FYI July 23, 2018


 
 

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On This Day

 
 
1962 – Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
Telstar is the name of various communications satellites. The first two Telstar satellites were experimental and nearly identical. Telstar 1 launched on top of a Thor-Delta rocket on July 10, 1962. It successfully relayed through space the first television pictures, telephone calls, and telegraph images, and provided the first live transatlantic television feed. Telstar 2 launched May 7, 1963. Telstar 1 and 2—though no longer functional—still orbit the Earth.[1]

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Born On This Day

 
 
1891 – Louis T. Wright, American surgeon and civil rights activist (d. 1952)
Louis Tompkins Wright (July 23, 1891 – October 8, 1952)[1] was an American surgeon and civil rights activist. In his position at Harlem Hospital he was the first African-American on the surgical staff of a non-segregated hospital in New York City. He was influential for his medical research as well as his efforts pushing for racial equality in medicine and involvement with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which he served as chairman for nearly two decades.[2][3]

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FYI

 
 

By Jennings Brown: Woman’s Public Plea After Reptile Triggers Doorbell Cam: ‘Someone PLEASE Come Get This Snake’
 
 
 
 
By Tom Ley: Wallace, The Good And Humble Mule, Defeats Fancy Dressage Horses At Their Own Game
 
 
 
 

By Yessenia Funes: Award-Winning Photos Reveal Gardens’ Hidden Beauty
 
 
 
 
Atlas Obscura: The Best Notes Found in Used Books, Don’t Go Chasing Chicago’s Last Waterfall and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: A Few Thoughts on the Forbes Contributor Column Re: Amazon.com Should Replace Local Public Libraries
 
 
 
 
By Patrick May and Janis Mara: Libraries help Marin patrons struggling with ‘digital divide’
 
 
 
 
Miss Meg’s Storytime: This summer one of my director’s and I are trying a new series called “Maker Morning” which is a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math)
 
 
 
 
By Biography.com Editors: Patricia Bath Biography Inventor, Doctor, Educator (1942–)
 
 
 
 

By Biography.com Editors: Mae C. Jemison Biography Doctor, Scientist, Scientist, Astronaut (1956–)
 
 
 
 
By Biography.com Editors: Mary Jackson Biography
Scientist, Mathematician (1921–2005)

 
 
 
 

Streeter Cartoon: You Go-Go, Girl!


 

 
By Samantha Schmidt The Washington Post: Waitress throws groping customer on the floor: ‘No one has the right to put their hands on you’
 
 
 
 
By MessyNessy: 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCXCVII): NYC Cab Driver Spends 30 Years Photographing His Passengers, Microcar du Jour, “Horse of Steel Runs Across Fields” 1933, Circleville: A town that was built in perfect circle, until, well, it needed to be “squared” off… and more ->
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 
By Hometalk Highlights: 10 Pawesome Projects For Your Doggy
 
 
 
 
By Hometalk Highlights: 16 Brilliant Wire Basket Hacks Everyone’s Doing Right Now
 
 
 
 

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