Born on August 26, 1936, to first-generation Italian seamstress, Antonetta L. Ferraro and an Italian immigrant from Marcianse, Campania, Dominick Ferraro, Geraldine Ferraro became an American Politician, diplomat, and attorney. Ferraro grew up in New York City, working as a public school teacher while training to become a lawyer. She joined the Queens County District Attorney’s Office in 1974 as the head of the new special victim’s bureau. As the head of this new department, she handled cases dealing with sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence.
After 15 games, Serie A will now take a break for the World Cup until the beginning of 2023.
But with less than half of the season played, how’s it looking at the top?
Napoli has proven to be unstoppable up until now, their 3-2 win over a Udinese side that has enjoyed some success themselves this season a keen indicator that they were determined to reach the break with a win.
Art restorers in Florence have embarked on a six-month project to digitally unveil what was once a 17th century nude painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian Baroque artist and one of the most prominent female artists in the history of Italian art. The Allegory of Inclination, painted in 1616, originally portrayed a life-sized nude female figure before the nudity was painted over with veils and drapery some 70 years later by a male painter striving to uphold the rigid moral sensibilities of the male-dominated art world, according to NPR.
Italy’s Ministry of Culture on Tuesday announced the discovery of 2,000-year-old bronze statues at an ancient, sacred thermal spring in Tuscany. Archaeologists say the find could rewrite the history of the transition from the Etruscan civilization to the Roman Empire in today’s central Italy.
Franco and Dario are two Italian brothers from Campania. Franco was born with spastic tetraparesis and is confined to a wheelchair, but he’s always had a dream to be an athlete. Now, his dream to be able to run will come true thanks to his younger brother who will push his modified wheelchair down the streets of the Big Apple to run the 26.2-mile New York City Marathon.
Born in Modena, Italy in 1898, Enzo Ferrari’s life would be defined by a need for speed. Drawn to racing from an early age, he excelled at both driving cars and designing them – he would found both the Scuderia Ferrari racing team and the brand that bears his name.
Maria Montessori paved the way for women in education. Born in August 1870 in the town of Chiaravalle, she started her education career wanting to be an engineer.
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