FYI August 10, 2018


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On This Day

1813 – Instituto Nacional, is founded by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera. It is Chile’s oldest and most prestigious school. Its motto is Labor Omnia Vincit, which means “Work conquers all things”.
Instituto Nacional General José Miguel Carrera, often shortened to Instituto Nacional (National Institute), founded on August 10, 1813 by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera, officially Liceo Ex A-0 – Instituto Nacional General José Miguel Carrera, is Chile’s oldest learning institution and its most prestigious school. Its motto is ‘Labor Omnia Vincit’, which means “Hard work kongquers all”.

It is an all-male public school teaching 7th and 8th grade of the basic level (Educación Básica) and 1st through 4th grade of the intermediate level (Educación Media). It is located in downtown Santiago, Chile, neighboring the University of Chile’s main campus. The exact location is Arturo Prat #33, Santiago, Chile.

Instituto Nacional is considered by many to be one of the best schools in Chile, and the most prestigious one.[1]

Many Chilean presidents and other notable personalities have studied at this all-male school.


Born On This Day

1908 – Rica Erickson, Australian botanist, historian, and author (d. 2009)
Frederica Lucy “Rica” Erickson AM, née Sandilands, (10 August 1908 – 8 September 2009) was an Australian naturalist, botanical artist, historian, author and teacher. Without any formal scientific training, she wrote extensively on botany and birds, as well as genealogy and general history. Erickson authored ten books, co-authored four, was editor of twelve, and author or co-author of numerous papers and articles that have been printed in popular, scientific and encyclopaedic publications.[1]





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