Women peacemakers born today
- 1832 Jean Brooks GREENLEAF born Bernardston, MA (d. 1918). Suffragist leader; witnessed damage of war, New Orleans, 1865.
- 1847 Annie BESANT (née Wood) born Clapham, London (d. 1933). Theosophist; nonviolent labor organizer; founder of Fabian Society; called "the greatest orator in England" by G.B. Shaw.
- 1935 Julie ANDREWS (née Wells) born Walton-on-Thames, England. Actress; starred in antiwar film The Americanization of Emily, 1964.
- 1938 Carol Ruth SILVER born Boston, MA. UN clerk; Freedom Rider; arrested Jackson, MS, 1961 on Trailways bus from Nashville; jailed 40 days; worked with Cesar Chavez; San Francisco Supervisor, 1978-89; involved with OLPC, donating computers to Afghan children.
Women's peacemaking on this day
- 1889 Ramallah Girl's School founded by Quakers. Still teaching nonviolence.
- 1953 First American treaty signed by a woman, Ambassador Eugenie Anderson.
- 1965 Ten-day fast for peace at Vatican II Rome by Chanterelle and 20 Catholic women.
- 1983 Minnesota Women's Peace Camp in St. Paul demonstrated against Sperry weapons making.
- 2011 Oxford women's silent vigil "Down the Drones."