FYI May 31, 2020

On This Day

1775 – American Revolution: The Mecklenburg Resolves are adopted in the Province of North Carolina.[5]
The Mecklenburg Resolves, or Charlotte Town Resolves, were a list of statements adopted at Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on May 31, 1775; drafted in the month following the fighting at Lexington and Concord. Similar lists of resolves were issued by other local colonial governments at that time, none of which called for independence from Great Britain. The Mecklenburg Resolves are thought to be the basis for the unproven “Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence”. While not a declaration, the Resolves annulled and vacated all laws originating from the authority of the King or Parliament, and ended recognition of the Crown’s power in the colony of North Carolina and all other American colonies. It became the first colony to formally do so, taking place about a year before the Halifax Resolves were passed by the Fourth North Carolina Provincial Congress.[1][2]



Born On This Day

1852 – Julius Richard Petri, German microbiologist, invented the Petri dish (d. 1921)
Julius Richard Petri (May 31, 1852 – December 20, 1921) was a German microbiologist who is generally credited with inventing the device known as the Petri dish, which is named after him, while working as assistant to bacteriologist Robert Koch.




Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Edward Gorey’s illustrated 1969 poem about the secret of true love, a stunning musical tribute to Rachel Carson, Ann Druyan on wonder and the sacred
David Sherry: Sunday Coffee – Listening, and Copernicus


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By NightHawkInLight: Recycled Bottle Guitar (3 Parts, NO Tools)


By by Terrance Mc Arthur, Kings River Life: Great Food Search: It Came From My Kitchen Part 3