A trailblazing female journalist was born and raised in North Dakota.
It has been written that Emma “Bab” Lincoln was “the first woman reporter to cover the White House; the first American (correspondent) to cover the Paris fashion shows, and the first to develop and edit a women’s page as a regular segment of a major newspaper.”
In 1993, Steven Spielberg directed and co-produced the movie “Schindler’s List,” making the country aware of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist credited with saving the lives of more than 1,200 Jews in the mid-1940s.
According to sources outside of North Dakota, one man was most responsible for organizing the 1889 North Dakota Constitutional Convention and providing the state with “one of the shortest and most succinct constitutions in the nation.” These sources state that John Rea not only organized the convention, he also “drafted the constitution adopted by North Dakota when it became a state in 1889.”
One reporter broke the news to the nation about the two most frustrating attempts of the U.S. military during the 1870s: the efforts of the Army to capture the Indians under Sitting Bull and under Chief Joseph.
It is my impression that successful politicians and music are often linked.
During last year’s presidential campaign, we remember that on several occasions President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Herman Cain suddenly burst into song.
The man who threw the first official pitch in the American League was also the first pitcher to win an American League game. This record-setting hurler spent three years playing baseball in North Dakota.
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