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Topic: Today in Women’s History
Posted By: morticia
Subject: Today in Women’s History
Date Posted: 12-May-2006 at 10:07
Occurring in Women's History on May 12th:


1820 – Florence Nightingale was born (nurse, reformer, statistician). Florence Nightingale made history with her nursing work in the Crimean War and helped shake up the field of medicine. She developed the "polar-area diagram” to dramatize the needless deaths caused by unsanitary conditions and the need for reform.   

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale


Florence Nightingale

1970: Nelly Sachs died today. (Nobel Laureate, Swedish poet). She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966 (Nobel Laureate, Swedish poet) Sachs was a German Jew who was born in Berlin. In 1940, Swedish writer, Selma Lagerlöf helped Nelly Sachs escape to Sweden with her mother, escaping the fate of the rest of her family in Nazi concentration camps. Nelly Sachs eventually took on Swedish nationality.
Nelly Sachs began her life in Sweden by translating Swedish works to German. After the war, when she began writing poetry to memorialize the Jewish experience in the Holocaust, her work began to win critical and public acclaim. Her 1950 radio play Eli is especially noted. She wrote her work in German.

Source:   http://nobelprize.org/literature/la ureates/1966/sachs-autobi o.html


Nelly Sachs



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"Morty

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 13-May-2006 at 10:32
Women's History - May 13th

1847 –Zelinda Gilbert (a/k/a Linda Gilbert) was born in New York, USA. She is remembered as a prison reformer for establishing a library (and other services) for prison inmates. At that time, prison inmates had no reading materials available to them.

Source: http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9125751

1850 - Ellen Spencer Mussey was born in Ohio, USA. She helped found a co-educational law school to promote the social and economic advancement of women. This was at a time in the U.S.A. when women were often excluded from higher education. She became a lawyer (self-tutored in law) and went out and lectured primarily for local women who were frustrated by the men-only admission policies of most law schools. She further co-established the Washington College of Law, which later became part of he American University. She was the first dean of that school.

Source: http://www.wcl.american.edu/history/mussey.cfm


Ellen Spencer Mussey

1995 - Alison Hargreaves (a British mother of two) reaches the peak of Mount Everest without oxygen or sherpas. She was the first woman and the second person to do so.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Hargreaves








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"Morty

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 14-May-2006 at 15:52
Women's History - May 14th

1861 - 18-year-old Adela Juana Maria Patti (opera singer) made European debut. Adelina was born in Madrid, Spain to a Sicilian father and Italian mother in 1843. Both of her parents were involved in opera and the family moved, in 1847, to New York for better employment opportunities for a show business family. Adelina became one of the most famous women in the world and the highest paid. She was one of the first “international superstars”.

http://www.opera-singer.co.uk/


Adelina Patti

1991: Winnie Mandela sentenced to six years in prison for taking part in a kidnapping. She was known as the “Mother of Africa” and was the wife of anti-apartheid campaigner, Nelson Mandela. In passing sentence, the judge, Mr Justice Stegmann, called her an "unblushing and unprincipled liar". Mandela’s housekeeper and driver were also found guilty of taking part in the kidnapping of our youths who were suspected of being police informers. One of the four, 14-year old Stompie Moesketsi, died from his injuries. Mandela’s chief bodyguard, Jerry Richardson, had been sentenced to death for the boy’s murder, earlier in the year. Mandela’s sentence was subsequently cut when a court partially upheld an appeal and reduced her prison term for fraud to a suspended sentence and escaped a prison sentence.

Sources: http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=828&id=771592004
http://www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us/History/Africa/04/liang/lian g.htm


Winnie Mandela

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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 16-May-2006 at 10:26
Women's History - May 15th

1886 - Emily Dickinson died on this day. She was an American lyrical poet, and an obsessively private writer. Only seven of her some 1800 poems were published during her lifetime. Withdrawing herself from social contact at 23 years of age, she devoted herself to writing. Here’s her biography together with some of her work.

Source: http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/dickinson.htm


Emily Dickinson

1937 - Madeleine Korbel Albright was born. She is the first woman Secretary of State in the United States. She also served as a Senior Fellow in Soviet and Eastern European Affairs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, conducting research in developments and trends in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. For more on Ms. Albright, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Albright


Madeleine Albright

1991 - Edith Cresson takes office as first woman Prime Minister of France. She made headlines by claiming that one in four British men were "homosexuals" and attributing the economic success of the Japanese to their "ant-like" qualities. After only 10 months, her ineffectual leadership, erratic tenure, and record low poll ratings, ended. Cresson blamed her low ratings and downfall on a “macho plot”. For more on Ms. Cresson, please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Cresson


    
    
    

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"Morty

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 16-May-2006 at 10:28
Women's History - May 16th

17l8 - Maria Agnesi was born in Milan, Italy. She was the first woman appointed as a mathematics professor at a university. She wrote the first mathematics book by a woman that still survives. For more on Agnesi, please see: http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/agnesi.htm


1770 - Maria Antoinette marries (at age 14) France’s 15-year old future King Louis XVI.. Four years later, she became Queen of France. For more on Antoinette/King Louis XVI, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Antoinette


Marie Antoinette

1955 - Olga Korbut was born (athlete and gymnast). She is a Soviet Belarusian gymnast and won 4 gold medals and two silver medals at the summer Olympics in 1972 and 1976. For more, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_Korbut

    
    
    

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"Morty

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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 16-May-2006 at 15:35
Good to see your effort in "Today in Women's History" Morticia!

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 16-May-2006 at 18:47
Thank you for your kind words, Seko. This is my contribution to the preservation of the human female species. Had it not been for these women that I write about here, my life (as a woman) would be totally different than it is today. I give much credit to these women for giving me the strength, the courage and the wisdom to fulfill my destiny in this lifetime to its fullest.
    

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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-May-2006 at 11:33
Women’s History - May 17th

1874 - Bertha Kalich was born. She was a Jewish actress, born in Lemberg, Galicia (now Lviv, Ukraine). She is primarily known for her roles in NYC theater and starred on Broadway in plays, such as Maeterlinck’s “Monna Vanna”. For more on Bertha Kalich, see,

Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0435747/


Bertha Kalich

1903 -Lena Levine was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents were Russian Jews from Lithuana who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1890's. She was a pioneer and activist in the birth control movement and marriage counseling.    Fore more info, please see,

Source:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Levine


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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 18-May-2006 at 12:07
    Women’s History - May 18th

1869 - Rachelle Slobodinsky Yarros was born today in Berdechev (near Kiev), Russia. At age 18, she joined a subversive political society and was forced to flee from Czarist police to the United States. She eventually became the first woman admitted to College of Physicians and Surgeons in Boston, earning an M.D. degree in 1893. Her two main causes, for which she became most identified with, were social hygiene and birth control.

Source: http://www.awomanaweek.com/yarros.htm


Rachelle Slobodinsky Yarros

1973 - Jeannette Rankin died today. She was the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, was a suffragist and a peace activist.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Rankin


Jeannette Rankin

1991 - Helen Sharman becomes the first British astronaut. She spent 7 days aboard the MIR space station.

