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On This Day

Previous On This Days:
  On This Day in 1921
Beta Iota Chapter Established
Beta Iota Chapter is established at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

  On This Day in 2006
Susan Brown Browning, Broadway Actor
Susan Brown Browning, Beta Phi/Penn State, dies.

Browning is nominated twice for a Tony, first for her role in Company and second, for Good Time Charley. She also appears in Sister Act.

  On This Day in 1994
Zeta Sigma Chapter Established
Zeta Sigma Chapter is established at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.

  On This Day in 1983
Suzanne LaFollette, Author and Editor
Suzanne LaFollette, Alpha Sigma/Washington State, dies.

As a libertarian feminist, author, and highly regarded editor, LaFollette’s contributions to national publications (The Nation, The Freeman, and The National Review) are significant.

  On This Day in 1966
Judith Miller, Journalist
Judith Miller initiated Alpha Gamma/Ohio State.

Miller wrote for the New York Times, specializing in the Middle East and on terrorism.

  On This Day in 1961
Barbara Lockhart, Olympic Speedskater
Barbara Lockhart initiated Beta Pi/Michigan State.

Lockhart was a member of the 1960 and 1964 U.S. Speed Skating team for the Winter Olympics. She was on the first ever U.S. Women's speed skating team as 1960 was the first year to allow women to compete.

  On This Day in 1939
Karen Ordahl Kupperman, Historian
Karen Ordahl Kupperman, Alpha Mu/Missouri, born.

A professor of history, and award winning author, Kupperman's scholarship focuses on the Atlantic world in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The publication of her monograph, The Jamestown Project, coincides with the quadricentennial anniversary of the founding of the United States.

  On This Day in 1876
Iva Lowther Peers, Sociologist
Iva Lowther Peters, Mu/Allegheny, born.

A sociologist, Peters also serves as Dean of Women at Syracuse and co-authors Taboo and Genetics : A Study of the Biological, Sociological and Psychological Foundation of the Family(1920).