FYI January 25, 2022

On This Day

1704 – The Battle of Ayubale results in the destruction of most of the Spanish missions in Florida.
The Apalachee massacre was a series of raids by English colonists from the Province of Carolina and their Indian allies against a largely peaceful population of Apalachee Indians in northern Spanish Florida that took place in 1704, during Queen Anne’s War. Against limited Spanish and Indian resistance, a network of missions was destroyed; most of the population either was killed or captured, fled to larger Spanish and French outposts, or voluntarily joined the English.

The only major event of former Carolina Governor James Moore’s expedition was the Battle of Ayubale, which marked the only large-scale resistance to the English raids. Significant numbers of the Apalachee, unhappy with the conditions they lived in under the Spanish, simply abandoned their towns and joined Moore’s expedition. They were resettled near the Savannah and Ocmulgee Rivers, where conditions were only slightly better.

Moore’s raiding expedition was preceded and followed by other raiding activity that was principally conducted by English-allied Creeks. The cumulative effect of these raids, conducted between 1702 and 1709, was to depopulate Spanish Florida beyond the immediate confines of Saint Augustine and Pensacola.



Born On This Day

1816 – Anna Gardner, American abolitionist and teacher (d. 1901)[23]
Anna Gardner (January 25, 1816 – February 18, 1901) was an American abolitionist and teacher, as well as an ardent reformer, a staunch supporter of women’s rights, and the author of several volumes in prose and verse.[1][2]

Gardner, of Quaker ancestry, was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in 1816, and died there in 1901. When a girl, she read The Liberator and became interested in the antislavery cause. In 1841, she published the call for the first antislavery meeting in Nantucket, at which Frederick Douglass made his first public speech and electrified his audience. She delivered many lectures during the years immediately preceding the American Civil War, and after the war, she taught in freedmen’s schools in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In 1878, she returned to New York, where soon afterward, she was severely injured in a carriage accident. After many weeks of suffering and a partial recovery, she returned to her old home in Nantucket. She lectured several times before the Nantucket Athenaeum. Gardner was a fluent writer, and in 1881, she published her best work in a volume of prose and verse entitled Harvest Gleanings.[3]






Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, January 25, 2022

By MessyNessy 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. DLXXXVII): This insane Connecticut Castle listed on Zillow; The Fisk Jubilee Singers, a troupe of African American musicians who sang at the Taj Mahal in 1889; The surprising ways that Victorians flirted; If You Find a Diamond Here, It’s Yours; You can eat and sleep at the original “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” service station (if you really want to); Wondering where that plane, jet, or helicopter in the sky is going?; Architecture in Music – now a photographic Series; Your Monday Motivation Dance Video, Courtesy of Pan’s People (1969) and more ->
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By Emily Temple, Literary Hub: You Can’t Rely on Inspiration: Essential Writing Advice from J.G. Ballard “Self-discipline is enormously important.”
By John Arnst, Live Science: What is the longest possible walk on Earth? How far could you go without crossing any major bodies of water?
By Colleen Travers, Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN, mbg health: Eat Your Way To Calm With These 15 Cortisol-Reducing Foods


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