FYI June 03, 2021

On This Day

1326 – The Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark.
Treaty of Novgorod, signed on 3 June 1326 in Novgorod, marked the end of decades of the Norwegian-Novgorodian border skirmishes in the far-northern region called Finnmark. The terms were an armistice for 10 years. A few years earlier in 1323, Republic of Novgorod had settled its conflict with Sweden in the Treaty of Nöteborg.

The treaty did not delineate the border but rather stipulated which part of the Sami people would pay tribute to Norway and which to Novgorod, creating a kind of buffer zone in between the countries. The treaty remained in effect until the 19th century and was never abrogated by any of the powers. It eventually led into a situation where Sami people were freely exploited, some of them forced to pay taxes to all surrounding powers at the same time, including to the Birkarls from Swedish Finland.[1]


Born On This Day

1900 – Adelaide Ames, American astronomer and academic (d. 1932) [22]
Adelaide Ames (June 3, 1900 – June 26, 1932)[1] was an American astronomer and research assistant at Harvard University. She contributed to the study of galaxies with her co-authorship of A Survey of the External Galaxies Brighter Than the Thirteenth Magnitude, which was later known as the Shapley-Ames catalog.[2] Ames was a member of the American Astronomical Society. She was a contemporary of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and her closest friend at the observatory.[3]

Ames died in a boating accident in 1932, the same year the Shapley-Ames catalog was published.[4] She was interred at the Arlington National Cemetery.[5]




Disgusting he is out.

Pulse Daily News: Man Who Shot Reagan Now a Youtube Star
On March 30, 1981, Hinckley opened fire at Reagan outside a Washington, DC, hotel.
Reagan was hti by a round in the chest, and three others were wounded, including press secretary James Brady, who remained partially paralyzed for the rest of his life.
Reagan was hospitalized for nearly two weeks, but he survived.
Hinckley had an obsession with the movie “Taxi Driver” and likened himself to Robert De Niro’s lone-wolf hack, Travis Bickle. Hinckley also fixated on Jodi Foster, who portrayed a child prostitute in the film.
In the years leading up to the assassination attempt, Hinckley stalked Foster and attempted to gain her attention before ultimately plotting to kill the president — similar to Bickle’s aborted bid to murder a fictitious political candidate in the movie.
Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was committed to a psychiatric institution where he spent 35 years. In 2016, Hinckley was cleared to move in with his mother in Virginia. Two years later, he was allowed to live on his own.
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Preeminent money in politics watchdogs unite to form OpenSecrets

The Center for Responsive Politics and the National Institute on Money in Politics are joining forces to become OpenSecrets. Stay tuned for more data, new tools and greater impact.




Southwest Key Programs is a Texas-based nonprofit organization that operates shelter facilities for unaccompanied immigrant minors and immigrant youth. It also provides youth justice alternative programming and educational programming.[3] The organization was founded in 1987. Southwest Key reported in August 2016 that it operates in 3 states: California, Arizona, and Texas, with annual revenues of $242 million in 2016.[4][5]

Southwest Key Inc., is the sole owner of Southwest Key Enterprises, a for-profit company made up of several small businesses, including: Cafe del Sol, Southwest Key Green Energy & Construction, Southwest Key Workforce Development, and Southwest Key Maintenance, all of which serve to create job development opportunities in the community where they operate.[6]










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