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March is a Surprising Month!

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

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Women in History – April

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

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March Is Women’s History Month

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

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Women in History – December

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

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Women In History – November

It is that time again when we honor the women and important events affecting women in history.  I hope you enjoy reading about them! November 11, 1744 – Birthday of Abigail Adams, who urged her husband, John, to “remember the ladies.” … Continue reading

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Women In History – September

Quote for the week: “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” ~J. M. Power Every month I like to highlight women in history and events in history directly … Continue reading

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Women in History – July 2015

Each month, I like to take a few moments to celebrate the amazing women and events who have come before us to help shape the world or touch our hearts.  Here are the women and events who made history in the … Continue reading

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Women In History Who Made A Difference, April 2015

Sophie Germain, mathematician, born on April 1, 1776 Marie-Sophie Germain: (1 April 1776 – 27 June 1831) was a French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher. Despite initial opposition from her parents and difficulties presented by society, she gained education from books in … Continue reading

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