Source: http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/people/astronauts/sharman.html


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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 19-May-2006 at 13:10
    Women's History - May 19th

1568 - Queen Elizabeth of England arrested Mary, Queen of Scots. Most vexing to Elizabeth was the situation with Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary was in Elizabeth’s custody since 1568 for her own protection from disgruntled Scots and from radical Protestants. However, Mary gained the loyalty of Catholic factions and instituted several overthrow plots against her cousin, Elizabeth. Elizabeth had Mary executed in 1587, after irrefutable evidence of Mary’s involvement in the assassination/overthrow plots came to light, and Elizabeth succumbed to the pressure from her advisors.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_I_of_England


Elizabeth I of England

1836 - Cynthia Ann Parker was captured by Comanches (ca. 1827-ca. 1864). A large force of Comanche warriors accompanied by Kiowa and Kichi allies attacked the fort where Cynthia Ann was in, and, during said raid, seized five captives, including Cynthia Ann Parker. Eventually, the other four were released, but Cynthia remained with the Comanches for 25 years. She forgot the “white” ways and became thoroughly Comanche. She never voluntarily returned to white society. Subsequently, she married Peta Nocona and eventually had two sons and a daughter, one of her sons was Quanah Parker, who later went on to become Comanche chief.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Ann_Parker


Cynthia Ann Parker

    

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 21-May-2006 at 12:45
    Women's History - May 20th

1851: Mother Mary Alphonsa Lathrop (Rose Hawthorne Lathrop) was born. She was the youngest daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne (the writer). She was married to George Lathrop and both embraced Roman Catholicism. As a mission, she chose to help poor patients who suffered from incurable cancer and who lived in the slums of New York City. After her husband died, she became a nun and founded a community of “sisters” (Dominican tertiaries) to perpetuate her work.
Source: http://59.1911encyclopedia.org/L/LA/LATHROP.htm


1932: Amelia Earhart 's first solo Atlantic flight took place today. Amelia Earhart was a woman pilot whose disappearance in the 1930s has been one of aviation's great mysteries. I’ve written many times in this forum about Amelia Earhart.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart


Amelia Earhart



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 21-May-2006 at 12:50
    Women's History - May 21st

1888 - Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross today. Though she is remembered as the founder of the American Red Cross, her only prewar medical experience came when, for 2 years, she nursed an invalid brother. Barton learned that wounded men from “First Bull Run” (during Civil War) suffered not from want of attention, but from lack of medical supplies, so she advertised for donations and began an independent organization to distribute goods. She was granted a general pass by the U.S. Surgeon General William A. Hammond to travel with army ambulances for purposes of distributing comforts for the sick and wounded, and nursing them. For more on Barton, please see:   Source: http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/bart-cla.htm


Clara Barton


Clara Barton

1944 – Mary Bourke Robinson was born . In November 1990, without the endorsement of the major parties, Mary Robinson was elected president of Ireland. A champion of women’s rights and civil liberties, Robinson was the first woman to hold so high an office in the country. For many in Ireland, Robinson’s election was an important symbol of social change. Robinson resigned the post in 1997 to become the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Robinson


Mary Bourke Robinson

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"Morty

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Posted By: Jay.
Date Posted: 21-May-2006 at 13:09
wow, great job, morty! great inititive!

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 22-May-2006 at 13:36
   Thanks, Jay!   

Women's History - May 22nd

1802 - Martha Dandridge Custis Washington died today of a severe fever. She was 27 years old when she married the first president of the United States, George Washington. She was one of the wealthiest women in Virginia, when she inherited 15,000 acres of farmland from her deceased husband, Daniel Parke Custis. For more on Martha Washington, see: Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/mw1.html


Martha Washington

1849 - Bertha Honore Palmer was born today. She was a socialite and was married to one of the richest men in Chicago society, Potter Palmer. Bertha belonged to the Chicago Woman’s club, a progressive organization that lobbied for fair treatment of women and children in hospitals, prisons, poorhouses and in neighborhoods that received too little attention from city government. She used her home to organize female factory workers and coordinate strikes. During the World’s Columbian Exposition, she served as the de facto hostess for Chicago, entertaining royalty and presidents. She was there for the first official ride of the Ferris wheel on opening day.
Source: Source: http://www.chicagohs.org/aotm/Mar98/mar98fact3.html

    
Bertha Honore Palmer

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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: Maharbbal
Date Posted: 22-May-2006 at 20:49
Hi,

A quick resume of the month of may in French women history

7th of May 1429: Major victory of Jeanne d'Arc in front of Orléans against the English.

23rd of May 1430: Jeanne d'Arc is captured in Compiegne.

30 of may 1431: Jeanne of Arc is burn on stake at Rouen.

13th may 1613: Marie de Medicis is crowned Queen of France. The very next day, her royal husband Henri IV is murdered in the streets of Paris. She beomes the first regent of the century.

17th of may 1642: Jeanne Mance is second in command during the foundation of Quebec.

14th of may 1643: Death of Louis XIII, Anne d'Autriche becomes regent.

7th of may 1748: Olympe de Gouge is born, she will write the Woman and Citizen Rights in 1791.

20th may 1919: Law about the women vote (not effective).

1st of may 1949: Simone de Beauvoir publishes her essay titled the Second sex.

7th of may 1974: Simone Veil becomes minister of health, she will be at the origine of the free abortion law.

15th may 1991: Edith Cresson becomes the first woman French prime minister.

30th of may 2000: the Constitutional Consil accepts the new article about men and women parity in the institutions.

Here it is. Go on Morty!
M.

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 23-May-2006 at 13:32
Great post Maharbbal.Thank you!    


Women's History - May 23rd

1846 - Arabella Mansfield was born today. Arabella was the first woman admitted to the bar in the United States, making her the first woman lawyer admitted to practice law. She was also an educator and a suffragist. She was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame in 1980. Source: http://epics.ecn.purdue.edu/abiwt/work/GAW/Iowa.html


Arabella Mansfield

1926 - Aileen Hernandez was born today. She was a women’s rights activist and the only woman member of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity commission, having been appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Source: http://www.nwhp.org/tlp/biographies/hernandez/hernandez_bio.html


Aileen Hernandez


Aileen Hernandez


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 24-May-2006 at 10:49
    Women's History - May 24th

1819 - the future Queen Victoria of England was born today. She was the only child of the fourth son of King George III: Edward, Duke of Kent and Victoria Maria Louisa of Saxe-Coburg (sister of King Leopold of the Belgians). Alexandrina Victoria became heiress-apparent of the British crown on the death of her uncle, George IV, and, when her uncle, William IV, died childless in 1837, she became Queen of Great Britain.

Source: http://www.victorianstation.com/queen.html


Queen Victoria


Queen Victoria

1923 - Siobhan McKenna was born today in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was an Irish stage and screen actress. Siobhan appeared in films and dramas, including “King of Kings” (1961 - playing the part of the Virgin Mary), “Of Human Bondage” (1964) and “Doctor Zhivago”. She died in 1986 after lung cancer surgery.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siobhan_McKenna


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"Morty

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Posted By: Maharbbal
Date Posted: 24-May-2006 at 13:39
May I ask you what the hell Victoria is doing in this Women History section? What I mean is she was a woman all right but arguably she was so distant from general women conditions and did so little for and as a woman in her public life that she belongs more in the general history section in my sense.
M.

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 25-May-2006 at 12:56
Originally posted by Maharbbal Maharbbal wrote:

May I ask you what the hell Victoria is doing in this Women History section? What I mean is she was a woman all right but arguably she was so distant from general women conditions and did so little for and as a woman in her public life that she belongs more in the general history section in my sense.
M.


