1851: Lillien Jane Martin born (psychologist)
1861: Nettie Stevens born (biologist, geneticist)
1862: Ella Reeve Ware Bloor born (radical reformer, journalist, investigator) - July 7 or 8?
1865: Mary Jenkins Surratt executed as a co-conspirator in the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth
1867: Charlotte Whitney born (social worker, suffragist, radical)
1887: Beatrice Fox Auerbach born (businesswoman, philanthropist)
1901: Esther Brunauer born (international affairs expert, public official, target of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy)
1946: Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized - first American saint
1972: Lisa Leslie-Lockwood born (basketball player, model, actress)
1980: Michelle Kwan born (Olympic figure skater)
1981: Sandra Day O'Connor nominated by President Reagan as Supreme Court Justice - the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court
1991: South Africa lifted restrictions against Winnie Mandela
Quote for Today
We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.
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