FYI September 12, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1848 – A new constitution marks the establishment of Switzerland as a federal state.
The rise of Switzerland as a federal state began on 12 September 1848, with the creation of a federal constitution in response to a 27-day civil war in Switzerland, the Sonderbundskrieg. The constitution, which was heavily influenced by the United States Constitution and the ideas of the French Revolution, was modified several times during the following decades and wholly replaced in 1999. The constitution represents the first time that the Swiss were governed by a strong central government instead of being simply a collection of independent cantons bound by treaties.

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Born On This Day

 
 
1739 – Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, Methodist preacher and philanthropist (d. 1815)
Mary Bosanquet Fletcher (12 September 1739 – 8 December 1815) was a Methodist preacher. Bosanquet is credited with convincing John Wesley (one of the founders of Methodism) to allow women to publicly preach.[1][2] She, along with her friend and fellow preacher Sarah Crosby, would become the most popular female preachers of their time.[3] Bosanquet was known as a “Mother in Israel,” a Methodist term of honor, for her work in spreading the religion across England.[4] Bosanquet was also quite involved in charity work throughout her life.

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FYI

 
 

 
 
 
 
By Brian Kahn: Extreme Weather How to Track Hurricanes Like a True Weather Geek
 
 
 
 
By Frankie Schembri: If you’ve had anesthesia, you can likely thank this veterinarian who just won a top science prize
 
 
 
 
By Josh Jones: Wikipedia Leads Effort to Create a Digital Archive of 20 Million Artifacts Lost in the Brazilian Museum Fire
 
 
 
 
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: FROM THE ARCHIVE | The Missing Piece Meets the Big O: Shel Silverstein’s Sweet Allegory for the Simple Secret of Love and the Key to Nurturing Relationships
 
 
 
 
By Tracy Clark Flory: Designing Women Creator Creatively and Inspiringly Tells Les Moonves to Go Fuck Himself
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Roundup: EU Parliament Approves Copyright Reform
 
 
By Gary Price: Cornell University: Seven Projects Will Receive 2018 Digitization Grants (Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences)
 
 
 
 
By Laura Hazard Owen: From “uncool uncle” to “fun” “best friend”: Why people are turning from Facebook to…other Facebook-owned things for news Facebook: “Sociopath,” “bipolar,” “uncool uncle,” “midlife crisis.” WhatsApp: “Best friend,” “sociable,” “fun,” “honest.”
 
 
 
 
By Christine Cube: New Rules for Fact Checking: Building Trust and Credibility with Your Audience
 
 
 
 
By Heather Chapman: Coalition aims to bring more broadband to rural America
 
 
By Heather Chapman: Hurricane Florence could make North Carolina pig-manure pools a health hazard, as previous hurricanes have
 
 
By Heather Chapman: TV and movies painting poorer picture of rural America
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 
By Chas’ Crazy Creations: To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #104)
 
 
 
 
Rob & Courtney M, Hometalk Team Hometalker Brooklyn, NY: Cabinet Kitchen Conversion Chalkboard Chart
 
 
 
 
Interesting. The “pot filler” over the stove makes me cringe. Plumbing, water leaks… oh my! So then you drag the heavy pot full of hot liquid across the cooktop and counter to the sink? Does her chandelier ever get greasy?
Jennifer Allwood Hometalker Kansas City, MO: Kitchen Backsplash Makeover
 
 
 
 
Huh, guess some of these folks do not live in earth shake or dusty areas.
By Hometalk Highlights: 13 Kitchen Paint Colors People Are Pinning Like Crazy You’ll want to re-paint your kitchen after seeing this.
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 

 
 

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