Women peacemakers born today
1812 Harriet Beecher Stowe born Litchfield, CT (d. 1896). Abolitionist writer. Published Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1852.
1860 Anna B. Eckstein born Coburg, Saxony, Germany (d. 1947). German-American peace leader; Boston teacher. Collected 6 million signatures for peace on eve of World War I.
1934 Margaretta D’Arcy born Finsbury, London, England. Prominent Irish playwright and actress; peace activist. Member of Committee of 100, advocating civil disobedience against nuclear weapons, 1961.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1942 First UN Day chaired by Dorothy Schramm.
1963 Women Against the Bomb in UK call for test ban; sent delegation to Moscow.
1984 Parliament member Marilyn Waring's break with premier led to nuclear-free New Zealand.
1991 First international report on women: UN "World's Women."
2009 Code Pink AHAVA protest Tel Aviv in bikinis, against illegal occupation.