Subject: Women of Note ...
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Sat June 19, 1999 at 3:53PM

Women of Note - 

Anthony, Earhart, Ride

Three women have made history upon this date
Each of them accomplishing unique things, great
Starting with Susan B. Anthony - the suffragette
Who was fined for attempting to cast votes to get

Her opinion heard ... a posture to which she felt
She had quite as much right as everybody else
But the attempt was met with a hundred buck fine
Imposed upon her on this very date - at a time ...

When women were still denied the right to vote
Back in eighteen seventy three ... a time, cloaked
When equality for all was still decried and denounced
Before Susan B. Anthony (and others) announced

Like Amelia Earhart, the famed woman aviator
Completing her trip between two shores, elated
From Newfoundland to Wales - upon this date
A fantastic feat, done in nineteen twenty-eight

And Sally K. Ride - America's first woman in space
Who also made history on this date with certain grace
When she and four of her colleagues blasted off ...
Aboard the shuttle Challenger, another feat, boss

Carried out on this very day in nineteen eighty three
Which makes June eighteenth a special day in history
For three women have made important inroads today
Changing the scene - each, in a very special way ....

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
written at 12noon 6/19/99
for the date June 18th, 1999

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Carol Kane (actress) 47
Isabella Rossellini (actress) 47
Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) 42
Alison Moyet (rock singer) 38
Mara Hobel (actress) 28
Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) 28