Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Today I had the privilege of photographing a woman who will soon celebrate her 100th birthday. She was born three weeks before Henry Ford produced his first Model T automobile. Grand Canyon National Monument was created that year, and a long-distance radio message was sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time. Helen's family is hoping Willard Scott will acknowledge the big day!
Here are a few other interesting tid bits about that year:
1st U.S. postage stamps in rolls were issued.
1st time the ball signifying the New Year dropped at Times Square.
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before the city council and announced that, "Women are not physically fit to operate automobiles."
1st Mother's Day was observed.
1st passenger flight in an airplane took place.
Star #46 was added to the U.S. flag for Oklahoma.
New York City passed a regulation making it illegal for a woman to smoke in public.