Month: November 2022

16 November: Remembering Hussein Amin Bicar on the day of passing

Hussein Amin Bicar (2 January 1913 – 16 November 2002), was one of Egypt’s most prominent artists of the 20th century. His paintings often reflect the rich culture and traditions of Egypt, highlighted by his vibrant use of color and texture. Being the first Egyptian artist to illustrate Arabic children’s books, Bicar has played a major role in establishing and promoting this field.

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14 November: Remembering Fanny ‘Bobbie’ Rosenfeld on the day of her passing

Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld (28 December 1904 – 14 November 1969) was a Canadian track and field athlete who competed in the 1920s and 1930s. She is considered one of the greatest female athletes in Canadian history and was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1949. Rosenfeld was known for her versatility as an athlete and competed in a wide range of events, including the 100-meter dash, the long jump, and the discus throw. She won numerous medals at national and international competitions, including a gold medal in the 4×100-meter relay at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. In addition to her at

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10 November: Tribute to Carrie Derick

Carrie Derick (14 January 1862 – 10 November 1941) was a Canadian botanist and geneticist, the first female professor in a Canadian university, and the founder of McGill University’s Genetics Department. She was one of the first female professors of botany in Canada and was known for her research on heredity in plants.

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