1856 – Kate Douglas Wiggin, born on the 28th of September in Philadelphia. She was an American children’s author and educator.
1878 – She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in (the "Silver Street Free Kindergarten").
1880 – With her sister, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers.
1887 – 1903 – She was also a writer of children’s books, the best known being The Birds’ Christmas Carol and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
1923 – Died at Harrow, Middlesex, England on the 24th of August.