Freedom to Marry Day
1554: Lady Jane Grey beheaded for high treason
1775: Louisa Adams born (First Lady: married to John Quincy Adams)
1831: Myra Colby Bradwell born (legal pioneer)
1855: Fannie Barrier born (co-founder, National Association of Colored Women)
1870: Women gain the vote in Utah Territory
1881: Anna Pavlova born (dancer) (by the Western calendar)
1884: Alice Roosevelt Longworth born
1909: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People founded - women among the charter members include Ida Wells-Barnett, Mary Church Terrell, Anna Garlin Spencer, Mary White Ovington and others
1938: Judy Blume born (writer)
1945: Maud Adams born (actress)
2004: San Francisco officials issue a license and perform a wedding ceremony for lesbian activists Del Martin, 83, and Phyllis Lyon, 79, defying California law.
Quote for Today
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
— Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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