Well, no matter what she did or did not do for womankind, she is still a female, a royal, and she is part of history. In any event, it seems like most women of royalty during that era were a bit pompous and self-absorbed. Isn't that what "monarchy" was all about?

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Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 25-May-2006 at 13:00
    Women's History - May 25th

1680 - Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh was born today. She was the founder of the city of Haddonfield in New Jersey. Born into a Quaker family, she later became a Quaker leader.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Haddon

1929 - Belle Silverman (a/k/a Beverly Sills) was born today. She is of Ukrainian and Romanian Jewish background. She is best known as an American opera singer and a birth defects activist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Sills


Beverly Sills

Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from Beverly Sills:

"A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn't let them get her down." -- Beverly Sills

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." – Beverly Sills



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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 26-May-2006 at 16:13
    Women's History - May 26th

1877 - Isadora Duncan was born today in San Francisco, California. She became the leader of the modern dance movement and founded dance schools all around the world. Tragically, her husband, Sergie Esenin (a poet) committed suicide after their short marriage and she died when her scarf became entangled in the wheels of her automobile.

Source: http://www.isadoraduncan.org/


Isadora Duncan


Isadora Duncan

1951 - Sally Ride was born today in California, USA. She went on to become an astronaut and the first American woman in space.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Ride


Sally Ride


Sally Ride


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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 27-May-2006 at 22:54
    Women's History - May 27th

1818 – Amelia Jenks Bloomer was born today. Amelia Bloomer was the woman who introduced Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, initiating a collaboration that would last half a century. She was a writer who published “The Lily”, a monthly temperance paper whereby she became the voice for Stanton and other advocates of women’s interests. She promoted changes in women’s restrictive attire, in favor of shorter skirts and knee-length undergarments that came to be known as “Bloomers”.

Source: http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~ulrich/RHE309/vicfembios/ameliabloomer.htm

Amelia Jenks Bloomer


Amelia Jenks Bloomer

1819 – Julia Ward Howe was born today. She is best known as the writer of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. She published poetry, plays, travel books and many articles. She played prominent roles in several suffrage organizations and women’s clubs. She was very active in the women’s rights movement.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Ward_Howe

Julia Ward Howe

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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 28-May-2006 at 23:23
    Women's History - May 28th

1963 – Equal Pay Act was passed by Congress, on the recommendation of John F. Kennedy’s commission on the status of women, declaring that women and men must receive equal pay for equal work.

Source: http://www.eeoc.gov/epa/index.html

1971 – Ekaterina Gordeeva was born today. Together with her late husband, Sergei Grinkov, they won four World Championships and two Olympic Gold Medals (in 1988 and 1994) in pair skating . After her husband’s death in 1995, she wrote a book recounting their life together entitled “My Sergei: A Love Story”.

Source: http://www.gg-corner.de/


Ekaterina Gordeeva


Ekaterina Gordeeva


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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 29-May-2006 at 19:15
    May 29th - Memorial Day in the U.S.

Today is Memorial Day. This all-American holiday is primarily to honor all the brave men and women who died in military service. It was originally also called Decoration Day and has its roots in the practice of women decorating the graves of their loved ones who had died in the Civil War.

Women's History - May 29th

1845 – Elizabeth Allston Pringle was born today in South Carolina, USA. Her father (who became governor of South Carolina) owned one of the largest plantations in the south. She endured a raid by Sherman’s troops during the Civil War, and, eventually, the property was lost to creditors. To supplement her income, Pringle began writing weekly letters for the New York Sun describing her life on a southern rice plantation. She later collected the letters and published them as a single volume entitled "A Woman Rice Planter". The letters contain accounts of interactions with African American laborers and of her daily activities.

http://docsouth.unc.edu/pringle/summary.html

1876 – Helen Woodard Atwater was born today in Massachusetts . She was the daughter of a professor of chemistry named Wilbur Olin Atwater. She went on to become the first full-time editor of Journal of Home Economics.

http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/homeEc/intro/atwater.html



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 30-May-2006 at 13:31
    Women's History - May 30th

1431- Joan of Arc was burned at the stake today on charges of heresy. Three indictments were made against her, after a year-long trial. They said that she used magic because she claimed she heard voices from Saints Michael, Catherine and Margaret and that these voices told her to dress as a boy and fight the French in the Hundred Years War against the English. The charges against her stated that the voices were demons instead of said and they accused her of being involved with the devil.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Arc


Joan of Arc

1889 - invention of the brassiere - Mary Phelps Jacob was the first to patent an undergarment named “Brassiere” derived from the old French word for “upper arm”. Her patent was for a device that was lighweight, soft and separated the breasts naturally. The only undergarment available in those days was a corset, which was tight and restricting.

Source: http://home.nycap.rr.com/useless/brassiere/index.html




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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: Maharbbal
Date Posted: 30-May-2006 at 22:04
May 29th 1830 Birth of Louise Michel, the 'gem' of Paris's Commune of January-March 1871 that standed for the rights of workers, women and human in general.

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 31-May-2006 at 13:20
    Women's History - May 31st

1912 - Chien Shiung Wu was born today in Liuhe, a small town in Shangai. She became the first woman to receive the prestigious Research Corporation Award and the Comstock Prize (given only once every five years) from the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition for her contributions to atomic research and the understanding of beta decay and the weak interactions.   She became a pioneer physicist by radically changing our view of the structure of the universe and by altering modern physical theory. Her experiments led physicists to discard the concept that parity was conserved. She died of a stroke in 1977.

Source: http://www.engr.psu.edu/wep/EngCompSp98/Clee/Index3.html


Chien Shiung-Wu

1924 - Patricia Roberts Harris was born today. She became the first African-Amreican woman to serve as a member of a presidential cabinet (President Jimmy Carter named her Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and later appointed her Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare). She was also the first African American woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Luxemburg (President Lyndon B. Johnson) and was the first woman to serve as dean of Howard University Law School. Her face appears in the Black Heritage stamp series.

http://www.huarchivesnet.howard.edu/0005huarnet/harris1.htm


Patricia Roberts Harris

   
    

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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 01-Jun-2006 at 09:35
    Women's History - June 1

1533 - Anne Boleyn is crowned as Queen today. She married (2nd wife of) Henry VIII of England after his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon was annulled. Later that year, she gave birth to the future Queen Elizabeth. After the king had grown disenchanted with her, she was charged with adultery an treason, imprisoned in the Tower of London, and then beheaded in 1536.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Boleyn


Anne Boleyn

1660 - Mary Dyer is hanged today. Dyer and her husband, William, were banished from Massachusetts when they sided with Anne Hutchinson in the Antinomian heresy in 1630s. She then settled in Rhode Island, but was arrested a year later for teaching Quakerism in New Haven. She was again arrested when she returned to Massachusetts to visit two English Quakers in jail. Two of her comrades were hanged, but she received a last minute reprieve.   She returned to Rhode Island, but again defied the anti-Quaker law by returning to Massachusetts, and,this time, her sentence was carried out the day after her conviction. She was hanged for being a Quaker in Massachusetts.

