Tag Archives: #Biography

May 16th is National Biographer’s Day

“Learning from the experiences of others is what makes us human.” https://celadonbooks.com/what-is-a-biography National Biographer’s Day is celebrated on May 16th because it was the day Samuel Johnson met James Boswell in London, England during 1763. Together, the wrote what is recognized as the earliest modern biography, The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell. Biographies are one of the most important

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#DidYouKnow – John Jeffries?

American’s First Weatherman John Jeffries was an American physician (who graduated from Harvard) and balloonist (one of the first to cross the English Channel) who lived from 1745 until 1819. He is noted to be among the first Americans to start logging daily weather measurements, starting in 1774. His work set the precedent of our national model for weather record-keeping

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#DidYouKnow – Jeanette Rankin?

First Woman Elected To American Congress Jeanette Rankin was a remarkable woman who fought for woman’s suffrage. Then, in 1916, when most women still didn’t have the right to vote, Jeanette became one of two members of the U.S. House of Representatives for Montana. She served two terms (during WWI and WWII) as a Republican, known for being a women‘s

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My Book Review of Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of French Royalty)

Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well written Questionable History I love history. For every life that exists (doesn’t necessarily mean human), there are at least as many stories to be told. Of course, one must be cautious with the sources because 1) truth is subjective and 2)

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