Friday, July 6, 2007

On July 6, ...

1907 (100 years ago today), Frida Kahlo was born in Mexico City to Guillermo, a Germany-born photographer of Hungarian Jewish descent, and Matilda, of Spanish and Native American ancestry. Convalescence forced by an accident in her 20s prompted Frida to begin the painting career for which she remains famous. Her husband, the painter Diego Rivera, was 1 of the loves of her life. She lived in the United States as well as Mexico, as depicted in this self-portrait on the border. Also "active in leftist causes," shortly before her death in 1954 a wheelchair-bound Kahlo appeared publicly to support "Communist-backed President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman of Guatemala."
... 2005, by a vote of 11 to 10, a Chilean court stripped former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution on charges relating to the killings in 1975 of 119 dissidents. On appeal some lifting of immunity was approved, but Pinochet died in 2006 before any trial commenced.

2 comments:

Judith Weingarten said...

Hi Grrls,

I have given you a super 5x powered Rockin'Blogger Grrls
award.

Thanks for a lot of good readin'.

Those awarded are supposed to rightclick/copy the logo, add it to their sidebar and nominate five more Rockin' Blogger Girls.

Naomi Norberg said...

Hi Judith,
Thanks very much for the award! Our grrl-in-chief, Grace O'Malley, is on vacation until July 15. I'll be sure to fill her in so she can take rockin'blogger action.