FYI April 22, 2018


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On This Day

1864 – The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
The Coinage Act of 1864 was passed on April 22, 1864. The United States federal law changed the composition of the one-cent coin and authorized the minting of the two-cent coin. The Director of the United States Mint developed the designs for these coins for final approval of the Secretary of the Treasury. As a result of this law, the phrase “In God We Trust” first appeared, on the 1864 two-cent coin. An Act of Congress, passed on March 3, 1865, allowed the Mint Director, with the Secretary’s approval, to place the phrase on all gold and silver coins that “shall admit the inscription thereon.” In 1956, “In God We Trust” replaced “E Pluribus Unum” as the national motto. All currency was printed and minted with the new motto.[1]


Born On This Day

1909 – Rita Levi-Montalcini, Sephardic Jewish-Italian neurologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

Rita Levi-Montalcini, OMRI, OMCA (Italian pronunciation: [ˈriːta ˈlɛːvi montalˈtʃiːni]; 22 April 1909 – 30 December 2012) was an Italian Nobel laureate, honored for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF).[3] From 2001 until her death, she also served in the Italian Senate as a Senator for Life.[4]

On 22 April 2009, she became the first Nobel laureate ever to reach the age of 100,[5] and the event was feted with a party at Rome’s City Hall.[6][7] At the time of her death, she was the oldest living Nobel laureate.[8]

Early life and education
Levi-Montalcini was born on 22 April 1909 in Turin,[9][10] to a Sephardic Jewish family.[11][12] She and her twin sister Paola were the youngest of four children. Her parents were Adele Montalcini, a painter, and Adamo Levi, an electrical engineer and mathematician, whose families had moved from Asti and Casale Monferrato, respectively, to Turin at the turn of the twentieth century.[9][13]

In her teenage years, she considered becoming a writer and admired Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf,[14] but after seeing a close family friend die of stomach cancer she decided to attend the University of Turin Medical School.[15] Her father discouraged his daughters from attending college, as he feared it would disrupt their potential lives as wives and mothers, but eventually he supported Levi-Montalcini’s aspirations to become a doctor.[9] While at the University of Turin, the neurohistologist Giuseppe Levi sparked her interest in the developing nervous system.[5] After graduating summa cum laude M.D. in 1936 she remained at the university as Levi’s assistant, but her academic career was cut short by Benito Mussolini’s 1938 Manifesto of Race and the subsequent introduction of laws barring Jews from academic and professional careers.[16]



By William Hughes: R.I.P. Austin Powers star Verne Troyer
Verne Troyer (January 1, 1969 – April 21, 2018)[1][2] was an American actor, stunt performer, and comedian. He was notable for his height of 2 ft 8 in (81 cm), the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia,[3][4] which made him one of the shortest men in the world. He was best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films, and for his brief appearance as Griphook the goblin in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Great comments!
By Ryan Felton: 84-Month Auto Loans Are Becoming More Common Because You People Can’t Stop Buying Trucks

Sorry, Johnny, you can’t go to college. Daddy needs a new F350 to commute to his accounting job, get 3 bags of mulch twice a year, and trailer his $35K Harley to bike week.

Honestly the F350 is a better investment. Johny’s liberal arts degree (or psych or anthropology or any other “fun” program) isn’t going to get him a job any better than a barista. And if dad goes and has his fun, Johnny will have to take on an apprenticeship with the local Electrician, Pipefitter, or IronWorker union, get paid to learn, and make $100K+ after turning out..

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In the Kitchen With Matt: Easy Whole Wheat Bread

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