Posts tagged with ‘On this day’

  • 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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    The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Mar292012

    The death of Captain Robert Falcon Scott – 29 March 1912

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    In the 1960s space was the final frontier. But just 50 years earlier, the final frontier was the South Pole.…

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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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  • Jun142011
    Emmeline Pankhurst

    The death of Emmeline Pankhurst – 14 June 1928

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    Today, we remember one of the most important British women of the 20th century who died on this day, 1928.…

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  • May302011
    Joan of Arc

    The burning of Joan of Arc – 30 May 1431

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    “Whatever thing men call great, look for it in Joan of Arc, and there you will find it.” – Mark…

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  • May192011

    The beheading of Anne Boleyn – 19 May 1536

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    Four-hundred and seventy-five years ago today, Anne Boleyn knelt upright on a scaffold in the Tower of London on the…

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  • Feb042011
    Meena Keshwar Kamal

    Remembering Meena Keshwar Kamal

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    In 1989, as a 26-year-old, I first truly understood what it was like to be disrespected because I am a…

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