Source: http://chi.gospelcom.net/DAILYF/2001/06/daily-06-01-2001.shtml



    
    

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 02-Jun-2006 at 23:44
    Women's History - June 2

Barbara Mary Crampton Pym was born today in Oswestry, Shropshire. She served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service in Britain and in Naples during World War II. She was assistant editor of “Africa”, an anthropological journal, when she worked at the International African Institute. . She became a major novelist upon being nominated the “most underrated novelist of the century” by Lord David Cecil and poet Philip Larkin.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Pym


Barbara Pym

1953- Queen Elizabeth II of England is crowned today at a coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey in London (she was formally announced as Queen on February 2). She was on this day handed the four symbols of authority (the orb, the scepter, the rod of mercy and the royal ring of sapphire and rubies) and then Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, the Archbishop of Canterbury, placed St. Edward’s Crown on her head, completing the ceremony. Later, gun salutes were fired and shouts of “God Save the Queen” were shouted by the cheering crowds.

Source: http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/England-History/TheCoronation1953.htm


Queen Elizabeth II on the day of coronation


What would have happened if Elizabeth II had a younger brother instead of a sister (Margaret). Would she have been passed over so the male could assume the throne instead?    

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 05-Jun-2006 at 13:07
    Women's History - June 3rd

1911 - Harlean Harlow Carpenter was born today. She later became Jean Harlow, the original blong sex queen of Hollywood had a chaotic private life. The daughter of a dentist who eloped at age 16 with a 23-year old businessman, she moved to Los Angeles working as an extra and bit player. Her first big break came when she worked with Howard Hughes in “Hell’s Angels”. Her platinum hair and more than obvious sexuality made her a hit. She died when her mother - abiding by Christian Science tenants - refused to send her to a hospital for kidney failure. She died at the age of 26.

Source:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Harlow


Jean Harlow

1972 - Sally Priesant was ordained today, making her the first woman rabbi in the United States.She is only the second woman rabbi in the recorded history of Judaism.

Source: http://connections.fwa.org/e_article000589069.cfm?x=b11,0,w

   

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 05-Jun-2006 at 13:12
    Women's History - June 4th

1878 or 1879 - Alla Nazimova was born today. Before she emigrated to the U.S. in 1905, she was already an established theater actress in Russia and soon became one of the most popular actresses in the American stage.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alla_Nazimova


Alla Nazimova



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 05-Jun-2006 at 13:14
    Women's History - June 5th

1646 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia was born today. She was a mathematician, prodigy and became the first female to be awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1678. The heritage of the Cornaro family can be traced back to the Roman family of Cornelii, with ancestors including cardinals and popes. She was honored after her death as a woman of learning. The University of Padua has a marble statue of her. Vassar College in New York has a stained glass window depicting her achievement.

Source: http://www.lisashea.com/lisabase/philosophy/art20823.html

1654 - Queen Christina of Sweden abdicated her throne today. As the only heir of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and his wife, Maria Eleanora of Brandenburg, her father ordered that she be educated as a boy. When her father was killed in battle, she became Queen Christina at age six. (with Axel Oxenstierna ruling as regent until Queen Christina was of age). It was against his advice that she initiated the end of the Thirty Years War, culminating with the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. Queen Christina appointed her cousin, Carl Gustav (Karl Charles Gustavus) as her successor.

Source:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_of_Sweden


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 06-Jun-2006 at 10:28
    Women's History - June 6th

Today is 06/06/06 - I just heard on the radio (on my way to work this a.m.) that many pregnant women were wishing not to have their child born on a date that is considered to be the "sign of the Devil (666)". I guess the appropriate name of any child born today would be DAMIEN!


1826 - Sarah Parker Remond was born today in Massachusetts and was a free person of color. However, she was constantly prejudiced for being black. During one such incident, she was pushed down the stairs and ejected from a theater, suffering a physical injury. She prevailed in a lawsuit against the managers and received an award of $500.00 as compensation for the incident.   Her objective was to vindicate a right, not to make money on the case. She was raised in a family of abolitionists and as a child witnessed many incidents involving the “Underground Railroad” and the horrors of slavery. She provided shelter for black and white abolitionists in her home.

Source: http://www.mfh.org/specialprojects/shwlp/site/honorees/remond.html


Sarah Parker Remond

1882 - Ann Haven Morgan was born today in Connecticut. She became a scientist and zoologist promoting the study of conservation and ecology, particularly the zoology of aquatic insects and comparative physiology of hibernation.

http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/mountholyoke/mshm137_main.html




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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 07-Jun-2006 at 13:05
    Women's History - June 7th

1662 - Celia Fiennes was born today in Salisbury, England. She traveled extensively throughout England and kept notes in a personal journal about the places she visited. After her death in 1741, her journal was discovered and published three years later under the title, “Through England on a Side Saddle”. Her journal provided the first comprehensive survey of the country since William Camden’s “Britannia” (1586).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celia_Fiennes

1840 - Marie Charlotte Amelie Augustine Victoire Clementine Leopoldine was born today. She was the only daughter of Leopold I of Belgium. She married the archduke of Austria, Maximilian, in 1857 and accompanied him when he was sent to Mexico as emperor in 1864. She was then known as Carlota, Empress of Mexico. She returned to Europe in 1866 seeking the aid of Napoleon III and the pope, after Napoleon III decided to withdraw the French troops from Mexico and the fate of the empire became apparent. However, her pleas were in vain. . The Mexican empire ended with the execution of Maximilian in 1867. Carlota suffered a mental collapse, was declared insane, and lived the rest of her life in seclusion.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlota_of_Mexico


Carlota of Mexico

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 08-Jun-2006 at 15:02
    Women's History - June 8th

Today in Woman’s History, two women were born who went on to become mathematicians as follows:

1858 - Charlotte Angas Scott was born today in England. She is considered to be a pioneer for advancement of women’s role in higher education, specifically the field of mathematics, and was one of England’s first women to obtain a doctorate in mathematics. She was the initiator of the College Entrance Examination Board and was one of the organizers of the American Mathematical Society.

Source: http://www.math.temple.edu/~zit/Post%201876/Scott_Charlotte.pdf

Charlotte Angas Scott

1860 - Alicia Boole Stott was born today in Ireland. Her father was a mathematician (George Boole - for whom Boolean Logic is named) and, as a teen, she became interested in four-dimensional hypercubes (or tesseracts) by using models of wood to represent four-dimensional convex solids (also named polytopes). She published articles on three-dimensional sections of hypersolids in the 1900s, and also worked on deriving Archimedean solids from Platonic solids.

Source: http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/B/Boole_Alicia.html


Alicia Boole Stott


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 10-Jun-2006 at 08:12
    Women's History - June 9th

1843 – Bertha von Suttner (nee Countess Bertha Kinsky) was born today in Austria. She was a peace activist, an author, and was secretary to Alfred Nobel in Paris. She was critical of the application of dynamite in the military and worked actively for the peace movement in Austria and Germany. Among her many famous books is the classic “Die Waffen neider” (Lay Down Your Arms). The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded her the Nobel Peace Prize nine years after the death of Alfred Nobel in 1905.

Source: http://nobelprize.org/peace/laureates/1905/suttner-bio.html


Bertha von Suttner

1970 - Anna Mae Hayes (Nurse Corps), Elizabeth P. Hoisington (Women's Army Corps) become first U.S. women to be promoted to brigadier general. This was a huge milestone for women in the military.





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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 10-Jun-2006 at 08:18
    Women's History - June 10th

1688: Mary of Modena, queen consort of James II of Great Britain, gave birth today to a son, James, who was rumored to be a changeling who would restore Roman Catholicism if he succeeded to the crown.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_of_Mary_of_Modena

1692: Bridget Bishop was hanged today. She became the first "witch" of Salem Village to be hanged, as part of the Salem witch craze, for no reason other than the fact that she was an independent woman (unheard of in those days) , that she dressed a bit more artistic that most women, and that she had three husbands during her lifetime.

