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Women from across the country are coming together after the inauguration to join marches, call their members of Congress and organize their communities to take a stand against Donald Trump. Let’s make sure they know we’re with them.

Add your name to stand against President-elect Trump and his extreme anti-women agenda!>>

With the threats against women’s rights, health, and equality we now face from our government at the highest level, speaking out has never been so important.

Thank you for adding your voice!

— PFAW

on this day … 3/8 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Timothy McVeigh for the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995.


1618 – Johann Kepler discovered the third Law of Planetary Motion.

1702 – England’s Queen Anne took the throne upon the death of King William III.

1782 – The Gnadenhutten massacre took place. About 90 Indians were killed by militiamen in Ohio in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.

1853 – The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson is unveiled in Washington, DC.

1855 – A train passed over the first railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls, NY.

1862 – The Confederate ironclad “Merrimack” was launched.

1880 – U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes declared that the United States would have jurisdiction over any canal built across the isthmus of Panama.

1887 – The telescopic fishing rod was patented by Everett Horton.

1894 – A dog license law was enacted in the state of New York. It was the first animal control law in the U.S.

1904 – The Bundestag in Germany lifted the ban on the Jesuit order of priests.

1905 – In Russia, it was reported that the peasant revolt was spreading to Georgia.

1907 – The British House of Commons turned down a women’s suffrage bill.

1909 – Pope Pius X lifted the church ban on interfaith marriages in Hungary.

1910 – In France, Baroness de Laroche became the first woman to obtain a pilot’s license.

1910 – The King of Spain authorized women to attend universities.

1911 – In Europe, International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time.

1911 – British Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Gray declared that Britain would not support France in the event of a military conflict.

1917 – Russia’s “February Revolution” began with rioting and strikes in St. Petersburg. The revolution was called the “February Revolution” due to Russia’s use of the Old Style calendar.

1917 – The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.

1921 – Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato was assassinated while leaving the Parliament in Madrid.

1921 – French troops occupied Dusseldorf.

1933 – Self-liquidating scrip money was issued for the first time at Franklin, IN.

1941 – Martial law was proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any anti-Nazi protests.

1942 – During World War II, Japanese forces captured Rangoon, Burma.

1943 – Japanese forces attacked American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle lasted five days.

1945 – Phyllis Mae Daley received a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She later became the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.

1946 – In New York City, the “Journal American” became the first commercial business to receive a helicopter license.

1946 – The French naval fleet arrived at Haiphong, Vietnam.

1948 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools was unconstitutional.

1953 – A census bureau report indicated that 239,000 farmers had quit farming over the last 2 years.

1954 – France and Vietnam opened talks in Paris on a treaty to form the state of Indochina.

1954 – Herb McKenley set a world record for the quarter mile when he ran the distance in 46.8 seconds.

1957 – The International Boxing Club was ruled a monopoly putting it in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Law.

1959 – Groucho, Chico and Harpo made their final TV appearance together.

1961 – Max Conrad circled the globe in a record time of eight days, 18 hours and 49 minutes in the Piper Aztec.

1965 – The U.S. landed about 3,500 Marines in South Vietnam. They were the first U.S. combat troops to land in Vietnam.

1966 – Australia announced that it would triple the number of troops in Vietnam.

1973 – Two bombs exploded near Trafalgar Square in Great Britain. 234 people were injured.

1982 – The U.S. accused the Soviets of killing 3,000 Afghans with poison gas.

1985 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that 407,700 Americans were millionaires. That was more than double the total from just five years before.

1986 – Four French television crew members were abducted in west Beirut. All four were eventually released.

1988 – In Fort Campbell, KY, 17 U.S. soldiers were killed when two Army helicopters collided in midair.

1989 – In Lhasa, Tibet, martial law was declared after three days of protest against Chinese rule.

1999 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Timothy McVeigh for the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995.

1999 – The White House, under President Bill Clinton, directed the firing of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee from his job at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The firing was a result of alleged security violations.

2001 – The U.S. House of Representatives voted for an across-the-board tax cut of nearly $1 trillion over the next decade.

2005 – In norther Chechnya, Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov was killed during a raid by Russian forces.

Women In Technology – Women’s History Month


Code Like A Girl

Will You Help Us Grow Our Community?

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Thank you.

Thank you for reading this article.

Thank you for caring about Women In Technology.

Thank you for sharing your time, your interest, and your comments with all of us at Code Like A Girl.

It has been an amazing first year for us. I’m amazed that we have more than 350 articles, written by more than 200 authors! In just the last 3 months, our readers have spent about 3500 hours reading Code Like A Girl articles. To put that in perspective, the last 3 months combine for a total of 2160 hours. If you read 24 hours a day, you’d have to read for 145 days to read what Code Like A Girl readers read in the last 90 days.

We now have more that 16, 000 followers and we’re growing fast — with more than 2000 new followers in the last 30 days. That is an amazing community we’ve built together in just over a year.

Community is a powerful thing. I ❤ Community. I remember getting my first taste of what participating in, building and leading a community could be when I was a teenager. At that time, I had two places where I was soaking up everything I could about community: Grand River Collegiate Institute and the AR Kaufmann YMCA.

