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Thermidor Fun Fact Day Forty: Who was la Comtesse des Ténèbres?

Legend has it that a certain Comtesse des Ténèbres arrived on the scene in Austria just about at the same time as Princess Marie-Thérèse moved there in exile (1795) and in fact… 45 more words

French History

Reviewing the Guns

WAVES Jean Nempel, Melva Dolan, and Mary Alice look over the 20 mm. guns aboard one of the PTs in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

The photo comes from the… 13 more words

July 22, 1849

Mary Brewster, SUNDAY 22nd : “I have tried to read — but my mind has been after whale all day. The boats have chased and that is all we know — never get full this season without they work quicker & faster. 80 more words

Whaling Wives

70,000 Strong

More than 70,000 women were on duty by the time the Navy celebrated the WAVES 2nd anniversary on July 30, 1944.

That included Evelyn Agrelius, Helen Tullose and Lucille Davis, who are checking and segregating horological instruments for the fleet at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. 18 more words

some facts about women in the middle ages (specifically ~1300)

  • it was thought of as inhumane to hang a woman. the primary method of executing a woman was by drowning.
  • it was believed that a woman could not conceive unless she came to orgasm during intercourse.
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