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We are grateful to have Susan Butruille supply us with dates in Women's History.  Susan is the award-winning author of Tamarack Books' Women's Voices series: Women's Voices from the Oregon Trail (1993), Women's Voices from the Western Frontier (1995), and Women's Voices from the Mother Lode: Tales from the California Gold Rush (1998). 

Every month we will list new dates in Women's History

 
 
 

December Dates in
Women's Herstory
brought to you by Susan Butruille

  • Dec 1, 1955 first day of the trial of Rosa Parks for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Also the first day of the Montgomery Bus boycott, called to end bus segregation and in recognition of the Rosa Parks trial
  • Dec 2, 1980 Maryknoll nuns murdered in El Salvador by right-wing death squads.
  • Dec 3, 1842 Birth of Ellen Swallow Richards, chemist and domestic scientist.
  • Dec 5, 1784 Death of Phillis Wheatley, a freed slave who learned Greek and Latin, became a poet, and wowed English royalty. Wheatley proved equal intellectual capacity of African-Americans to a country that wanted and needed to believe that black people were intellectually inferior.
  • Dec 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada), in memory of the 1989 Montreal murder of 14 women murdered in an anti-woman hate crime.
  • Dec 10, 1948 United Nations International Human Rights Day.
  • Dec 10, 1931 Jane Addams, a founder Hull House in Chicago and president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Dec 11, 1946 Founding of UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund).
  • Dec 30, 1995 Two women were killed in Brookline, MA, in just one in a series of anti-choice attacks on reproductive health clinics.
  • Dec 31 New Year's Eve, Feast of Hestia, Goddess of the hearth fire.

 

 
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