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Who was the woman who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Her name was Mary Katharine Goddard and she was one of America’s first female publishers. Why don’t we all know more about this woman?

 

The Declaration of Independence printed with the names of the signers. Mary Katharine Goddard’s name is at the bottom. (Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention Broadsides Collection)

 

From The Washington Post,

 

This woman’s name appears on the Declaration of Independence. So why don’t we know her story?

 

by Petula Dvorak

 

“…look closely at one of those printed copies of the Declaration of Independence.

 

See it? The woman’s name at the bottom?

 

It’s right there. Mary Katharine Goddard.

 

If you’ve never noticed it or heard of her, you aren’t alone. She’s a Founding Mother, of sorts, yet few folks know about her. And some of America’s earliest bureaucrats did their best to shut her down. Same old, same old.

 

Goddard was fearless her entire career as one of America’s first female publishers, printing scoops from Revolutionary War battles from Concord to Bunker Hill and continuing to publish after her offices were twice raided and her life was repeatedly threatened by haters.

 

Yup, she faced down the Twitter trolls of 1776.

 

In her boldest move, Goddard put her full name at the bottom of all the copies of the Declaration that her printing presses churned out and distributed to the colonies…”

 

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Incredible NEW Amelia Earhart News!

YOU GUYS. This is amazing amazing amazing!

 

A photo discovered in the National Archives shows a woman who resembles Amelia Earhart on a dock in the Marshall Islands. National Archives

 

From NBC News,

 

Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Crash-Landing, Newly Discovered Photo Suggests
by Tom Costello and Daniel Arkin

 

“A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands.

 

The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock. The discovery is featured in a new History channel special, “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence,” that airs Sunday.

 

Independent analysts told History the photo appears legitimate and undoctored. Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director for the FBI and an NBC News analyst, has studied the photo and feels confident it shows the famed pilot and her navigator…”

 

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Odds Are Our Star Has an “Evil” Doppelganger

This almost seems too fringe to be true (Nibiru anyone?) — but wow, won’t it be interesting if the Sun really does have a chaos-causing twin out there somewhere?

 

Image Credit: NASA, ESA and J. Muzerolle, STScI

 

From Futurism,

 

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an “Evil” Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

 

Scientists believe that most, if not all, sun-like stars are born with a twin. Evidence also suggests that our solar system’s sun’s twin may be responsible for knocking the comet that killed the dinosaurs toward Earth.
“We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was some foul play afoot? Astronomers have discovered that our sun may have been born with a twin, and an evil one, at that. One hypothesis states that every 27 million years, the evil twin, aptly dubbed Nemesis, returns to wreck havoc on the solar system. They believe that the star lobs a few meteors in our direction as it makes its may through the outer limits of the solar system.

 

Research has lead scientists to believe that most stars are born with at least one sibling. According to UC Berkeley astronomer Steven Stahler, “We ran a series of statistical models to see if we could account for the relative populations of young single stars and binaries of all separations in the Perseus molecular cloud, and the only model that could reproduce the data was one in which all stars form initially as wide binaries.”…

 

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