Josephine Garis Cochrane Origin/Culture/Country: Illinois.
Josephine Garis Cochrane: made the first practical mechanical dishwasher in 1886, in Shelbyville, Illinois. Mrs. Cochrane was a rich woman who held many fancy dinner parties. She did not do any of the dishes herself because she had servants to do that for her, but she wanted a machine that could do the job faster without chipping as many dishes. No one had invented such a machine so she built one herself. She is said to have exclaimed, "If nobody else is going to invent a dishwashing machine, I'll do it myself!" First she measured the dishes. Then she built wire compartments, each specially designed to fit either plates, cups, or saucers. The compartments were placed inside a wheel that lay flat inside a copper boiler. A motor turned the wheel while hot soapy water squirted up from the bottom of the boiler and rained down on the dishes.
Josephine Leemans-Verbustel Origin/Culture/Country: Belgian
Josephine Leemans-Verbustel: a Belgian singer who was given the nickname the "The Flemish Doris Day" in the 1950s.She had multiple number 1 hits in the national hit parade including "Que Sera Sera", a Dutch cover of the song by Doris Day, only one month after the original.
Josephine "Yeng" Constantino Origin/Culture/Country: Filipino
Josephine "Yeng" Constantino: a popular reality TV winner of Pinoy Dream Academyâ€”a Philippine edition of Endemol's Star Academyâ€”a reality TV singing search in the Philippines. After winning at Pinoy Dream Academy, Her first solo studio album 'SALAMAT' was released year 2007 via Star Records and did reached 3x Platinum Status (90,000+ copies sold) and her 2nd Album 'Journey'released the following year had reached a platinum status (30,000+ copies sold) , her 3rd Album is set to be release by fall of 2008. In spite of being new to the music industry, she had received tons of nominations and awards. Yeng dominated the 21st Awit Awards (2008 Music Awards) where she got 5 awards including the best album & best selling album of the year for 'Salamat'.
Josephine Charlotte Collins Origin/Culture/Country: English
Josephine Charlotte Collins: an English actress and singer celebrated for her performances in musical comedies and early motion pictures.Collins was born in London in 1887 to her mother, music hall performer and comedienne Lottie Collins, who popularized the song "Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay!", and her mother's music coach, Stephen Patrick Cooney , who later married.Collins got her start as a child performer, and by the age of 17 she had appeared in both pantomime and music hall as a singer and actress. She made her West End debut in a principal role in The Antelope (1908). On Broadway, she appeared in Vera Violetta (1911), The Merry Countess (1912), and (sharing a duet with Al Jolson) The Whirl of Society (1912), among others. Her revue appearances included the Ziegfeld Follies (1913), and The Passing Show (1914). She also starred in The Happy Day in London and Alone at Last on Broadway in 1916.
Josephine Francisca Maria ("Fieke") Boekhorst-Van Origin/Culture/Country: Dutch
Josephine Francisca Maria ("Fieke") Boekhorst-Van: is a former Dutch field hockey player, who played 116 international matches for The Netherlands, in which she scored 128 goals. The defender made her debut for the Dutch on September 16, 1978 in a match against India.