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  • 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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