1718: Maria Agnesi born (mathematician)
1770: Marie Antoinette, 14, married France's 15-year-old future King Louis XVI
1804: Elizabeth Palmer Peabody born (educator, publisher, writer, kindergarten reformer, Transcendentalist)
1836: Catherine Mary (Kate) Reignolds born
1842: Mary Nimmo Moran born (artist)
1875: Matilda Smyrell Calder Thurston born (missionary)
1881: Amy Loveman born (editor)
1882: Anne O'Hare McCormick born (journalist)
1919: U.S. Congress sent the 19th Amendment to the states for approval ( related article)
1920: Joan of Arc canonized
1929: Adrienne Rich born (poet, activist)
1955: Olga Korbut born (athlete, gymnast)
Quote for Today
I am a feminist because I feel endangered, psychically and physically, by this society and because I believe that the women's movement is saying that we have come to an edge of history when men -- insofar as they are embodiments of the patriarchal idea -- have become dangerous to children and other living things, themselves included.
Dealing with tomorrow
Not yet where we're going
But not still where we were.
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