FYI October 11, 2017


1767 – Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
The Mason–Dixon line, also called the Mason and Dixon line or Mason’s and Dixon’s line, was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the resolution of a border dispute involving Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware in Colonial America. It is still a demarcation line among four U.S. states, forming part of the borders of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia (originally part of Virginia before 1863).

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1872 – Emily Davison, English educator and activist (d. 1913)
Emily Wilding Davison (11 October 1872 – 8 June 1913) was a suffragette who fought for votes for women in the United Kingdom in the early twentieth century. A member of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) and a militant fighter for her cause, she was arrested on nine occasions, went on hunger strike seven times and was force fed on forty-nine occasions. She died after being hit by King George V’s horse Anmer at the 1913 Epsom Derby when she walked onto the track during the race.

Davison grew up in a middle-class family, and studied at Royal Holloway College, London, and St Hugh’s College, Oxford, before taking jobs as a teacher and governess. She joined the WSPU in November 1906 and became an officer of the organisation and a chief steward during marches. She soon became known in the organisation for her daring militant action; her tactics included breaking windows, throwing stones, setting fire to postboxes and, on three occasions, hiding overnight in the Palace of Westminster—including on the night of the 1911 census. Her funeral on 14 June 1913 was organised by the union. A procession of 5,000 suffragettes and their supporters accompanied her coffin and 50,000 people lined the route through London; her coffin was then taken by train to the family plot in Morpeth, Northumberland.

Davison was a staunch feminist and passionate Christian, and considered that socialism was a moral and political force for good. Much of her life has been interpreted through the manner of her death. She gave no prior explanation for what she planned to do at the Derby and the uncertainty of her motives and intentions has affected how she has been judged by history. Several theories have been put forward, including accident, suicide, or an attempt to pin a suffragette banner to the king’s horse; none has ever been proven.

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By Air Force Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois, 633rd Air Base Wing: Face of Defense: Army Helicopter Pilot Teaches New Generation of Aviators
The once young boy from Argentina with a dream of flying found his place in a nation that allowed him to experience the world. Now he prides himself in protecting that nation, giving back to fellow countrymen who fueled his desire to serve.
“There’s nothing like flying in the U.S.,” Basabilbaso said. “The people you meet when stopping for fuel or at a temporary duty station are like no others; genuine Americans who never fail to thank us for what we do.”
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

By Anne Victoria Clark: The Rock Test: A Hack for Men Who Don’t Want To Be Accused of Sexual Harassment
It’s as clear cut as this: Treat all women like you would treat Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
 
 
 
 
By Scott Neuman: Nobel Goes To American Richard Thaler For Work In Behavioral Economics
 
 
 
 
By Anne Easton: In Oprah’s New Show, Mass Incarceration Hits Home
 
 
 
 

Excellent!
By Bob: Man sends a perfect letter 14 years in the making
 
 
 
 
By Kristen Lee: What It Takes To Launch One Of The Toughest Off-Road Races In America
Rebelle Rally
 
 
 
 
By Starre Julia Vartan: How to Plan a Trip to See an Aurora
 
 
 
 

By Andrew Liszewski: Watch a Pack of Adorable Arctic Fox Pups Destroy a Documentary Filmmaker’s Camera

 
 
 
 
Twisted Sifter: 12 Amazing Highlights from the 2017 Nat Geo Nature Photographer of the Year Contest
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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FYI Military October 10, 2017


 
 
 
 

Cold War Recognition Certificate

The Cold War Recognition Certificate is a recognition certificate awarded by the Secretary of Defense to all U.S. Armed Forces personnel and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served the United States anytime during the Cold War era, which is defined as September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991.[1][2] Anyone who served in the military or the Federal Government during this period is authorized to receive the certificate.
 
