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July 4

This Day in Women's History


1830: Mary Clement Leavitt born (educator, temperance missionary, suffragist)

1845: Edmonia Lewis born (sculptor)

1860: Emma Juch born (singer)

1866: Anita McCormick Blaine (philanthropist, reformer)

1868: Henrietta Leavitt born (astronomer)

1874: Mary Harkness born (philanthropist: supported education, museums)

1876: Sophie Simon Loeb born (journalist, reformer)

1885: Lucy Diggs Slowe born (educator) ( video )

1898: Gertrude Lawrence born (singer, actress)

1916: Iva Toguri D'Aquino born (World War II propaganda broadcaster, convicted as "Tokyo Rose" and later pardoned)

1918: Twins Esther Pauline Friedman Lederer and Pauline Esther Friedman Phillips born (columnists writing as Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren or Dear Abby)

1934: Marie Curie died (scientist, discoverer of radium)

Feast Day: Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

    Quote for Today

    Is it to be understood that the principles of the Declaration of Independence bear no relation to half of the human race?

    -- Harriet Martineau, Society in America (1837)

    People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

    -- Abigail van Buren

    Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams.

    -- Ann Landers


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