History |Mary Bickerdyke

Mary Bickerdyke was known as "Mother" Bickerdyke, due to her nursing of soldiers during the Civil War.Mary Ann (Ball) Bickerdyke was a nurse and health care provider to the Union Army during the American Civil War.Bickerdyke was born on July 19, 1817, near Mount Vernon, Ohio. She enrolled at Oberlin College, one of the few … Continue reading History |Mary Bickerdyke

History|Frida Kahlo

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo born on July 6, 1907 is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form. {Frida Kahlo self-portrait} Kahlo, who suffered from polio as … Continue reading History|Frida Kahlo

History |Gloria Stuart

Gloria Stuart was born on a dining room table on 4th Street in Santa Monica, California on July 4, 1910. Her early roles as a performing artist were in plays she produced in her home as a young girl. She was the star of her senior class play at Santa Monica High School in 1927. … Continue reading History |Gloria Stuart

History|Little Eva

Singer. Born Eva Narcissus Boyd on June 29, 1943, in Belhaven, North Carolina. Plucked from near obscurity, Little Eva reached the top of the pop charts with the infectious dance song, "The Loco-Motion," only to discover that fame can be fleeting. She first started singing in church as a child. Moving to New York City area around … Continue reading History|Little Eva

History| Wilma Rudolph

Almost every circumstance was stacked against Wilma Rudolph from the day she was born on June 23, 1940. Her father, Ed Rudolph, had eleven children by a first marriage while his second marriage yielded eight more, of which Wilma was the fifth. At birth she weighed only four-and-a-half pounds. Her mother, Blanche, a housemaid, feared … Continue reading History| Wilma Rudolph

History|Simone Battle

Simone Battle was born on June 17, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Simone Sherise Battle. She was an actress, known for We the Party (2012), Meanamorphosis (2012) and Mann f. Jason Derulo: Text (2010). She was a contestant on the U.S. version of the X Factor and made it to the Top 17. … Continue reading History|Simone Battle

History|Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe

According to her website, Harriet Elisabeth Beecher was born June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, CT to the Rev. Lyman Beecher  and Roxanna Foote Beecher ; the sixth of 11 children.The Beechers expected their children to shape their world: All seven sons became ministers, then the most effective way to influence society Oldest daughter Catharine pioneered … Continue reading History|Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe

A Day in History|Diem Brown 

Diem Brown was born on June 12,1982 in Germany. She was a reporter and reality personality who competed regularly on MTV's The Challenge and The Duel. She became known for her coverage on TV Guide as well. According to IMDb, Brown was an Army brat and grew up in Germany, when she was six to ten-years-old. … Continue reading A Day in History|Diem Brown 

A Day in History| May Swenson

May Swenson was born Anna Thilda May Swenson on May 28, 1913, in Logan, Utah. Her parents were Swedish immigrants, and her father was a professor of mechanical engineering at Utah State University. English was her second language, her family having spoken mostly Swedish in their home. Influenced early on by Edgar Allan Poe, she … Continue reading A Day in History| May Swenson

A Day in History| Adriana Caselotti

Adriana Hitchell Caselotti was born into an operatic family on MAY 6,1916- her father Guido, an immigrant from Italy, taught music in New York City, her mother Maria (from Naples) sang at the Royal Opera, and a sister Louise was a noted opera singer and voice teacher. She was 18 when Walt Disney personally chose … Continue reading A Day in History| Adriana Caselotti

A Day in History| Tammy Wynette

Born Virginia Wynette Pugh on May 5, 1942, on a cotton farm in Itawamba County, Mississippi, she spent her youth picking cotton, working as a beautician, a waitress, and a shoe-factory employee before her rise to stardom. By age seven, Tammy was working the cotton fields along with other relatives on the family farm. Her … Continue reading A Day in History| Tammy Wynette

A Day in History|Ann B. Davis

A seasoned, Emmy Award-winning, comedic character actress best known for her role as the eternally wise and wise-cracking housekeeper Alice Nelson on The Brady Bunch, Ann Bradford Davis was born in Schenectady, New York, on May 3, 1926, to Cassius Miles and Harriet Davis. She had a twin sister, Harriet, and an older brother, Evans. … Continue reading A Day in History|Ann B. Davis