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1787 – She was born on the 23rd day of February this year in Berlin, Connecticut.   1809 – She married Dr. John Willard then age 50. Willard brought 4 children from earlier marriages to their marriage.   1814 – She opened the Middlebury Female Seminary in her home.   1819 – She opened the ..

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1909 – Born on the 3rd of February in Paris, France. 1931 – After graduating from the École Normale Supérieure, she taught philosophy in several girls’ schools. 1934 – She took a job in an auto factory, where she observed the spiritually deadening effect of machines on her fellow workers. 1940 – Born Jewish, she ..

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1950 – Born on May 20th. Chinese dissident and pro-democracy activist. 1978 – Wei was first imprisoned for his essay, “The Fifth Modernization,” in which he suggested that Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s efforts to modernize the country would not succeed until the government itself modernized and became a democracy. 1993 – He was released but ..

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1943 – Born on September 29th in Popowo, Dobrzyn, Poland. The President of Poland. 1961 – After graduating from vocational school, he worked as a car mechanic at a machine center. 1967 – He served in the army for two years, rose to the rank of corporal, and was employed in the Gdansk shipyards as ..

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1797 – Sojourner Truth, was the self-given name, from 1843, of Isabella Baumfree, an American abolitionist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York. Sojourner Truth was a nineteenth-century African American evangelist who embraced abolitionism and women’s rights. A charismatic speaker, she became one of the best-known abolitionists of her day. 1828 – She ..

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1763 – Born in Dublin on the 20th of June. 1791 – He cofounded the Society of United Irishmen to work for parliamentary reform. 1793 – He organized a Catholic convention of elected delegates that forced Parliament to pass the Catholic Relief Act. 1796 – Seeking to overthrow English rule in Ireland, he convinced France ..

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1992 – Anti-abortion crusader, arranged for a protester to confront President Clinton with a bottled fetus. 1989 – He was convicted for trespassing and unlawful assembly. 1993 – Convicted in the contempt of court. 1998 – He got his first taste of electoral politics, running for a New York congressional seat. 2000 – Terry was ..

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1922 – Born in Charleston, West Virginia on the 16th of  October. 1940 – Sullivan took his first active role in the civil rights movement by helping to organize a march on Washington, D.C. 1943 – He attended the Union Theological Seminary. 1945 – Sullivan and Grace moved to South Orange, NJ where Sullivan became ..

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1821 – The date of William Still’s birth is given as  October 7th, by most sources, but he gave the date of November 1819 in the 1900 Census. Born in Burlington County, New Jersey 1844 – William moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where, he began working as a clerk for the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition ..

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