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herstory today
1/13/2010 - DB Metzger

 Elizabeth Tudor is crowned Queen. The first flushing toilet is patented by a guy named Crapper. The first radio set are advertised in Scientific America. and Christine Kraft wins her liable suit for age descrimination. Birthdfays include St. Colette, Ernestine Rose and poet Ethal Lynn.

1559  Elizabeth Tudor is crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey. She ascended in November 1558

1863 Thomas Crapper pioneers the one-piece pedestal flushing toilet.

1906 the first radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile

1943  Sophie Taeuber-Arp died she was a Swiss artist. Part of the Dada movement. She can be seen on the 50 swiss bank notes

1984 TV anchor Christine Craft wins $500,000 in her breach of contract case (age discrimination) against KMBC-TV

1992  Japan apologizes for forcing at least 100,000 Korean women to serve as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II

Notable Birthdays

1381  St. Colette she founded sixteen houses. Her sisters (the colettines) were noted for their firm refusal of property, and emphasis on strict enclosure.

1616 Antoinette Bourignon a Christian Mystic and advocate of "quietism."

1810  Ernestine Rose (Ernestine Louise Polowsky) woman's rights pioneer and athiest.

1827  Ethel Lynn Beers she published poetry as Ethel Lynn

1850  Charlotte Ray the first black female lawyer in the U.S.

1884 Sophie Tucker billed as the first lady of show business during the first third of the last century


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