FYI October 08 & 09, 2020

On This Day

1645 – Jeanne Mance open the first lay hospital in North America.
Jeanne Mance (November 12, 1606 – June 18, 1673) was a French nurse and settler of New France. She arrived in New France two years after the Ursuline nuns came to Quebec. Among the founders of Montreal in 1642, she established its first hospital, the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, in 1645. She returned twice to France to seek financial support for the hospital. After providing most of the care directly for years, in 1657 she recruited three sisters of the Religieuses hospitalières de Saint-Joseph, and continued to direct operations of the hospital.


1825 – Restauration arrives in New York Harbor from Norway, the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States.
Restauration was a sloop built in 1801, in Hardanger, Norway. It became a symbol of Norwegian American immigration. Historical sources may contain several variations on the name of the sloop, including Restauration, Restoration, Restaurasjonen, and Restorasjon.[1] It has been nicknamed the “Norse Mayflower”.[2]


Born On This Day

1889 – Collett E. Woolman, American businessman, co-founded Delta Air Lines (d. 1966)
Collett Everman Woolman (October 8, 1889 – September 11, 1966), commonly known as C.E. Woolman, was an airline entrepreneur who led Delta Air Lines from its beginnings as a small, pioneering crop-dusting company to the Jet Age.[1][2][3][4]

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1901 – Alice Lee Jemison, Seneca political activist and journalist (d. 1964)
Alice Mae Lee Jemison (1901–1964) was a Seneca political activist and journalist. She was a major critic of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the New Deal policies of its commissioner John Collier.[1] She was supported by the Seneca Tribal Council, and also lobbied in support of California, Cherokee, and Sioux Indians during her career.[2] Her work was condemned by the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration and she was described harshly in press conferences and before Congressional committees.[2] For a time she was put under FBI surveillance.[1]



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