And good morning! Feel like singing "At Last", just b/c of yesterday's log-in issues hitting so many of us. I continue to pester/persist with DS, not that I get more than form letters in return sort of thing, but for crying out loud, I can't give up.
Meanwhile, freeze warnings are up for tonight here, and everyone is freaking out. Yes, a freeze in November. Oh no! (OK, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, that might be a bit odd, but maybe not. Depends, right?)
In 1775, the US Marines were organized. While they were later disbanded and then re-formed, today is celebrated as the birthday of the US Marine Corps. Semper fi!
In 1917, over 40 suffragists were arrested outside the White House, for their activism and activities to get women the vote. Like many other suffragettes (women who wanted to vote), they encountered police abuse, public scorn, and prison. Interesing to note, it was considered okay to let black men vote, but not any women, decades before the 1920 amendment to the US COnstitution that granted women the right to vote. Misogyny trumped racism. Hmm. At any rate, if you are in the US and vote, and are female, thank the women who --- nameless or known --- picketed, marched, wrote letters, and were attacked and/or sent to jail. And vote!
Technically, *some* women in the UK had the right to vote in 1918, but had to be 30 and householders and and and.... General women's suffrage didn't hit the UK till 1928.
New Zealand granted the right to vote to women in 1893, and Australia in 1902. The Mother Country (England) was a wee bit slow off the mark there.
Canada started granting the right to vote to women in 1916, on a province-by-province basis. It took Quebec until 1940 to get there, lagging 18 years behind even Prince Edward Island (1922), the second latest to the party. Huh. I had no idea Quebec lagged that far behind.
Today in 1969, "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS (US's PUblic Broadcasting System). And we've all been hooked ever since:-) Yes, I still watch it. Tho' I despise Elmo. Sorry, I don't wanna tickle-ye-Elmo.
Acclaimed actors Alan Arkin (Catch-22) and Raul Julia (Kiss of the Spiderwoman on stage, and Gomez Addams in the Addams Family films) both got their start on Sesame Street. Stockard Channing, who got her big break in the film "Grease", did guest bits on Sesame Street before she was a star.
What's really interesting is that being a guest star on Sesame Street is a big deal for established stars/celebs/athletes. E.g., Olympic medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, singer/dancer Paula Abdul, UK actor Patrick Stewart, you name it. It's kinda fun to realize that just about anybody you can imagine (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Robin Williams, singer Travis Tritt) has been on Sesame Street.
And on that brief note, before my laptop or DS glitch, I'm off. The tech guru hasn't gotten to me yet. I can take it in (that is, Hubby can) when my turn comes. Eventually. *sigh*
Have a Fun Friday:-)
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