Women peacemakers born today
1816 Mary Lucinda Bonney born Hamilton, NY (d. 1900). Indian rights activist; circulated petition to observe treaties.
1853 Alice Thacher Post (d. 1947). Editor and publisher of Chicago anti-imperialist paper The Public. Vice-president of Anti-Imperialist League.
1874 Annot Robinson born Montrose, Angus, Scotland (d. 1925). British schoolmistress; Socialist labor organizer. Powerful suffragist and pacifist orator. Founding member of WILPF.
1920 Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen born Cleveland, OH (d. 2002). Internationalist promoter of UN; published UN Calendar for Peace 20+ years; sponsored jUNe Day hospitality for UN.
1927 Anne Marion Warburton. President, Lucy Cavendish College. First female British ambassador, 1976. Led European investigation of rape in Balkan war, 1992.
1947 Jocelynne Scutt born Perth, Western Australia. Australian lawyer; feminist.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1972 Nick Ut photographed Phan Thi Kim Phuc fleeing bombs in Vietnam War.
1991 Nancy Kent and Lynn Fredriksson arrested in Washington DC for stopping Desert Storm Victory Parade by climbing onto tank.
1994 Graça Machel appointed by UN to report on children soldiers.
2000 Greenham fence came down, opening base for first time.
2006 Haya Rashed Al Khalifa elected president of UN General Assembly.
2011 Haleh Sahabi died in human rights protest, Tehran.