02-06 TABLE of CONTENTS:
QUOTE by Voltaraine de Cleyre.
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02-06 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and EVENTS
B. 02-06-1577 Beatrice Cenci, was one of the first women publicly executed for killing her father to defend herself from his violent rapes of her (incest). The euphemism used at her trial was "grossly ill treated" by her father. The court acknowledged the crime but said killing the father was worse.
B. 02-06-1665 Queen Ann, last British monarch to have power to veto parliamentary legislation and did so. Overthrew Whig government. Strong-minded ruler who suffered from a serious eating disorder.
B. 02-06-1841, Pauline Agassiz Shaw, initiated the kindergarten movement in the eastern part of U.S., later opened day nurseries after recognizing the needs of working mothers.
B. 02-06-1879 Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould, author. Many of her short stories are anthologized and then critiqued they are said to have been influenced by every male writer of the times.
B. 02-06-1912, Eva Braun, mistress, then wife, of Adolph Hitler. Murdered by Hitler in the last days of the Third Reich just before he committed suicide to avoid being captured by the Russians.
QUOTES DU JOUR
De CLEYRE, VOLTARAINE:
In a letter to her mother Voltaraine wrote,
"Every individual should have room or rooms for himself [sic] exclusively ... a 'closet' where each could 'pray in secret' without some persons who love him assuming the right to walk in and do as they please. And do you know how I was pleased beyond measure the other day to find that William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft taught and as far as possible practiced the same thing, just 100 years ago."
-- Voltaraine de Cleyre (1866-1912)
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