Today n Herstory:
War, Peace the history of women in Trousers, Raggedy Ann and the Equal
pay act. And that’s just the beginning…
1539 Hernando de
Soto lands in Florida
and would soon become the first European to discover the Mississippi.
1664 The first Baptist Church is
1754 The first engagement of the French and
Indian War took place. It was led by a young Lieutenant Colonel named George Washington. It pitted the British and American
colonists on one side and the French and their broad network of Native
Americans on the other. The war in Europe
between the British and French was not officially declared until May 1756.
Bronte died, the youngest of the Bronte sisters. She was only 29
1851 Sojourner Truth attends Women's Rights
Convention in Akron, Ohio.
1915 John B Gruelle patents Raggedy Ann doll
1923 The Attorney General says it is legal for
women to wear trousers anywhere. Here’s more on trouser history.
In 1995 the California legislature made
it legal to wear pants to work. .
unemployment has nearly ended. And then came the
1937 Alfred Adler
Austrian psychiatrist (Individual Psychology), dies at 67
1946 1st night game at Yankee Stadium (Senators 2, Yankees
1953 Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in
1961 an article in the London Observer launched an
"appeal for amnesty." A call for the release of all people imprisoned
because of the peaceful expression of their beliefs. The idea came from Peter
Benenson who wanted to publicize the rights of prisoners of conscience. Amnesty International,
based itself on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
created through the work of Eleanor Roosevelt.
World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
1963 Jomo Kenyatta
becomes first Prime Minister of Kenya
1963 Equal Pay Act
passed aimed at remedying wage differentials based on gender.
1968 American League announces it is splitting into 2
1972 White House "plumbers" break
into Democratic National HQ at Watergate
1986 The U.S. Court of Appeals upholds the conviction
of writer Wall Street Journal columnist R. Foster Winans for securities fraud.
Winans was giving two brokers at Kidder Peabody advance information about his
column so they could take advantage of the price fluctuations and Winans
received a kickback. There was relatively little money involved but the case
became a symbol of Wall Street greed and corruption. And the best was yet to
come. To keep up try economist Paul Krugman’s twice weekly New York Times column and his longer works can be found
at the unofficial Paul Krugman archive site.
Sierra Club was founded..
1998 Phil[ip Edward] Hartman
actor/comedian (NewsRadio, Saturday Night Live),
shot to death while asleep in his bed by his wife. He was 49
1858 Lizzie Black Kander (settlement and relief worker,
cook book writer, educator)
1876 Katharine Blunt (educator, home economist, nutritionist)
1940 Maeve Binchy Both a fiction writer and columnist for
the Irish Times.
1888 Jim Thorpe
voted greatest athlete of the first half of
the 20th century
1908 Ian Fleming creator of James Bond
and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
1910 T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist
(Funky Town, Well Done)
1916 Walker Percy AL,
author (Adventures of a Bad Catholic)
1919 May Swenson (poet)
1944 Rudy Giuliani the former
Mayor of New York.
And Presidential candidate
1971 Ekaterina Gordeeva (Olympic pairs skater)
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