Women peacemakers born today
1845 Sarah Bernhardt born Paris, France (d. 1923). Actress.
1874 Thora Daugaard born Store Arden, Denmark (d. 1951). Editor; feminist; pacifist; founder WILPF, 1915; resolution for World War I ceasefire.
1919 Doris Lessing born Kermanshah, Iran (d. 2013). British novelist; awarded Nobel Literature Prize, 2007; banned from South Africa for anti-nuclear, anti-Apartheid stance; opposed World War I, in which her father lost a leg.
1930 Estela Barnes De Carlotto born Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recipient of UN Human Rights Award, 2004; president of Grandmothers of the Plaza of May.
1957 Alicia Cabezudo born Rosario, Argentina. Leading international peace educator; Italian professor in Argentina; vice president International Peace Bureau 2010-16.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1777 Ann Cooper Whitall, heroine of Battle of Red Bank, NJ, cared for wounded of both sides.
1914 Kathe Kollwitz's son Peter killed in Roggevelde, Flanders, inspiring the main theme of her antiwar art.
1967 Thich Nu Hue Lac, age 22, immolated herself in antiwar protest.
1968 The Paula Cooper Gallery in SoHo New York sponsored the first anti-Vietnam War show, curated by Lucy Lippard, for benefit of Student Mobe.
1977 Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, a group in protest of disappeared children, founded in Buenos Aires.
2009 In San Francisco, Code Pink member Rae Abileah led 22 people in an attempted citizens’s arrest of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for Gaza war crimes.
2014 Sandra Steingraber led We Are Seneca Lake anti-fracking civil disobedience campaign.