Women peacemakers born today
1836 Isabella Tod born Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1896). Northern Irish feminist and internationalist who opposed imperialism and use of force.
1874 Madeleine Pelletier born Paris, France (d. 1939). French internationalist and pacifist; anarcho-socialist, radical feminist; physician and pioneering psychiatrist. Founded magazine La Suffragiste, 1907. Died in asylum where she was sentenced for giving abortions to poor women.
1936 Mae Francis Moultrie Howard born Dillon, SC (d. 2010). Educator; ordained minister. Civil rights activist. Freedom Rider.
1937 Roberta Buchanan born Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Canadian poet and professor of English and Women’s Studies.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1901 Margarethe Lenore Selenka organized first annual peace propaganda celebrations of Hague Peace Conference.
1904 In Paris, the first international treaty for protection of women (“International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic") was signed by 13 nations.
- 1906 Establishment of Women’s Section of Portuguese League for Peace, Lisbon.
1931 WILPF celebrated National Goodwill Day with an appeal for disarmament.
1948 Tax resisters Ernest and Marion Bromley married.
1972 Maggie Kuhn founded Gray Panthers, opposing the Vietnam War.
1979 Karen Silkwood won lawsuit against Kerr-McGee for radiation poisoning.
1982 Seven women began fast for Equal Rights Amendment, Springfield, IL.