Margaret Ives Abbott (June 15, 1878 – June 10, 1955) was the first American woman to win a gold medal in an Olympic event. She won the women’s golf tournament, consisting of nine holes, with a score of 47, at the 1900 Paris Games. Abbott won a porcelain bowl for first place in golf. (The 1900 Games were the only Olympics at which winners received valuable artifacts instead of medals.
A fire at a music festival in Portugal this week spread across a parking lot and burnt up a staggering 422 cars. Amazingly, no one was injured.