 
 
 
By Andrew Kirell: The Secret History of Nazi Creek, Alaska

FYI October 10, 2017


1846 – Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, is discovered by English astronomer William Lassell.
Triton is the largest natural satellite of the planet Neptune, and the first Neptunian moon to be discovered. It was discovered on October 10, 1846, by English astronomer William Lassell. It is the only large moon in the Solar System with a retrograde orbit, an orbit in the opposite direction to its planet’s rotation.[2][11] At 2,700 kilometres (1,700 mi) in diameter, it is the seventh-largest moon in the Solar System. Because of its retrograde orbit and composition similar to Pluto’s, Triton is thought to have been a dwarf planet captured from the Kuiper belt.[12] Triton has a surface of mostly frozen nitrogen, a mostly water-ice crust,[13] an icy mantle and a substantial core of rock and metal. The core makes up two-thirds of its total mass. Triton has a mean density of 2.061 g/cm3[5] and is composed of approximately 15–35% water ice.[6]

Triton is one of the few moons in the Solar System known to be geologically active (the others being Jupiter’s Io and Saturn’s Enceladus). As a consequence, its surface is relatively young with few obvious impact craters, and a complex geological history revealed in intricate cryovolcanic and tectonic terrains. Part of its surface has geysers erupting sublimated nitrogen gas, contributing to a tenuous nitrogen atmosphere less than 1/70,000 the pressure of Earth’s atmosphere at sea level.[6]

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1898 – Lilly Daché, French-American fashion designer (d. 1989)
Lilly Daché (circa 1898 – 31 December 1989) was a French-born American milliner and fashion designer.

Life and career
According to Lilly Daché, she was born in Bègles, France.[1][2][3] Some questioned Daché’s French origins, speculating that she was Polish or Romanian.[1] Her birth year has been reported as 1893[4][5] and 1904.[2][3] Although she is said to have emigrated to the United States in 1924,[1][2] the 1930 U.S. Census reports her as having entered this country in 1919.

Lilly Daché began her career in New York as a salesperson, working at Macy’s and an independent hat shop on the Upper West Side.[1][2] Daché and a co-coworker bought the independent store.[1][2] A few month’s later, Daché bought out her coworker.[1]

Daché’s major contributions to millinery were draped turbans, brimmed hats molded to the head, half hats, visored caps for war workers, colored snoods, and romantic massed-flower shapes.[6] Daché is reported to have said, “Glamour is what makes a man ask for your telephone number. But it also is what makes a woman ask for the name of your dressmaker.”[7]

In 1931, Daché married French-born Jean Despres who was an executive at the large cosmetics and fragrance company, Coty, Inc. Together they adopted a daughter, Suzanne.[1]

Despite the economic effects of the Depression and World War II, Daché’s business flourished in the 1930s and 1940s.[1] Daché’s hats cost upwards of $20 at a time when a hat could be bought for just a few dollars,[8] but hats were still considered a cost-effective way for a woman to update her wardrobe.[1]

In 1937, Daché moved her entire operation to a nine story building on East 56th Street, combining her retail sales, wholesale trade, workroom and personal space.[1] Both the designer Halston and the hair stylist Kenneth worked for her before going into business for themselves.[4] Estimates of Daché’s yearly production ran as high as 30,000 hats a year.[9] By 1949, Daché was designing clothing accessories, perfume, and costume jewelry.[3] Celebrity clients included Sonja Henie, Audrey Hepburn, Carole Lombard and Marlene Dietrich.[4]

Not only was her brand well known, Lilly herself became famous. She was a mystery guest on a 28 August 1955 episode of the sophisticated television game show What’s My Line? (panelist Arlene Francis eventually guessed her identity).[10] She is also referenced in the song “Tangerine” performed by the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.

Daché’s books include Lilly Daché’s Glamour Book (1956) and her autobiography, Talking through My Hats (1946).

