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