963: Anna born - her marriage to Vladimir of Kiev led to the Christianization of Russia
1767: Marie Josepha of Saxony died: Dauphine of France, mother of Louis XVI who was killed during the French Revolution; daughter of Frederick Augustus II, Prince-Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, and Maria Josepha of Austria; also a second cousin of her own daughter-in-law, Marie Antoinette
1813: Jane Hitchcock Jones born: abolitionist newspaper editor
1882: Bertha Mahony Miller born: pioneer of publishing for children; founder of Horn Book Magazine and Horn Book publishing company
1892: Janet Flanner born: writer and journalist
1916: Lindy Boggs (Marie Morrison Claiborne Boggs) born: politician, first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana, member of the House of Representatives 1973 - 1991; mother of Cokie Roberts, Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. and Barbara Boggs Sigmund
1964: Kitty Genovese murdered in New York City while neighbors watched without acting; this incident triggered psychological research into the "bystander effect"
1997: Sister Nirmala chosen as successor to Mother Teresa to head missionary work in India
Christian Feast Day: Saint Euphrasia of Constantinople (380 - 410), Saint Leticia (unknown)
Quote for Today
One is not born a woman, one becomes one.
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