1855: Louisine Havemeyer born (art collector, philanthropist, suffrage reformer; donated many works including Impressionists to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; subject of a painting by Mary Cassatt)
1859: Mary Anderson born (actress)
1866: Beatrix Potter born (writer, illustrator, mycologist)
1874: Alice Duer Miller born (columnist)
1879: Lucy Burns born (suffrage reformer)
1908: Dame Annabelle Rankin born (first woman in Australia to be appointed to a cabinet position, to serve as a whip in parliament, and to head a diplomatic mission)
1929: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis born (socialite, First Lady, editor)
Quote for Today
When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe, then we've made it.
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