On This Day
1617 – Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
The Treaty of Stolbovo (Freden i Stolbova) was a peace treaty which ended the Ingrian War (Swedish: Ingermanländska kriget) which had been fought between Sweden and Russia between 1610 and 1617.
Born On This Day
1859 – Bertha Pappenheim, Austrian-German activist and author (d. 1936)
Bertha Pappenheim (27 February 1859 – 28 May 1936) was an Austrian-Jewish feminist, a social pioneer, and the founder of the Jewish Women’s Association (Jüdischer Frauenbund). Under the pseudonym Anna O., she was also one of Josef Breuer’s best documented patients because of Freud’s writing on Breuer’s case.
By Josh Jones, Open Culture: RIP Radical Poet and Revolutionary Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021)
By Ayun Halliday, Open Culture: Witness the Birth of Kermit the Frog in Jim Henson’s Live TV Show, Sam and Friends (1955)
By Mick Dumke, ProPublica: The Murder Chicago Didn’t Want to Solve
Atlas Obscura: A gravestone with a grudge that lives on; Montezuma Castle and more ->
Atlas Obscura: This isolated island is fiercely defending its lobsters; Found: Lost Fort and more ->
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Island Birds
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sandy Beach Views
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sun, Snow, Song Birds, and Surf
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Starrigavan Birds
CutterLight: Chignik Lake in 29 Photos: High Tide
CutterLight: Chignik Lake in 29 Photos: Swan Barque
CutterLight: Birds of Chignik Lake – Emperor Goose: Alaska’s Painted Beauty
CutterLight: Birds of Chignik Lake: Cackling Goose (Aleutian Form) – Picture a Canada Goose with a White Necklace
Wickersham’s Conscience: Return of Bird of the Week: Acorn Woodpecker
James Clear: 3-2-1: On eliminating clutter, reinventing yourself, and unity
Kathryn’s Report: Desperate for more planes, cargo airlines are buying up aging passenger jets: Here’s how they’re converted to fly Amazon packages instead of people
Kathyn’s Report: United Airlines will pay $49 million to settle air mail fraud case
Gastro Obscura: The gently competitive world of giant vegetable growing; Learn about how an Arizonan company turns cacti into candy and more ->
Brain Pickings Maria Popova: The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness From Medieval sword-fighters to Broca’s brains, or why the hand may hold the key to the link between creativity and mental illness.
Little House Big Alaska: Rustic Fougasse Bread Recipe
By Sara Tane, The Kitchn: I Tried This Brilliant “Egg Pocket” Trick for Making Breakfast Sandwiches
Joan Reeves: Saturday Share: Recipe, Stovetop Chicken Casserole
By Sweet Girl Treats, Food Talk Daily: Cookie Dough-Stuffed Mini Cheesecakes
Charlotte Grainger, Taste of Home: 10 Tricks to Make Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade
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