Women peacemakers born today
- 1874 Gertrude Battles LANE born Saco, ME (d. 1941). Leading national women's magazine editor, publishing many articles on world peace; served on Hoover's World War I food relief efforts.
- 1892 Rebecca WEST (née Cicely Isabel Fairfield) born London (d. 1983). Internationalist; author.
- 1894 Dorothy Beecher BAKER (d. 1954). Bah'ai leader. Internationalist; promoter of League of Nations and UN.
- 1916 Emma TENAYUCA born San Antonio, TX (d. 1999). Chicana labor organizer "La Pasionara de Texas"; Socialist anarchist speaker, often arrested; mobbed, 1939; opposed wars in Korea, Vietnam.
- 1937 Jane FONDA born Manhattan, NY. American actress; Vietnam War protester, 1969; made visit to Hanoi, July 1972; organized G.I. Office, Free the Army troupe, Indo China Peace Campaign; twice arrested, accused of treason.
Women's peacemaking on this day
- 1892 First Foremothers' Day dinner organized by Lillie Blake celebrating women landing at Plymouth.
- 1981 Greenham women protest.
- 1989 One World Action founded by Glenys Kinnock. (photo globalgiving.org)
- 1992 Three women arrested in protest at Concord Naval Station by Global Peace Farmers.