#901 Actress Gene Tierney is Laura


In “Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s and 50s,” edited by Sarah Weinman and published by the Library of America, Megan Abbott, a woman crime writer of the 2000s, points out that “women are the primary readers of crime fiction.” She notes a popular theory that opines “women savor the victim role,” for they “are masochists, unable to rise above the roles assigned … Continue reading #901 Actress Gene Tierney is Laura

#51 First woman director-producer on Broadway – Margaret Anglin


She was born Mary Warren Anglin on april 3rd, 1876 in Ottawa, Ontario, & was the youngest of nine children of newspaper editor and politician Timothy Warren Anglin (1822–1896) by his second wife, Ellen MacTavish. She remembers being held by Oscar Wilde, a guest of her father, when she was six years old,  probably during Wilde’s first visit to America via the SS Arizona in … Continue reading #51 First woman director-producer on Broadway – Margaret Anglin

JFK : A delayed birth certificate


The JFK Presidential Library says that all health and birth data for JFK are  closed.  Here is his delayed  birth certificate that states he was born at home, but it was created when he was 26 years old.  Astro.com gives a 15:00 time based on Jack’s “memory” and is rated an A by Lois Rodden.  That is rather wild as she does give anyone else … Continue reading JFK : A delayed birth certificate

#101 Dr. Alexis Carrel & the Dakin Solution


Before Dr. Alexander Fleming invented penicillin, Dr. Carrel developed the Dakin Solution, a type of hypochlorite solution made from bleach that is diluted and then treated to decrease skin irritation. Chlorine, the active ingredient in Dakin’s solution, is a potent antiseptic that kills most forms of bacteria and viruses. This simple solution saved many men in World War I and is still used when people … Continue reading #101 Dr. Alexis Carrel & the Dakin Solution