FYI December 05, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1935 – Mary McLeod Bethune founds the National Council of Negro Women in New York City.
The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African-American women, their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this mission through research, advocacy, national and community-based services and programs in the United States and Africa. With its 28 national affiliate organizations and its more than 200 community-based sections, NCNW has an outreach to nearly four million women, all contributing to the peaceful solutions to the problems of human welfare and rights. The national headquarters, which acts as a central source for program planning, is based in Washington, D.C., on Pennsylvania Avenue, located between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NCNW also has two field offices.

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Born On This Day

 
 
1822 – Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American philosopher and academic, co-founded Radcliffe College (d. 1907)
Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz (née Cary) (December 5, 1822 – June 27, 1907) was an American educator, and the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe College. A researcher of natural history, she was an author and illustrator of natural history texts as well as a co-author of natural history texts with her husband, Louis Agassiz, and her stepson Alexander Agassiz.[1]

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FYI

 
 
By George Dvorsky: Medieval Skeleton Wearing Leather Thigh-High Boots Found in River Thames
 
 
 
 
Open Culture: Introducing the Mellotron: A Groovy 1965 Demonstration of the “Musical Computer” Used by The Beatles, Moody Blues & Other Psychedelic Pop Artists, Stream 48 Classic & Contemporary German Films Free Online: From Fritz Lang’s Metropolis to Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt, David Byrne Creates a Playlist of Eclectic Music for the Holidays: Stream It Free Online and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice – Q2 Sales Dropped 8.1% at Barnes & Noble Education, One Helluva Launch and more ->
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 

By Hometalk Highlights: 17 Little-Known Ways to Use Your Wasted Wall Space
 
 
Not many of these are good in seismically active areas~
By Chas’ Crazy Creations: To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party 116
 
 
By Hometalk Highlights: 15 Heartwarming Homemade Gifts Your Mom Will Absolutely Adore
 
 


 
 

 
 

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