Monday, October 18, 2010

Tonight's Show: Celebrating Women's History Month

October is women's history month! In light of that, we are celebrating a few women who have made a mark in history and have inspired us with their intelligence, determination and passion.

Clara Hughes - Canadian Olympic athlete and the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both the Winter and Summer Olympics.

Jane Goodall - A primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Jane is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania.

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill was released 15 years ago (that makes me feel old!) and as far as Canadian women's contributions to music goes, this was MASSIVE. The album became the 2nd biggest seller of the 1990's and spent 12 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Alice Jamieson - In 1914, Alice was appointed the first female judge of in the British Commonwealth of a juvenile court. In 1916, she became the second female magistrate in the British Commonwealth - after Emily Murphy (one of the Famous Five).

Annie Gale - In 1917 she became the first woman in the British Commonwealth to be elected to a position in any level of government. She served as alderman for The City of Calgary municipal council.

Margaret Sanger - An American birth control activist. In 1916 Sanger and her sister Ethel Byrne, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States.

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