“8:30 p.m. on Saturday”. The forgotten – France 2 – March 6, 2021

The magazine 8:30 p.m. on Saturday” (Twitter), presented live by Laurent Delahousse just after the 20 hours news on France 2, tells about an unprecedented moment in the life of a personality, behind the scenes of an event or a place belonging to the collective history. Reports that reveal “the little story in the big one”, to leaf through like a family album. This new issue of Season 3 of “8:30 pm on Saturdays” tells stories of daring women that History has unjustly forgotten …

The day when> Monopoly is invented by a woman, to fight against capitalism!
Monopoly has emerged more than ever from the drawers in these times of pandemic linked to the Covid-19 coronavirus and its procession of confinements, curfew … It is the second best-selling game in the world, behind Scrabble, with more than 270 million copies… A worldwide success! The objective is to accumulate land, build and become as rich as possible. The story goes that during the financial crisis of 1929 in the United States, it was an unemployed engineer who had this brilliant idea. So much for the official version, but the reality is quite different: the first Monopoly was invented in 1903 by a woman, Elizabeth Magie, a rather rebellious American who, ironically, wanted to denounce the excesses of capitalism!

And also, repair, invent …

News> The world’s first female cosmetic surgeon
Frenchwoman Suzanne Noël gave actress Sarah Bernhardt a facelift and fixed the “broken faces” of the First World War of 1914-1918, but her story has been forgotten. When the writer Leïla Slimani (Prix Goncourt 2016) heard about it, she wanted to tell this fate in the comic strip With bare hands / Tome I (1900-1921), illustrated by Clément Oubrerie and published by Les Arènes editions. Repairing mutilated bodies or rejuvenating faces, according to Suzanne Noël, it all comes from the same process. One hundred years later, is cosmetic surgery free from prejudices?

Bonus > Everyday pioneers
History is full of pioneers whose influence we are discovering or rediscovering. Here are three inventions made by women that simplify everyday life.

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