MICHELANGELO'S DAVID : Created between 1501 and 1504. During WWII, the statue was too massive to be transported out of Florence to safety, so it was hidden behind a newly constructed brick wall. As General Mark Clark (U.S. 5th Army), declared with frustration, fighting in Italy amounted to conducting war "in a goddamn museum."
Mary Anderson (1866-1953) was the inventor of windshield wipers. She thought of the idea after a visit to NYC during the winter when drivers had to keep reaching out of their vehicles to wipe off the windshield.
Mary Anderson, inventor - Amazing Women In History
Nurse Helen Grace McClelland in her World War I uniform. Her distinguished service on the front lines during the war earned McClelland a citation from General Sir Douglas Haig, the Royal Red Cross First Class from Britain, and the Distinguished Service Cross from the United States. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, McClelland later served as the School's director for 23 years (1933-1956).
Lucy Burns was an American suffragist. After protesting in D.C., she was arrested and sent to a workhouse. To break their spirits, the jailers began what has become known as the "Night of Terror." Lucy Burns was beaten and handcuffed to her cell door with her hands above her head and left that way for the entire night. Of all the American Suffragists, Lucy Burns spent the most time in jail. Here's to our right to vote!
Frances Glessner Lee (March 25, 1878 – Jan. 27, 1962) was a millionaire heiress who revolutionized the study of crime scene investigation. She founded Harvard's department of legal medicine, the first program in the nation for forensic pathology.
Margaret Chase Smith, born in 1897. Her election to both the House and Senate by 1948 was a first for a woman, and her congressiolnal experience laid the groundwork for her presidential campaign in 1964. She spoke out against the McCarthy’s “hunt” for communists, created female units in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Army, and supported space travel. James Webb, director of NASA at the time, said “If it were not for a woman, Margaret Chase Smith, we never would have placed a man on the moon.”
Liquid Paper was invented by a bank secretary form Texas in 1951. Bette Nesmith Graham, mother of of Monkees member Michael Nesmith, concocted the first correction fluid in her kitchen with tempera paint & a blender. Her 2nd job painting holiday windows at the bank inspired her invention. In 1956, Graham founded the Mistake Out Company. She worked from her kitchen evenings and weekends making small batches of her improved correction fluid. Her son & his friends would help her fill the…