Women's Birthdays & Milestones

October 8

Emily Blackwell b. 1826-pioneer physician, sister of Elizabeth Blackwell

Mary Pennington b. 1872-chemist, bacteriologist, frozen food researcher

Merle Park b. 1937-British prima ballerina

Quote for the Day

"Today wherever women gather together it is not necessarily nurturing. It is coalition building. And if you feel the strain, you may be doing some good work."

~ Bernice Johnson Reagon, quoted in Home Girls

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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"