- 1816: Eliza Daniel Stewart born
1838: Sara Ann Dickey born
1843: Constance Cary Harrison born
1866: Women in Columbus, Mississippi, decorate the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers, an act of generosity and memory that helps lead to the establishment in 1868 of the Memorial Day holiday.
1885: Emma, Queen of Hawaii, died
1900?: Edith Gregor Halpert born
1918: Ella Fitzgerald born
1923: Melissa Hayden born
1942: Rubye Doris Smith Robinson born
2004: Women's March for Freedom of Choice
Quote for Today
- Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
-- Ella Fitzgerald
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