Today’s Birthday: Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1788)

Today’s Birthday:
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1788)

Hale was an American writer and editor who turned to writing in 1822 as a widow trying to support her family. She edited Ladies’ Magazine, the first successful US women’s magazine, and then Godey’s Lady’s Book, with which it merged. As the first female magazine editor, she shaped many of the attitudes and ideas of women of the period. Hale is also credited with helping to make Thanksgiving a national holiday in the US. What popular nursery rhyme did she write? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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