Happy Leif Erikson Day

Happy Leif Erikson Day October 9 is recognised as the day Leif Erikson, Norse adventurer, reportedly visited the New World circa 1000 AD. He is credited as the first European to 'discover' America, 500 years before Christopher Columbus. The exact details of his voyage are not entirely known, and the earliest recordings of 'Vinland', the…
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Women in History- Dr. Virginia Apgar

Dr. Virginia Apgar was born on June 7, 1909 in Westfield, New Jersey. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1925, knowing that she wanted to be a doctor. Apgar graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1929, where she studied zoology with minors in physiology and chemistry. In 1933, she graduated fourth in her class from Columbia University College of Physicians…
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Women in History-Sally Ride

Sally Kristen Ride was born May 26, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. Ride attended Portola Junior High and then Birmingham High School before graduating from the private Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles on a scholarship. Ride attended Swarthmore College for three semesters, took physics courses at the University of California, Los Angeles, and then entered Stanford University as a junior, graduating with…
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