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04-09 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and EVENTS
B. 04-09-1824, Anna Holstein who wrote a book anonymously about her battlefield nursing of troops for three years during the Civil War including Antietam.
B. 04-09-1860, Emily Hobhouse, who braved war and the military to minister to Boer women and children in English concentration camps during the Boer War.
B. 04-09-1893, Mary Pickford, actor known as "American's Sweetheart", first film star to have her name posted in marquee lights, and the biggest star of the silent film era, later became one of the first woman to produce films and proved to be an astute businesswoman. Her mother, Charlotte Smith, widowed and left penniless when Mary was 4, took in sewing and played small parts in stock companies to raise three children.
Event: 04-09-1939, Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 people from the Lincoln Memorial after having been refused the right to sing in the Constitution Hall of the Daughter's of the American Revolution (DAR).
First lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned the DAR and suggested the Lincoln Memorial site to protest racial bigotry. Relatively recently the DAR has tried to change HERstory by claiming they did not refuse Anderson, the hall was all ready rented (for another day?)
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