When Dache retired in 1968, Loretta Young bought her last thirty hats.[4]

Lilly Daché died in Louvecienne, France at the age of 97 in 1989.[4]

Awards
Neiman Marcus Fashion Award (1940)

Coty American Fashion Critics Award (1943)

 
 
 
 


Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent : Body of headless Jacobite clan chief exhumed to solve 270-year-old mystery
 
 
 
 
By Michael Grothaus: What Happened When I Spent A Week Keeping My Mouth (Mostly) Shut
 
 
 
 
By Bruno Vincent : How to fix your parent’s computer without ending up in prison for murder
 
 
 
 
By​ ebenism: I Imagine A World Invaded By Giant Animals In My Digital Manipulations
 
 
 
 
By Heather Chapman: Small town builds a broadband network by charging signup fees; makes financial assistance available
 
 
 
 
By Amy Zhen: How to Stay Creative
At Home
My brain is mentally fried by the time I leave the office, and it gets even more difficult to dedicate my after-work hours on creating. I think we all are very ambitious to pursue our passions and throw ourselves head-first into something, but eventually we end up in the same cycle of fatigue, internet surfing, and pushing things off to tomorrow.
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Lucas Austin: How to Scan Documents With iOS 11’s Notes App
 
 
 
 
Mis-leading headline:
By Aimée Lutkin: Man Convicted of Raping 12-Year-Old Granted Joint Custody of Child
The joint custody was officially granted by Judge Gregory S. Ross only this year, based on DNA tests confirming Mirasolo as the child’s father. The child’s mother, who is unnamed, told the Detroit News that she receives $260 a month in food stamps and health insurance for her son, and believes Mirasolo was given custody as part of a routine act of bureaucracy associated with public assistance requests. She thinks the state was “trying to get some of the money back” when Ross assigned custody on her rapist’s behalf, as it will affect the amount of money she receives.

 
 
 
 
ByAlanis King: Watching A Bunch Of New Miatas Put Their Roofs Down In Near Unison Is The Definition Of True Joy
 
 
 
 

By Webneel: Caricature Exhibition by International Society of Caricature Artists at Cleveland USA – Oct 6 – 22
 
 
 
 
By Webneel: 50 Beautiful Diwali Greeting Cards Messages for you
 
 
 
 

By Mikeasaurus: Squeeze Massage Tool

 
 
 
 
By Sam Van Hook: Giant Wooden Head
 
 
 
 

By Jfarro: Solar Powered RGB LED Magic Pathway

 
 
 
 
By Emily Grace King: Stress-Reducing Weighted Blanket
 
 
 
 
By Mark Wallace: How U.S. Soldiers Are Using Their “Warhacks” To Transform Combat
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Research Tools: FDA Improves Access to Reports of Adverse Drug Reactions
[Late last week] the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched a new user-friendly search tool that improves access to data on adverse events associated with drug and biologic products through the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). The tool is designed to make it easier for consumers, providers, and researchers to access this information.
 
 
 
 
Logic sings about a person in despair reaching out. That song is now saving lives

 
 
 
 
Zing! It’s the 100 greatest put-downs of all time
 
 
 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 

FYI October 09, 2017


1635 – Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land.
Roger Williams (c. 21 December 1603 – between 27 January and 15 March 1683)[1] was a Puritan, an English Reformed theologian, and later a Reformed Baptist who was expelled by the Puritan leaders from the colony of Massachusetts because local officials thought that he was spreading “new and dangerous ideas” to his congregants. Williams fled the Massachusetts colony under the threat of impending arrest and shipment to an English prison; he began the settlement of Providence Plantation in 1636 as a refuge offering freedom of conscience.

Williams was the 1638 founder of the First Baptist Church in America, also known as the First Baptist Church of Providence.[2][3]

Williams was also a student of Native American languages, an early advocate for fair dealings with American Indians, and one of the first abolitionists in North America, having organized the first attempt to prohibit slavery in any of the British American colonies. He is best remembered as the originator of the principle of separation of church and state.[4]

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1704 – Johann Andreas Segner, German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)
Johann Segner (Hungarian: János András Segner, German: Johann Andreas von Segner, Slovak: Ján Andrej Segner, Latin: Iohannes Andreas de Segner; October 9, 1704 – October 5, 1777) was a Hungarian scientist. He was born in the Kingdom of Hungary, in the former Hungarian capital city of Pozsony (today Bratislava).

Johann Segner’s ancestors came from Styria to Pressburg[2] in the Kingdom of Hungary; by the 18th century. He studied at Pressburg, Győr and Debrecen. In 1725 Segner began studying at the University of Jena. In 1729 he received a medical certificate and returned to Pressburg, where he started to work as a physician, as well as in Debrecen. In 1732 he returned to Jena for his master’s degree. In 1735 Segner became the first professor of mathematics, a position created for him, at the University of Göttingen. In 1755 he became a professor at Halle, where he established an observatory.

