1858: Emily Clare Jordan Folger born (philanthropist)
1860: Ellen Louise Axson Wilson born (First Lady)
1863: Annie Fellows Johnston born (children's writer)
1886: Emily Dickinson died (poet)
1890: Katherine Anne Porter born (writer)
1901: Dorothy Hansine Andersen born (pathologist, pediatrician)
1930: Grace Ogot born (Kenyan author)
1937: Madeleine Korbel Albright born (first woman Secretary of State in the U.S.)
1991: Edith Cresson took office (first woman premier of France)
Quote for Today
I have no patience with this dreadful idea that whatever you have in you has to come out, that you can't suppress true talent. People can be destroyed; they can be bent, distorted, and completely crippled.
- Katherine Anne Porter
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