If we are on the brink of World War III, may we at Sistory suggest a few other wars we’d like to repeat instead?
Lest you think these are the woooOOOOOooorst of times, let me tell you about a real problem America was facing about a hundred years ago. It was called “The Meat Question.”
Meet 5 Black female Olympians who made history – or herstory. We know The Future is Female, but The Past is Female Too (we even made a t-shirt).
Over the last two years we’ve added several impressive ladies to our squad: Qiu Jin, Juliette Gordon Low, Canada’s Famous Five, and the “lady killers” of the game of bridge, Fritzi and Rixi, also known as Frisky and Bitchy. But we have a special place reserved, of course, for sisters. Today we’re honoring a different kind of sisterhood – that of the 175-year old,African-American Roman Catholic order of the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The only city built by a woman almost forgot her name. Told via pop royalty gifs.
In 1914, over 100 years ago, the final passenger pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo. All attempts to breed them in captivity failed. Martha suffered from a palsy that made her tremble and had never laid a fertile egg. The passenger pigeon was extinct, thanks entirely to mankind.
How did this happen?
It’s a mother of a season. Well, rather, it’s a season celebrating mothers – particularly a Biblically famous teenage mother – and we’re here for it. Moms rule. We’ve already written about some of history’s best royal momagers, but here are five more mothers you ought to know about.
Why do all college football fight songs sound the same?
The South’s jugtowns – centers churning out artistic and functional pottery for decades in the early 20th century – are no longer. Their wares aren’t hitting the shelves at Wal-Mart. There’s not an app where you can swipe right on your fave jugs. There’s no Bruce Springsteen song, “Born in a Jugtown, USA.” You won’t catch Sam Hunt crooning over your radio about what happens “When You Break Up In A Jugtown.”
Until 1972, it was illegal for unmarried couples to access birth control. No pill, no contraceptive devices – unless you put a ring on it.
At first I LOLed (by myself, on the street, like a loser) because I thought that in 1985 the U.S. government put up a plaque commemorating a factory that produced reversible collars, which to me was like sooo eighties. And in a sense I was right – that is what happened – but it wasn’t how I had pictured.
In 1896, Washington had private libraries, and subscription libraries, but no public library. The path to get one required a cool quarter mil, a debate over century-old blueprints, and bureaucratic delays (of course). And now, it’s going to become an Apple store.
The third in our series of interesting bridge histories. How many Smoots does it take to get across the Harvard Bridge? What – you’ve never heard of a Smoot?
by Eleanor If you ask any older or younger sibling to define the role of the middle child, they will … More