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First Black Female Judge

On July 22, 1939, Jane Bolin was assigned to the Domestic Relations Court (later, Family Court) in New York. This appointment made her the first black woman to become a judge in the United States.

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York on April 11, 1908, Jane Bolin accomplished many other firsts as a black woman in America. She was the first to graduate from Yale Law School, to join the New York City Bar Association, and the first black female to work in New York City’s legal department.

She reluctantly retired in January of 1979 after serving as a judge for 40 years.  Bolin died at the age of 98 in Queens, New York in 2007.

Sources: The New York Times, Wikipedia

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Hammock Day

Hammock - PolynesiaJuly 22 is Hammock Day! There’s nothing like spending a lazy summer afternoon in a hammock with a good book, a cold beverage and a dark pair of shades – and that’s exactly what you should do today, Hammock Day.

The origins of this holiday are unknown, but we assume that this is a day for celebrating this brilliant outdoor napping device and for getting as much rest and relaxation as possible before the summer ends.

Learn about the history of hammocks by clicking here.

Sources: holidayinsights.com, punchbowl.com

Photo Source:Chris McClave via Wikimedia Commons
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