Women peacemakers born today
1847 Kate Sheppard born Liverpool, England (d. 1934). Leader of world's first successful suffrage campaign, bringing voting rights to women of New Zealand, 1893.
1875 Eleanor May Moore born Victoria, Australia (d. 1949). Pacifist; WILPF leader. Founding member and international secretary of Sisterhood of International Peace, 1915; author of The Quest for Peace, 1949.
1897 Lillian Wald born Cincinnati, OH (d. 1940). Nurse and settlement founder. Founder and first president of American Union Against Militarism, 1914.
1898 Hazel Wolf born Victoria, Canada (d. 2000). Peace advocate; environmentalist; human rights activist. Communist party member unsuccessfully tried for deportation by INS, 1949-63.
1928 Silvia Tennenbaum born Frankfurt am Main, Germany. American author; Jewish critic of Israeli violence.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1985 In Seattle, dozens of women arrested in anti-Apartheid protest.
1990 Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge led an all-night peace vigil held by Natal Organization of Women at Mpumalanga, South Africa.
1992 Washington DC Catholic Worker Mary Berberich fined $1000 plus 3 years probation for pouring blood and spray-painting "500 Years of Genocide" on a statue of Christopher Columbus.
1992 Serb women resisted draft of their relatives, Tresnjevac.
1994 Helen Woodson poured red paint and cranberry juice on courthouse desk in anti-nuclear protest, for which she received a 51-month jail sentence. "What you will be doing today is setting the date for my next action, and I invite you to be there that day."