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this day in Herstory
7/14/2012 - DB Metzger

It's  Bastile Day in France. Sacco and Vanzetti are convicted and the coming of Refrigeration. Greyhound Bus line buys trailways. the Everly Brothers break up and in birthdays Pancho Barnes  Emmeline Pankhurst and animator William Hanna.

1789 Bastille Day-citizens of Paris storm Bastille prison. Seen as uprising of the modern French nation. 

1798 1st direct federal tax on the states-on dwellings, land & slaves 

1798 Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing 
againstUS governmnet.

1850 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration

1921 Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted in Dedham Mass, of 
killing their shoe company's paymaster

1951 Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races

1953 1st national monument dedicated to a Negro-George Washington Carver

1958 King Faisal II Prime Minister of Iraq is assassinated at Baghdad. Reign of Saddam begins. 

1966 Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory

1973 Phil Everly storms off stage declaring an end to the Everly Brothers.

1987 Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million

Notable birthdays

1834 James Abbott McNeill Whistler artist (Whistler's Mother

1811 Clara Fisher (actress)

1862 Florence Bascom, 1st American woman Geologist PhD 

1910 William Hanna animator (Hanna-Barbera) called the poor manís Disney.

1858 Emmeline Goulden Pankhurst suffragist; and mother of Christabel and Sylvial Pankhurst.

1861 Kate M. Gordon (reformer, pro-suffrage at the state level, against a federal amendment)

1868 Gertrude Bell writer, traveler, museum administrator

1901 Pancho Barnes (Florence Lowe Barnes) (aviator, movie stunt pilot)

 Quote for Today

As long as women consent to be unjustly governed, they will be; but directly women say: "We withhold our consent," we will not be governed any longer as long as government is unjust.

-- Emmeline Pankhurst


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