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Spotlight On UUism – June 2017

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June 1, 2017

Universalist, Unitarian, & Unitarian Unversalist Milestones

  • Annie Adams Fields (6 June 1834 Boston, Massachusetts – 5 January 1815) Writer, Philanthropist, Social Reformer

  • Charles Sinclair Weeks (15 June 1893 Newton, Massachusetts – 7 February 1972 Concord, Massachusetts) United States Secretary of Commerce, Senator, Mayor, Businessman

  • Anna Laetitia Aiken Barbauld (20 June 1743 United Kingdom – 9 March 1825 Stoke Newington, United Kingdom) Poet, Literary Critic, Essayist, Editor

  • Harold Hitz Burton (22 June 1888 Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts – 28 October 1964, Washington, District Of Columbia) US Supreme Court Justice, Senator, Mayor

  • Norman Cousins (24 June 1912 West Hoboken, New Jersey – 30 November 1990 Los Angeles, California) Editor, Author, Peace Activist, Professor

  • Celia Laighton Thaxter (29 June 1835 Portsmouth, New Hampshire – 25 August 1894 Appledore Island, Maine) Poet, Author

In U/U/UU History

  • Unitarian Universalists adopted seven unifying Principles, on June 21, 1985.

  • On June 25, 1863, Olympia Brown became the first woman to be ordained by any denomination in the United States. She was ordained as a Universalist

    minister.