Happy Birthday to the legendary Whitney Elizabeth Houston aka “The Voice”, the greatest female singer of all time. She is the most awarded female act of all time, one of the world’s best-selling music artists (selling over 200 million records worldwide), and the first act to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week under the Nielsen Soundscan system. Your timeless music has impacted many lives and it’ll continue to reign from generation to generation. There are new singers here today and many new singers will come, but there will never ever be one like you. Gone too soon, but may your soul continue to rest in peace, Nippy. (August 9, 1963 - ∞)
Fe Del Mundo (1911-2011) was a Filipina pediatrician, and the first woman to be admitted into Harvard Medical School. (They mistook her gender on the application form, but her credentials were so good they decided not to send her back. She may also have been the first Asian to attend.)
As a child, she’d already decided she wanted to be a doctor for the poor - three of her eight siblings died when they were kids. After her medical studies, she returned home to the Philippines, only to be plunged into the devastation of the Japanese military occupation of World War Two.
She volunteered to care for kids in the internment camp and set up a hospital there, earning her the nickname “The Angel of San Tomás”. She ended up heading a new children’s hospital during the war, that later evolved into a full-scale medical centre.
After the war, she opened the country’s first pediatric hospital, did pioneering research into infectious diseases like dengue fever, advocated family planning (controversial due to her Catholicism) and invented a bamboo incubator to be used in rural villages. And she went on working as a pediatrician well into her nineties.
So don’t mess with women in STEM. There’s every chance they will outlive you.
what happened to Mr. Clean??? i remember when i was young he was black, light-skinned but he had black features. i remember thinking that he looked like a lighter, younger Uncle Ben liek in the first couple of pictures up there. Then he became even lighter, tan like the ad with the nine pictures and on the bottles but then the recent commercials started with the magic eraser and he was suddenly white and my first thought was he caught vitiligo.and now on the recent commercials they’ve got him white as a kid & with his italian grandma… it’s just something i found interesting and wonder if anyone else remembers when Mr. Clean was black.