“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” — Mark Twain

"The more I know about people, the more I like my dog" -Einstein Isn't that Mark Twain?

Margaret Sanger, RN. Raised Irish Catholic, she blamed her mother's death on the toll 18 pregnancies had taken on her body. In 1918 she founded the American Birth Control League which later became Planned Parenthood.

Margaret Sanger~RN~Raised Irish Catholic, she blamed her mother's death on the toll 18 pregnancies had taken on her body. In 1918 she founded the American Birth Control League which later became Planned Parenthood.

Virne Beatrice "Jackie" Mitchell Gilbert (Aug 29,1912,13or14–Jan 7,1987) was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history.Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was "too strenuous"

Jackie Mitchell was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history. Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Aung San Suu Kyi--winner of the Nobel Prize and a Burmese advocate for peace and liberty

Aung San Suu Kyi--winner of the Nobel Prize and a Burmese advocate for peace and liberty, she's spent years and years under arrest. A woman of incredible spirit and courage. Hope we and she live 'til that day when she's president of Burma,

Louisa May Alcott: Louisa May Alcott is widely known as the writer of Little Women, a self reflective children's book published in 1868.  The success of this book led to other books based on Alcott's life such as Little Men and Jo's Boys.  Louisa's success as a writer allowed her to support her sisters and parents.    Prompted by her wish to promote womens' roles and her hatred for slavery, as a young adult during the Civil War, she volunteered to be a nurse in an army hospital in…

Louisa May Alcott is the writer of Little Women, published in The success of this book led to books based on Alcott's life such as Little Men and Jo's Boys.

Hedda Bolgar at age 103..."With age, we get independence, learn how better to understand ourselves and become less anxious." A pioneering psychoanalyst, she  was actively seeing clients a week before her death. "I've lived through revolutions, famine, war. Things like that." "I started a lot of things at 65."  "The day the Nazis came to Vienna, I left... They came on a Sunday and I decided on Monday they'd... probably find the person who wrote those terrible articles about them." Google her!

Hedda Bolgar, age 103 -"With age, we get independence, learn how better to understand ourselves and become less anxious.

Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793-1880) "..was an American Quaker, abolitionist, social reformer, and proponent of women's rights. She is said to be one of the first American feminists in the early 19th century...an early advocate for women's political power and influence in America, where women could not vote until 1920."

One of Nantucket's important women: Lucretia Coffin Mott ".was an American Quaker, abolitionist, social reformer, and proponent of women's rights. She is said to be one of the first American feminists in the early century.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, with their daughters Sasha and Malia.

Star Gazing: 4.9.12

HEADLINE: The End of WASP-Dominated Politics CAPTION: The Obamas walk back to the White House after attending Easter service at St. John's Episcopal Church on April President Obama is the only Protestant on either 2012 presidential ticket.

Robert Frost (1874-1963) spent his life as a poet, student, teacher, newspaper reporter, farmer, factory worker, father, husband and accomplished Yankee. Frost was 11 years old when his father died, leaving the family 7 dollars. Fifteen years later his mother died. Four of Frost's own six children died prematurely. Only two survived him. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize four times: 1924, 1931, 1937 and 1943. The first came at age 50.

Important Facts: Written by the American poet Robert Frost ( 1874 - 1963 ) and published in 1916 . The poem title is often mistakenly remem.

Dr Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel - Known as Dr. Seuss, he wrote popular children's books that have delighted generations. He brought a whimsical touch and a colorful imagination to the world of children's books.

Kennedys

The Kennedy Curse.Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy was assassinated on June 1968 in Los Angeles. This photo shows the Kennedy brothers, John and Bobby both assassinated, and Ted Kennedy who died after battling a brain tumor.

Rigoberta Menchu- Guatemalan Nobel Peace Price Winner  We have learned that change cannot come through war. War is not a feasible tool to use in fighting against the oppression we face. War has caused more problems. We cannot embrace that path. A great heroe from Guatemala... Te saludo Rigoberta!

Rigoberta Menchú Tum is a Guatemalan Nobel Peace Price Winner, from the K'iche' Maya people. She fought back against the genocide of indigenous peoples in Guatemala, and continues to be an advocate for indigenous Guatemalans.

Shirley Chisholm, first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress and and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972. #breakingbarriers #womeninpolitics

"You dont make progress by standing on the sidelines whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas." ~Shirley A.

Marie Curie, winner of 2 Nobel prizes, & responsible for inventing x-rays.

Marie Curie, winner of 2 Nobel prizes, & responsible for inventing x-rays. Looks like we are smarter than male.

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