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Discourse On Woman

by LucretiaMott There is nothing of greater importance to the well-being of society at large - of man as well as woman - than the true and proper position of woman. Much has been said, fr…

Maria Montessori

In 1894 Maria Montessori became the first woman physician in Italy. Her interest in children and education led her to open a children's school in 1907 in the slums outside Rome. Montessori put into pr…

Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver is a veteran TV news reporter, former First Lady of California, and a member of the prominent Kennedy family. (She's the daughter of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver, the niec…

Black Maria

The Question: What's a Black Maria? The Answer: A "black maria" is a slang term for a police wagon. How did it get this name? We don't know. But…

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Letter to Maria Gisborne

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Peter Bell the ThirdThe Witch of AtlasLetter to Maria Gisborne LEGHORN, July 1, 1820. The spider spreads her webs, whether she be In poet's tower, cellar, or …

Maria Mitchell Biography

Maria Mitchell astronomerBorn: 1818 Maria Mitchell, the nation's first professional woman astronomer, grew up on the Massachusetts whaling island of Nantucket, where ships steered by movement …

María Félix 2002 Deaths

María FélixAge: 87 Mexican actress whose beauty and flamboyant personality propelled her to international fame and icon status. Her credits include Woman Without a Soul and La Ge…

Maria Goeppert Mayer Biography

Maria Goeppert MayerphysicistBorn: 6/28/1906Birthplace: Katowice (then Germany, now Poland) An accomplished physicist, Goeppert-Mayer made numerous contributions to the field of physics and wa…

Brewer's: Black Maria

The black van which conveys prisoners from the police courts to jail. The French call a mud-barge a “Marie-salope.” The tradition is that the van referred to was so called from …