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B. 03-13-18??, Mary E. Squire, who with Dr. Jessie Drew Carpenter founded the Allwood Lime Company in Manitowoc, Wis., that provided the lime needed in the finishing of ball-bearings and surgical tools. Her company, unique in this country, enabled the US to fight Germany in World War I. Before Squires and Carpenter formed Allwood, Germany was the sole manufacturer of commercial lime. As a chemist fascinated with the various uses of lime, Carpenter also developed milk of magnesia neutralizing lime.
B. 03-13-1957, Dana Delaney, actor known best for her work in the TV series China Beach, a realistic depiction of the Viet Nam war.
Event 03-13-1961, Eleanor Roosevelt delivers a three-page list of women qualified for "top federal jobs." President John Kennedy appoints less than a dozen.
Event 03-13-1986, Susan Butcher wins the Iditarod dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, in the record time of 11 days, 15 hours, almost seven days faster than the time in 1985 when Libby Riddles was the first woman to win the race. Butcher again wins the race in 1987 in what is called a new era in the dogsled competition.
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