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Historical Anniversaries

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September 12, 1880  
H. L. Mencken's Birthday
Journalist (b. 1880)

Noted journalist, satirist, social critic and cynic H.L. Mencken was born September 12, 1880 in Baltimore, Maryland.

September 14, 1879  
Human Rights
Margaret Sanger's Birthday
Feminist (b. 1879)

Birth-control and women's rights activist Margaret Sanger was born September 14, 1879 in Corning, New York.


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The ACA Lecture Series continues Sunday, October 11th at 12:15pm in the Austin History Center, 9th and Guadalupe. The building opens at noon. Texas Freedom Network's Dan Quinn will give us an update on their activities. The lecture is free and open to the public.