Women peacemakers born today
1831 Hedwig Dohm born Berlin (d. 1919). German Jewish writer, pioneer feminist, Socialist.
1822 Elizabeth Smith Miller born Geneseo, NY (d. 1911). Radical feminist reformer, Quaker-educated abolitionist; introduced bloomer in women's dress 1849.
1875 Marianne Rauze born Paris (d. 1964). French anti-militarist editor; feminist; Socialist, absolute pacifist, wife of army officer who died of war wounds.
1899 Anna Lord Strauss born New York, NY (d. 1979). Internationalist daughter of Quaker; delegate to founding of FAO Quebec 1945; US delegate to UN General Assembly 1951-52; editor, leader of League of Women Voters.
1931 Hinda Kipnis born New York, NY. Raging Granny Seattle; arrested 2015 for chaining herself in rocking chair with 5 other Grannies to block Seattle Terminal 5; protested World Trade Organization 1999.
1937 Birgitta Dahl born Råda, Sweden. Swedish sustainable development expert: member of parliament 1968-, Speaker 1994, Minister 1982-; UN delegate; opposed Vietnam War.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1984 Greenham Women do Individual Protests for 10 days.
1988 Marcia Timmel hammered and poured blood on Trident display at DC arms bazaar.
1993 Susan Crane and Maxina Ventura convicted for painting shadows on Livermore Lab.