FYI September 27, 2018

On This Day

1928 – The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.
The Republic of China was a sovereign state in East Asia, that occupied the territories of modern China, and for part of its history Mongolia and Taiwan. It was founded in 1912, after the Qing dynasty, the last imperial dynasty, was overthrown in the Xinhai Revolution. The Republic’s first president, Sun Yat-sen, served only briefly before handing over the position to Yuan Shikai, former leader of the Beiyang Army. His party, then led by Song Jiaoren, won the parliamentary election held in December 1912. Song was assassinated shortly after, and the Beiyang Army led by Yuan Shikai maintained full control of the government in Beijing. Between late 1915 and early 1916, Yuan tried to reinstate the monarchy, before abdicating after popular unrest. After Yuan’s death in 1916, members of cliques in the former Beiyang Army claimed their autonomy and clashed with each other. During this period, the authority of the Beiyang government was weakened by a restoration of the Qing dynasty.

In 1921, Sun’s Kuomintang (KMT) established a rival government in the southern city of Guangzhou together with the fledgling Communist Party of China (CPC). The economy of the north, overtaxed to support warlord adventurism, collapsed between 1927 and 1928. General Chiang Kai-shek, who became KMT leader after Sun’s death, started his military Northern Expedition campaign in order to overthrow the government in Beijing. The central government was overthrown in 1928 and Chiang established a new nationalist government in Nanjing. In April 1927, he massacred communists in Shanghai, which forced the CPC into armed rebellion, marking the beginning of the Chinese Civil War.

There was industrialization and modernization, but also conflict between the Nationalist government in Nanjing, the CPC, remnant warlords, and the Empire of Japan. Nation-building took a backseat to war with Japan when the Imperial Japanese Army launched an offensive against China in 1937 that turned into a full-scale invasion. After the unconditional surrender of Japan in 1945, fighting quickly resumed between the KMT and the CPC, with both sides receiving foreign assistance due to the ongoing friction between the Soviet Union and the United States. In 1947, the Constitution of the Republic of China replaced the Organic Law of 1928 as the country’s fundamental law. In 1949, the Chinese Communist Party established the People’s Republic of China, overthrowing the Nationalist government on the Chinese mainland, which retreated to Taiwan, and relocated its capital from Nanjing to Taipei.



Born On This Day

1861 – Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, American poet and author (d. 1933)
Corinne Roosevelt (September 27, 1861 – February 17, 1933) was an American poet, writer and lecturer. She was also the younger sister of former President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt and an aunt of future First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt.[2]




By Rhett Jones: FCC Hangs Blockbuster $37.5 Million Fine Over Robocaller Accused of Spoofing Real Numbers
By George Dvorsky: Meet the New Long-Necked Dinosaur Called ‘Giant Thunderclap at Dawn’
By Gary Price: A Look at the Building of Google Dataset Search…
By Gary Price: Research Tools: “Tracking Over 2 Million ICE Arrests: A First Look”
By Gary Price: Library of Congress Announces Launch of National Film Screening Room, Hundreds of Hours of Digitized Motion Picture Content Available
By Kim Bussing: Romance Novelist Debbie Macomber Wrote a Cookbook—and We’re in Love
By Maya Kroth: I Was Scared Straight by Judge Judy’s Bailiff In a former life, Mr. Byrd was my high school narc. This month, I flew to Los Angeles to thank him.
Quartz Obsession Today’s email was written by Katherine Ellen Foley, edited by Jessanne Collins, and produced by Luiz Romero: Sea otters
By Thomas Nicholson: Design your media site with success in mind. Here are 6 steps to capture more readers.
Robin Máxkii -> With the help of Google Search, one woman finds her way
By Chris Forrester: Telling stories through service

Public Domain Review: The Dinosaur and the Missing Link: A Prehistoric Tragedy (1917)
By Sean Braswell: The Sordid and Dangerous History of Hazing
By Colin Marshall: The Talmud Is Finally Now Available Online
By Colin Marshall: 1,100 Classic Arcade Machines Added to the Internet Arcade: Play Them Free Online


By rhanks: Tiny House ~ the Bacon Bungalow!
By Penelopy Bulnick: 3D Print Halloween Jewelry – Stitched Neck and Dripping Bloody Neck








By mtairymd: Blackberry Spider Web Pie

Widget not in any sidebars


Widget not in any sidebars


Widget not in any sidebars