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July 28

This Day in Women's History

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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.

-- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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