03-07 TABLE of CONTENTS:
QUOTES by .
The complete episode for this date...
...will be published here soon.
03-07 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and EVENTS
D. 03-07-1729, Henrietta Johnston, self-taught portrait artist born in Ireland about 1655 and immigrated to the United States with her husband in 1707 and settled in what is now Charleston, SC. Her husband immediately became ill and while she nursed him and took care of her children and home in abject poverty, to raise money she began to draw portraits of local dignitaries in the new form of pastels.
Almost 50 portraits are credited to her and she is considered to be the first American woman artist. Her technique was straight forward with little adornment. Almost nothing is known about her life. She may have moved to New York to work after her husband's death.
B. 03-07-1856, Matilde Serapo, founder of the Neapolitan daily newspaper Il Giorno and noted Italian novelist.
B. 03-07-1875, Mary Norton, U.S. Representative, New Jersey. Chair of the Labor Committee.
B. 03-07-1893, (Alice) Lorena Hickok, highest paid woman newspaper reporter of her day with Associated Press, political reporter, and later became investigator for Harry Hopkins in the Department of Commerce after her involvement with Eleanor Roosevelt made her step out of journalism. She actually lived in the White House with Mrs. Roosevelt and slept in ER's apartment.
B. 03-07-1907, Anna Magnani, Italian actor won Academy Award for her work in The Rose Tattoo (1955) based on a play Tennessee Williams created especially for her, but she could not play it on Broadway because she didn't know enough English in 1951.
B. 03-07-1938, Janet Guthrie, an aerospace engineer, was one of the first four women to qualify for the scientist-astronaut program of NASA, the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500 races, finishing ninth in 1978. (She was forced to withdraw two other times because of engine trouble. Her other entries in 1977 and 1979 were aborted because of engine trouble. No women were even allowed in the repair and refueling pits at the Indy 500 until a lawsuit in 1972.)
QUOTES DU JOUR
Coming soon... your patience is appreciated.
© 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000
Irene Stuber, PO Box 6185, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71902.
Email email@example.com with any corrections, additions, or suggestions.
Distribute verbatim copies freely with copyright notice for non-profit use.
We are accepting donations to help offset the
of posting and archiving of WOA.
To receive the email versions of Women of Achievement
(and in the body of the note), subscribe WOAH-Herstory
Undelete: Women's Internet Information Network Inc.
A non profit organization dedicated to telling herstory.
Irene Stuber, Director. All rights reserved.
| TOC | WOAH | About Us | Catts Claws | Exhibit Hall | Benefactors |
| Library | Search | Abigails | Irene Stuber | Military Women | Home |