Thursday, July 19, 2007

On July 19, ...

... 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (pictured at left with 1 of her daughters, Harriot) read aloud a Declaration of Sentiments at a Seneca Falls, N.Y., women's rights convention. The following day delegates unanimously adopted the 1848 Declaration -- the text of which parallels the 1776 American Declaration of Independence, and so includes phrasing such as, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal ..."
... 1980, the XXII Olympic Games opened in Moscow with a record-low number of countries participating, as scores of countries joined a boycott called by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to protest the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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