Emma Louisa Turner (9 June 1867 – 13 August 1940) was an English
ornithologist and pioneering bird photographer. Due to family
responsibilities, she did not take up photography until 1900. By 1904
she was giving talks illustrated with her own photographic slides and by
1908 was established as a professional lecturer. Turner spent part of
each year in Norfolk, and her 1911 image of a nestling bittern was the
first evidence of the species's return to the United Kingdom after its
local extinction. She travelled widely in the United Kingdom and abroad
photographing birds. She wrote eight books and many journal and magazine
articles, and her image of a great crested grebe led to her being
awarded the Royal Photographic Society's Gold Medal. She was one of the
first women to be elected to fellowship of the Linnaean Society and the
first female honorary member of the British Ornithologists' Union.
Though not a graduate, she was also an honorary member of the British
Federation of University Women.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Louisa_Turner>
Today's selected anniversaries:
In an act of defiance against the Navigation Acts, American
colonists led by Abraham Whipple attacked and burned the British
schooner Gaspee (depicted).
The Congress of Vienna ended, redrawing the political map of
Europe after the defeat of Napoleon.
World War II: In reprisal for successful French Resistance
attacks, the SS and SD hanged 99 men in the town of Tulle.
The Kumanovo Agreement was signed, bringing an end to the
Kosovo War the next day.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (obsolete) The number nine.
2. (rare) Any grouping or system containing nine objects.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
You are my fav'rite star, My haven in heaven above, You are
ev'rything I love.
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