On this day in 1744, Abigal Adams was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She is known for her extraordinary letters she wrote her husband during his time in the Continental Congress and as our 2nd First Lady. She died in 1818 living to the great old age of 73.
Also on this day, in 1880, was the death of Lucretia Mott. Mott was an advocate of women's rights (sometimes credited as the first feminist), abolitionist, Quaker and social reformer. In 1866, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucy Stone she started the American Equal Rights Association and was elected its first president. Mott died in Abington, Virginia, living to the age of 87. In 1983, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.