Today I learned of Rebecca Fried, a high schooler who debunked a claim by historian Professor Richard Jenkins who claimed "No Irish Need Apply" signs never existed irishcentral.com/roots/hi…
On Thanksgiving 1926, President Calvin Coolidge pardoned the raccoon meant for dinner, named her Rebecca and kept her as a pet at the White House. An escape artist, she often led staff on chases throughout the president's home and loved to sit in a bathtub and play with a bar of soap. whitehousehistory.org/rac…
Today I learned about Rebecca Coolidge, President Coolidge's pet raccoon who was originally going to be served as a Thanksgiving meal, but was kept as a pet because of her friendly nature. They also had another raccoon named Reuben that was gifted to keep Rebecca company. presidentialpetmuseum.com…
Herbert Hoover had a feral opossum named Billy Possum that lived in a treehouse that Calvin Coolidge had built for their raccoon Rebecca, who was originally given as a gift and was intended to be eaten at Thanksgiving before the family decided to keep her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Today I learned of Rebecca Latimer Felton, who became the first woman to serve in the US Senate (as a Senator from Gerogia), but only held the position for one day on November 21, 1922. She was also the last senator to own slaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
The triangle-shaped tortilla chip was popularized by Rebecca Webb Carranza in the 1940s as a way to make use of misshapen tortillas rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Mexican delicatessen and tortilla factory in Los Angeles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…
In 1926 President Calvin Coolidge was given a raccoon to eat for Thanksgiving dinner, but he chose to keep it as a pet and named it Rebecca atlasobscura.com/articles…
An 11-yr-old girl in Zimbabwe rescued her 9-yr-old friend from a crocodile. Rebecca Munkombwe saw her friend being pulled under when swimming in a stream; she swam over, jumped on top of the croc & poked its eyes till it released its grip on her friend's leg. The 9-yr-old got only mild injuries. sundaynews.co.zw/girl-11-…
In 1926 President Coolidge and his wife were gifted a raccoon as a Thanksgiving dinner gift. They did not want to eat her, so they named Rebecca and kept her as a pet. She had free range of The White House and would go on trips with the couple. whitehousehistory.org/rac…
, that the murder of Rebecca Schaeffer. A 21 year old actress who was shot at her front door by an obsessed fan and later died enacted the Nation’s first anti-stalking Law’s in 1990. In 1994, the β€˜Driver’s Privacy Protection Act’ made it illegal to release people’s private addresses. goodhousekeeping.com/life…
A shade of purple called "rebeccapurple" in web development is a memorial to Rebecca Alison Meyer, daughter of CSS developer Eric Meyer. Rebecca passed away on her sixth birthday from brain cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
Today I learned about the 'Rebecca Riots' in 19th Century Wales. Farmers would paint their faces and dress as women, calling themselves the 'daughters' of Rebecca (a biblical figure). They would riot, protest and launch attacks against landowner's and tollgates, ultimately succeeding in changing the law. walesonline.co.uk/lifesty…
Prolonged usage of Mystique’s blue body paint caused Rebecca Romijn’s vomit to turn blue. She threw up on Hugh Jackman after shooting tequila during their final scenes together in X-Men. geeks.media/did-you-know-…
President Coolidge and his wife had a pet raccoon named Rebecca who lived with them in the White House. Rebecca was supposed to be eaten for 1926 Thanksgiving dinner, but they adopted her instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
Rebecca Black donated the proceeds from her video "Friday" to charity content.usatoday.com/comm…
Rebecca Burger, a 33 year old fitness blogger, died after a pressurized canister of whipped cream exploded and struck her in the chest theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned of Rebecca Chittum, a girl who was switched at birth with another girl and the mistake wasn’t discovered for 3 years. The day that the swap was realized, her biological parents died in a tragic car accident. nytimes.com/1998/08/04/us…
In 2017 fitness blogger Rebecca Burger died in a freak accident when a whipped cream dispenser exploded and hit her in the chest. self.com/story/rebecca-bu…
Today I learned of Rebecca Lee Crumpler, who in 1864 became the first African-American woman to become a physician in the United States. After the American Civil War ended in 1864 she moved from Boston to Virginia to provide medical care to freed slaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
The first woman to serve in the US senate was Rebecca Latimer Felton in 1922. She was 87 and served for only one day. She championed prison reform, women's rights, and education. She was the last member of Congress to have owned slaves, was a white supremacist and openly supported lynching. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
Today I learned of Rebecca Burger, a French model and fitness blogger, who died after a whipped cream dispenser exploded, hitting her in the chest. self.com/story/rebecca-bu…
