Women peacemakers born today
1874 Mary Patterson Nitobe born Philadelphia, PA (d. 1938). "First Lady of the World", as hostess at League of Nations for husband, the Under-Secretary; Quaker pacifist.
1929 Louise McIntosh Slaughter born Lynch, KY. "Most liberal" Democratic congresswoman 1987; opposed Iraq War; favored impeaching president for deception; opposed missile defense and landmines.
1944 Arlette Ramaroson born Diego Suarez, Madagascar. Appeals Judge International Criminal Tribunal for Ruanda; Presiding Judge who found Ildephonse Hategekimana guilty of genocide; also Bisengimana.
1948 Helena Knapp-Meyer born London. American professor of peace studies; author. Co-founded Nuclear Freeze, 1980; published Dangerous Peace-Making, 2003.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1917 Suffragettes' Kaiser Wilhelm Protest mobbed Washington DC.
1918 Thirty women suffragists arrested Lafayette Park DC, released and rearrested.
1932 Kathe Kollwitz's masterwork dedicated Roggevelde, Flanders as memorial to her son killed 1914.
1976 First Peace March Northern Ireland, Belfast 10,000 marchers.