Happy Women’s Equality Day!!
On this day in 1920 Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and American women finally won full voting rights. While Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment on August 18th it was not until August 26th that the ratification became official. The right for women to vote was first proposed in 1848, but did not become law until 1920, 72 years later.
I’ll conclude with a quote by one of my all time favorite authors :
“There was a time when Patience ceased to be a virtue. It was long ago.”
~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Author Profile of the Day:
Theodor Seuss Geisel —> better known as Dr. Seuss, 1925. Geisel attended Dartmouth College, graduating in 1925. His first nationally published cartoon appeared in the July 16, 1927, issue of The Saturday Evening Post. His first book wasn’t published until 1931. His work includes several of the most popular children’s books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.
Geisel was a liberal Democrat and a supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. His early political cartoons show a passionate opposition to fascism, and he urged action against it both before and after the United States entered World War II. His cartoons portrayed the fear of communism as overstated, finding greater threats in the House Un-American Activities Committee and those who threatened to cut the United States’ “life line” to Stalin and the USSR, whom he once depicted as a porter carrying “our war load”…
How to pet a gator 🐊 in the wild…
Today in History —> On this day in 1485 The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet. [He was the last English king to die in battle.]
Richard III’s skeleton, in case you forgot, was discovered under a parking lot in Leicester.
Here it is, showing his spinal scoliosis. His skull, which was bashed in; these are the wounds that killed him.
#RichardIII #BattleBosworthField #Plantagenet
If you ever wondered what a Puffer Fish skelton looks like I’m here to help you out this morning because it’s absolutely fascinating and stunning.
For more information:
You Should Definitely Know about Pufferfish Skeletons
Remember that story about the fellow who wanted to become a Zen Buddhist monk. So he flew to Japan and he had an interview with the head Roshi. And the Roshi gave him instructions and accepted him and he said, “By the way, there is one thing I forgot to tell you. We have a vow of silence here. You can only speak three words every ten years.” So he said, “Okay” and he went to his quarters.
Ten years passed. And he had an interview with the Roshi. And the Roshi said, “Do you have anything to say?” And he said, “The food sucks!” And he went back to his quarters.
Ten more years passed. He had an interview with the Roshi. The Roshi said, “Do you have anything to say?” And he said, “The bed’s hard!” And he went back to his quarters.
Ten more years passed. He had an interview with the Roshi and the Roshi said, “Have you got anything to say?” He said, “Yes I quit!” And the Roshi said, “I can’t blame you, you’ve been bitching ever since you got here.”
#Zen #Buddhism #ZenHumor
This week in witchcraft history:
~ Yesterday in 1612 the trial of the Pendle witches, one of England’s most famous witch trials, begins at Lancaster Assizes.
~ Yesterday in 1634 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
~ On this day in 1612 the “Samlesbury witches”, three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, are put on trial, accused of practicing witchcraft, one of the most famous witch trials in British history.
~ On this day in 1692 in Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay, five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
#WirchcraftHistory #Witches #Pendle #UrbainGrandier #Samlesbury #Salem