Thursday, 10 March 201610 March – space, women and survivingOh, what lucky events we see on the 10th of March! First, in 1876, we have Alexander Graham Bell making the first successful telephone call by saying “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.” Next, we have astronomers discovering rings around Uranus in 1977, and finally, staying with the space theme, we have the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arriving at Mars in 2006.But the day goes to the strong women born on this day: Hilary Devey, English businesswoman and philanthropist, born 1957; Sharon Stone, American actress, born 1958; Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter, born 1964; and Eva Herzigová, Czech model, born 1973. And to celebrate strong women across the world, lets dedicate the day to the song at number one on the US Billboard on this day in 1979: Gloria Gaynor, with “I will survive”! Take it away Gaynor!At first I was afraid / I was petrifiedKept thinking I could never live / Without you by my sideBut then I spent so many nights/ Thinking how you did me wrongAnd I grew strong /And I learned how to get alongAnd so you’re back/ From outer spaceI just walked in to find you here /With that sad look upon your faceI should have changed that stupid lock/ I should have made you leave your keyIf I had known for just one second/ You’d be back to bother meGo on now go walk out the door/ Just turn around now’Cause you’re not welcome anymoreWeren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbyeDid you think I’d crumble/ Did you think I’d lay down and dieOh no, not II will surviveOh as long as I know how to love/ I know I’ll stay aliveI’ve got all my life to live/ I’ve got all my love to giveAnd I’ll survive/ I will survive (hey-hey)


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