FYI June 04, 2021

On This Day

1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days. Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World.
The Pulitzer Prize (/ˈpʊlɪtsər/[1]) is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature and musical composition within the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by Columbia University.[2] Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award (raised from $10,000 in 2017).[3] The winner in the public service category is awarded a gold medal.[4][5]


Born On This Day

1866 – Miina Sillanpää, Finnish journalist and politician (d. 1952)
Miina Sillanpää (originally Vilhelmiina Riktig, 4 June 1866 – 3 April 1952) was Finland’s first female minister and a key figure in the workers’ movement. In 2016, the Finnish government made 1 October an official flag day in honour of Sillanpää.[1] She was involved in the preparation of Finland’s first Municipal Homemaking Act.[2]




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Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, June 4, 2021

The Passive Voice, From CrimeReads: The Literature of the Con: Great Books About Grifters and Swindlers
The Passive Voice, From Class Actions Reporter: Will Voice Recognition Tech Be the Target of a New Wave of Complaints?

Sheriff Grady Judd is briefing the media about the arrest of 41-year-old Kristen Fitzgerald, a Lake Wales city commissioner, for two felonies: interference with child custody, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Fitzgerald removed an 11-year-old child from his home without his parents’ permission, and threatened him with a gun.




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