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December 1, 1919.  Lady Nancy Astor became the first woman in the British House of Commons.

December 1, 1955.  Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back section of a municipal bus. This action resulted in a year-long boycott of the city's  bus system by African Americans.

December 1, 1988.  Benazir Bhutto was nominated to become prime minister of Pakistan, later becoming the first woman to govern a Muslim nation

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“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”
― Mark Twain 

Profiles in courage by 1917-1963 John F. (John Fitzgerald) Kennedy

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Long way home by 1978- Cameron Douglas
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