• Aug112016

    The death of Jane Digby – 11 August 1881

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    Here’s a bodice-ripping love story of sex and adventure: the story of Jane Elizabeth Digby, Lady Ellenborough. She died on…

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  • Jul132016
    Frida Kahlo

    The death of Frida Kahlo – 13 July 1954

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    “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”

    Artist Frida Kahlo was born in 1907, the daughter of Hungarian Jewish father and indigenous Mexican mother….

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  • Mar082016
    International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day

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    Today is International Women’s Day, a day when women all over the world celebrate their achievements. And I’m not just…

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  • Dec092015

    The death of Mary Leakey – 9 December 1996

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    No matter who we are and what we think, the beautiful truth is that we are all children of Africa.…

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  • Oct232015
    Jane Elizabeth Hodgson

    The death of Dr Jane Elizabeth Hodgson – 23 October 2006

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    There are many reasons why a pregnancy may be unwanted. A woman may have no access to contraception or already…

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  • Jul022015

    Amelia Earhart disappears – 2 July 1937

    “…first lady of the skies,  she had no guy holding her down, no one could clip her wings, she was…

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  • Jan132015

    Guns ‘n’ roses: the murder of Joan Root – 13 January 2006

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    On this day in 2006, 69-year-old Joan Root lay alone bleeding to death from gunshot wounds at her home on…

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  • Jul112013
    To Kill A Mockingbird

    Harper Lee publishes To Kill A Mockingbird – 11 July 1960

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    “…Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”…

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  • May092012

    The Pill first becomes available to American women – 9 May 1960

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    “No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother” –…

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  • Oct022011

    The death of Marie Stopes – 2 October 1958

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    “I have some things to say about sex, which, so far as I am aware, have not yet been said…

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