Women's Birthdays & Milestones

October 7

Rosa Smith Eigenmann b. 1858-ichthyologist

Helen Clark MacInnes b. 1907-novelist

Elizabeth Janeway b. 1913-feminist journalist

1993: Toni Morrison wins Nobel Prize in literature

1975: women authorized to enter US service academic

Quote for the Day

"Next to hot chicken soup, a tattoo of an anchor on your chest, and penicillin, I consider a honeymoon one of the most overrated events in the world."

~ Erma Bombeck, from if life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Gay and Lesbian History Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Time Off For Women Week, International Wages for Housework Campaign: October 24-30

National Coming Out Day: October 11

National Grandmothers' Day: 2nd Sunday

Take Back the Night: October 25

Turn Off Violence Day: October 27

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