Born On This Day ~ March 31 ~ Jack Johnson


Born: March 31, 1878 (Galveston, Texas)
Died: June 10, 1946 (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Famous For/Known For:
First African American world heavyweight boxing champion.

A Little About Jack Johnson:
Born John Arthur “Jack” Johnson to ex slaves.

For the most part his Continue reading


Born On This Day ~ March 12 ~ Jane Delano


Born: March 12, 1862 (Montour Falls, New York)
Died: April 15, 1919 (Savenay, France)

Famous For/Known For:
WWI nurse

A Little About Jane Delano:
Born to parents George and Mary Ann (Wright) Delano. Father died Continue reading

Born On This Day ~ February 22 ~ Robert Baden-Powell


Born:February 22, 1857 (Paddington, London, United Kingdom)
Died:January 8, 1941 (Nyeri, Kenya)

Famous For/Known For:
Founder of the Boy and Girl Scouts

A Little About Robert Baden-Powell:
Born to parents Professor H.G. Baden and Henrietta (Smyth) Powell. His father was a professor of natural sciences and died when Baden-Powell was three years old. Continue reading

Born On This Day ~ January 25 ~ Virginia Woolfe


Born: January 25, 1882 (Kensington, London UK)
Died: March 28, 1941 (River Ouse, Sussex)

Famous For/Known For:
English Writer

A Little About Virginia Woolfe:
Born Adeline Virginia Stephen in London, England to Leslie Stephen, a literary figure and editor, and Julia (Jackson) Stephen, who had been Continue reading

Born On This Day ~ January 9 ~ Jennie Jerome Churchill

Jennie Jerome Churchill

Born: January 9, 1854 (Brooklyn, New York)
Died: June 29, 1921 (London, England)

Famous For/Known For:
Wife of Lord Randolph Churchill and mother to Sir Winston Churchill

A Little About Jennie Jerome Churchill:
Born Jeanette Jerome to wealthy parents, Leonard and Clarissa.

In 1867, Clarissa Jerome took her Continue reading

Born On This Day ~ January 2 ~ Martha Carey Thomas

Born: January 2, 1857 (Baltimore, Maryland)

Died: December 2, 1935 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Famous For/Known For:
Pioneer for women’s education

A little about Martha Carey Thomas:
Thomas was born to middle class Quaker parents and attended Quaker schools.

Against her father’s wishes she entered college, as a junior, and graduated from Cornell University. Continue reading