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this day in Herstory
11/10/2010 - DB Metzger

Stanley meets Dr. Livingstone in Africa. Hirohito is enthroaned as Emperor of Japan.  The date of the  first long distance phone call without an operator in 1951. Sesame premiers on PBS and happy birthday Mabel Normand, Francis Perkins and Betsy Lee Gatson

1793 France ended the forced worship of God. Here is more on the French Revolution

1801 Kentucky outlaws dueling.

1871 Stanley meets Dr. Livingston in Central Africa .

1919 First observance of national book week in 1919.

1928Hirohito is enthroned as Emperor of Japan.

1950 Jacobo Guzman is elected president of Guatemala .

1951 first long distance phone call without operator assistance took place. By 1965 nine out of ten phones used direct dialing

1954 Iwo Jima memorial is dedicated in Arlington VA.

1960 congress passes stronger voting rights legislation for Blacks.

1963 Maria Goeppert-Mayer won Nobel Prize for Physics - the first American woman and second woman to win that prize

1969 Sesame Street Premieres on Public Broadcasting.

1975 The ore carrier Edmond Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior in which 29 die. It would become a song by Gordon Lightfoot.

1982 the Vietnam memorial opens in Washington D.C.

1986 Bruce Springsteens live three record set E Street Band is released.

Notable Birthdays

1483 Martin Luther the founder of Protestantism

1856: Mabel Loomis Todd (writer, editor) chronicled her neighbor Emily Dickinson

1893: Mabel Normand (silent screen comedienne )

1882 Francis Perkins First woman to serve as cabinet member.

1914: Daisy Lee Gatson Bates born (civil rights activist)

1925 Welsh actor Richard Burton

Quote for Today

Women need to know the myths which have determined both how we see ourselves and how society regards us.

Carolyne Larrington


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