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Friday, May 06, 2011

May 6th

On this day in 1935, Audrey Wurdemann was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her work, Bright Ambush. She was also the youngest person to receive this honor.

On this day in 1950, Barbara Tuchman, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction for her work, Guns of August. Tuchman was a self-taught author and an amazing storyteller. Her work also was always about history but it could any time in history. Tuchman books sold millions.

May 5th

On this day in 1809, Mary Kies was the first woman to be issued a United States patent. Weaving straw, a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread for the use of hat making.

Born this day in 1933,Barbara Taylor Bradford, English novelist. Bradford published her first novel, A Woman of Substance, in 1979 and it has sold over 30 million copies worldwide! She has written 25 novel with her latest book, Playing The Game, was released April 2011.

On this day in 1930, Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.