On This Day
1920 – Józef Haller de Hallenburg performs the symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.
Poland’s Wedding to the Sea was a ceremony meant to symbolize restored Polish access to the Baltic Sea that was lost in 1793 by the Partitions of Poland. It was first performed on February 10, 1920, by General Józef Haller at Puck (Putzig). In the early spring of 1945, following the Polish-Soviet advance into Pomerania, a number of such ceremonies took place in several locations. The most famous 1945 Weddings to the Sea were performed by the soldiers of the Polish Army on March 17, 1945 in Mrzeżyno (Regamünde), and on March 18 in newly captured port of Kołobrzeg (Kolberg).
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Born On This Day
1883 – Edith Clarke, American electrical engineer (d. 1959)
Edith Clarke (February 10, 1883 – October 29, 1959) was the first woman to be professionally employed as an electrical engineer in the United States, and the first female professor of electrical engineering in the country. She was the first woman to deliver a paper at the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the first female engineer whose professional standing was recognized by Tau Beta Pi, and the first woman named as a Fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. She specialized in electrical power system analysis and wrote Circuit Analysis of A-C Power Systems.
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The Power of Love During the Holocaust
Project Jukebox: George Sullivan was interviewed by Mary Larson on June 16, 1990 in Kennecott, Alaska during the Kennecott Kids reunion. In this interview, he talks about his time working for the mine, some scary experiences in the mill, and what life was like at the mine in 1937.
Rapid Start Leadership: Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership
By Erik Vance, Outside: The Science Behind Miracles How our minds push our bodies to defy expectations, beliefs, and even our own biology—in short, to make miracles.
Achorage Press: Honestly, who hasn’t wanted to catch a dog walker leaving poop in your yard and bullhorn them back into doing the right thing? 😆 She even had bags!
By MandSoCook: Courgette and Fennel Soup
Little House Big Alaska: Red Velvet Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe
By Jesse Szewczyk, The Kitchn: Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies
By In The Kitchen With Matt: Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
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