A Day in History|Peggy Lee

Of Norwegian and Swedish ancestry, Peggy Lee was born Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, a farm town on the Great Plains, on May 26, 1920. She was the seventh of eight children born to Marvin Egstrom, a station agent for the Midland Continental Railroad, and Mrs. Egstrom, who died when the child was … Continue reading A Day in History|Peggy Lee

A Day in History| Florence Nightingale

Famous for being the 'Lady with the Lamp' who organised the nursing of sick and wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale's far-sighted ideas and reforms have influenced the very nature of modern healthcare. Her greatest achievement was to transform nursing into a respectable profession for women and in 1860, she established the first … Continue reading A Day in History| Florence Nightingale

A Moment In History| Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter appeared in high school plays and was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In the 1940s she worked on radio. Her movie career was started with a bit part in the 1946 Miracle on 34th Street (1947). In the movie, she played a weary Xmas shopper. Her performance in the short scene was … Continue reading A Moment In History| Thelma Ritter

A day in History| Farrah Fawcett

  Farrah Fawcett was an American actress born on February 2, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Best known for her role as Jill Monroe on the TV series Charlie’s Angels (1976), Fawcett rocketed to pin-up status when a poster of the red bathing suit-clad actress sold 12 million copies. Her popularity also extended to females … Continue reading A day in History| Farrah Fawcett

A day in history| Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner was born on December 24, 1922, in Grabtown, North Carolina. Gardner signed a contract to be an actress with MGM in 1941, but it wasn't until her appearance in 1946's The Killers that she became a star. Gardner's off-screen life was often as dramatic as the roles she played, with marriages to Mickey Rooney, … Continue reading A day in history| Ava Gardner

A day in history | Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson  was born in Amherst at the Homestead on December 10, 1830. Her quiet life was infused with a creative energy that produced almost 1800 poems and a profusion of vibrant letters. Her lively Childhood and Youthwere filled with schooling, reading, explorations of nature, religious activities, significant friendships, and several key encounters with poetry. Her … Continue reading A day in history | Emily Dickinson

A Moment In History| Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832.  She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May, were educated by their father, philosopher/ teacher Bronson Alcott, and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May. Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were … Continue reading A Moment In History| Louisa May Alcott

A day in History|Yolanda D. King

Yolanda Denise King, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest child who pursued her father's dream of racial harmony through acting and motivational speaking as a civil rights activists. She was 51 at the time of death. Born on Nov. 17, 1955, in Montgomery, Ala., King was just an infant when her home was bombed … Continue reading A day in History|Yolanda D. King

A day in history|Marie Curie

Marie Curie was a Polish-born French physicist famous for her work on radioactivity and twice a winner of the Nobel Prize. Born Maria Sklodowska on November 7, 1867, in Warsaw, Poland, Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only woman to win the award in two different fields (physics … Continue reading A day in history|Marie Curie

A day in history|Juliette Gordon Low

Born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia, “Daisy,” as she was affectionately known, descended from a long line of strong and independent women. Her home, often referred to simply as The Birthplace, was designated a registered National Historic Landmark in 1965. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low (1860–1927) founded Girl Scouts of … Continue reading A day in history|Juliette Gordon Low

A day in history|Dale Evans

Actress and singer Dale Evans was born Frances Octavia Smith on October 31, 1912, in Uvalde, Texas. As a chlid, Evans dreamed of stardom, but the future "Queen of the West" struggled for many years before finding fame. Evans eloped with her high school sweetheart, Thomas Frederick Fox, when she was 14 years old. The … Continue reading A day in history|Dale Evans