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Friday, July 15, 2011

July 8th


On this day in 1911, Nan Aspinwall became the first woman to complete a solo trip across country by horse. A cow-girl known as Two-Gun Nan, she and her horse Lady Ellen, rode out of San Franco, CA., alone, riding east, toward New York, 4496 miles away. It took 180 days, and Two-Gun Nan only had to use her gun twice, a run in with two inhospitable towns. She was 31 and it must be noted that Nan rode "astride" and wearing pants and or skirt pants- which illegal in part of the United States!

On this day in 1977, Sabra Starr finished the longest recorded belly dancing, 100 hours!