Soomo Publishing wants everyone to know that women were caught in a Bad Romance til we had Women's Suffrage. So they made this parody music video paying homage to Alice Paul, the architect of some of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century, and the generations of brave ... [Read More]
On October 15, 1951, I Love Lucy made its television debut, cementing Lucille Ball’s status as one of America's top comedic actresses, and pioneering a new sitcom genre that would influence countless family-related sitcoms for years to come. The success of the show was unmatched, as was Lucille’s perfectionism and hard work. ... [Read More]
By Jen Jones - From 1872 to 1883, Emily Warren Roebling oversaw one of the greatest engineering triumphs in history, the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. She toiled daily, against all odds, in a determined effort to bring her late father-in-law and bed ridden husband’s dream to fruition - to build the largest suspension ... [Read More]
Born 90 years ago today, on July 31, 1924, Geraldine Hoff Doyle was just 17 years old when a United Press International (UPI) photographer snapped a picture of her while she was operating a metal-stamping press at American Broach & Machine Co. in Ann Arbor, Michigan during the summer of 1942. She was a beautiful girl whose friends were fighting in World War II ... [Read More]
Today is National Cheesecake Day, a designated 24 hours in which to celebrate a decadent dessert whose origins date back to ancient Greece (not 1950s Brooklyn - think Junior’s - as some might assume). Inspired by the "holiday," we decided to dig in to the rich, creamy confection’s history to find out when and how the term ... [Read More]
Though Amelia Earhart’s July 1937 disappearance over the Pacific remains shrouded in mystery, her courage, vision, and groundbreaking achievements in aviation and for women are known around the world. Today, on what would have been her 117th birthday, we’re celebrating everything the pioneering aviatrix ... [Read More]
Meet Lucy Coffey! At 108 years old she is our nation's oldest woman veteran, having served at the rank of sergeant in the procurement office of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II.
Lucy was working at a local A&P supermarket when she decided to enlist in 1943, and subsequently landed in Japan. ... [Read More]