FYI August 06, 2018


 
 

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On This Day

 
 
1944 – The Warsaw Uprising occurs on August 1. It is brutally suppressed and all able-bodied men in Kraków are detained afterwards to prevent a similar uprising, the Kraków Uprising, that was planned but never carried out.
The Warsaw Uprising (Polish: powstanie warszawskie; German: Warschauer Aufstand) was a major World War II operation, in the summer of 1944, by the Polish underground resistance, led by the Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa), to liberate Warsaw from German occupation. The uprising was timed to coincide with the retreat of the German forces from Poland ahead of the Soviet advance.[9] While approaching the eastern suburbs of the city, the Red Army temporarily halted combat operations, enabling the Germans to regroup and defeat the Polish resistance and to raze the city in reprisal. The Uprising was fought for 63 days with little outside support. It was the single largest military effort taken by any European resistance movement during World War II.[10]

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1945 – World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb “Little Boy” is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning.
“Little Boy” was the codename for the nuclear bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 during World War II by the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., commander of the 509th Composite Group of the United States Army Air Forces. It was the first nuclear weapon to be used in warfare. The Hiroshima bombing was the second artificial nuclear explosion in history, after the Trinity test, and the first uranium-based detonation. It exploded with an energy of approximately 15 kilotons of TNT (63 TJ). The bomb caused significant destruction to the city of Hiroshima and its occupants.

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1991 – Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA FBCS (born 8 June 1955),[1] also known as TimBL, is an English engineer and computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is currently a professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).[3][4] He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989,[5] and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the internet in mid-November the same year.[6][7][8][9][10]

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Born On This Day

 
 
1926 – Elisabeth Beresford, French-English journalist and author (d. 2010)
Elisabeth “Liza” Beresford, MBE (/ˈbɛrɪsfərd/; 6 August 1926 – 24 December 2010) was a British author of children’s books, best known for creating The Wombles. Born into a family with many literary connections, she worked as a journalist but struggled for success until she created the Wombles in the late 1960s. The strong theme of recycling was particularly notable, and the Wombles became very popular with children across the world. While Beresford produced many other literary works, the Wombles remained her best-known creation.

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FYI

 
 
By Chris Koseluk: Charlotte Rae, Mrs. Garrett on ‘The Facts of Life,’ Dies at 92

Charlotte Rae (April 22, 1926 – August 5, 2018) was an American character actress, comedienne, singer and dancer whose career spanned six decades.

Rae was known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in the sitcoms Diff’rent Strokes and its spin-off, The Facts of Life (in which she had the starring role from 1979–1986). She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy in 1982. She also appeared in two Facts of Life television movies: The Facts of Life Goes to Paris in 1982 and The Facts of Life Reunion in 2001. She voiced the character of “Nanny” in 101 Dalmatians: The Series and Aunt Pristine Figg in Tom and Jerry: The Movie. She also appeared as Gammy Hart in Girl Meets World.

In 2015, she returned to film in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Rick Springfield. In November 2015, Rae released her autobiography, The Facts of My Life, which was co-written with her son, Larry Strauss.

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By Jason Torchinsky: This Volkswagen-Based Land-Airplane Is an Adorable and Ridiculous Use of Your Money
 
 
 
 
By Alanis King: F1 Racing Legend Niki Lauda Has ‘Improved Continuously’ in the Hospital Since Lung Transplant
 
 
Background Information on Niki Lauda:
By Stef Schrader: The Fiery Crash That Nearly Killed F1’s Niki Lauda Happened 40 Years Ago Today
 
 
Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda (born 22 February 1949) is an Austrian former Formula One driver and a three-time F1 World Drivers’ Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984. He is currently the only driver to have been champion for both Ferrari and McLaren, the sport’s two most successful constructors. He is considered by some as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. More recently an aviation entrepreneur, he has founded and run two airlines (Lauda Air and Niki). He is also Bombardier Business Aircraft brand ambassador. He was also a consultant for Scuderia Ferrari and team manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team for two years. He is currently working as a pundit for German TV during Grand Prix weekends and acts as non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team. Lauda owns 10% of the team.[1]

Lauda was seriously injured in a crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, during which his Ferrari burst into flames and he came close to death after inhaling hot toxic fumes and suffering severe burns. However, he survived, and recovered enough to race again just six weeks later at the Italian Grand Prix.

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By Patrick George: The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Is Everything You Want It to Be
 
 
 
 
By Dvora Meyers: Dutch Gymnast Goes Full-Blown Cat At The European Championships
 
 
https://youtu.be/_Us1CJuWZx4
 
 
 
 
By Marnie Shure, Dan Jakes, Caroline Siede, Dan Neilan, Zach Brooke, Brianna Wellen, Becca James, Dennis DiClaudio, Mike Vanderbilt, and Gabe Worgaftik: The magician hosts of Shezam! tackle the question: “What’s it like to be a woman in magic?”
 
 
 
 
By Dan Neilan: In huge blow to flat earthers, Google Maps now renders the planet as a globe
 
 
 
 
Top 15 Bird Ringing and Bird Banding Blogs, Websites & Newsletters to Follow in 2018
 
 
 
 
Delancey Place: Huey, Earl, and Russell — the Longs of Louisiana
 
 
 
 
By MessyNessy 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCXCIX): This Swimming Pool in Villa in Croatia (on Airbnb), Vintage Japanese Girl Power Sci-Fi, Adolph Hitler’s Nephew, who served in the US Navy during World War II and more ->
 
 
 
 
Via Paleofuture: Watch the First “Interactive” TV Show: Winky Dink and You Encouraged Kids to Draw on the Screen (1953)
 
 

 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Digital Library of Georgia Adds Three New Historical Map Collections From City of Savannah Municipal Archives
 
 
 
 

Chuck Wendig Terrible Minds: acro Monday Continues Its Fond Reminiscing Of The Pacific Northwest
 
 
 
 
Spreadsheet Journalism: World Cup Data: Goal Seeking- and Finding
 
 
 
 
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By Adam Clarke: All the Clichés: 1959 Cadillac Coupe Deville
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 
Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet Hometalker Granbury, TX: DIY Reusable Clorox Wipes (That REALLY Match the Original Ingredients!
 
 
 
 
By Hometalk Highligths: 11 Ways You Never Thought of Using a Sharpie Just another reason why sharpies are our favorite writing tool.
 
 
 
 

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Recipes

 
 
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