Women's Birthdays & Milestones

August 19

Madame Du Barry b. 1743-French courtesan

Mary Ellen "Mammy" Pleasant b. 1814-businesswoman, donated money to underground railroad, civil rights

Coco Chanel b. 1884-French designer

Quote for the Day

"Only on the surface of things have I ever trod the beaten path. So long as I could keep from hurting anyone else, I have lived, as completely as it was possible, the life of my choice. I have been free... I have done the work I wished to do for the sake of that work alone."

~ Ellen Glasgow, The Woman Within

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Women's Equality Day, commemorates US women's suffrage, 1920: August 26

Reprinted from The WomanSource Catalog & Review's, "women's perpetual calendar"