Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
[i] Her mother, Helen Emma Gregory MacGill, born on January 7, 1864, was British Columbia’s first female judge. At her death in 1947, she had served as a judge in Vancouver’s Juvenile Court for 23 years.
[ii] Several modifications were made to the Hurricane after it entered service. The modifications were not related to the overall performance of the plane but to the unique circumstances of battle. The fuel tanks were modified to enable them to resist leakage caused by bullet holes. A bulletproof plate was installed behind the pilot’s seat. The third modification was to the machine guns, which would freeze at altitudes above 15,000 feet. Heaters were added.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
His father was Constantijn Huygens, a poet for whom the prestigious Constantijn Huygens Award is named.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Train was a member of the Thirteen Club, whose members had a thing about the superstition surrounding the number thirteen. Robert Green Ingersoll, a member in 1886, ended a toast by saying “We have had enough mediocrity, enough policy, enough superstition, enough prejudice, enough provincialism, and the time has come for the American citizen to say: Hereafter I will be represented by men who are worthy, not only of the great Republic, but of the Nineteenth Century.”
Despite their involvement in the suffragist movement, both Anthony and Stanton would actively lobby against both the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution and extending the vote to black men, on the theory that doing so would simply result in more men voting against extending the vote to women..