Things to Celebrate
On this day in 1953, Jackie Cochran was the first woman to break through the sound barrier. This cosmetic saleswoman eventually owned a business and became a successful aviator.
Tina Fey’s birthday is today! I have a total girl crush on her that I need to write about. She’s hilarious and great. Have you read Bossypants? So good.
It’s International Museum Day! Too bad almost all museums are closed this weekend in Chicago due to NATO, but everyone else should visit a museum. Take pics and send them to us at @stilettos2boots!
News to Know
Donna Summer died yesterday from cancer at the age of 63. She was known as the queen of disco, but she started out as a gospel singer. She’s known for hits like “She Works Hard for the Money,” “Love to Love You, Baby,” and “Bad Girl.” (NYTimes)
For all the Pinterest lovers, you will be happy to know that it is a successful company. They are valued at $1.5 billion. They acquired a new backer in Japan, Rakuten Inc. (4755), that is dedicated to make the company even larger. (WSJ)
Paralyzed people now have hope for gaining more control to help themselves. Doctors are able to implant an electrode smaller than the size of a penny into the brain that allows patients to move robotic limbs with just their thoughts.(CNET)