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6/29/2008 - DB Metzger

Today in Herstory

The Globe Theater Burns down, The National Bankng Act is passed, Boeing flies for the first time. FDR signs The Alien Registration act and the National Park act and the Supreme Court Upholds Roe v Wade. RIP Jayne Mansfield and Little Eva.

1613 the Globe Theater burns down. It was where Shakespeare hung out.

1852 Henry Clay the great compromiser, dies at 75

1854 Gadsden Purchase (parts of Az, NM) from Mexico for $10 million Here’s how it read.

1863 TheVery 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa after the National Banking Act is passed.

1913 Beginning of the 2nd Balkan War. There would be another.

1916 Boeing aircraft flies for first time

1927 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii

1938 FDR signs the Olympic Peninsula Park Bill creating the national park.

1940 US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register (aka Smith Act) After WW2 it was primarily used against Communists.

1946 British arrest 2,700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorists. Coined as Operation Agatha. Aimed at the Jewish Agency, a Zionist Organization. In retaliation The King David Hotel was bombed

1949 South Africa begins implementing apartheid; mixed marriages verboten.

1955 Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock hit #1 and stayed there for seven weeks.

1956 Federal interstate highway system act signed by Pres. Eisenhower.

1963 Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits the UK charts

1967 Jayne Mansfield actress, dies in a car crash at 34

1972 Supreme Court-death penalty usually was "cruel & unusual punishment" (Furman v Georgia

1978 Bob Crane actor (Hogan's Heroes), murdered at 59

1982 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended.

1994 U.S. Supreme Court upholds ,Roe V. Wadeallows some limits, including 24-hour waiting period. .

Notable Birthdays

1835 Celia Leighton Thaxter (poet)

1858  Julia Lathrop (social worker, reformer, public official)

1865 –1986 Shigechiyo Izumi achieved oldest authenticated age (120 y 237 d) She’s been surpassed by Jean Calment

1867 (Emma) Azalia (Smith) Hackley (singer, musician, promoted "Negro folk music")

1871?: Luisa Tetrazzini (coloratura, namesake of chicken tetrazzini)

1876  Nellie Tayloe Ross (first US woman governor)

1877 Ida Maud Cannon born (social worker)

1886 James Van DerZee photographer

1889 Elizabeth Steward Magee (Consumer's League director)

1893 Helen Elna Hokinson (cartoonist for the New Yorker)

1897 Frances Farmer Wilder (manager, radio executive)

1908 Virginia Irwin (journalist)

1914  Rozella M. Sclotfeldt (nurse)

1930 Oriana Fallaci (journalist)

1933 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle actor (Keystone Comedies, Mabel & Fatty

1945-2003 "Little" Eva Boyd rock vocalist (Locomotion)

1963 Anne-Sophie Mutter (violinist)


Quote for Today

I always introduce myself as an encyclopedia of defects which I do not deny. Why should I? It took me a whole life to build myself as I am.

-- Oriana Fallaci

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