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In that vein, The Birthday Alarm.com site should help me keep better track of people's birthdays. I found it because a friend sent me a request for my birthday. At this point the basic service is free, but you do have to register. What a great way to keep track of birthdays for a library staff as well!
How Times have Changed
From New Morning Almanac I enjoy reading this just to get a feel for events that have happened on a particular day. Can't say they're really academic, but they can be useful for highlighting events such as a reflection how far we've come (or slid).
A woman was arrested for smoking a cigarette in public on this day in 1904,
in New York City. She was riding in an open car, when a policeman on horseback
reportedly stopped her and gasped, "Ma'am, you can't do that on Fifth
At that time, in much of the country, it was also illegal for an
unescorted woman to be served in hotels and restaurants. And no woman, anywhere,
had the right to vote. That changed in 1920, and soon after, cigarette
manufacturers began featuring women prominently in their advertisements, and
some even began urging women to smoke instead of eat.
Update: The New Morning Almanac requires a subscription to read, but it is free.