December 6

Women peacemakers born today

  • 1875 Evelyn Underhill born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (d. 1941). Pacifist theologian; mystic; poet and novelist.

Women's peacemaking on this day

  • 1906 First meeting of the Portuguese branch of Peace & Disarmament by Women, Lisbon.

  • 1916 2,000 suffragist women descended upon Congress.

  • 1971 Dorothy Schneider's idea of UN Day adopted by UN General Assembly.

  • 1981 2,000 Japanese women marched Tokyo on anniversary of Pearl Harbor. "We will not allow the way to war."