03-16 TABLE of CONTENTS:
QUOTE by Patricia Nixon.
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03-16 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and EVENTS
B. 03-16-1750, Caroline Lucretia Herschel, astronomer, received medal from Royal Astronomical Society for her discoveries of eighteen comets as well and three nebulae between 1787 and 1797. One of the first books of science written in the English language by a woman, Catalogue of the Stars, was published by the Royal Society. CLH was a brilliant mathematician and was described as "one of those women who occasionally comes forth before the world, as in protest against the commonly accepted ideas of men regarding the mental capacity of the gentler sex. Of all scientific studies one would suppose mathematics to be the most repulsive to the female mind."
B. 03-16-1891, Irita Van Doren, editor New York Herald Tribune's review section Books (1926). Before her divorce, she was the unsung assistant to husband Carl in researching a number of biographies.
B. 03-16-1900, Eveline H. Burns, British-born American economist who helped design the U.S. Social Security system, professor of economics, Columbia University, member of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Committee of Economic Security and other "brain trust" boards, openly criticized the American Medical Association for opposing Medicare.
B. 03-16-1912, Thelma Ryan (Pat) Nixon, wife of Richard Nixon, decorated with Grand Cross Order of Sun for helping with Peruvian earthquake victims (1971).
Event: 03-16-1995, Mississippi ratified the amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished slavery, almost 130 years after the fact.
QUOTES DU JOUR
"I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider precious in order to advance the political career of my husband."
-- Thelma Ryan (Pat) Nixon.
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