a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » This Day » May 27

May 27

Julia Ward Howe

1819 – Julia Ward Howe was born in New York City. She married Samuel Gridley Howe. A poet and lecturer, Howe became famous for writing the poem “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which was set to the tune of “John Brown’s Body” and became the theme song of the Union Army during the Civil War. Read more about Julia Ward Howe.

Series Navigation<< May 26May 28 >>

Notable in UU History
Anne Bradstreet

Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)

Biographical Introduction America's first poet was no stranger to suffering. To escape persecution by the Church ... Read More
Samuel Gillman

Gillman, Samuel (1791-1858)

Samuel Gilman came of an ancient Welsh family that had lived in Norfolk County, England, for ... Read More
Margaret Fuller

Fuller, Margaret (1810-1850)

Margaret Fuller grew up in a Unitarian family in Cambridge and her brother, Arthur, became a ... Read More
Charles Bulfinch

Bulfinch, Charles (1763-1844)

The American architect Charles Bulfinch was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 8, 1763, the son ... Read More