Anne Szustek

Senior Writer

Anne joined findingDulcinea in September 2007. She interned with U.S. Senator Paul D. Wellstone and for the U.S. Department of State at the American Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and the American Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey. Following graduation, she worked briefly as an English teacher in Istanbul and at an online travel-booking engine before working for financial publisher Oxford Business Group, where she reported on southeastern Europe and the Middle East. Anne has a B.A. in Linguistics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and a M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago.

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Most Recent Articles by Anne Szustek

  • On This Day: Statue of Liberty Dedicated in New York Harbor
    On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from the people of France, was officially unveiled to the public by President Grover Cleveland.
  • On This Day: Jim Morrison Dies
    On July 3, 1971, 27-year-old Doors frontman Jim Morrison was found dead in the bathtub of his Paris apartment. The official cause of death was heart failure, though rumors persist that he actually died of a heroin overdose.
  • On This Day: FDA Approves First Birth Control Pill
    On May 9, 1960, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced pending approval of the first oral contraceptive, paving the way for the sexual revolution of the 1960s.
  • On This Day: Iran Hostage Crisis Begins
    On Nov. 4, 1979, a group consisting largely of Iranian students invaded the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took more than 60 Americans captive, 52 of whom would be held hostage for 444 days.
  • Great Inventions: Rayon
    19th-century manufacturers sought an artificial material with similar qualities as silk. The first fabric deemed suitable for the task was rayon, which in fact was originally known as “artificial silk.” In its more than 110 years in existence, rayon has gone on to make a statement on fashion runways, highways and operating tables.