One of the best-known scientists of his age, Segner was a member of the academies of Berlin, London, and Saint Petersburg. According to Mathematics Genealogy Project, as of February 2013, he has over 66 thousand academic descendants, out of the total 170 thousand mathematicians in the database.

He was the first scientist to use the reactive force of water and constructed the first water-jet, the Segner wheel, which resembles one type of modern lawn sprinkler. Segner, also produced the first proof of Descartes’ rule of signs. Historians of science remember him as the father of the water turbine. The lunar crater Segner is named after him, as is asteroid 28878 Segner.

 
 
 
 


By Jason Torchinsky: Crazy Old Bastard Decides Hanging Onto A School Bus And Screaming Is A Good Plan
 
 
 
 

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By Kristen Lee: These Are Your Closest And Most Daring ‘Running On Empty’ Stories
 
 
 
 
By Maddie Stone: After Maria, Puerto Rico’s Endangered Parrots Face an Uncertain Future
If there’s one thing the parrots have working in their favor right now, it’s a dedicated crew of scientists and broad public support for conservation of the species, which are the last native U.S. parrots still found on U.S. soil. A crowdfunding page launched by the World Parrot Trust to repair damage to the aviaries has raised more than $12,000 over the past week.

Earther has reached out to Martínez and the Rio Abajo aviary for comment, and we will update this post if and when we hear back.
 
 
 
 
By Ari Phillips: Bears Ransack Colorado Pizza Parlor in Quest for Hibernation Carbs
 
 
 
 

Inside the National Speleotherapy Clinic in Belarus, where treatments are carried out in an active salt mine nearly 1,400 feet underground.
Photo by Egor Rogalev


By Anika Burgess: On Vacation in Soviet-Era Sanatoriums
 
 
 
 
The Tabulating Machine Co.
The early data processor factory founded in Washington for the 1890 U.S. Census went on to become IBM.
 
 
 
 
By Chris Coyier: Gutenberg CSS Tricks
I’ve only just been catching up with the news about Gutenberg, the name for a revamp of the WordPress editor. You can use it right now, as it’s being built as a plugin first, with the idea that eventually it goes into core. The repo has better information.
 
 
 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 

FYI October 08, 2017


1806 – Napoleonic Wars: Forces of the British Empire lay siege to the port of Boulogne in France by using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve.
The Congreve rocket was a British military weapon designed and developed by Sir William Congreve in 1804, based directly on Mysorean rockets.

The Kingdom of Mysore in India used Mysorean rockets as a weapon against the British in the wars that they fought against the British East India Company. Lieutenant General Thomas Desaguliers, Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery in Woolwich,[1] was influenced by the reports about their effectiveness, and he undertook several unsuccessful experiments. Several Mysore rockets were sent to Woolwich for studying and reverse-engineering following the Second, Third, and Fourth Mysore wars. (Congreve’s father was now the comptroller of the Royal Arsenal.)[2] Even so, Congreve had to start his project in 1804 with his own funds. The first demonstration of his solid fuel rockets was in September 1805. The rockets were used effectively during the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, and the First Anglo-Burmese War of 1824–1826.

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1872 – Mary Engle Pennington, American bacteriological chemist and refrigeration engineer (d. 1952)
Mary Engle Pennington (October 8, 1872 – December 27, 1952) was an American bacteriological chemist and refrigeration engineer.

