Man Meat Mondays: October 3rd, 2011

It’s Monday, October 3rd, and on this day in 1872 the Bloomingdale brothers opened their very first store, in New York City. Hmmm. Do you think they served MAN MEAT back in 1872? Probably not, so here’s your FREE helping of sexy manly beef.

I’m generous like that.

Today’s Womanly Factoids

The fact that many women serve as members of the U.S. House of Representatives or in the U.S. Senate now is taken for granted. But on this date in 1922 — just two years after women were allowed to vote for president — the first woman was appointed to the U.S. Senate.

She was 87-year-old Rebecca Felton of Carterville, Georgia, appointed by the governor to the seat vacated by the death of Thomas Watson. She served for two days on an interim appointment. The first woman to win election to the Senate was Hattie Caraway of Arkansas in 1932.

In the Congress that served in 2009 and 2010, there were 72 women in the house and 17 in the Senate.

— Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011 and the U.S. Census Bureau

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