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2/6/2012 - DB Metzger

Sacrifice, suffrage, succession and Mary Kay LeTtourneau. On the positive side we also have Joan Payson, The miracle Mets, The Righteous Bros and Natalie Cole. Try us you'll like us. 

43 AD - traditional date for the suiide of the Vietnamese Trung sisters, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, when faced with defeat by the Chinese army under the Han Dynasty.

1820 US population announced at 9,638,453 (1,771,656 blacks (18.4%)). Here’s a site offering tips on how to research Census data.

1872 The American Woman Suffrage Association petitioned congress. They were the more conservative of the two suffrage associations, led by Lucy Stone and Julie Ward Howe.

1902 Young Women's Hebrew Association organized in New York City. A fraternal and social organization which today has become the 92nd Street Y.

1917 In Great Britain, suffrage is granted to women over age 30. Here’s a site containing magazine articles from that period, including those arguing against giving women the vote.

1935 The first election to allow women to vote in Turkey. Here’s a suffrage list

1937 K. Elizabeth Ohi became the first Japanese woman lawyer as she received her degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL.

1952 Elizabeth II succeeded her father, King George VI, on his death on February 6. Here’s the story according to the official website of the Monarchy.

1965 The Righteous Brothers song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1

1968 Joan Whitney Payson was elected president of the New York Mets. She turned out to be a good luck charm. One year later, the ‘Miracle’ Mets became world champions.

1998 Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, who violated probation by seeing 14 year old father of her baby, is sentenced to 7˝ years. They were married May 20, 2005. It’s reported the happy couple received $750,000 from Entertainment Tonight for access to the wedding.

Notable birthdays

1665 Anne Stuart Queen of England (1702-14)

1866 Annie Goodrich established the Army School of Nursing

1867 Blessed Maria Vicenta of Saint Dorothy born as Vicenta Chivez Orozco in Cotija, Michoacan, Mexico; beatified 1997

1870 Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould essayist and short story writer

1893 Madge Thurlow Macklin geneticist who researched the inheritance of diseases

1913 Mary Douglas Leakey paleonanthropologist and matriarch of the famous Leakey family.

1950 Natalie Cole - Grammy award singer (Unforgettable, Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazyand daughter of Nat King Cole

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