My head is in my project so I missed the fact that today is Hillary Rodham Clinton’s birthday, until I got a text from my wonderful niece Julia Morgan: “Happy birthday to HRC! Can’t wait to celebrate her again in less than a month!” Thanks for the reminder, Julia! Happy Birthday HRC! Since HRC is reaching for the stars it’s fitting that she shares the birthday of Henrietta Hill Swope (1902), an astronomer, who once took classes at the Maria Mitchell Observatory, and received the Annie Jump Cannon Award. The observatory is the brick building next to Mitchell’s home on Nantucket. Annie Jump Cannon’s grave is in Dover, Delaware.