29 April 2008
Trav's First Meme
Travis over at Trav's Thoughts has invented his first meme. The rules are as follows:
1. Choose a category from one of these: Television, Stage & Screen, Nightly News, Publishing, Lives & Times, Music
2. Find 8 bits of trivia about your selected category
3. Be sure to let me know when...ok, if...you decide to play along so I can see what you come up with.
4. You may tag, or simply offer the meme for borrowing or stealing as you like.
I have chosen Lives & Times
Coming In First Achievements by American women
I tried to pick women not as well known as they sould be with the exception of Shirley Chisholm just because I loved her and if you don't know about her, make that the one link you read no matter what.
1. First Published Poet - Anne Bradstreet 1650
2. First to Receive A Medical Degree - Elizabeth Blackwell - 1849
3. First to Publish A Newspaper - Mary Katherine Goddard 1766
4. First African American in House of Representative - Shirley Chisholm 1969
5. First Presidential Candidate - Elizabeth Woodhull - 1872
6. First African American Woman Fighter Pilot - Maj. Shawna R. Kimbrell
7. First Attorney - 1869 Arabella Mansfield is granted admission to practice law in Iowa, making her the first woman lawyer. A year later, Ada H. Kepley, of Illinois, graduates from the Union College of Law in Chicago. She is the first woman lawyer to graduate from a law school.
8. And just to prove we can be as silly as men: On October 24, 1902, Annie Edson Taylor, a schoolteacher from Michigan, became the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrell.
I've given up tagging, but take a look at Trav's meme on his page and then take part if you would enjoy it.