Monday Open Thread: November 19 is Women's Entrepreneurship Day
November 19 is the 323rd day of the year
It is also Sweetmorn, The Aftermath 31, 3184 YOLD (discordian)
And let us not forget 126.96.36.199.19 by the Mayan Long Count
Well, it's 11 - 19.
Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift, look out kid, ...
On this day in history:
1493 – Christopher Columbus landed on the island that would be renamed Puerto Rico. He and his compatriots immediately began the process of total extermination of the Native Taino by a combination of warfare, horrific brutal slavery and disease.
1863 – President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address, a very moving and powerful speech that began:
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Unfortunately, that statement is false, it was then and is now. It had only been 7 years since the last state stopped requiring people to own property in order to vote. And, by people, we mean free white males, nobody else was remotely qualified. Voting rights were but one enormous inequality. I have no idea at what point all jurisdictions permitted women to own property, for example. The 15th amendment was 7 years down the road, and women didn't get the vote for 17 years. It wasn't until 4 years after that that Indians were granted citizenship and the right to vote. .
1998 – The US House of Representatives began impeachment hearings against President Clinton. I will let the most illustrious Professor Izzard put this sorry spectacle into the proper US historical perspective.
Born this day in:
1873 – Elizabeth McCombs, the first woman elected to the Parliament of New Zealand
1888 – José Raúl Capablanca, chess player
1905 – Tommy Dorsey, trombonist, composer, and bandleader
1909 – Peter Drucker, management theory hotshot
1917 – Indira Gandhi, politician
1932 – Eleanor F. Helin, astronomer
1939 – Warren "Pete" Moore, singer, songwriter, and record producer
1943 – Fred Lipsius, saxophonist
1964 – Vincent Herring, saxophonist and flautist
Died this day in:
1785 – Bernard de Bury, harpsichordist and composer
1798 – Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot
1828 – Franz Schubert, pianist and composer
1887 – Emma Lazarus, poet
1915 – Joe Hill, activist, songwriter
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
Women's Entrepreneurship Day
World Toilet Day
Day of Discovery of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
Garifuna Settlement Day (Belize)
Music goes here, iirc
Warren "Pete" Moore
picture:Melitta public domain
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