|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
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