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She was the first woman to...

…travel around the world in a damned Zeppelin.

Originally posted by lego-stories

Lady Hay Drummond-Hay (September 12, 1895—February 12, 1946) was a star journalist who became the first woman to circumnavigate the globe, and she did it in a damned Zeppelin. She went on to report from war zones like Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) and Manchuria (now part of China), fell into a tumultuous romance with a fellow reporter, and was eventually captured by the Japanese during WWII.

…swim the English Channel.

Originally posted by hero-generator

Gertrude Ederle (October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) was a competitive swimmer, Olympic champion, and at one time held five world records. If there was a world record for coolest nickname she would’ve held six, because hers was “Queen of the Waves.” When Ederle set out to become the first woman to swim the English channel, she used motorcycle goggles and sealed the edges with wax to keep the salt water out of her eyes. Due to unfavorable and violent wind conditions twelve hours into her 14 hour and 34 minute journey, her trainer shouted at her to get out of the water and into his boat. She reportedly popped her head up from the water to simply ask “what for?” 

travel around the world in less than 80 days.

Originally posted by meedean

Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864—January 27, 1922) asked her editor at the New York World if she could take a stab at turning the story Around the World in 80 Days from fiction to fact. Using railways and steamships, Bly chuggah-chuggahed and toot-tooted the nearly 25,000 mile trip in just 72 days, meeting Jules Verne and buying a monkey along the way. If her name sounds familiar but these stories don’t, it’s probably because you’ve heard about how she once faked a mental illness so she could write an exposé on psychiatric asylums. Or maybe it’s because of her famed coverage of the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913. Or maybe it’s because you’re a big fan of farming and industrialist patents and heard she invented a novel milk can and a stacking garbage can. Nellie Bly did a lot in her short 57 years. 

Follow these Tumblrs for more Women’s History:

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class (@missedinhistory) is not exclusively about women, but hoo boy, it turns out most history classes aren’t great at teaching us about women’s history. You’ll learn a lot here. 
  • The New-York Historical Society (@nyhistory) has been pulling articles, artifacts, and documents deep from the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library this Women’s History Month. 

27 January: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On this day we honour and remember the approximately 22 million innocent souls who fell victims to hate racism and prejudice crimes, nearly 7.5 million of which were slaughtered for being who they were.

  • 6 million Jews (1.5 million of which were children)
  • 1.5 million Romani
  • 270 000 People with disabilities (be it physical or mental)
  • 55 000 gay people (approximately)
  • 14 million civilians, caught in the crossfire, famine and ugliness of war from all over Europe.
  • 12 000 Jehova’s Witnesses (approximately) of which 2 500 - 5 000 killed.

This day is an important reminder of what once was and what should never be again.

May their rest be more peaceful than their life and may their memory be a blessing.

Never Forget.

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オープンの時間で予約をしていたけど
ちょっと早めにお店に到着。
中に案内され窓際の席に座りました。

お店の雰囲気も変わっちゃうのかな?
そんな事を思いながら
写真を撮らせてもらいました。

初めてここにお邪魔したのが2011年11月21日でした。
オムライスの可愛さに胸キュンして
何度訪れた事か・・・。
そのたびに同じ場所の写真を撮るので
覚えていてくれる人には
デジャヴのような写真ばかりです。
(使い回しじゃないですよー。笑)

この日もNikon F3とOLYMPUS PEN-Fの2台持ち。
同じような写真が続きます(๑`・ᴗ・´๑)

“Art is for everybody.” —Keith Haring, born today in 1958. See his work in Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s

[Left to right: Jean-Michel Basquiat, “LNAPRK,” 1982; Keith Haring, Untitled, 1983–1984 on top of pattern adapted from the wall mural of Haring’s Pop Shop, 1986. Installation view of Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, January 27, 2017–May 14, 2017). Photograph by Ron Amstutz]