1638: Anne Hutchinson banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for her religious teachings
1837: Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglioni, born: mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France, photography artist
1862: Laura Jean Libbey born: writer
1883: Jessie Ethel Sampter born: poet, educator, pacifist, reformer, Zionist
1892: Grace Longwell Coyle born: social work educator, key to development of group work
1899: Ruth Page born: dancer, ballerina, choreographer
1934: May Britt born: actress
1955: Lena Olin born: actress
2001: Equal Rights Amendment re-introduced in the U.S. Congress
Christian Feast Days: Saint Lea (3rd century prioress); Darerca of Ireland (4th century church founder and mother of saints)
Quote for Today
The price of running for the Senate today is spending more time than you'd like to spend asking people for more money than they'd like to give.
- Harriett Woods 1986
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