Elizabeth Nourse was Cincinnati born (raised in Mt. Healthy), and studied at the McMicken School of Design. She found international success in Paris and was the first American woman to become a member of the Societé Nationale des Artistes Francais and the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.
Many of her works are displayed at The Cincinnati Art Museum.
In 1938 the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act protected children from abusive labor practices, and set federal standards for the minimum ages and the maximum hours a child could work. About this time, a mandatory education law was enacted.
The five-story Goju-no-to Pagoda on Miyajima Island was built in 1407 and is the oldest wooden tower in the world. The architectural style of this Buddhist shrine is a mix of Japanese and Chinese influences, and features a Japanese tiled roof. It was built as a symbolic tomb where a relic of Buddha is placed. The first floor contains an ancient drawing of Buddha on his death bed. The shrine was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. It is closed to the public.
An 86-year-old woman in New York City told police someone stole her motorized scooter while she was inside a church visiting the minister. You go, Gran.
A Jacksonville woman spotted her own stolen car on the road, followed it for 20 miles, then watched as it crashed into a bridge and fell into a river. The thief swam to the other side and ran away.
A roofer's union in Joliet, Illinois resorted to installing a giant inflatable rat in front of a local church where they have been protesting the church's decision to use non-union laborers to repair part of the roof damaged by lightning. The rat's name is Scabby.
A window display at an upscale clothing store in London is reportedly so obscene that the volume of complaints about it has become a Twitter topic and has the Advertising Standards Authority in Britain looking into it. The main concern is the denigration of women depicted in the display.
Two sixth grade teachers in Massachusetts exceeded their authority when they issued a memo banning pens and pencils from their classrooms out of a concern students were using them as weapons. The memo said students would be given a pencil that had to be returned at the end of the day. The school board rescinded it.
A Michigan man is suing Del Monte and Kroger claiming that he was injured when he opened a jar of fruit that exploded in his face. He said the lid forcefully popped off, struck him in the eye and rendered him unconscious. A lawyer for the defendants declined comment.
And saving the best for last, a woman in Boise is free on a $100,000 bond after being accused of impersonating a physician and giving breast exams to women she met in bars around the city. As part of her ruse, she gave the women a phone number of a real, licensed plastic surgeon's practice where she recommended breast augmentation. When the doctor's office started getting numerous unexplained calls from women wanting to set up an appointment, they alerted police.
That's it for now. Stay safe — it's crazy out there!