1829: Franziska (Fanny) Janauschek born (actress)
1872: Hortense Sparks Ward born (lawyer, reformer: married women's property rights)
1885? 1890?: Theda Bara born (actress) (birth date also given as July 29)
1960: Sirimavo Bandaranaike elected as prime minister of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) -- the first woman prime minister in history
Quote for Today
All books are either dreams or swords,
You can cut, or you can drug, with words.
-- Amy Lowell
"Sword Blades and Poppy Seeds"
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