It was “watching those women and children, some of them actually holding hands as they jumped from the building from the ninth floor, knowing they were going to die, but preferring not to burn” that led to creation of workplace safety laws, said Mark Oldham, Richmond, Va.-based executive consultant, risk services department, for Allianz S.E.’s Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. … [Read more...] about The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: 100 Years Later
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USMC Lt. Gen. Loretta “Lori” Reynolds, the third woman in history to be promoted to three stars in the Marine Corps, spoke at an opening reception of the exhibit last week. Reynolds said when the Marine Corps opened its door to women 100 years ago, 2,000 women applied, but only five were accepted. … [Read more...] about Arlington National Cemetery Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Women Marines
After college, she worked with a woman-owned business that specializes in decorative painting in homes, but historic work was always in the back of Litjens' mind. As part of the Capitol project, she spent another a year and a half back in Minnesota, trying to restore the decorative painting in every corner of the building that had been damaged or dulled over the years. “It was pretty daunting at first to put paint on something that’s over 100 years old,” she said. … [Read more...] about 100 years after being excluded from the Minnesota State Capitol, women rebuilt it
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Still, Brandon Klugman, manager of the Vote16 campaign at Generation Citizen, which has aided local efforts in places like San Francisco and Washington, said that in 1939, support for lowering the voting age was near where it is now: 17 percent. By 1967, that number was 64 percent. … [Read more...] about 16-Year-Olds Want a Vote. Fifty Years Ago, So Did 18-Year-Olds.