Women peacemakers born today
1805 Angelina Grimké Weld born Charleston, SC (d. 1879). Garrisonian abolitionist; nonviolent pacifist; Quaker women's rights speaker.
1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie born Saskatchewan, Canada. Canadian First Nation (Cree) singer; adherent of Bahá'í faith of international peace. Her song "Universal Soldier" protested the Vietnam War, 1963.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1957 UN General Assembly approved Convention on Nationality of Women.
1983 Petra Kelly advanced the German Green Party's Nuremberg Appeal, opposing nuclear weapons.
1985 "Peace Exercises" protest of Songsters Opposed to Nuclear Genocide, in New Haven, Connecticut.
1995 Four women arrested at Livermore Lab for climbing fence to protest violations of Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.