This is less of a blog post and more of a public service announcement. The National Trust for Historic Preservation wants to identify one thousand places where American women made history in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote. You can find all the details here: https://savingplaces.org/where-women-made-history The trick is not going…

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In 1941, Cornelia Fort was a certified civilian flight instructor who worked for the Andrews Flying Service in Honolulu, a Nashville debutante who had kicked her way into the male dominated world of general aviation. (1) She was only 22 and already an experienced pilot with hundreds of flight hours to her credit. On December…

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Back in May, announcements of museum exhibitions celebrating the work of Leonardo da Vinci began to appear in the various places where I hang out online, triggered by the 500th anniversary of his death.(1) They made me wonder what else of note happened in 1519.(2) It turned out that quite a lot was going on.…

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