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July 18

This Day in Women's History

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    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)

    1850: Rose Hartwick Thorpe born (poet; poems include " Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight" and " Remember the Alamo")

    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

    Rose Stokes
    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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