Women peacemakers born today
1662 Maria Aurora Konigsmarck born Stade, Sweden (d. 1728). Famous German courtesan/diplomat who rescued disappeared brother on mission to Courland 1702. Musician and Countess.
1882 Lucy Jennings Dickinson born Winchester, NH (d. 1973). One of five US official women consultants at UN Charter conference San Francisco 1945; promoted UN as president of General Federation of Women's Clubs.
1888 Evadne Price (née Eva Grace Price) born Merewether, NSW, Australia (d. 1985). Australian British writer. Under pseudonym of Helen Zenne Smith, published novel Not So Quiet: Stepdaughters of War antiwar novel based on memoir of Winifred Young, ambulance driver in WWI, 1930.
1913 Rosamond Carr (née Halsey) born South Orange, NJ (d. 2006). Humanitarian. Returned to Rwanda after evacuation to found Imbabzi ("a place where you will find all the love a mother would give.") orphanage for 300 children after Rwanda genocide 1994.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1854 Fredrika Bremer's "Appeal to the Women of the World" against criminal war in London Times.
1913 Peace Palace at The Hague dedicated by Queen Wilhelmina.
1963 Mahalia Jackson called to Martin Luther King Jr. "Tell them about the dream!" at Lincoln Memorial.
1976 Irish Peace People rallied 60,000 in Belfast and Dublin.
1981 Greenham Women protested US base at Caerwent, Wales.
2003 Eleventh International Conference of Women in Black, Marina di Massa, Italy. "Let us dare to make peace, let us disarm the world.”