Feb. 15: Susan B. Anthony

 

bd-anthony-susanSusan B. Anthony (1820-1906): feminist, began suffering at age 2 months and grew up to lead the women’s suffrage movement, first woman to be depicted on a dollar that nobody in the world ever uses.

Other Feb. 15 birthdays:

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642): Italian astronomer, used a telescope to prove his theory that the universe did not revolve around the church.

Matt Groening, 61: creator of the legendary cartoon family “The Simpsons,” and its blood-spattered 1995 spinoff “The O.J. Simpsons.”

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 2000, Fox aired “Who Wants to Marry a Serial Killer?,” a reality-style TV special that drew huge ratings and left only seven dead.

On this day in 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court, as long as they wore a short skirt and high heels.

On this day in 1964, Cassius Clay became the heavyweight boxing champ with a brash, trash-talking victory over loud-mouth couch potato Howard Cosell.

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