Mostly Cloudy and 55 F at Pittsburgh - Allegheny County Airport, PA
Winds are from the West at 12.7 gusting to 26.5 MPH (11 gusting to 23 KT). The pressure is 1020.2 mb and the humidity is 44%.The wind chill is 52. Last Updated on Oct 17 2018, 4:53 pm EDT. More...
Women in Canada Finally Recognized as "Persons" (1929) In the early 20th century, Canadian women were often prohibited from hearing court testimony deemed inappropriate. Emily Murphy protested and became the first woman magistrate in Canada—and all of the British Empire—but her rulings were often challenged because women were not legally considered "persons." Murphy and four other women, the "Famous Five," submitted a petition for constitutional clarification. The subsequent Persons Case granted Canadian women personhood. What else did it establish? Discuss More...
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If you have used email or internet chat, you are likely familiar with the smilie concept.
Certain standard strings are automatically converted into smilies.
Try twisting your head on one side if you do not 'get' smilies;
using a bit of imagination should reveal a face of some description.
If you want to disable smilies in a post that you make, you can select the 'Disable Smilies' option
when posting. This is particularly useful if you are posting program code and you do not
want ;) converted to a smilie face!