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.


Travis said...

Most outstanding! Thanks so much for playing and for passing on some history as well.


Ivanhoe said...

Very cool! Mine is about Lions for Lambs. Have a great Tuesday!

EdVB said...


As for the language test I'm The Midland, which would be okay if it didn't list me equally with Philadelphia and The Inland North. The latter is fine, but I have issues with Philly. :-)

I noticed in the Derby picks a mention of Colorado Bob Memorial Fund. Do we know that something happened to C-Bob or was there something else going on with that reference?

As you probably know, I'm in and out of C-List and may have missed some important news on that front.

If you get a chance please respond to jojovanb27 at hotmail dot com.

Thank you,

Linda said...

My question is this - Did Miss Taylor survive her plunge over the falls or meet her fate upon the rocks below?

Excellent job on this meme! As always, of course!

lisa ryan said...

Great list and links Jamie! I am interested in reading about all. Thanks for the history lesson.

the teach said...

Jamie, great take on Travis's meme. I did his meme on CSI - Miami the TV show. And BTW congrats winning the trivia contest - I wasn't too far behind you! We're both in the Hall of Fame! Yea! "D