Google Banner - September 6, 2013 - Jane Addams 153rd Birthday - Jane Addams was a pioneer settlement worker, founder of Hull House in Chicago, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in woman suffrage and world peace
Amalia Eriksson's 190th Birthday Nov 18, 2014 | Polkagris is a special candy stick type which was invented in Gränna, Sweden in 1859 by Amalia Eriksson (1824–1923), a poor 35-year-old widow. Amalia needed to support herself & her family when her husband died. Amalia Eriksson got the town council's permission to open a bakery to make pastries & peppermint rocks & opened a shop in Gränna. She kept the recipe secret and it was only revealed upon her death.
Rated as the mother of African music, Miriam Makeba fondly known as Mama Africa Miriam was born on March 4, 1932 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She gain popularity in 1959 during a tour of the United States with South African group the Manhattan Brothers.