Source: http://www.loyno.edu/history/journal/1990-1/westwood.htm


Bridget Bishop

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 11-Jun-2006 at 09:10
    Women's History - June 11th

1769 – Anne Newport Royall was born today in Baltimore, Maryland USA. In her 50s, she traveled across the country and published 10 accounts of her travels, which remain valuable sources of social history. She was eccentric and acerbic and was convicted in Washington, D.C., in 1829 of being a “common scold,” the result of her antagonism to a local Presbyterian church. In 1831 she began to publish her outspoken and controversial views on various subjects in her Washington newspaper, and hence became, and considered by many to be, the nation’s first newspaperwoman (journalist).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Royall

1987 – Margaret Thatcher became the first British Prime Minister in more than 160 years to be elected to three (3) successive terms.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher


Margaret Thatcher

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 12-Jun-2006 at 14:33
    Women's History - June 12th

1829 - Johanna Spyri was born today in Hirzel in the Canton of Zürich.   She went on to become the writer of “Heidi” and her world in the Swiss Alps.

Source: http://www.heidi-swiss.ch/en/heididorf/johannaspyri01.html

1975 - Indira Gandhi found guilty of electoral corruption and barred from holding office for six years.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/June/12/newsid_2511000/2511691.stm


Indira Gandhi

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 14-Jun-2006 at 09:55
    Women's History - June 13th

1842 - Camilla Urso was born today in Nantes, France to an Italian father (a flutist) and a Portuguese mother (a singer). She began taking violin lessons at the age of six and went on to become one of the finest violinists of the latter half of the 19th century. She played both classic and contemporary works and performed at the Philharmonic Society in Boston and the New York Philharmonic. She subsequently had her own concert company and toured regularly in the United States, Canada, and abroad and was acknowledged as one of the preeminent violinists of the day.

Source: http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9126009?query=Patrick%20Gilmore&ct=



1908 - Maria Elena Vieira da Silva was born today in Lisbon, Portugal. She went on to become an artist (painter) of intricate, semiabstract compositions. She studied art in Paris with Antoine Bourdelle (sculpture), with Charles Despiau (sculpture), with Fernand Leger (painting) and with Stanley William Hayter (engraving).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Elena_Vieira_da_Silva






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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 14-Jun-2006 at 09:57
    Women's History - June 14th

1811 - Harriet Beecher Stowe was born today. She went on to become a famous writer. While she wrote at least ten adult novels, she is predominantly known for her first “Uncle Tom’s Cabin, begun as a serial for the Washington anti-slavery weekly called the “National Era”. It focused public interest on the issue of slavery and was very controversial. Stowe relied on her personal experience of slavery, the anti-slavery movement, and the underground railroad in her writings. She had seven children (of which only 3 survived).

Source: http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/life/


The only three surviving children of Beecher Stowe

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2006 at 11:38
    Women's History - June 15th

1861 - Ernestine Rossler Schumann-Heink was born today in Leiben (near Prague). At age 15, she sang the contralto part in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and subsequently went on to be known as “the world’s greatest contralto.” She sang in “oratorios” and concerts in Berlin, Sweden, Norway and London.      

source: http://www.cantabile-subito.de/Contraltos/Schumann-Heink__Ernestine/hauptteil_schumann-heink__ernestine.html


in “Love’s Lottery” by Julian Edwards, 1904


As Erda


As Waltraute at the Bayreuth Festival


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2006 at 11:42
    Women's History - June 16th

1963 - Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space today. Here's more about her great accomplishments as an astronaut.

http://www.astronautix.com/astros/terhkova.htm


Valentina Tereshkova


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 19-Jun-2006 at 14:43
    Women's History - June 17th

1971 - Jeanne M. Holm becomes the first woman brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force. She was subsequently promoted to major general in 1973.

Source: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/m.gratton/Ladies%201st%20-%20J.htm


Jeanne M. Holm


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 19-Jun-2006 at 14:51
    Women's History - June 18th

918 - The warrior queen, Aethelflaed, (the Mercian leader) died today. She was the daughter of Alfred the Great and sister of Edward “the Elder” king of Wessex (ruled 899-924). Her husband, Aethelred (King of Mercia) died in battle with the Danes and she became the political and military ruler of the Mercians. She captured the Danes at Derby and invaded Wales.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethelfleda



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 19-Jun-2006 at 14:53
    Women's History - June 19th

1945 - Aung San Sun Kyi was born today in Rangoon. She went on to become a Burmese activist and winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.

Source: http://nobelprize.org/peace/laureates/1991/kyi-bio.html


Aung San Sun Kyi



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 20-Jun-2006 at 15:23
    Women's History - June 20th

1930 - Magdalena Abakanowicz was born today in Poland (near Warsaw) to a family that traced its heritage back to Genghis Khan. She went on to become a sculptor, whose work often reflected the emotional heritage of her political environment. Her work is in many major museums.

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalena_Abakanowicz


Magdalena Abakanowicz, 1999



Abakanowicz - sculpture called "Space of Unknown Growth"

Here's a link with her recent works:
http://www.abakanowicz.art.pl/recent.html



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 21-Jun-2006 at 14:14
    Women's History - June 21st

1953 - Benazir Bhutto was born today in Karachi. Educated at Harvard University and Oxford, she went on to serve as Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988-1990 and 1993 - 1996, becoming the first female leader of a Muslim country in the modern world.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benazir_Bhutto


Benazir Bhutto

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 22-Jun-2006 at 11:29
    Women's History - June 22nd

1906 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh was born today in Englewood, New Jersey USA. After graduating from Smith College, she won the Mary Augusta Jordan Prize for the most original literary piece and the Elizabeth Montagu Prize for the best essay on women of the 18th Century. She also composed novels, essays and diaries. She later married aviator Charles A. Lindbergh and began flying. She became the first woman in the U.S. to obtain a glider pilot license. Subsequently, she received her private pilot’s license and covered 30,000 miles over five continents. She became the first woman to receive the National Geographic Society Hubbard Gold Medal for her piloting and navigational skills. She also continued to write and published 11 major works.

