1692 – : Sarah Good, Sarah Wildes, Elizabeth Howe, Rebbecca Nourse, and Sussanah Martin are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, MA.

1848 – A pioneer women’s rights convention convened in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Amelia Jenks Bloomer introduces the new women’s fashion by wearing a pair of “bloomers“.

1898 – Novelist Emile Zola flees France to escape imprisonment after being convicted of libel against the French army in the notorious Dreyfus affair.

birthday girls •
1850 –
Margaret Fuller, American writer (b. 1810)
1860 – Lizzie Borden (Lisbeth A. Borden) (d. 1927), American murder suspect. She was accused of axing her parents to death in 1892; she was acquitted in 1893. Her home in Fall River, MA, (the crime scene) is now a Bed & Breakfast & Museum.

banktoaster • Daniel Pinkwater is serializing his entire new book The Neddiad on the internet between August 2006 and April 2007.

banktoaster • Someone has finally google mapped somethings i care about – the Atlas of Fiction real places imagine by great writers.

classifieds • Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY needs a nipping press for its book arts program. If there is any available for sale in the NY metropolitan area, please contact: Robbin Ami Silverberg

statistics • the Pew Internet Life project has just released a study on blogging in the USA.

in progress . . .

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