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Category Archives: women in history
As we open a new chapter in our book of life, here are some facts you may or may not know. January 3, 1949 – Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine) starts her tenure in the Senate, where she stays in office until … Continue reading
In many states in October, the leaves begin to turn beautiful colors of red, orange and yellow before turning brown and falling to the ground. And…at the end of the month, we celebrate Halloween when we carve pumpkins and call … Continue reading
June has arrived. It’s almost summer, and I have so much to tell you but don’t have much time this morning so…I thought I would point out a few notable women and events that are important to women that occurred … Continue reading
Growing up in the Midwest, I never knew what March would bring….warm spring weather with flowers blooming or cold freezing winds and one last snowstorm but, here is southern California, we don’t have to worry about snowstorms! That doesn’t mean … Continue reading
I don’t know if it is because we are both Sagittarians or what but, I do know, when I need someone to go to for advice or an objective opinion; I go to Carol Speaker. Carol Speaker joined Soroptimist over … Continue reading
April 2, 1917– Jeannette Rankin of Montana is formally seated in the U.S. House of Representatives as the first woman elected to Congress. April 3, 1995 – Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to preside over … Continue reading
In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as Women’s History Month. Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to … Continue reading
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” — Melinda Gates January 1, 1877 – Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India. January 1, 1752 – … Continue reading
Tis the season to be giving and to remember the women and women’s events in history that have helped to mold us into who we are! December 6, 1815 (1884) – Born: Jane Swisshelm, suffragist, wrote articles for local papers against … Continue reading