Monday, April 2, 2007

On April 2, ....

... 1902, Esther Morris, whose 1870 appointment as Justice of the Peace for the South Pass District of Wyoming made her the "first woman to hold judicial office in the modern world," died in Cheyenne. The suffragist and antislavery campaigner had been born Esther Hobart McQuigg in 1814 in New York. (photo from National Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol)
... 1917, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany, citing this reason: "The world must be made safe for democracy."

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