Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Little Woman, Animal Kingdom, -and- Brave New Schools

In the News Today
  • The Little Woman - World’s shortest man, woman meet for first time
  • Animal Kingdom - "Rat-crossing" signs installed in NYC neighborhood
  • Brave New Schools - NYC public schools ease penalties for breaking rules

    Technology in the News Today
  • Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • Google+ Launches Business-Savvy Social Networking Tools
  • Vimeo Partners With Dropbox for Automatic Uploading

    Born on this Day in History: August 30, 1919 - Born in Nashville, Kitty Wells started singing as a teenager. She didn't achieve stardom, however, until she was 33. Wells became the first female solo artist to hit the top of the country charts, with 1952's "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." She scored several more country hits over the next two decades, and kept touring until her retirement in 2000. Wells died on July 16, 2012.

    On this Day in History: August 30, 1967 - Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would remain on the Supreme Court for 24 years before retiring for health reasons, leaving a legacy of upholding the rights of the individual as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

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