Women peacemakers born today
- 1801 - Abigail Hopper GIBBONS born today in Philadelphia A Philadelphia, PA (d. 1893). Quaker abolitionist and ; prison reformer. “And after all, why should it be more difficult to find women than men?”
- 1815 - Elizabeth Hussey WHITTIER born today Haverhill, MA (d. 1864). Quaker pacifist; poet and abolitionist, Founder ; abolitionist; founder of Female Anti-Slavery Society, Boston, 1833; mobbed, 1835; sister of poet.
- 1876 - Willa CATHER (née Seibert) born Seibert in Winchester, VA today 1876 or 1873 (d. 1947). Author; awarded Pulitzer prize Prize for antiwar novel “One One of Ours” Ours, 1922.
- 1937 - Nikki Nojima LOUIS born Seattle, WA today 1937. Japanese-American interned WWIIduring World War II; WILPF playwright “Word , "Word of Mouth: Speaking & Singing for Peace”, “Most Dangerous Women”.Peace" & "Most Dangerous Women."
- 1941 - Melba Pattillo BEALS born today in Little Rock, AR 1941. Member One of Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School nonviolently, age 131955; later earned doctorate in education, ; journalist.
Women's peacemaking on this day
- 1900 - Emily Hobhouse sailed set sail to South Africa to aid Boers in warduring Second Boer War.
- 1922 - "Conference for a New Peace" Emergency Peace Conference , at The Hague , “Conference for a New Peace”, chair Jane Addams; called by WILPFcalled by WILPF, chaired by Jane Addams.
- 1943 - Focolare Peace Movement founded.
- 1983 - Cynthia Nelson made statement to court in Boeing trial.
- 1984 - Imane Khalifeh got awarded Alternative Nobel Prize for work in Lebanon war.