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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 18th


On this day in 1980, Mrs. Shakuntala Devi of India, mentally multiplied 2 13-digit numbers in 28 seconds. She is known as the "Human Computer". She holds the Guinness Book record. Today, she uses her amazing talents in the field of astrology. And often travels to share her amazing mathematical skills.

On this day in 1909,Nannie Helen Burroughs, founded The National Training School for Women in Washington DC. After Burroughs death the school was renamed in her honor, The Nannie Burroughs School.

On this day in 1873, Susan B. Anthony was fined 100 dollars for voting for the President. She never paid the fine.

On this day in 1981, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retired and was replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman seated on the Supreme Court.