1817: Jane Austen died (writer)
1823: Phoebe Yates Levy Pember born (hospital administrator)
1834: Clara Swain born (physician, missionary)
1843: Helen Mar Johnson Gouger born (suffrage and temperance reformer)
1867: Margaret Tobin Brown, later known as "Molly Brown," born
1879: Rose Pastor Stokes born (radical)
1893: Emma Garrett died of suicide (educator of the deaf)
1902: Jessamyn West born (writer)
Quote for Today
part of a letter leading to her conviction and imprisonment under the Espionage Act
In the midst of suffering and death, hoping with those almost beyond hope in this world; praying by the bedside of the lonely and heart-stricken; closing the eyes of boys hardly old enough to realize man's sorrows, much less suffer by man's fierce hate, a woman must soar beyond the conventional modesty considered correct under different circumstances.
-- Phoebe Yates Levy Pember
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