SEPTEMBER 23 — VICTORIA WOODHULL
Proponent of Free Love. Spiritualist leader.
First woman to run for U.S. presidency (with Frederick Douglass).
Member of the First International (until expelled by Marx).
ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 23 IN HISTORY…
1838 — Communist, spiritualist Victoria Claflin Woodhull born, Homer, Ohio.
1926 — Jazz great John Coltrane born, Hamlet, North Carolina.
1952 — U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon gives “Checkers” speech on TV.
1973 — Chilean poet and communist cultural hero Pablo Neruda dies, Santiago.
ALSO ON MAY 10 IN HISTORY…
105 — Tsai Lun invents paper, China.
1857 — Beginning of mutiny against British rule in India.
1869 — Completion of first transcontinental railway in U.S.
1872 — Victoria Woodhull nominated for U.S. presidency, with Frederick Douglass as running mate.
1872 — French ethnologist, philosopher Marcel Mauss born, Épinal, France.
1940 — The South registers its first full year without any reported lynching.