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Ann Smith Franklin (October 2, 1696 – April 16, 1763) was an American colonial newspaper printer and publisher. She inherited the business from her husband, James Franklin, brother of Benjamin Franklin. She published the Mintunt, printed an almanac series. She was the country’s first female newspaper editor, the first woman to write an almanac, and the first woman inducted into the University of Rhode Island‘s Journalism Hall of Fame.
- 1762: ANN FRANKLIN, SISTER-IN-LAW OF BENJAMIN, BECAME THE FIRST FEMALE EDITOR FOR AN AMERICAN NEWSPAPER, THE NEWPORT, R.I., “MERCURY” FOLLOWING HER HUSBAND’S DEATH.
- 1851: THE SCHOONER, AMERICA, WON AN INTERNATIONAL RACE SPONSORED BY THE ROYAL YACHT SOCIETY IN ENGLAND. THIS BECAME A TRADITIONAL INTERNATIONAL EVENT KNOWN AS THE AMERICA’S CUP RACE
- 1902: U.S. PRESIDENT TEDDY ROOSEVELT BECAME THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO RIDE IN AN AUTOMOBILE
- DIED 1904: KATE CHOPIN (AUTHOR)
- 2003: OKANAGAN MOUNTAIN PARK WILDFIRE STRENGTHENED, KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
- 2004: MASKED THIEVES BURST INTO THE OSLO MUSEUM AND SNATCHED A VERSION OF THE EDVARD MUNCH MASTERPIECE THE SCREAM AND A SECOND MUNCH PAINTING FROM THE WALLS AS VISITORS WATCHED IN SHOCK