FYI October 05, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1789 – French Revolution: The Women’s March on Versailles effectively terminates royal authority.
The Women’s March on Versailles, also known as The October March, The October Days, or simply The March on Versailles, was one of the earliest and most significant events of the French Revolution. The march began among women in the marketplaces of Paris who, on the morning of 5 October 1789, were near rioting over the high price and scarcity of bread. Their demonstrations quickly became intertwined with the activities of revolutionaries, who were seeking liberal political reforms and a constitutional monarchy for France. The market women and their various allies grew into a mob of thousands. Encouraged by revolutionary agitators, they ransacked the city armory for weapons and marched to the Palace of Versailles. The crowd besieged the palace, and in a dramatic and violent confrontation, they successfully pressed their demands upon King Louis XVI. The next day, the crowd compelled the king, his family, and most of the French Assembly to return with them to Paris.

These events ended the king’s independence and signified the change of power and reforms about to overtake France. The march symbolized a new balance of power that displaced the ancient privileged orders of the French nobility and favored the nation’s common people, collectively termed the Third Estate. Bringing together people representing sources of the Revolution in their largest numbers yet, the march on Versailles proved to be a defining moment of that Revolution.

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Born On This Day

 
 
1858 – Helen Churchill Candee, American journalist and author (d. 1949)
Helen Churchill Candee (October 5, 1858 – August 23, 1949) was an American author, journalist, interior decorator, feminist, and geographer. Today, she is best known as a survivor of the sinking of RMS Titanic in 1912, and for her later work as a travel writer and explorer of southeast Asia.

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FYI

 
 

 
 
 
 
By Randall Colburn: Conan O’Brien bids a heartfelt farewell to his house band on their final episode
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
By David Tracy: New Jeep Wrangler Frame Welds are Failing and Now FCA Is Issuing a Recall
 
 
 
 
By Raphael Orlove: The Time Is Right for the Ford Ranchero
 
 
 
 
By P. W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking: The Machines That Will Fight the Social Media Wars of Tomorrow
 
 
 
 
By Hudson Hongo: Tiny Gecko Makes ‘a Bazillion’ Phone Calls From Inside Hawaiian Animal Hospital
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Complete Digitized Collection of Vermont Life Magazine Now Available Online
 
 
By Gary Price: New Online From UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library: “The Japanese American Internment Sites: A Digital Archive”
 
 
 
 
Chuck Wendig TerribleMinds: S.L. Huang: Let’s Also Write Our Joy
S. L. Huang has a math degree from MIT and is a weapons expert and professional stuntwoman who has worked in Hollywood on Battlestar Galactica and a number of other productions. Her novels include the Cas Russell series (formerly known as Russel’s Attic). Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016.
 
 
 
 

By JIM HEINTZ and MARK LEWIS: Nobel Peace Prize honors the fight against sexual violence
 
 
 
 
Two Nerdy History Girls: Friday Video: Self-Defense for Women
 
 
By Francky Knapp: Don’t Mess With the Jiu-jitsu Suffragettes
 
 
 
 
By Colin Marshall: “Lynchian,” “Kubrickian,” “Tarantinoesque” and 100+ Film Words Have Been Added to the Oxford English Dictionary
 
 
 
 
Steller Watch: And we’re back! The Steller Watch team is back from our 2018 summer field season
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 
By Hometalk Highlights: These 21 Bloggers Came Up With The Most Amazing Organization Ideas You’ll want to copy one of these!
 
 
 
 
By Hometalk Highlights: 9 Ways To Add Personality to That Mug You Have Putting a smile on your face while sipping your morning coffee or while cozied up with a cup of tea is easy with these adorable mug designs.
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 

 
 

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