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June 4

This Day in Women's History

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1536: Jane Seymour announced as queen by marriage to King Henry VIII of England

1830: Mary Hanchett Hunt born (temperance reformer)

1862: Catharine McColloch born (lawyer, suffragist, writer)

1873: Constance M. K. Applebee (athlete)

1878 or 1879: Alla Nazimova (early screen star, actress)

1881: Natalya Goncharova born (artist)

1908: Rosalind Russell born (actress)

1919: Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed by the U.S. Senate

1920: Julia Catherine Stimson born (nurse; superintendent, U.S. Army Nurse Corps)

1928: Dr. Ruth Westheimer ("Dr. Ruth") born (sex expert)

1940: Dorothy Rudd Moore born (composer)

1972: Angela Davis, charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy, is found not guilty

Quote for Today

Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic.

-- Rosalind Russell

In world history, those who have helped to build the same culture are not necessarily of one race, and those of the same race have not all participated in one culture.

-- Ruth Fulton Benedict

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