John’s Believe It Or Not… July 16th

* 1880 – Emily Howard Stowe the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada. * 622 Muslim Era begins – Muhammad begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hijra) * 1863 Draft riots continue to rock New York City * 1951 Catcher in the Rye is published * 1999 JFK Jr. killed in plane crash

It’s Monday! Did You Know…

* 1880 – Emily Howard Stowe the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada.

Emily Howard Stowe (née Jennings, May 1, 1831 – April 30, 1903) was the first female doctor to practise in Canada, the second licensed female physician in Canada and an activist for women’s rights and suffrage. Stowe helped found the women’s suffrage movement in Canada and campaigned for the country’s first medical college for women.

Emily Howard Jennings Stowe was born in Norwich Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada to Hannah Howard and Solomon Jennings. While Solomon converted to Methodism, Hannah raised Stowe and her five sisters as Quakers. In the tradition of the Society of Friends, Stowe’s parents encouraged her to obtain an education; they sent her to a co-educational Quaker school in Providence, Rhode Island. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… July 16th”

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