Source: http://www.lindberghfoundation.org/history/amlbio.html


Anne Morrow Lindbergh


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 23-Jun-2006 at 15:31
    Women's History - June 23rd

1763 - Josephine, Empress of France, was born today as Marie Rose Josephine Tascher de la Pagerie on the Caribbean island of Martinique to parents, Jose and Rose-Marie Tascher. She became a noted Parisian socialite after marrying Alexandre de Beauharnais, who was later guillotined and she imprisoned during the French Revolution. In 1796, she married Napoleon Bonaparte, a promising general whose rise soon made her Empress of France in 1804. She died, still popular with the public, in 1814.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9phine_de_Beauharnais



    

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 26-Jun-2006 at 10:33
    Women's History - June 24th

1936 - Today, Mary McLeod Bethune was appointed director of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration. She becomes the first African-American woman to receive a major federal appointment. The daughter of former slaves, she devoted her life to ensuring the right to education and freedom from discrimination for black Americans.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_McLeod_Bethune



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 26-Jun-2006 at 10:34
    Women's History - June 25th

1993 - Today, Tansu Ciller becomes the first female Prime Minister of Turkey. Political scientist at Bosphorus Univiersity in Istanbul, Professor Kemal Kirisci, wrote that, “She is probably the most Machiavellian politician Turkey has seen for a long time”...”For the sake of her goal she’ll do anything. Part and parcel of her Machiavellianism is that while she has a lot of dirty linen herself, she has dirty linen on other politicians, and does not hesitate to use it.” She retired from political life in 2002, after the election defeat in November.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tansu_Ciller



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 26-Jun-2006 at 10:36
    Women's History - June 26th

1892 - One of my favorite authors (The Good Earth), Pearl S. Buck, was born today in Hillsboro, West Virginia USA, when her parents were near the end of a furlough in the United States. When she was three months old, she was taken back to China, where she spent most of the first forty years of her life. She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature in 1938.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_S._Buck


Pearl S. Buck

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 27-Jun-2006 at 13:32
    Women's History - June 27th

1880 - Helen Keller was born today in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA. She was born with full sight and hearing until the age of 19 months old, when she developed a high fever and eventually became sight and hearing impaired. She was unable to communicate until she started schooling with Anne Sullivan. She went on to become a role model for millions of people and an inspiration to all by overcoming her disabilities as she worked unceasingly to bring awareness and improve the lives of people who were blind and deaf. She played a leading role in most of the significant social, political and cultural movements of the 20th Century. I am sure that everyone is familiar with the movie, The Miracle Worker, which is based on the true story of Helen Keller.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller


Helen Keller

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 28-Jun-2006 at 12:27
    Women's History - June 28th

Today, I'm going to write about two very important events which occurred regarding women in the U.S. military.

1976 - Today, for the first time, women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy. The first class with women graduated in May 1980 and were nicknamed “80's Ladies”. However, it has not been an easy battle for women at the Academy. Twelve percent of women who graduated from the Academy in 2003 reported to have been victims of rape (or attempted rape), and it is estimated that about 20% of all women students were victims. Sexual predation was primarily directed toward freshmen and sophomores who were under 21 years of age.



1996 - South Carolina military school, The Citadel, votes to admit women rather than turn down public funding.   Once an all-male military academy, The Citadel ended its opposition to enrolling female cadets with the U.S. Supreme Court decision which ruled that all-male enrollment policy at the Virginia Military Institute (another state supported school) was unconstitutional. The Citadel decision ends the 1993 controversy when high school student, Shannon Faulkner, won admission to the school by deleting from her school transcripts any reference to her gender. Once the school found out she was a female, they withdrew the admission offer, and Faulkner filed suit. Even though she won the lawsuit and was admitted, she left shortly thereafter due to heavy stress and isolation she experienced. The male cadets made life almost impossible for her and the few other female cadets who had been admitted as well.



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 29-Jun-2006 at 11:04
     Women's History - June 29th

1930 - Oriana Fallaci was born today in Italy. She went on to become a famous journalist and was named Italy's most celebrated female writer. She is best known as an uncompromising political interviewer. Los Angeles Times writer Elizabeth Mehren called her “ the journalist to whom virtually no world figure would say no.” She has interviewed international celebrities and world leaders such as Henry Kissinger, Shah of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, Omar Khadafi, Yasir Arafat, Nguyen Van Thieu.....to just name a few.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriana_Fallaci


Oriana Fallaci


Oriana Fallaci

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 04-Jul-2006 at 09:24
    Women's History - June 30th

1980 – Today, Vigdis Finnbogadottir was elected President of Iceland and, therefore, became the first woman in the world to serve as the elected head of state. She was elected in 1980 and was re-elected in 1984 and 1988.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigdis_Finnbogadottir


Vigdis Finnbogadottir

Vigdis Finnbogadottir


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 04-Jul-2006 at 09:26
    Women's History - July 1st

1805 - Today, Armandine Aurore Lucille Dupin Dudevant was born in Paris. She was best known by her pseudonym, George Sand, and became one of the most successful female writers of the nineteenth century.

Source: http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ro-Sc/Sand-George.html



"George Sand"

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 04-Jul-2006 at 09:28
    Women's History - July 2nd

1937 – Today is a sad day. Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappeared while attempting the first flight around the world. Today, at approximately midnight GMT, they took off from Lae and their destination was Howland Island. Their last positive position and sighting were over the Nukumanu Islands. To this day, US government documents concerning Earhart and her disappearance remain classified.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart


Earhart and Noonan

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 04-Jul-2006 at 09:30
    Women's History - July 3rd

1873 – Frances Stern was born today and went on to become a nutritionist. She established the Frances Stern Nutrition Center in 1918, which was the first organization of its kind in the world. Most people did not understand the principles of nutrition in the early 1900s. Stern revolutionized nutritional education by using visual aids in her instruction, as she believed it is better to show rather than tell people how much they can eat.

Source: http://nutrition.tufts.edu/school/programs/combined/fsnc/history.shtml


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 04-Jul-2006 at 09:32
    Women's History - July 4th

1868 - Today, Henrietta Leavitt was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She attended Radcliffe College and took an interest in astronomy. She volunteered at the Harvard College Observatory and was later appointed to the permanent staff, directed by Charles Pickering. She became head of the photographic photometry department, which studied photo images of stars to determine their magnitude. She discovered more than 2,400 variable stars, which led to her most important contribution to the field: the cepheid variable period-luminosity relationship. By observing certain class of “cepheids” she discovered a direct correlation between the time it took a star to go from bright to dim to how bright it actually was. She, therefore, opened the way for astronomers, such as Edwin Hubble, to make their own groundbreaking discoveries.

Source: http://www.physics.sfsu.edu/~gmarcy/cswa/history/leavitt.html

Henrietta Leavitt

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 06-Jul-2006 at 13:15
    Women's History - July 5th

1755 - Sarah Siddons was born today in Wales. She went on to become an actress and was known for playing tragic heroines on the British Stage. She was famous for her role as Lady Macbeth and she was the first woman to play Hamlet ( a role she continued playing for 30 years). She was recognized by her deep, rich voice and dramatic gestures. A statue of her made by Chantrey is in Westminster Abbey.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Siddons


Sarah Siddons


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 06-Jul-2006 at 13:17
    Women's History - July 6th

1951 - Althea Gibson wins at Wimbledon today. She becomes the first African American player to play and win at Wimbledon. She won 11 major titles in the 1950s.

Source: http://www.altheagibson.com/biographical.htm


Althea Gibson

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 10-Jul-2006 at 11:22
    Women's History - July 7th


1946 – Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized today, making her the first American Saint. Along with several other young women, Mother Cabrini founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She founded sixty-seven schools, hospitals, orphanages and missions – one for every year of her life.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Cabrini



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 10-Jul-2006 at 11:25
    Women's History - July 8th

1946 – Cynthia Gregory was born today in Los Angeles, California USA. She went on to become a prima ballerina . She performed lead roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Don Quixote, just to mention a few.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Gregory




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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 10-Jul-2006 at 11:27
    Women's History - July 9th

1926 – Mathilde Krim was born today in Como, Italy. She went on to become a virologist, fundraiser and lobbyist for AIDS research. Her research was into the use of alpha interferon to treat AIDS-related cancer. She holds fifteen doctorates honoris causa and has received many other honors and distinctions. She has also been awarded the highest civilian honor in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2005/04/28f.html



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 10-Jul-2006 at 11:29
    Women's History - July 10th

1804 – Emma Hale Smith was born today in Oakland, Pennsylvania. She went on to become the first president of the Relief Society of the Mormon Church.

