03-27 TABLE of CONTENTS:
QUOTE by Boswell.
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03-27 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and EVENTS
B. 03-27-1868, Patty Smith Hill, kindergarten pioneer, first woman named professor emeritus at Columbia University. Inventor of the Patty Hill construction blocks with which children can build structures large enough to play in. Introduced flexible, natural methods and by teaching teachers caused extensive permanent change in our educational system.
B. 03-27-1880, Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms, a remarkable political organizer, was U.S. Representative, IL 1929-31. As a Republican she lost as a result of the depression. She was a newspaper publisher in her own right. Her father was the Republican mover and shaker, Mark Hanna.
B. 03-27-1899, Gloria Swanson, actress, businesswoman.
B. 03-27-1953, Annemarie Proell, Austrian ski racer, winner of women's World Cup ski champion five times, a record for men or women.
Event: 03-27-1964: Thirty-seven good citizens of a middle class neighborhood in Queens, NY, watched the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese from the windows of their homes and apartments and did nothing about it as she screamed for help.
QUOTES DU JOUR
"Confusion of (the male's) progeny constitutes the essence of the crime [adultery]; and therefore a woman who breaks her marriage vows is much more criminal than a man who does it. A man, to be sure, is criminal in the sight of God; but he does not do his wife a very material injury if he does not insult her if, for instance, from mere wantonness of appetite, he steals privately to her chambermaid. Sir, a wife ought not greatly to resent this. I would not receive home a daughter who had run away from her husband on that account."
-- Boswell's Life of Johnson, 1791
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