Early life and education
Mary Engle Pennington was born in Nashville, Tennessee; her parents were Henry and Sarah B. (Malony) Pennington. Shortly after her birth, her parents moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to be closer to Sarah Pennington’s Quaker relatives. Mary Pennington demonstrated an early interest in chemistry. She entered the University of Pennsylvania in 1890 and completed the requirements for a B.S. degree in chemistry with minors in botany and zoology in 1892. However, since the University of Pennsylvania did not grant degrees to women at this time, she was given a certificate of proficiency instead of a degree.[1]

Pennington received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1895, and was a university fellow in botany there in 1895–96. She was a fellow in physiological chemistry at Yale in 1897–99, where she did research in physiological chemistry with Mendel. In 1898, she accepted a position with the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania as Director of their Clinical Laboratory. She also served as a research worker in the department of hygiene at the University of Pennsylvania from 1898 to 1901, and was a bacteriologist with the Philadelphia Bureau of Health. In her position with the Bureau of Health, she was instrumental in improving sanitation standards for the handling of milk and milk products.[2]

Association with the U.S. Department of Agriculture
In 1905, Pennington began working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a bacteriological chemist. Her director at the Bureau of Chemistry, Harvey W. Wiley, encouraged her to apply for a position as chief of the newly created Food Research Laboratory, which had been established to enforce the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. She accepted the position in 1907. One of her major accomplishments was the development of standards for the safe processing of chickens raised for human consumption. She also served as head of an investigation of refrigerated boxcar design, and served on Herbert Hoover’s War Food Administration during World War I.[3][4]

Refrigeration engineer and consultant
Pennington’s involvement with refrigerated boxcar design at the Food Research Laboratory led to an interest in the entire process of transporting and storing perishable food, including both refrigerated transport and home refrigeration. In 1919, Pennington accepted a position with a private firm, American Balsa, which manufactured insulation for refrigeration units. She left the firm in 1922 to start her own consulting business, which she ran until her retirement in 1952. She founded the Household Refrigeration Bureau in 1923 to educate consumers in safe practices in domestic refrigeration. Much of her work in the 1920s was supported by the National Association of Ice Industries (NAII), an association of independent icemakers and distributors who delivered ice to the home for use in iceboxes, before the widespread availability of electric refrigerators. With NAII support, she published pamphlets on home food safety, including The Care of the Child’s Food in the Home (1925) and Cold is the Absence of Heat (1927).[5]

Publications and memberships
She contributed to many scientific and medical journals and was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Society of Biological Chemists. She was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the Philadelphia Pathological Society, Sigma XI, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.

Awards
Mary Engle Pennington was the recipient of the Garvan-Olin Medal, the highest award given to women in the American Chemical Society. She is also an inductee of both the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the ASHRAE Hall of Fame.

Further reading
Shearer, Benjamin; Shearer, Barbara (1997). Notable women in the physical sciences : a biographical dictionary (1. publ. ed.). Westport, Conn. [u.a.]: Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313293030.

 
 
 
 


By Maria Popova: Ursula K. Le Guin on Aging and What Beauty Really Means
 
 
 
 
By David Hepworth: This week’s best radio: Bing Crosby and the road to rock’n’roll
 
 
 
 
By Christine Pitawanich, KGW: Salem man drives across country to adopt dog who lost two feet at puppy mill

 
 
 
 

By Erik Shilling: Canada Might Soon Make It Legal To Be Drunk And Go Canoeing

 
 
 
 

By Stella: Giant Straw Animals Invade Japanese Fields After Rice Harvest And They Are Absolutely Badass
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Canada: The Royal Ontario Museum Launches Digital Collection Online
This new digital initiative gives audiences greater access to the Museum’s collections and the opportunity to explore, discover and research its digitized collection at any time of day, and from anywhere in the world. Featuring 10,000 digitized objects, the online collection will grow to 80,000 by the year 2022.
 
 
 
 
By Bob Mayer: Preparing for NaNoWriMo Success
 
 
 
 
By Julian Rogers: I still remember Tom Petty
Succinct:
What a luxury it is to be able to be sad about the passing of Tom Petty. Far better I mourn this than something more personally tragic.
 