Source: http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/people/emma_smith.html


    

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Posted By: Sparten
Date Posted: 14-Jul-2006 at 06:54
Originally posted by morticia morticia wrote:

    Women's History - July 9th

1926 – Mathilde Krim was born today in Como, Italy. She went on to become a virologist, # - fundraiser and lobbyist for AIDS research. Her research was into the use of alpha interferon to treat AIDS-related # - cancer . She holds fifteen doctorates honoris causa and has received many other honors and distinctions. She has also been awarded the highest civilian honor in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2005/04/28f.html

I had the honor of attending one of her lectures a few years back.  Great lady.
 


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 10:44
Sparten wrote: "I had the honor of attending one of her lectures a few years back. Great lady"

That was truly an honor!

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 10:45
    Women's History - July 11th

1854 - Georgiana Emma Drew Barrymore was born today in Philadelphia, PA (USA). She acted as a young child with her parents and then married Maurice Barrymore, the founder of the Anglo-American family of actors. She eventually went on to become one of the great comediennes of her day.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgiana_Drew


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 10:48
    Women's History - July 12th

1971: Kristi Yamaguchi born in California. She went on to become a gold medalist in women’s figure skating at the XVI Winter Olympics in Albertville, France in 1992.

Source: http://rc.yahoo.com/promotions/kristi/profile.html


Kristi Yamaguchi


Kristi Yamaguchi

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 10:54
    Women's History - July 13th

1793 - Charlotte Corday, a member of the Girondin faction after the French Revolution, murdered radical Montagnard supporter, Jean Paul Marat, in his bath. Four days after killing Marat, Corday was executed under the guillotine.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Corday


Painting by Paul Jacques Aime Baudry in 1860

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 10:56
    Women's History - July 14th

1862 - Florence Bascom was born today in Williamstown, Mass (USA) . She went on to become one of the first female geologists in the United States. Her fellow scientists thought she was the nation’s most important geologist for her work and studies in mineral crystals, metamorphic rocks, how mountains form and how rocks from mountains erode into sand.

Source: http://www.todayinsci.com/cgi-bin/indexpage.pl?http://www.todayinsci.com/B/Bascom_Florence/Bascom_Florence.htm


Florence Bascom

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 10:59
    Women's History - July 15th

1867 - Maggie L .Walker was born today in Richmond, Virginia (USA), two years after the end of the Civil War. She was an African American who experienced the hardships of being a female and black. It was hard for her to find a job, but she got an education and graduated high school at the age of 16. She went on to become the first woman bank president in the United States. She also fought to improve the relations between the races and stood up for the rights of people often left out of decision making: African Americans, women, and children.

Source: http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/walker-ml.html


Maggie Walker


Maggie Walker


Maggie Walker

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 11:01
    Women's History - July 16th

1899 - Eunice Hunton Carter was born today. She was an African American lawyer who became the first black woman to be a district attorney in the state of New York. She was a consultant to the U.N.and International Council of Women, was vice-president of the National Council of Women U.S. YWCA; was a member of the U.S. National Council of Negro Women, and was a member of the American Association of University Women.
       
Source: http://www.aaregistry.com/african_american_history/1033/Crime_does_not_pay_ask_Eunice_Carter



Eunice Carter

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 11:15
    Women's History - July 17th

1898 - Berenice Abbott was born today in Springfield, Ohio (USA). She went on to be known as a photographic educator, inventor, author and historian. She originated the photography program at the New York School for Social Research, she wrote several books and numerous articles. She received four (4) U.S. patents for photographic and other devices. Her accomplishments range from portraiture and modernist experimentation to documentation and scientific interpretation.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berenice_Abbott


Berenice Abbott


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 18-Jul-2006 at 14:39
    Women's History - July 18th

1867 - Margaret Tobin Brown was born today in Missouri (USA). She was later referred to as “Molly Brown”, made famous by the 1960s musical, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”. She was a “Titanic” survivor and was recognized for her heroism in assisting other survivors and getting people to safety by receiving the French Legion of Honor in 1932. She headed the Titanic Survivors’ Committee, which supported immigrants who had lost everything in the disaster.   She assisted in getting a memorial erected to the Titanic survivors in Washington, D.C. Because she was a woman, she was not allowed to testify in Congressional hearings about the sinking of the Titanic, so she published her account of the sinking in newspapers.

Source: http://www.mollybrownsummerhousehistory.org/margaret_brown.htm


Margaret Tobin Brown (Molly Brown)


Molly Brown

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 21-Jul-2006 at 10:48
    Women's History - July 19th

1984 - Today, Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman nominated by a major political party as a vice presidential candidate for the United States. Geraldine Ferraro faced an enormous amount of scrutiny during the campaign, both from the press and the general public. She and Mondale were defeated in the general election by Ronald Reagan and George Bush, who were seeking reelection.

Source:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geraldine_Ferraro


Geraldine Ferraro


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 21-Jul-2006 at 10:49
    Women's History - July 20th

1960 - Today, Sirimavo Bandaranaike was elected prime minister of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and becomes the first woman prime minister in history.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirimavo_Bandaranaike


Sirimavo Bandaranaike

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 21-Jul-2006 at 10:50
    Women's History - July 21st

1938 - Janet Reno was born today . She went on to become the first woman U.S. Attorney General. Controversial actions during her tenure as U.S. Attorney General included the Brank Dividian standoff and fire in Waco, Texas, and the return of Elian Gonzalez to his father in Cuba.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Reno


Janet Reno


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 24-Jul-2006 at 09:45
    Women's History - July 22nd

1849 - Today, Emma Lazarus was born in New York City, N.Y. (USA). She went on to become a poet and, in 1869, she published her poem, “The New Colossus” for an auction at the Art Fund Exhibition for the Statue of Liberty. The poem fell into obscurity while the US waited for the Statue of Liberty, which was a gift from France called the “Liberty Enlightening the World”, in honor of two nations who gained independence through revolution. In 1901, her poem “The New Colossus” was added to a bronze plaque at the base of the statue.

Source: http://www.jwa.org/exhibits/wov/lazarus


Emma Lazarus


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 24-Jul-2006 at 09:46
    Women's History - July 23rd

1880 - Today, Emma Perry Carr was born in Holmesville, Ohio. She went on to become a chemist (physical organic). She became chair of the department of Mout Holyoke College and, during her tenure there, became the first recipient of the prestigious Garvan Medal. She became a worldwide leader in the study of ultraviolet spectra of organic molecules as means of investigating their electronic structures.


Source: http://www.csupomona.edu/~nova/scientists/articles/carr.html


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 24-Jul-2006 at 09:48
    Women's History - July 24th

1920 - Bella Abzug was born today in New York City, N.Y. (USA). She was the daughter of Russian immigrants to the U.S. She went on to become a famous, outspoken public figure. She ran for U.S. Congress at age 50 and won a strong feminist and peace platform. She was an anti-war activist and became an influential leader working to empower women around the world.

