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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

March 1st



On this day in 1692, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba were arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. These women all died because of gossip and false babble. The state of Massachusetts formally apologised for this horror. To create fear in a community with frantic finger pointing and shreaking out landish accusations- it is always false and a means to an end that profits the those who pretend to be the victim. (Mr. Beck is an example in the 21st century, McCarthyism another in the 20t century)

On this day in 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, became 1st Black woman to receive a medical degree in the United States; graduating from the New England Female Medical College. Lee was also the first Black to publish a medical book, A Book Of Medical Discourses 1883

On this day in 1912 Isabella Goodwin, was appointed the 1st U.S. woman detective, in New York City.


On this day in 1860 Suzanna Salter, was elected the Mayor of Argonia, Kansas, making Mayor Salter the 1st U.S. female mayor.