Remember the ladies
It's the birthday of the second First Lady of the United States, Abigail Adams, born in Weymouth, Massachusetts (1744).
She was a great letter writer, and on March 31, 1776, she wrote to her husband:
"I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors."Adams wrote back, "I cannot but laugh ... you are so saucy!"
Note that he apparently didn't take her seriously. Some things never change...