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Saturday, September 02, 2017

September Birthday Notes - Sept 2

Today (September 2) is the September birthday of Penny Colman -- her books are fantastic. Visit her on face book at and wish her a happy birthday; and then check out her website at - while she writes of strong women perhaps my all-time favorite title is: Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial. But a close second would be Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World. Penny Colman - happy happy birthday.

 This photo was taken by Coline Jenkins, the great, great grandaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Penny Colman was speaking at the annual convention days in Seneca Falls, NY - acknowledging the first Women's Rights Convention held there in 1848.  Colman's talk was based on her book Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902)
While Stanton can not be included in our birthday list for September, September played a part in her legendary status as an advocate for women's rights.

It was in September 1848 that Elizabeth Cady Stanton gave her impressive speech "Address on Woman's Rights."

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Susan B. Anthony
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Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906)
Anthony does not qualify for our September birthday list either - but she is certainly a person that has contributed to the image of woman who are Virgos.  Those born in September - from August 22 - September 23 are Virgos.
Virgos are very independent. They are fully able to put their intelligence to use and get things done for themselves.
Libra - September 24 - October 23. Libras like to be around other people, they are all about partnerships and groups. Libras have excellent instincts and intuition.

 International Woman's Day is celebrated annually on March 8.  This Google image was showcased in 2011 and highlighted the celebration of women.  You can prepare to celebrate the accomplishments of woman by integrating women into every curriculum focus from SEPTEMBER to the end of the school year.  Everyday... incorporate the accomplishments of women: inventors, explorers, politicians, founders of our nation --
Historical September birthdays.
823Ermentrude of Orléans, Queen of the Franks by her marriage to Charles the Bald (d. 869)
1657 – Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia (d. 1704)
1772 – Martha Jefferson Randolph, American daughter of Thomas Jefferson, occasionally served as hostess at the White House for her father (d. 1836)
1861 – Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, American sister of Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1933)
1866 – Eurosia Fabris, Italian saint (d. 1932)
1871 – Grazia Deledda, Italian author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
1874 – Myrtle Reed, author, poet, journalist and philanthropist. Published under the pseudonym Olive Green.
1886 – Wilhelmina (Minnie) Vautrin, American missionary to China, known for saving the lives of many women and girls when the Japanese invaded Nanjing in 1937 (d. 1941)
1920 – Jayne Meadows, American actress and author
1929 – Barbara Murray, English actress
1939 – Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and author
1939 – Kathy Whitworth, American golfer, won 88 LPGA tournaments in her career
1940Fatema Mernissi, Moroccan sociologist and scholar, one of the founders of Islamic feminism (d. 2015)

and in 1962 – Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring, is published. In it she demonstrates the connection between the use of DDT and the long-term effects on plants and animals.

Start your march to International Woman's Day - NOW with these September events.

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