FYI April 16, 2021

On This Day

1912 – Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
Harriet Quimby (May 11, 1875 – July 1, 1912) was an early American aviation pioneer and a movie screenwriter.

In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilot’s certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot’s license in the United States.[1] In 1912, she became the first woman to fly across the English Channel. Although Quimby lived only to the age of 37, she influenced the role of women in aviation.



Born On This Day

1864 – Rose Talbot Bullard, American medical doctor and professor (d. 1915)
Rose Talbot Bullard (April 16, 1864 – December 22, 1915) was an American physician and medical school professor, who was elected president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association in 1902.




Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Warming Tempratures (Still Gray)
Anchorage Press: Happy Birthday To A Young Alaskan Beer
Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, April 16, 2021

By Ayun Halliday, Open Culture: Listen to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” Played on a 1914 Fairground Organ
By Josh Jones, Open Culture: Stream a Massive Archive of Grateful Dead Concerts from 1965-1995
By Ernie Smith, Tedium: Hesitancy On Display Why the active-matrix LCD panel, despite largely being invented and developed by American companies, was never really manufactured in the United States.
By Ernie Smith, Tedium: Too Terrible For Television For decades, TV networks have spent millions of dollars on unsold pilots that will never become series. Here’s how they’ve tried to recoup their investment.
By Thrillist Entertainment: The 100 Greatest Movie Quotes of the 21st Century
The Passive Voice: Kindle Vella Royalties, Content Guidelines and Publishing Process
The Passive Voice: The Washington Post, How the romance genre found its happily ever after







By DanPro: Garlic Gardening
By Amy Gordon, The Kitchn: This Sleek Amazon Gadget Solved My Pesky Fruit Fly Problem — and Has Almost 12,000 5-Star Ratings


By Chocolate Covered Katie: Homemade Frozen Yogurt
The Frayed Apron: Green chile chicken
By Sara Tane, The Kitchn: I Tried Rachael Ray’s Crispy Smashed Lemon Potatoes (I Could Eat Them Every Day)
By Food Network Kitchen: Sheet-Pan Chicken Caesar Salad
By Food Network Kitchen: Classic Lemon Bars
By Sweet Girl Treats: Chocolate-Filled Peanut Butter Cookies





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