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Did You Know – Phoebe Omlie

 The First Female To Receive An Aircraft Mechanic’s License #DidYouKnow is a Blog Series on www.jmnorthup.com and www.nornstriad.com   Aviation Maintenance Technician Day is celebrated on May 24th each year.  This is because it’s Charles E. Taylor‘s birthday, and he invented the first aircraft engine, effectively making him the first aircraft mechanic.  This, of course, brings us to Phoebe Jane Fairgrave Omlie, who happens to be the first

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DID YOU KNOW – Little Golden Books

GIVING THE GIFT OF READING #DidYouKnow is a Blog Series on www.jmnorthup.com and www.nornstriad.com   Little Golden Books were first available in 1942.  They were the first books published both at an affordable rate and a high-quality, making reading available in households of all economic levels.  It opened the doors to literature for children everywhere – a huge step toward world literacy. Little

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DID YOU KNOW Bob Brown?

 Godfather of the E-Reader #DidYouKnow is a Blog Series on www.jmnorthup.com and www.nornstriad.com Robert “Bob” Carlton Brown, II (June 14, 1886 – August 7, 1959) An American writer and publisher Bob Brown wrote a manifesto called ‘The Readies‘ in the 1930s that described the modern-day eReader.  His original machine used microfilm ribbon that could be adjusted as it scrolled over magnifying glass.  However, it took

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Did You Know – JERRIE MOCK

 First Woman To Fly Solo Around The World – 1964 #DidYouKnow is a Blog Series on www.jmnorthup.com and www.nornstriad.com Geraldine ‘Jerrie’ Mock was from Ohio.  She not only became the first woman to fly solo around the world (for which she was presented the FAA’s Exceptional Service Decoration by President Lyndon B. Johnson), but she’s also one of the first female aeronautical engineering students

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Did You Know Bessie Coleman

FIRST LICENSED AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN PILOT Image Source#DidYouKnow is a Blog Series on www.jmnorthup.com and www.nornstriad.com   I am a HUGE aerophile.  My love of aviation was born in me and nurtured as I grew.  It was apart of my education as well as my career.  That being said, my reading and writing would be lacking without it.  Not to mention,

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DID YOU KNOW – World Blood Donor Day

‘SHARE LIFE, GIVE BLOOD’ #DidYouKnow is a Blog Series on www.jmnorthup.com and www.nornstriad.com   World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on Karl Landsteiner‘s birthday – June 14th. The slogan for the day’s even is ‘share life, give blood.’ The need for clean blood is vitally important through the world.  Unfortunately, 50% of the donations come from high-income countries, where approximately 19% of the

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AUTHOR Amelia Earhart

DID YOU KNOW? Image Source#DidYouKnow is a Blog Series on www.jmnorthup.com and www.nornstriad.com   Everyone knows of Amelia Earhart because of the mystery surrounding her death.  What they don’t always realize is the accomplishments this amazing woman achieved.  According to Newsweek, this pioneering woman fearlessly tackled the following: The first woman to fly solo above 14,000 feet The first woman to fly solo

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