 
 
 
The Old Motor: City Street Scene: Downtown Portland, Oregon 1949
 
 
 
 
The Old Motor: Profanity Hill: A Hard Climb In Downtown Seattle, Washington
 
 
 
 

By NerdyKat: Plastic Bottles Into Handbag

 
 
 
 
By Wold630: Bat Napkin Folding

 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 

FYI October 07, 2017


1912 – The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
The Helsinki Stock Exchange (Finnish: Helsingin Pörssi, Swedish: Helsingforsbörsen) is a stock exchange located in Helsinki, Finland. Since 3 September 2003, it has been part of Nasdaq Nordic (previously called OMX). After the OMX merger, it was referred to as OMX Helsinki (OMXH), then after NASDAQ’s acquisition of OMX in February 2008, NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, and currently Nasdaq Helsinki.[1]

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1893 – Alice Dalgliesh, Trinidadian-American author and publisher (d. 1979)
Alice Dalgliesh (October 7, 1893 – June 11, 1979) was a naturalized American author and publisher who wrote more than 40 fiction and non-fiction books, mainly for children. She has been called “a pioneer in the field of children’s historical fiction”.[1] Three of her books were runners-up for the annual Newbery Medal, the partly autobiographical The Silver Pencil, The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, and The Courage of Sarah Noble, which was also named to the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award list.

As the founding editor (in 1934) of Scribner’s and Sons Children’s Book Division, Dalgliesh published works by award-winning authors and illustrators including Robert A. Heinlein, Marcia Brown, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Katherine Milhous, Will James, Leonard Weisgard, and Leo Politi. Her prominence in the field of children’s literature led to her being appointed the first president[when?] of the Children’s Book Council, a national nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers and presses.[2]

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By Kelly Faircloth: Here’s How Not to Critique Romance Novels
 
 
 
 
By: Kevin Pang, Clayton Purdom, and Alex McLevy: Chill out with a book of the cosmos, a calming app, and a dreamy new album
 
 
 
 

By Andrew Liszewski: Badass Trucker Nails the Gnarliest Right-Hand Turn You’ve Ever Seen

Remarkable video shows how a 200ft lorry turns sharp right on a narrow Highland road from SWD Media on Vimeo.

 
 
 
 
By Katharine Schwab: How A Pair Of Orange Scissors Made Design History
The iconic tool turns 50 this year–here’s the story behind its immense popularity.
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: MapLight Releases New Tool to Search, Analyze U.S. Federal Campaign Contributions, API Also Available
 
 
 
 

“Poldi”
Photographer Tanja Brandt‘s pet owl


By By Anna Gragert: Sweet Little Pet Owl Uses Mushroom as Umbrella During Sudden Rainstorm
 
 
 
 
By Chava Lansky: Rebecca Krohn on Her Retirement from New York City Ballet… Plus Her Advice for Young Dancers
 
 
 
 
By Urvija Banerji: Opium Soaked Tampons Were the Midol of Ancient Rome
 
 
 
 

Victoria Dahl’s Tongue Lashings: The One Where Victoria Gets Super Personal and Super Pissed About Birth Control
You have no idea. There are so many gaping holes in the so-called safety net, a woman just has to hope she finds a handhold. You have no right to make it worse. Reproductive rights are not a luxury. They are hope and opportunity. They are everything. I don’t give a damn about your religious beliefs or the religious beliefs of my employer or my congressman. I have my own beliefs. My OWN. Do I get to have those respected? I’d damn well better, or there will be war and I will fucking win it. I get the feeling a lot of other women feel the same. I wouldn’t ignore that if I were you. Because You. Have. No. Idea.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 

FYI October 06, 2017


1973 – Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (Hebrew: מלחמת יום הכיפורים‎‎, Milẖemet Yom HaKipurim, or מלחמת יום כיפור, Milẖemet Yom Kipur; Arabic: حرب أكتوبر‎‎, Ḥarb ʾUktōbar, or حرب تشرين, Ḥarb Tišrīn), also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel from October 6 to 25, 1973. The fighting mostly took place in the Sinai and the Golan Heights, territories that had been occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat wanted also to reopen the Suez Canal. Neither specifically planned to destroy Israel, although the Israeli leaders could not be sure of that.[55][56]

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1893 – Meghnad Saha, Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 1956)
Meghnad Saha FRS (6 October 1893 – 16 February 1956) was an Indian[1][2] astrophysicist best known for his development of the Saha ionization equation, used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars. Saha was the first scientist to relate a star’s spectrum to its temperature, developing thermal ionization equations that have been foundational in the fields of astrophysics and astrochemistry.[3] He was repeatedly and unsuccessfully nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physics. Saha was also politically active and was elected in 1952 to India’s parliament.[3]

