Get a FREE copy of “The Articles of Association”. On September 5, 1774the Continental Congress convened for the first time and adopted the Articles of Association, which stated that if the Intolerable Acts were not repealed by December 1, 1774, a boycott of British goods would begin in the colonies. The Articles of Association were dated October 20, 1774 and were the foundations leading to the Declaration of Independence.
Esther Pohl Lovejoy was the first woman to serve as Portland's public health officer. She'd given years of her life to the fight to ensure Oregon milk was at least as safe as its drinking water. But she couldn't save her only boy from a brief, violent illness. Freddie was 7 when he died from drinking tainted milk...Lovejoy was so driven, she rose from being a shop girl to putting herself through medical school in just a few years, in an era when women doctors were extremely rare. (story at…
Frances Clalin Clayton disguised herself as “Jack Williams” in order to fight for Union forces during the American Civil War alongside her husband during the fall of 1861. She served in the Missouri artillery and cavalry units for several months. She is seen here around 1865. Photos by Samuel Masury/ Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis
Katharine Dexter McCormick - Only the second woman to graduate from MIT, Katharine Dexter McCormick is a name that every woman today should know. Katharine funded what The New York Times called the “most sweeping sociomedical revolution in history... [whose] impact on the United States and other nations [is] almost too vast to analyze.” She was responsible for funding the reseach that discovered the birth control pill as well as putting millions into early women in science funding programs.