julia Dent Grant born (First Lady)
1831: Mary Mapes Dodge born
1833: Elisabet Ney born
1872: Julia Morgan born
1893: Bessie Coleman born
1893: Wu Yi Fang born
1905: Maria Von Trapp born
1933: Angela Davis born
1966: Dame Annabelle Rankin was appointed Minister for Housing, becoming the first woman to be appointed to a cabinet position in Australia
1972: Flight attendant Vesna Vulovic survived a 10,000 meter fall from an airplane -- without a parachute
1980: Mary Decker Slaney ran the mile in under 4 minutes
1998: U.S. President Clinton denied having an affair with Monica Lewinsky in 1995 when she was a White House intern
2000: The Thomas Jefferson National Foundation, which owns and manages Jefferson's home in Virginia, acknowledged publicly that Jefferson was probably the father of at least one of the chilren of his slave, Sally Heming.
Saint's Day: Paula
Quote for Today
Woman. I understand the word itself, in that sense, has gone out of the language. Where we talk of woman . . . you talk of women, and all the difference lies therein.
Isak Dineson, in "The Old Chevalier"
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