Congratulations, Michelle Janine Howard, the U.S. Navy’s 1st female four star admiral, the service’s highest rank! Likewise, this makes her the 1st African-American woman to earn a four-star ranking in the history of the U.S. military. Michelle is also notable for being the 1st African-American woman to command a U.S. Navy vessel. For more, check-out:
Female four-star admiral: Adm. Michelle Janine Howard makes Navy history (The Christian Science Monitor)
Michelle Howard Becomes 1st Female 4-Star Officer in the Navy (The Root)
Looks like someone just splashed-out $100,000 to purchase four photos capturing the last moments and hanging deaths of the Lincoln conspirators. The shots which include Mary Surratt, the 1st woman executed by the U.S., are named “Arrival on Scaffold,” “Reading the Death Warrant,” “Adjusting the Ropes,” and “Thus It Be Ever With Assassins.” Taken by Scottish photographer Alexander Gardner in Washington DC on July 7, 1865, the prints were thought to fetch somewhere between $20,000 and $30,000. They were sold by Swann Galleries, a New York City auction house.
Fantastic news Janeites! The Bank of England has revealed Jane Austen is taking Charles Darwin’s place on the £10 note. Subsequently, this makes Jane only the 3rd woman, after Florence Nightingale and Elizabeth Fry, to grace British currency. Whatcha waitin’ for America?
(via The Mary Sue)
For more, check-out this video from The Bank of England:
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