1814?: Mary Ellen Pleasant born (California pioneer, businesswoman, "Mother of Civil Rights in California")
1848: Edith Nesbit born (author, poet)
1883: Coco Chanel (fashion designer)
Quote for Today
We are here to claim our right as women, not only to be free, but to fight for freedom. That it is our right as well as our duty. -- Christabel Pankhurst,1911
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