In both places, I had the opportunity, which I am very grateful for, to belong. At my high-school, Grand River Collegiate Institute, I became involved in theatre and school paper. I made friends and learned skills that continue to be an important part of my life today. At my local YMCA, I was mentored as a camp leader and eventually worked summers as a camp counsellor.

Since then I’ve worked on conferences, election campaigns, started tech meet-ups, sat on boards, and volunteered around the world. Here’s one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned about community: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

This quote by Margaret Mead is one that has inspired me for a long time. I guess I consider myself to be a thoughtful and committed citizen — so Mead’s words feel like they are being spoken to me. I am certainly an optimist with a great deal of hope for the future. That hope is founded on my belief that things can get better and we can, each of us, make a difference. I also believe that together — that difference can change the world.

That’s what this publication is all about. Code Like A Girl is a publication that celebrates redefining society’s perceptions of women in technology. The world of Women in Technology is changing — for the better. Not always and not in every way, but we are making progress. Our mission, at Code Like A Girl, is to amplify the voices that are driving this change — a community of thoughtful, committed citizens who are trying to change the world.

I started this by saying Thank You and sharing some stats about Code Like A Girl. Here’s one I didn’t share with you. According to toppub.xyz Code Like A Girl is currently ranked at 104th by followers. That’s amazing. It’s an accomplishment we’re very proud of. But we think we can do better — we need to do better. And we need your help. Today.

We need your help to get us into the top 100. Why is this important? Is this just a vanity metric? Perhaps, but there is something significant about this kind of measurement. It helps demonstrate the traction of this project within the context of Medium.com’s publication ecosystem. It provides a simple and easy message about our growth and stature. This objective is about accelerating our growth, to grow a larger audience — to grow our community.

Here’s how we’re going to work together to achieve this outcome. Our goal is to add 5000 new followers by the end of March 2017. We need your to help by introducing Code Like A Girl to your network. This isn’t about posting a meme on your feed (although that could be pretty cool too). This is about genuine and authentic sharing about something you care about and want to see continue to succeed and grow.

Our mission is to amplify the voices that are celebrating the changing role of women in technology. Please help us by participating in our #AmpCodeLikeAGirl campaign.

We are asking you to introduce 5 people you know to Code Like A girl over the next 25 days. We’re also asking you to spread the word, share your favourite Code Like A Girl article on FB, Twitter and LinkedIn and tag it with the hashtag #AmpCodeLikeAGirl.

We need your help over the next 25 days. We need you to introduce Code Like A Girl to 5 new people.

When someone in your network follows us, they can post about it with the #AmpCodeLikeAGirl hashtag, sharing something like:

“Hey — I just followed Code Like A Girl, an awesome publication about #WomenInTech http://code.likeagirl.io/ #AmpCodeLikeAGirl” or their own message.

You can also invite them to comment on this article — we’d love to hear from new followers as we work together to #AmpCodeLikeAGirl.

Thanks!

Why We March – Dan Abrams


Earth Day Network
Earth Day Every Day™
It began on April 22, 1970. Across the country, 20 million Americans gathered from coast-to-coast at a moment of environmental peril. In the nearly five decades since, people from many backgrounds across the world have joined together to raise awareness about protecting our planet.
Today, we face unprecedented challenges – a global climate crisis and a war on science emanating from the highest levels of the federal government. And, now, millions of Americans are stepping up again.
That’s why Earth Day Network is partnering with the March for Science to rally in Washington, D.C. on this year’s Earth Day.  And just like the original Earth Day, there will be teach-ins to promote knowledge and community-building.
With the rise of “alternative facts,” we must rally around reason and show our support for science and scientists. Whether you’re a teacher or a firefighter, an astrophysicist or an astronomer, this is our moment to launch a week of action like we’ve never seen before.
I hope you will stay engaged as we approach the historic March for Science. This is an unparalleled chance to spotlight the value of science and show that we will fight back against the war on science.
Thanks for all you do,
Dan Abrams
Director of Earth Day
Earth Day Network

Of course Racism is Real – now what? Laurie Jones, Brave New Films


Brave New Films
 

Now, more than ever, we must fight to ensure a better future for the next generation.

Brave New Films’ three-part Racial Justice seriesRacism is Real, Black Protests vs. White Riots, and Prison System by the Numbers—explores the effects of racial bias on the lives of black Americans and the ways in which racism impacts American society as a whole. It is crucial to shine a light on the need for racial justice by viewing and discussing this series in classrooms and in our communities.

Want to screen this film series in your classroom? Click here!

Want to screen this film series in your community and host an in-depth discussion on racial bias? Click here!

Be brave. Sign up, start talking, and take action! Seize the time. 

Thanks to the financial support of contributors like you, we can offer the Racial Justice Series and a new guide at no cost. There are already over 100 planned screenings of the film series across the country. Sign up to screen or contribute $25 to provide resources to sponsor a screening.

In solidarity,

Laurie Jones
Programs Director
Brave New Films

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