peacemakers born today
- 1769 - Elizabeth Coltman HEYRICK born today in Leicester, England (d. 1831). Quaker pacifist; ex-army wife; radical pamphleteer; pioneer abolitionist; founder of women's reform groups; prison reformer; opponent of capital punishment, animal abuse.
- 1864 - Edith CAVELL born today in Swardeson, Norfolk, England (executed St. Gilles, Belgium 1915). Nurse executed by Germans for helping escape of Allied soldiers. "Patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone."
- 1864 - Selina COOPER born today in Callington, Cornwall (d 1946). Leading British suffragist; labor organizer; opposed both World Wars and draft; organizer Women's Peace Crusade.
Women's peacemaking on this day
- 1916 Direct action by suffragists unrolling banner in Congress, interrupting President's speech.
- 1922 First woman career diplomat Lucille Atcheson.
- 1937 Campaign for World Government begun by Lola Lloyd and Rosika Schwimmer.
- 1990 Betsy Corner arrested Colrain, MA for entering her home seized by IRS for war taxes.
- 2003 Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister Carmen Moreno Toscano UN Director of Instraw research on women.
- 2007 Code Pink protesters Benjamin and Berry arrested Lahore, India.
- 2011 Uzbek woman Gulsumoy Abdujalilova committed suicide rather than kill for the state.