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★~ Today’s Quote: Well-behaved women seldom make history – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.
★~ International Women Day:
The first National Women’s Day, backed by the Socialist Party of America, was observed in the United States in 1909. Two years later, International Women’s Day was marked in numerous European countries, as more than a million people reportedly attended rallies for women’s rights.
“International Women’s Day has become a powerful day for women activists banding together to have their voice heard,” Glenda Stone, founder of the global hub International Womens Day. com, tells Comic Riffs. “It has also become a mainstream day for celebrating the success of women in all fields across all countries.
“The true depth that lies behind why this day is so powerful, however,” Stone continues, “should really only be measured by three things: the level of awareness increased globally for overcoming inequalities for women; the levels of action and finance that are allocated directly as a result of Women’s Day campaigning; and the decrease or eradication of inequalities against women worldwide.”
★~ Peanut Butter Cluster Day:
Peanuts, Chocolate, Carmel! Yum. Just take a few peanuts put them on a a non-stick cookie sheet and top with melted caramel and chocolate. Allow then to cool and then break apart and eat! If you don’t eat peanuts just pop the caramels and choclate in your mouth.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1894 — A dog license law was enacted in the state of New York. This was the first such animal control law in the U.S. It cost dog owners a $2 annual fee per pooch in cities with a population over 1,200,000. (People population, incidentally, not dog population.)
♥~ 1930 – Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for the sum of $80,000.
♥~ 1979 – Rod Stewarts Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? Topped the charts.
♥~ 1921 – Alan Hale actor: The “Skipper” who led the S.S. Minnow on an infamous “three-hour tour.”
♥~ 1943 – Lynn Redgrave actress: Georgy Girl, House Calls, Chicken Soup, Centennial, Rehearsal for Murder.
♥~ 1945 – Mickey Dolenz singer, drummer: group: The Monkees:
♥~ 1946 – Randy Meisner singer: base: group: The Eagles: Take it Easy, Best of My Love, Take it to the Limit
♥~ 1959 – Aidan Quinn actor: Legends of the fall, Avalon All my Sons
♥~ 1977 – James Van Der Beek actor: Dawson’s Creek, Standing Still, Texas Rangers, The Rules of Attraction, Varsity Blues, I Love You, I Love You Not, Angus
★~ Did You Know:
Funny Quotes from Funny Women….
♥~ Gilda Radner: “I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships.”
♥~ Simone de Beauvoir: “This has always been a man’s world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.”
♥~ Shelley Winters : “I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn’t last long.”
♥~ Roseanne Barr: “Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself.”
♥~ Katharine Hepburn: “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
♥~ Zsa Zsa Gabor: “I want a man who’s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?”
♥~ Gloria Steinem: “I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.”
♥~ Joan Rivers: “I don’t exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.”
♥~ Lucille Ball: “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”
And a few fact…..
♥~ There are currently 17 countries with women as head of government, head of state, or both, which, according to the UN, has more than doubled since 2005.
♥~ Of the 157 million women currently living in the US, nearly 85.4 million (54%) are mothers.
♥~ Generally considered to be the world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji was written in Japan around AD 1000 by Murasaki Shikibu.
♥~ In the culture of the Tiwi of northern Australian, all females must be married at all times.
♥~ The first female governor of a US state was Wyoming governor Nellie Tayloe Ross, elected in 1924. Wyoming was also the first state to give women the right to vote, enacting women’s suffrage in 1869.
♥~ Jeannette Rankin, a Republican from Montana, was the first woman elected to serve in the US Congress. She was also the only member of Congress to vote against entering the second world war.
♥~ The probability of a woman giving birth to a baby girl instead of a baby boy increases significantly the nearer the mother lives to the equator, research has shown.
♥~ In 2008, US army general Ann E Dunwoody became the first women in US military history to reach the rank of four-star general.
♥~ The sign sometimes used to represent the female sex (♀) is also the symbol for the planet Venus, and is believed to be a stylized representation of the Roman goddess Venus’s hand mirror.
♥~ Mary, Queen of Scots, was said have been a golf enthusiast, and possibly coined the term “caddie”, from the word “cadet”.
El Morno is late. It has a lot to do with a long day and evening last night (more on that later) and general slothfulness, as I stretch out in various sun spots around my house. Rascal is demonstrating….
Do you have a favorite women character from a book, television, movies……
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