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December 2

This Day in Women's History

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    1777: Lydia Barrington Darragh, Philadelphia nurse and midwife, heard plans of the British Army to attack Washington's Army at Whitemarch on December 4 -- her report helped the Continental Army ready itself for the attack

    1855: Eliza Clark Garrett died, leaving funds to establish the Garrett Biblical Institute

    1893: Pauline Cushman, Civil War spy and actress, died of an overdose of opium, possible an intentional suicide

Quote for Today

    Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

    Katharine Hepburn

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