FYI August 25, 2018


 
 

 
 
 
 

On This Day

 
 
1835 – The first Great Moon Hoax article is published in The New York Sun, announcing the discovery of life and civilization on the Moon.
The “Great Moon Hoax” refers to a series of six articles that were published in The Sun, a New York newspaper, beginning on August 25, 1835, about the supposed discovery of life and even civilization on the Moon. The discoveries were falsely attributed to Sir John Herschel, one of the best-known astronomers of that time.

The story was advertised on August 21, 1835, as an upcoming feature allegedly reprinted from The Edinburgh Courant.[1] The first in a series of six was published four days later on August 25.

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Born On This Day

 
 
1817 – Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (d. 1898)
Saint Marie-Eugénie de Jésus (25 August 1817 – 10 March 1898), born Anne-Eugénie Milleret de Brou, was a French Roman Catholic professed religious and the foundress of the Religious of the Assumption.[2] Her life was not geared towards faith in her childhood until the reception of her First Communion which seemed to transform her into a pious and discerning individual; she likewise experienced a sudden conversion after hearing a sermon that led her to found an order dedicated to the education of the poor.[3][4] However, her religious life was not without its own set of trials, for complications prevented her order from receiving full pontifical approval due to a select few causing problems as well as the deaths of many followers from tuberculosis in the beginning of the order’s life.[5][6]

Her beatification was celebrated under Pope Paul VI in 1975 while her canonization was later celebrated on 3 June 2007 under Pope Benedict XVI.[3]

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The Religious of the Assumption were founded by Saint Marie Eugénie Milleret in Paris in 1839. Her vision was of transforming society through education. She taught that faith in Jesus impels one to love the world and all its peoples.

Assumption Sisters are called to live and love according to the Gospel. Their communities are committed to effecting change in society through prayer and education. They are a diverse group of women from many countries who live together in close-knit, joyful communities. Prayer, the heart of their life, is how they come to know and love Jesus, and with Him, love the world and its people. It is also at the heart of their educational mission. A teaching order, it sees education as a process by which the human person is freed and society transformed. That freedom marks their life together in community, as well their work for the coming of the Kingdom of God.

From the first community of five young women, the congregation quickly spread throughout the world. The Religious of the Assumption today is an international congregation of 1300+ Sisters of over 40 nationalities, responding to the challenges and calls of society in 35 countries. The Mother House is located in Paris, France, with communities in places including Madrid, Mexico City and Querétaro in Mexico, Manila, Bangkok, and Rwanda. In the United States, the order has houses in Worcester, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Lansdale, PA; Chaparral, NM. They can be found in the inner city and the suburbs, in the rural southwest and the urban Northeast. They teach in colleges and run after-school programs for children; they advocate for immigrants and teach English as a Second Language; they work in parishes and offer faith formation programs.

 
 
 
 

FYI

 
 
Vector’s World: Chinese housing complex, Grand entrance, Everybody dance and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Elizabeth Werth: Denise McCluggage Changed the Face of Automotive Journalism By Actually Taking Part
 
 
 
 
By Elizabeth Werth: Judy Stropus Talks Timing and Scoring in Racing’s Golden Age
 
 
 
 
By Elizabeth Werth: These Are Some of the Best Cars Being Auctioned at Pebble Beach
 
 
 
 
Great comments!
By Clayton Purdom: Florida security guard documents farts online for 6 months, gets fired immediately
 
 
 
 
Great ukelele joke!
The Old Motor: Go Greyhound: Eleven Prewar Photos of the Bus Line
 
 
 
 
Cost of education (time & money) versus employment salary?
By Melissa Locker: These 10 college degrees may have the best job prospects
 
 
 
 
By Nick Dall: The Italian Noble Who Conquered the Congo With Compassion
 
 
 
The Print Team: By killing bylines, is NYT putting readers first or needlessly hurting reporter egos?
The New York Times has decided to remove bylines for reports from its website homepage.
Although executive editor, Dean Baquet, and managing editor, Joe Kahn, said the decision has been taken keeping website design in mind, the move has triggered widespread outrage across social media.
 
 
 
 
By Larry Grady: On PR Newswire: The Legacies of Prince, Aretha Franklin, and Leonard Bernstein are Celebrated, FDA Approves Generic EpiPen
 
 
 
 
By Heather Chapman: What happened when the Labor Department recruited high school students to replace migrant farm workers in 1965

Stony Brook University history professor Lori Flores, who researched the program for a book, said it demonstrates a valuable perspective on the reality of farm work: “These [high school students] had the words and whiteness to say what they were feeling and could act out in a way that Mexican-Americans who had been living this way for decades simply didn’t have the power or space for the American public to listen to them,” she told Arellano. “The students dropped out because the conditions were so atrocious, and the growers weren’t able to mask that up.”
 
 
 
 
By Ayun Halliday: Songs by David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads & More Re-Imagined as Pulp Fiction Book Covers
 
 
 
 

By Kristina Stanley: Who Will Read Your First Draft And How Do You Help Them
 
 
 
 
spreadsheetjournalism: Data Stories: NY City Property Sales
 
 
 
 
The Diesel-Electric Elephant Company: So dismal this morning that I had to use a torch to find the candelabrum #narrowboat #england
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: A Partnership Provides Access to Newly Digitized Archival Photos, Documents Commemorating 100 Years of the Grand Canyon National Park (100 Years of Grand)
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 
Maura White Hometalker Conesus, NY: Easy Melt & Pour Lavender & Rose Soap With Gold Mica Powder
 
 
 
 
Three Dogs in a Garden Hometalker Canada: How I Eliminated Goutweed in My Front Garden
 
 
 
 
Escagedo Woodworking Hometalker Miami, FL: Modern Patio Diy Inspiration
Before adding rocks, I added conduit so I could run wires and have outlets around the patio.

 
 
 
 
By Hometalk Highlights: 14 Smart and Stunning Ways to Use Brackets in Your Home Brackets are the secret saviors of shelving.
 
 
 
 
By Hometalk Highlights: 15 Super Affordable Ways To Decorate For Any Season An affordable craft for every season is just what you and your wallet needs!
 
 
 
 

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Recipes

 
 
Adino Mayo: Curried Mixed Nuts