Simon Cowell praised Rebecca Black's song "Friday": "the fact that it's making people so angry is brilliant". He advised her to not "listen to anyone over the age of 18. I'm being deadly serious. Whatever she's done has worked ... she's the most talked-about artist in America right now". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Rebecca Black of 'Friday' fame had to drop out of school due to bullying. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Rebecca Black received phone calls and death threats after the release of "Friday." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
America's first woman senator, Georgia's Rebecca Latimer Felton, spent just 1 day in office en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
In 1926 a raccoon was sent to the White House to be served for Thanksgiving dinner, but the Coolidge family kept her as a pet instead. (They named her Rebecca.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
After Pocahontas was forced to convert to Christianity, her new British name was β€œRebecca”. She later married A colonist John Rolfe (Not John Smith) to become Rebecca Rolfe. biography.com/people/poca…
Rebecca Black donated all proceeds from "Friday" to relief efforts in Japan. Dear god, does that make this song a net good for the world? nbc.com/the-tonight-show/…
Today I learned about Rebecca Ariane Givens who is considered to be the most famous stock model on Earth chatelaine.com/living/reb…
US President Calvin Coolidge had a pet raccoon named Rebecca en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
The first ever woman to serve for the United States Senate, Rebecca Felton, only did that for a single day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
Winona Ryder was supposed to play the character of Mary Corleone in The Godfather Part III. Because she fell ill, she was replaced by Sofia Coppola, daughter of director Francis Ford Coppola. The role was also set for Rebecca Schaeffer, but she was killed by a deranged fan before filming began en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
When filming the original pilot of Firefly, Joss Whedon thought Rebecca Gayheart was unsuitable to play Inara Serra and shot her scenes in singles so that it would be easier to replace her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Rebecca Heineman was the first person to ever win a national video game competition, the National Space Invaders Championship in 1980. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
The famous "Walk of Shame" scene in the "Game of Thrones" used a body double. Over 1,000 actresses applied for the role and eventually an American won out, actress Rebecca Van Cleave. ew.com/article/2015/06/18…
About Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first black woman doctor in the US, who wrote a book about family health for nurses and mothers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
No one actually knows the identity Rebecca Blunt, the screenwriter of Logan Lucky. The film's production notes state that she is a native of Logan, West Virginia who now lives in New York City. No one other than Steven Soderbergh and Adam Driver has personally vouched for her existence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Log…
Pocahontas was later known as Rebecca Rolfe and her descendants include the wealthy First Families of Virginia and Nancy Reagan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poc…
The girl in the backseat who couldn't dance in the Rebecca Black video for "Friday" now works with an anti-bullying foundation and wrote an internet survival guide. thatgirlinpink.org/benni/…
Steven Universe is the first Cartoon Network show ever to be created by a woman, Rebecca Sugar, who based the main character off of her younger brother Steven Sugar. washingtonpost.com/entert…
Today I learned of Rebecca Schaeffer, a model and actress who was fatally shot in the doorway of her West Hollywood apartment building by a stalker in 1989. Schaeffer's death helped prompt the 1990 passage of America's first anti-stalking laws, as well as the Driver's Privacy Protection Act in 1994. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
"mansplaining" originated in 2008 in an essay by Rebecca Solnit, called "Men Explain Things To Me," in which she explained the concept without naming it, describing the time a man explained a book to her without acknowledging that she herself wrote it. theatlantic.com/sexes/arc…
Calvin Coolidge and his wife kept a pet raccoon in the White House, it's name was Rebecca. She was meant to be eaten as part of the White House's 1926 Thanksgiving meal presidentialpetmuseum.com…
Calvin Coolidge had a pet raccoon named Rebecca. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…
Mark David Chapman, the killer of John Lennon, was arrested carrying a copy of the book "The Catcher in the Rye" (1980). The book is related to other shootings like the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan (1981), the murder of Rebecca Schaeffer (1989) and the death of Peter Falconio (2001). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
RebeccaPurple (0x663399) was named after and was favorite color of Rebecca Mayer, daughter of web design consultant Eric A. Mayer, who died on her 6th birthday from brain cancer in 2014. cleveland.com/metro/index…
A U.S. President and First Lady had a pet raccoon named Rebecca who lived in the White House with them presidentialpetmuseum.com…
Rebecca Black pledged to donate all profits from "Friday" to her school and later the Japanese earthquake en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reb…

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