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August 1975
Jane Duncan published through Macmillan her memoirs, entitled Letter from Reachfar.
December 1894
The monthlyLadies' Gazette of Fashion ceased publication.
30 October 1793
The French National Convention prohibited women's clubs and societies.
5 November 1794
Thomas Hardy was acquitted at the Old Bailey of high treason, after a trial which had opened on 28 October 1794.
James Viscount Bryce (who later, in 1907, became British Ambassador to the United States) published The American Commonwealth.
Nancy Prince published her autobiographicaltravel narrative at Boston: A Black Woman's Odyssey Through Russia and Jamaica.
The Philpot sisters—Mary , Margaret and Elizabeth —of Lyme Regis established a fossil museum which became famous; they supplied material to such geologists as William Buckland , Richard Owen , and Henry de la Beche .
September 1991
John Bird and Gordon Roddick launched The Big Issue, as a British magazine to be sold in the streets by homeless people who would thereby earn a living, on the model of Street News...
US cultural critic Susan Sontag published Against Interpretation, her first essay collection. The title piece, On Style, and Notes on Camp (dedicated to Oscar Wilde and exploring the idea of life as theatre)...
1 March 1879
James Murray was appointed editor of the new Oxford English Dictionary; soon afterwards he sent out 2,000 copies of a four-page invitation to volunteer readers who would collect words.
March 1935
The League of Nations Union organised a ballot in Britain (sometimes misleadingly called the Peace Ballot) on the question of intervention by other nations when one nation attacked another.
June 1904
The International Council of Women met in Berlin and formed the International Woman Suffrage Alliance ; Carrie Chapman Catt became its first President.

Georgina Munro

GM published five novels, some of the silver fork variety, in the 1840s and 1850s, as well as sixteen contributions to The People's Journal, including essays and short stories. Her magazine writing, including tales...
18 October 1977
Three imprisoned members of the West German, left-wing urban guerilla or terrorist group known as the Red Army Faction or the Baader-Meinhof Gang committed suicide in Stammheim prison near Stuttgart.
By 1600
Playing cards came into use in England from France: these two countries favoured a king and queen in each suit, a variant of the form used by used by other European countries, which featured...
By October 1762
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 's Émile, a novel of education published in the earlier part of this year in French, had its first English translation as Emilius and Sophia.
25 March 1921
Mary Tew (later Mary Douglas ), future social anthropologist and author of Purity and Danger, 1966, was born at San Remo in Italy.
A law operative in New York State decreed that hospitals must house newborn babies in a separate room from their mothers.
Joan Sutherland published The High Hills, a novel that figures Nazi anti-Semitism in the background.
June 1832
The Six Articles were imposed at the Diet of Frankfurt, which sought to curb the activities of students and revolutionaries.
Mandeville's Travels was printed in English, about a hundred and fifty years after its composition in French allegedly by Sir John Mandeville (whose actual, historical existence is highly unlikely).
23 April 1723
The Prince of Wales was formally reconciled with his father, George I .
In France, Henri Voirin invented his lithographic printing press.
2 January 1847
The weeklyLady's Newspaper and Pictorial Times began publication in London.
By 11 February 1718
A hawker named Frances Carver (Blind Fanny) was arrested for singing Jacobite ballads: this did not put an end to her career, which she pursued for another quarter century.