Women peacemakers born today
1874 Laura Puffer Morgan born Framingham, MA (d. 1962). Mathematician; internationalist; educator; editor; math for disarmament and international conferences 1921, 1930, 1932; journalist at League of Nations; proponent of UN; founded Institute on World Organization, 1941.
1892 Mirabehn born Reigate, Surrey, England (d. 1982). Long-time associate of Gandhi; daughter of British admiral; arrested several times for civil disobedience.
1924 Mum Shirl Smith born Cowra, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1998). Aboriginal Australian human rights leader; led 700+ women in anti-nuclear protest at Pine Gap, Nov. 1983.
1952 Lydie Polfer born Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Luxembourg Foreign Minister, 1999-2004, during European expansion by nine new states, and European Charter.
1958 Jamie Lee Curtis born Los Angeles, CA. Actress; children's author, Is There Really a Human Race?; opponent of global warming and Iraq War.
1984 Scarlett Johansson born New York, NY. Actress; promoted Move On against Iraq War; Oxfam ambassador.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1908 Clara Lemlich called garment strike New York City.
1913 First arrest of American suffragist. Lucy Burns fined one dollar for chalking meeting notice on Washington DC sidewalk.
2004 500,000 protested in Orange Revolution, Kiev.