1572: Jeanne-Francoise de Chantal born
1693: Anna Ivanovna of Russia born
1862: Hannah Bachman Einstein born
1873: Colette born
1903: Kathleen Lonsdale born
1908: Julia Ward Howe became the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters
1933: Susan Sontag born
1960: Zora Neale Hurston died
Quote for Today
The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons.
— Susan Sontag
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