Source: http://www.greatwomen.org/women.php?action=viewone&id=4


Bella Abzug

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 13:05
    Women's History - July 25th

1978 - Louise Brown was born today. She was the world’s first “test-tube baby” (in vitro fertilization). It was an experimental procedure back then, and Louise was born healthy, has never developed any complications, and, in fact, has a younger sister also conceived by in vitro. Louise recently got married and is pregnant with her first child, which was naturally conceived.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/July/25/newsid%5F2499000/2499411.stm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Brown


Louise Brown shortly after birth


Louise Brown

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 13:07
    Women's History - July 26th

1956 - Today, Dorothy Hamill was born. She went on to become an Olympic and professional figure skater. She won an Olympic medal in 1976 at Innsbruck, Austria. In the 1990s, she was the owner of the Ice Capades. Her wedge haircut set a fashion trend among young women all over.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Hamill


Dorothy Hamill


Dorothy Hamill

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 09:23
    Women's History - July 27th

1841 - Linda Richards was born today in West Potsdam, New York (USA). She went on to become America’s first trained nurse. She subsequently helped established nursing training programs and schools throughout Philadelphia, Massachusetts and Michigan. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.

Source: http://www.northnet.org/stlawrenceaauw/richards.htm



Linda Richards

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 15:17
    Women's History - July 28th

1908 - Dame Annabelle Rankin was born today in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She went on to become the first woman in Australia appointed to a cabinet position. She was also the first in Australia to head a diplomatic mission, and to serve as a whip in parliament.

Source: http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/IMP0047b.htm


Dame Annabelle Rankin

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 10:17
    Women's History - July 29th

Two marriages occurred today in women’s history:

1565: Today, Mary Queen of Scots married Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, her cousin. Said marriage was considered dangerous to her cousin, Elizabeth I of England.   The Roman Catholic rite offended the Protestant party in Scotland and England. (This woman had the most amazing short life...it's better than any soap opera I've ever seen! )

Source: http://englishhistory.net/tudor/relative/maryqosbiography.html



1981: Today, Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles (England) in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Said wedding was televised all over the world, with an estimated TV audience of about 750 million people.



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 10:20
    Women's History - July 30th

1818 – Emily Bronte was born today in Thornton, Yorkshire, England . She went on to become a poet and wrote the novel “Wuthering Heights”, her only known novel. It is unknown how long it took to write “Wuthering Heights” or when it was written, and, in fact, some critics have argued that Branson Bronte (her brother) wrote it…however, most critics disagree with that.
Source: http://www.online-literature.com/bronte/


Emily Bronte

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 31-Jul-2006 at 12:22
    Women's History - July 31st

1833 - Today, Amelia Stone Quinton was born in Jamesville, New York. She went on to become an activist for Native American rights. Amelia, along with a friend, Mary Bonney (another activist for Native American rights) were both white women who were disturbed about pressure being put on the U.S. Congress to open Native American territory to white settlement. Amelia and Mary wrote a petition demanding the honoring of Native American treaties, and presented said Petition (with 13,000 signatures) to President Hayes and the House of Representatives. Amelia was both Secretary and organizer of an inter-denominational women’s committee which she helped create, wherein they began bringing awareness to everyone regarding the Native American rights issues. Subsequently, another petition, authored by Amelia, was presented, this time with 50,000 signatures, to the U.S. Senate by Henry L. Dawes of Massachusetts, where demands, such as a New Native American policy of education, legal equality, farm sized parcels of land to individual Native Americans were addressed, ultimately providing Native Americans with allotment and citizenship.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Stone_Quinton

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 03-Aug-2006 at 11:41
    Women's History - August 1st

1137 - Today, Eleanor of Aquitaine becomes Queen of France upon the demise of King Louis VI of France (Louis the Fat), who was succeeded by his son Louis VII, whom Eleanor had just married a few weeks before. Just a few months before, after her own father’s death, she had also become Duchess of Aquitaine and Countess of Poitou.

Source: http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/eleanor-of-aquitaine.htm


Eleanor of Aquitaine/Queen of France


Eleanor of Aquitaine


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 03-Aug-2006 at 11:43
    Women's History - August 2

1878: Princess Ingeborg of Sweden born today. She was the second daughter of King Frederick VIII and Queen Louise of Denmark.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Ingeborg_of_Denmark


Princess Ingeborg of Sweden

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 03-Aug-2006 at 11:45
    Women's History - August 3rd

1902: Regina Jonas was born today in Berlin. She went on to become the first woman rabbi worldwide.

Source: http://www.smcm.edu/Users/kvonkellenbach/jonas.htm


Rabbi Regina Jonas

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 04-Aug-2006 at 15:03
    Women's History - August 4th

1944 - Today, Anne Frank, a Dutch Jewish young girl was arrested by Nazis. While she and her family lived in hiding for two years in a secret attic apartment in Amsterdam, Anne wrote her detailed thoughts and emotions as an adolescent girl coming of age. I think everyone in the world knows the story of Anne Frank.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Frank



Anne Frank


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 07-Aug-2006 at 15:13
    Women's History - August 5th

1102 - Today, Princess Matilda was born . She was the only legitimate daughter of Henry I (the last king of the Norman dynasty). This woman had more titles than “Carter has liver pills” (an old American expression for excess! ) She was known as Empress Matilda, Lady of the English (Holy Roman Empire, Germany), Imperatrix, Queen of the Romans, Romanorum Regina, Countess of Anjou, Matilda Augusta, Matilda the Good, Regina Anglorum, Domina Anglorum/Anglorum Domina, Angliae Normanniaeque Domina, and Queen of England (disputed). She fought for the title of heir to the throne of England in a bloody civil war against her cousin, Stephen. She signed documents using such titles as “Mathildis Imperatric Henrici Regis filia et Anglorum domina”. Her personal seal read “Mathildis dei gracia Romanorum regina” (Matilda by the grace of God Queen of the Romans)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Matilda

Empress Matilda



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 07-Aug-2006 at 15:19
    Women's History - August 6th

1926 - Today, at the age of 19, American swimmer, Gertrude Ederle, became the first woman to swim the English Channel from France to England (56 kilometers in 14 hours 39 minutes). Bravo!

Source:    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Ederle


Gertrude Ederle


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 07-Aug-2006 at 15:23
    Women's History - August 7th

1957 - Today, Lydia Villa-Komaroff was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico (not Nevada). She went on to become a molecular biologist. She overcame her cultural training and discrimination to pursue a career in science. Hispanic women are not socialized to believe they can earn a living, much less as a scientist, but she proved them wrong.

Source: http://www.galegrup.com/free_resources/chh/bio/villa_l.htmo


Lydia Villa-Komaroff


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Posted By: Master_Blaster
Date Posted: 07-Aug-2006 at 19:56
Why does everyone keep posting pics up of ugly women? Haven't attractive women contributed anything to society, i.e. helping me get through puberty?LOLLOL
 


Posted By: Aelfgifu
Date Posted: 08-Aug-2006 at 05:56
Oi, a**hole, why don't you just remove yourself from the womans history forum if all you can do is insult and discriminate woman anyway?

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 08-Aug-2006 at 14:27
....and yet again, here's another beauty!

Women's History - August 8th

1950 - Today, another American swimmer, Florence Chadwick, swam the English Channel from France to England and broke the record previously held by Gertrude Ederle. Chadwick swam the 56 kilometers in only 13 hours and 20 minutes. Chadwick became the first woman to swim the Channel from England to France in 1951 (16:22).
                              
Source: http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/search/search.php?word=CHADWICK%2C%20FLORENCE%20MAY&enc=9364


Florence Chadwick (center)


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