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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15th

Born this day in 1887, Malvina Hoffman, American sculptor and author. Known for her life-size bronze sculptures of people. In 1930, Hoffman was commissioned by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago to create sculptures representing a world view of human cultures for their permanent exhibition, titled "Hall of the Races of Mankind" Creating over 100 sculptures, later the these "world view of human kind" have been seen as dated and not true to the culture of modern times.
Hoffman created many busts of famous persons. Hoffman studied with Auguste Rodin.

On this day in 1876, Sara Spencer became the first woman to address the United States presidential convention.

On this day in 1908, World Congress for Woman's Rights opened in Amsterdam.

On this day in 1921, Bessie Coleman reached France as the United States first black pilot.

June 14th

On this day in 1938, Dorothy Lathrop was awarded the very first Caldecott Medal, for her illustrations and art in the book Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, written by Helen Dean Fish. In 1931, Lathrop received a Newberry Medal Honor for her book The Fairy Circus.
Lathrop loved of creating images of beauty and animals for children's books, but she also created amazing fantasy and fairy tales illustrations. Lathrop images of fairies are so captivating and one feels this artist met in a secret glenn where her fairies modeled for her artwork! Very little is known about Dorothy Lathrop. She died in 1980. I have included several images of her work because it is truly magical and some how her work is over looked.

On this day in 1984, the Southern Baptist convention decided, NO women clergy members.

On this day in 1989, Zsa Zsa Gabor was arrested to for slapping Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman!

On this day in 1993, Tansu Ciller became the first woman premier of Turkey.