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By Kealan Patrick Burke: Writing is Hard Work
 
 
 
 
By ALEXANDRA ALTER and DAN BILEFSKY: Kazuo Ishiguro Is Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
 
 
 
 
By Jennifer Earl: Meteorologist reveals cause of colorful 100-mile-wide “cloud” over Denver
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Springer Nature’s Bookmetrix Launching New Metric for Ebook Collection Performance (Collection Citation Performance)
 
 
 
 
By Clover Hope: Requiem for the Hervé Léger Bandage Dress
 
 
 
 

By Kristen Lee: If I Was On This Plane I’d Never Fly Again
 
 
 
 
By Emma Baccellieri: Bryan Bickell Retires With Blackhawks On One-Day Contract After Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis
 
 
 
 
By Adam Clark Estes: AIM Will Finally Die Its Last Death Later This Year
 
 
 
 
By Melanie Ehrenkranz: Russian Soldiers’ Selfie Days May Be Numbered After Accidental Leaks
This pending Russian ban reflects how a simple post on social media has the power to leak military secrets, transform policy, and perhaps even start a war. Even tweeting a meme without careful precautions—like removing your geolocation data—can have serious ramifications. That’s likely why the US military considered a similar ban across nearly every social networking site in 2009.
 
 
 
 
By Rina Raphael: Why This Feminist Weed Camp Isn’t Just For White Women
 
 
 
 

By Arden: Reducing veteran suicide numbers, one service dog at a time (8 Photos and Video)
Zero22 currently offers services for $100 a month. But it is Alex’s goal for Zero22 is to offer free service dog training for veterans like himself.

For more information visit their website Zero22.org
And like Zero22 on Facebook

 
 
 
 

By Natasha Frost: The Miss Subways Pageant Charted the Highs and Lows of 20th-Century Feminism in New York

 
 
 
 
By Alicia Tarancon, KCRG-TV9 Corn maze spreads ‘anti-bullying’ message to others


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 

FYI October 05, 2017


1789 – French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI of France about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.
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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1899 – Elda Anderson, American physicist and health researcher (d. 1961)
Elda Emma Anderson (October 5, 1899 – April 17, 1961) was an American physicist and health researcher. During World War II, she worked on the Manhattan Project at Princeton University and the Los Alamos Laboratory, where she prepared the first sample of pure uranium-235 at the laboratory. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she became professor of physics at Milwaukee-Downer College in 1929. After the war, she became interested in health physics. She worked in the Health Physics Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and established the professional certification agency known as the American Board of Health Physics.

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FYI October 04, 2017


1883 – First meeting of the Boys’ Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
The Boys’ Brigade (BB) is an interdenominational Christian youth organisation, conceived by Sir William Alexander Smith to combine drill and fun activities with Christian values.[2] Following its inception in Glasgow in 1883, the BB quickly spread across the United Kingdom and became a worldwide organisation by the early 1890s.[3] As of 2003, there were 500,000 Boys’ Brigade members in 60 countries.[4]

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1876 – Florence Eliza Allen, American mathematician and suffrage activist (d. 1960)
Florence Eliza Allen (October 4, 1876 – December 31, 1960) was an American mathematician and women’s suffrage activist.[1][2] In 1907 she became the second woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and the fourth Ph.D. overall from that department.

Biography
Allen was born in Horicon, Wisconsin. She had an older brother and her father was a lawyer.

Florence Allen got her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1900. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa as an undergrad, and Delta Delta Delta as a Ph.D.[1][2] She held leadership positions in a fine arts and literary society for women. She stayed at UW–Madison as a resident and achieved her Master’s degree in 1901.[3]

Florence Allen continued to work at UW–Madison as an assistant and became an instructor in 1902. She attained her doctorate in 1907 in geometry,[4] after which she remained at UW–Madison; she became an assistant professor in 1945, and retired in 1947.[3] She died at the age of 84 in 1960 in Madison, Wisconsin.[3]

 
 
 
 


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