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.