A Piece Of Sputnik Once Landed In Wisconsin (Cool Weird Awesome 606)

Sputnik IV, to be specific, had some trouble getting back to Earth as planned. Today in 1962, pieces of the Soviet spacecraft ended up crashing into a street in Manitowoc, Wisconsin - so the town started holding a SputnikFest to celebrate their place in space history. Plus: today in 1870, Louisa Swaim made herstory by casting a ballot in Laramie, Wyoming.

The Woman Who Got Her Lawmaker Son To Cast The Deciding Vote For Women’s Suffrage (Cool Weird Awesome 361)

Febb Ensminger Burn lobbied her 24 year old in the Tennessee legislature to "be a good boy" and vote for women's suffrage.

The Motorcycling Sisters Who Rode For The Right To Vote (Cool Weird Awesome 268)

It's the birthday of Augusta Van Buren, who joined her sister Adeline for a cross-country motorcycle trip in 1916 to win support for the suffragist movement. And what a trip it was. Plus: if you're one of the many people stocking up on bathroom tissue these days, note that the largest roll ever made is in Missouri - but it's not for sale.

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