FYI May 06, 2021

On This Day

1882 – The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. Building on the earlier Page Act of 1875 which banned Chinese women from immigrating to the United States, the Chinese Exclusion Act was the first, and remains the only law to have been implemented, to prevent all members of a specific ethnic or national group from immigrating to the United States.

The act followed the Angell Treaty of 1880, a set of revisions to the U.S.–China Burlingame Treaty of 1868 that allowed the U.S. to suspend Chinese immigration. The act was initially intended to last for 10 years, but was renewed and strengthened in 1892 with the Geary Act and made permanent in 1902. These laws attempted to stop all Chinese immigration into the United States for ten years, with exceptions for diplomats, teachers, students, merchants, and travelers. The laws were widely evaded.[1]

Exclusion was repealed by the Magnuson Act on December 17, 1943, which allowed 105 Chinese to enter per year. Chinese immigration later increased with the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, which abolished direct racial barriers, and later by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which abolished the National Origins Formula.[2]



Born On This Day

1929 – Rosemary Cramp, English archaeologist and academic
Dame Rosemary Jean Cramp, DBE, FSA, FBA (born 6 May 1929) is a British archaeologist and academic specialising in the Anglo-Saxons. She was the first female professor appointed at Durham University and was Professor of Archaeology from 1971 to 1990. She served as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London from 2001 to 2004.




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May 6, 2021 at 2:37 PM

A smart lady. NEVER count on anybody other than you to provide ANY equipment needed for your presentation. Seen this bite too many speakers in the heinie with no time to fix or do a workaround.
This especially applies to AV and computer equipment.

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Harp offers strong credentials to write about these things. As a Marine, he taught arctic survival and mountaineering and was stationed around the globe, including as officer in charge of the Marine’s Crisis Action Team during the invasion of Afghanistan. And, like Will Parker, he’s also a pilot.

Harp combined his life experiences with a master’s degree in fine arts in literary fiction and has participated in USO authors’ tours to hazardous duty locations around the world with other thriller writers such as Brad Metzler and Michael Connelly. Perhaps as a result of his military upbringing, he has a “radical clarity” writing style that becomes an omniscient voice of explanation, somewhat like the late Tom Clancy. It takes some adjustment, but it works fine.
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