May Their Memories Be for a Blessing

Sheila Michaels, who half a century ago, wielding two consonants and a period, changed the way modern women are addressed, died on June 22 in Manhattan. Ms. Michaels introduced the honorific “Ms.” into common parlance.


MARGALIT FOX in “Sheila Michaels, Who Brought ‘Ms.’ to Prominence, Dies at 78,” The New York Times, July 6, 2017.


Simone Veil, a Holocaust survivor and former health minister who championed France’s legalization of abortion, [was] buried in the Panthéon, French President Emmanuel Macron said. The honor makes Ms. Veil one of the few women placed in the Panthéon, which holds many of France’s greatest politicians, scientists and writers.


AURELIEN BREEDEN in “Simone Veil to Be Laid to Rest in Panthéon, Among France’s Revered,” The New York Times, July 5, 2017.