ON THIS DAY...
Arnette Hubbard is installed as the first woman president of the National Bar Association. This history maker gathers a ton more firsts as time goes on until she receives the Margaret Brent Distinguished Achievement Award from the ABA in 2009. Whew, what a résumé!
J.K. Rowling is born, and coincidentally ( *wink*wink* ), Harry Potter himself shares her birthday.
64-year-old Princeton historian Nell Irvin Painter recently made the news when she pulled a late-career 180° and achieved two degrees in art. Today, she's a full-fledged Painter (pun anyone?) who preaches the power of starting over!
Jim Dale, the voice of the Harry Potter audiobooks, speaks to NPR. In Half-Blood Prince, he voices a whopping 117 unique characters! The best we can do is a crappy British accent...
The iconic J.K. herself delivers this inspiring Harvard commencement speech on the lessons she's learned throughout her life. And it's been quite the journey - she went from struggling single mom to one of the most widely-read authors in history! Are you feeling inspired yet?
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