Margaret Sanger Date 1922 Source Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division, reproduction number LC-USZ62-29808.  Author Underwood & Underwood
On this day, October 16th, 1916 in Corning, New York, Margaret Sanger is born. She became a sex educator, activist and nurse and coined the term, birth control. Sanger's efforts contributed to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case which legalized contraception in the United States. Sanger was also responsible for the firstfamily planningclinic in the United States.