Thursday, May 24, 2007

On May 24, ...

... 1981, the 1st International Women's Day for Disarmament was celebrated. It remains in effect today. The Women Peacemakers Program of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation will join with the United Network of Young Peacebuilders for "Girls Challenging Violence," a day of interactive theater, music, even a standup comedian, at The Hague, Netherlands.
... 1918, Canadian women secured the right to vote in federal elections.
... 1819, H.R.H. Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent was born to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and Princess Victoria Mary Louisa of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, in Kensington Palace, London. Shortly after her 18th birthday she would become Queen Victoria (right), ruling England and its empire for nearly 64 years, the longest reign in British history.