Saturday, June 30, 2007

On June 30, ...

... 2005, legislators enacted a law legalizing same-sex marriage in Spain. The move tracked similar developments in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Canada.
... 1868, Mabel Cratty was born in Bellaire, Ohio. A public school teacher for several years after her graduation from Ohio Wesleyan University, eventually she turned to social work. In 1906 Cratty became General Secretary (the title of the time for what now is called an Executive Director) of the Young Women's Christian Association. She would hold the YWCA post until her death from pneumonia 22 years later. By then, Cratty "directed the work of 110 women secretaries in thirteen foreign countries and the 1,300 associations in the United States, with a membership of more than 600,000." (YWCA illustration by Neysa Moran McMein courtesy of Library of Congress)

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