Meet Park Geun-Hye, the first female president of South Korea.
I was just having a conversation about the South Korean election with my Uncle when I was in Toronto, and my mom recently. There is a pretty good article in the NY Times that gives a little more history of Park Geun-Hye, which you can read here.
TAMMY BALDWIN, the Senator-Elect from Wisconsin, will become the first openly gay person ever elected to Senate.
MAZIE HIRONO, the Senator-Elect from Hawaii, will become the first Asian-American woman in Senate.
TAMMY DUCKWORTH, the Representative-Elect for Illinois, will become the first disabled female veteran elected to the House of Reps. (she lost both her legs in the Iraq War).
Tonight is one for the history books.
From The Archives: The Frankenstorm of 1938: Be sure to note the music. From The Week:In 1938, for instance, a category 3 hurricane left 600 people dead in New England. During that ferocious hurricane, also known as the Yankee Clipper and the Long Island Express, the Empire State Building reportedly swayed with wind gusts, and 60 people in New York City alone were killed, says Oren Yaniv at the New York Daily News. Unlike Sandy, 1938′s powerful storm came “without warning,” says History.com, and “was born out a tropical cyclone that developed in the eastern Atlantic.”
In this strangely compelling historic video of the storm, winds whip New York City residents braving the streets, power lines throughout New England lean and dangle precariously, and flood waters crash into seaside homes, engulfing what looks like a trolley in one of the region’s cities.
“On July 1st, up to 70 of California’s 279 state parks may be closed due to budget cuts enacted by the Governor and Legislature. State park closures will erode California’s commitment and legacy to irreplaceable natural, cultural and historic resources. Additionally, closing state parks will impact California’s travel and tourism industry and reduce much-needed revenues for local businesses.”
Save State Parks.