women’s history

Empowered Women in History – April

It always amazes me how many empowered women in history I discover each month. (Thank you Google.) April is no different. Here are a few of the women in history who have made a difference in changing how women are viewed. COURTESY: THE ARMY NURSE CORPS ASSOCIATION Florence A. Blanchfield, U.S. Army Colonel and superintendent …

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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 that March is a month that slips by without any memories.  So….what are my memories …

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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 proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, U.S. presidents have issued annual …

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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 slavery, for women’s rights, and against legal inequities, led to close friendship with Mary Todd …

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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.” His reaction is reported to have been laughter. November 18, 1787 – Birth of Sojourner Truth. …

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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 her father’s library and from correspondence with famous mathematicians such as Lagrange, Legendre, and Gauss. …

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