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November 21

This Day in Women's History

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    1834: Henrietta Howland Robinson born (financier)

    1850: Isabel Hapgood born (translator, writer)

    1859: Caroline Stevens Wittpen born (welfare worker)

    1868: Martha Wollstein born (physician)

    1870: Mary Johnston born (writer)

    1922: Rebecca Felton, 87 years old, takes a seat in the Senate as an interim appointment of the Governor of Georgia she addresses the Senate the next day and then yields her seat to Walter F. George, the elected successor.

    1940: Reporter Martha Gelhorn married novelist Ernest Hemingway

    1981: NCAA sponsored the first women's championships in cross country and field hockey

Quote for Today

    When the women of the country come in and sit with you ... you will get ability, you will get integrity of purpose, you will get exalted patriotism, and you will get unstinted usefulness/

      — Rebecca Felton, in her first and only speech as a member of the U.S. Senate

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