Lucretia Mott, born January 8, 1793.
Lucretia Mott was the pioneer of the equal rights movement for women and one of the founders of the Equal Rights Association. A Quaker minister, Lucretia with husband and fellow teacher James Mott had also been actively involved in the American Anti-Slavery Society. Mott stayed active in the fight for women's equal rights into her seventies and died on November 11, 1880.
Florida Seceded from the Union on Jan 10, 1861.
As the third state to officially secede from the Union, Florida joined South Carolina and Mississippi in declaring itself part of an independent nation. An attempt at resolution to the matter called the Crittendon Compromise failed in Senate. The disaffected states of America formed a confederacy. Many skirmishes between the states continued to break out, leading to war, officially beginning on April 12, 1861. The Confederacy shelled Ft. Sumter, South Carolina in anticipation of the United States federal fleet sending reinforcements to the fort.
Cetawayo reinstated, Jan 31 1883,
Cetawayo first defeated his younger brother in battle and killed him. Later, their father died and Cetawayo gained the title of King of the Zulus. Defying the British, his forces were vanquished and he was forced into exile. After a visit to Britain, he was reinstated for a time but his subjects, not pleased with Cetawayo's defeats, forced the leader into exile once again. Cetawayo died in 1884.
Caligula died, on January 24, in the year 41 CE.
Caligula, the notortious Roman Caesar is probably best known for his power-flaunting, cruel, irresponsible, and short reign of Rome between the years of 37CE to 41 CE. His own Praetorian Guard assassinated him, along with his wife Caesonia and young daughter. The reason for the execution is believed to be primarily due to the emperor’s misuse of the military powers under him.
Research compiled by Lee J. Thatcher
Barbara F McManus
www.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus College of New Rochelle
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