Women peacemakers born today
1897 Agnes Sanford born Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China (d. 1982). American theologian preacher; famous founder of Inner Healing Movement; absolute pacifist.
1910 Agda Rossel born Gällivare, Sweden (d. 2001). Swedish diplomat; international head of Save the Children Federation during World War II; Swedish rep. to UN Human Rights Commission, 1951; first woman to head a UN delegation, Sweden, 1958.
1919 Simonne Monet-Chartrand born Montreal (d. 1993). Canadian peace leader; feminist; social reformer; opposed World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War and Gulf War. Co-founded pacifist organization La Voix des Femmes, 1960; organized peace train, Ottawa, 1962; co-founded Movement for Nuclear Disarmament. Published Hope and the Challenge of Peace, 1988.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1854 Florence Nightingale arrived Crimea.
1965 Dickey Chapelle killed Chu Lai, Vietnam; first female reporter to die.
1978 First US Take Back the Night candlelight march, San Francisco.
1983 Melbourne women act, calling for women's peace camp at Pine Gap Nov. 11.
1995 Noa Nini concert at peace rally Tel Aviv drew 50,000.
2000 Irom Chanu Sharmila began fast against army massacre in Manipur.