• Civil Rights

    11 April 1968. On this day the Civil Rights Act was signed in the United States.

  • Women Can Vote

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_the_United_Kingdom The Representation of the People Act 1918 expanded the electorate to include all men over the age of 21 and most women over the age of 30. Later that year, the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 gave women over 21 the right to stand for election as MPs. The first woman to become an MP was Constance Markievicz in […]

  • First Motion Picture

    5 Feb 1870. The first motion picture was shown on this day at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Henry R. Heyl presented his Phasmatrope, using glass transparencies of a sequence of static poses of a couple waltzing, mounted round a disc fitted with an intermittent mechanism and shutter, and projected by a magic lantern. This […]

  • On Elasticity

    Sophie Germain is the first woman to win a prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences for her paper on elasticity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Germain