Women peacemakers born today
1890 Mildred Scott Olmsted born Glenolden, PA (d. 1990). Quaker peace activist; delivered Quaker relief in Germany, 1919; WILPF US national organization secretary, 1935; WILPF Executive Director, 1954-66.
1902 Mary Guillian Smieton born Cambridge, England (d. 2005). International personnel expert; UN Undersecretary, 1946; first Director of UN Personnel, 1946; board of International Civil Service Commission; UK representative to UNESCO, 1968.
1961 Maria Nicoletta Gaida born Tacoma, WA. Italian-American actress. Founded Ara Pacis Initiative, Rome, 2009.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1983 Expert Meeting on Women & Peace, Vienna, through 9th.
1983 Trial of Puget Sound Women for talking to Boeing workers.
1999 Peace activist Helen Clark elected New Zealand Prime Minister.
2000 Three women arrested in Nashua, NH for protest against British Aerospace.
2005 Reta Kaur sentenced for Melbourne protest.
2005 Diane Wilson arrested in Houston for environmental protest.
2016 Uruguay held Arria-formula (informal) meeting of UN Security Council to discuss peacemaking by women.