963 – Pope Leo VIII is appointed to the office of Protonotary and begins his papacy as antipope of Rome.
An antipope (Latin: antipapa) is a person who, in opposition to the one who is generally seen as the legitimately elected Pope, makes a significantly accepted competing claim to be the Pope, the Bishop of Rome and leader of the Catholic Church. At times between the 3rd and mid-15th centuries, antipopes were supported by a fairly significant faction of religious cardinals and secular or anti-religious monarchs and kingdoms. Persons who claim to be pope, but have few followers, such as the modern sedevacantist antipopes, are not classified with the historical antipopes.
1478 – Baldassare Castiglione, Italian courtier, diplomat, and author (d. 1529)
Baldassare Castiglione (Italian: [baldasˈsaːre kastiʎˈʎoːne]; December 6, 1478 – February 2, 1529), count of Casatico, was an Italian courtier, diplomat, soldier and a prominent Renaissance author, who is probably most famous for his authorship of Il Cortegiano or The Book of the Courtier. The work was an example of a courtesy book, dealing with questions of the etiquette and morality of the courtier, and was very influential in 16th-century European court circles.
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At 105 years old, Chibalo had far exceeded the average, but his work gave his life meaning and so he worked. Until one day, after walking home from work, he had his charka of vodka, just like he had done every day since the end of the War, and sat down to rest under a tree in his yard. He fell asleep and never woke up. It was February 23, 1969. And he had died like he always knew he would. At peace.
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EVENT: Episode Screening “1964 Earthquake”
PBS and Alaska Public Media are providing a free screening of “We’ll Meet Again with Ann Curry” to Anchorage Public Library! This episode will be trying to reunite friends separated by the 1964 earthquake. Anchorage Public Library staff were thrilled to participate in the production of this episode. Staff members provided research assistance, and some filming took place in Loussac Library. Come share in the experience before it airs on TV, learn how you can find your story using library resources and meet the community members featured in the episode. Learn More HERE
EVENT: Teen Open Mic @ Loussac
Recently featured in a story on Alaska Public Media our teen open mic nights give performers age 13-18 a chance to take center stage. Need to sing? Do you play an instrument? Want to read your poetry? Join us for some open mic sessions to practice your skills in front of a live audience. Teens email our Teen Librarian to sign up.
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People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.
mathematician, physicist and theologian
It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.
Evelyn Beatrice Hall,
None think the great unhappy but the great.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
“You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.”
The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.
There are only two options: make progress or make excuses.
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
Check Six!: A Thunderbolt Pilot’s War Across the Pacific Kindle Edition
by Jim Curran (Author), Terrence Popravak (Author)
There were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II; unlike in Europe, you flew until it was time to go home. So it was for James “Jug” Curran, all the way from New Guinea to the Philippines with the 348th Fighter Group, the first P-47 Thunderbolt outfit in the Pacific.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Curran volunteered to try flying in the blue yonder, and trained as an Army fighter pilot. He got his wish to fly the P-47 in the Pacific, going into combat in August 1943, in New Guinea, and later helping start the “Black Rams” fighter squadron. The heavy U.S. Thunderbolts were at first curious to encounter the nimble, battle-hardened Japanese in aerial combat, but soon the American pilots gained skill of their own and their planes proved superior. Bombers on both sides could fall to fighters, but the fighters themselves were eyeball to eyeball, best man win.
Check Six! is an aviation chronicle that brings the reader into flight, then into the fight, throughout the Pacific War and back. This work, from someone who was there, captures the combat experience of our aviators in the Pacific, aided by pertinent excerpts from the official histories of units that “Jug” Curran flew with.
It is a tale of perseverance, as Curran flew over 200 combat missions, and with the men of the 348th Fighter Group proved the Thunderbolt’s great capability as they battled their way against a stubborn and deadly foe. This work increases the body of knowledge on the critical role of aviation in the Pacific War, as U.S. fighter pilots took the lead in our counteroffensive against the short-lived island Empire.
1935 – Mary McLeod Bethune founds the National Council of Negro Women in New York City.
The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African-American women, their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this mission through research, advocacy, national and community-based services and programs in the United States and Africa. With its 28 national affiliate organizations and its more than 200 community-based sections, NCNW has an outreach to nearly four million women, all contributing to the peaceful solutions to the problems of human welfare and rights. The national headquarters, which acts as a central source for program planning, is based in Washington, D.C., on Pennsylvania Avenue, located between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NCNW also has two field offices.
1822 – Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American philosopher and academic, co-founded Radcliffe College (d. 1907)
Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz (née Cary) (December 5, 1822 – June 27, 1907) was an American educator, and the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe College. A researcher of natural history, she was an author and illustrator of natural history texts as well as a co-author of natural history texts with her husband, Louis Agassiz, and her stepson Alexander Agassiz.
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