FYI April 03, 2019

On This Day

1559 – The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars.
The Italian War of 1551–1559, sometimes known as the Habsburg–Valois War and the Last Italian War, began when Henry II of France, who had succeeded Francis I to the throne, declared war against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V with the intent of recapturing Italy and ensuring French, rather than Habsburg, domination of European affairs. The war was the last of a series of wars between the same parties since 1521. Historians have emphasized the importance of gunpowder technology, new styles of fortification to resist cannon fire, and the increased professionalization of the soldiers.[1]



Born On This Day

1791 – Anne Lister, English diarist, mountaineer, and traveller (d.1840)
Anne Lister (3 April 1791 – 22 September 1840) was an English landowner, diarist, mountaineer and traveller from Yorkshire. Throughout her life she kept diaries which chronicled the details of her daily life, including her lesbian relationships, her financial concerns, her industrial activities and her work improving Shibden Hall.[1] Her diaries contain more than 4 million words and about a sixth of them — those concerning the intimate details of her romantic and sexual relationships — were written in code.[1] The code, derived from a combination of algebra and Ancient Greek, was deciphered in the 1930s.[2][3] Lister is often called “the first modern lesbian” for her clear self-knowledge and openly lesbian lifestyle.[4] Called “Fred” by her lover and “Gentleman Jack” by Halifax residents, she suffered harassment for her sexuality but recognised her similarity to the Ladies of Llangollen, whom she visited.[5]





By Reuters: Israel recovers body of U.S.-born soldier missing since 1982
JERUSALEM — Israel has recovered the body of a U.S.-born Israeli soldier missing since a 1982 tank battle against Syrian forces in a case vexing the nation ever since, the military said on Wednesday.

Zachary Baumel, who immigrated to Israel with his parents from New York in 1970, was 21 when he fought in Israel’s invasion of Lebanon and was declared missing in action along with two other soldiers in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub.
By Phil LeBeau & Maggie Fitzgerald: FAA creates joint task force with NASA, international aviation regulators to review Boeing 737 Max fix
Disgusting and incredibly disappointing that they’ll walk away in a few months high-fiving each other.
By Madeline Holcombe, CNN: 3 fraternity brothers sentenced to jail in Penn State hazing death
According to the source, Visser was sentenced to two to six months in jail and two years of probation. Kurczewski, who also pleaded guilty to one count of furnishing alcohol to minors, received three to nine months in jail and one year of probation. Bonatucci was sentenced to 30 to 60 days in jail and a year of probation. Sala received three to six months of house arrest and two years of probation. The men must also pay fines and perform community service, according to the source.

This the first time jail sentences have been handed out in the case, though there is a possibility a judge may amend the sentences to house arrest, the source said.
The Rural Blog: Editor and Publisher’s annual ’25 under 35′ lists includes several rural (well, at least non-metropolitan) journalists; What it’s like to be LGBTQ in rural U.S. may surprise you; Small water, sewer systems show vulnerablity to hackers and more ->
By Tom Cassauwers: Insect-Size Drones, Coming to a Spy Mission Near You
Why you should care
Because bio-inspired design might make technology much more efficient.
By Molly Fosco: Meet Lucy Flores, the Politico Behind Biden’s #MeToo Moment
Why you should care
Because the former state assemblywoman has overcome much worse than an overly affectionate VP.
By Sean Braswell: Listen to OZY’s Hit Podcast … About a Pinup Girl Who Rocked Civilization
Why you should care
Two powerful American millionaires collided over this American beauty, and she outlasted them both.
Open Culture: High School Kids Stage Alien: The Play, Get Kudos from Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver; It’s Official: The “Nones”– People Who Profess No Religion–Are Now as Big as Catholics & Evangelicals in the United States; The First American Picture Book, Wanda Gág’s Millions of Cats (1928) and more ->
Carol at Make a Living Writing: Write a Book (Even If You’re Too Busy): 3 Super-Effective Steps
The Passive Voice: The Book Industry Isn’t Dead. That’s Just an Excuse to Keep Salaries Low; Who Owns the News? a History of Copyright; Washington Department of Corrections Quietly Bans Book Donations to Prisoners from Nonprofits; Ozymandias
By Alison Kodjak: Express Scripts Takes Steps To Cut Insulin’s Price To Patients

Laura Mae Martin Executive Productivity Advisor: Master your email with these essential Gmail tips
I hope these irresponsible parents will be identified and sued into another country.
Tribune Media Wire: Mom says terminally ill son was exposed to measles at hospital








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