FYI August 18, 2020

On This Day

1938 – The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York, United States with Ontario, Canada over the Saint Lawrence River, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The Thousand Islands International Bridge (French: Pont des Mille-îles) is an American-maintained international bridge system over the Saint Lawrence River connecting northern New York in the United States with southeastern Ontario in Canada. Constructed in 1937, with additions in 1959, the bridges span the Canada–US border in the middle of the Thousand Islands region. All bridges in the system carry two lanes of traffic, one in each direction, with pedestrian sidewalks.



Born On This Day

1885 – Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and critic (d. 1964)
Janet Gertrude “Nettie” Palmer (née Higgins) (18 August 1885 – 19 October 1964) was an Australian poet, essayist and Australia’s leading literary critic of her day.




Al Cross and Heather Chapman at The Rural Blog: Rural publisher proposes “Prevented Printing” subsidy program for small papers ..
By Scottie Andrew, CNN: Nearly 150 years ago, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting when women weren’t allowed to. Today, she’ll get a pardon
By Sarah Pruitt, History: 19th Amendment: A Timeline of the Fight for All Women’s Right to Vote From Seneca Falls to the civil rights movement, see what events led to the ratification of the 19th amendment and later acts supporting Black and Native American women’s right to vote.
By Jennet Conant, History: How a WWII Disaster—and Cover-up—Led to a Cancer Treatment Breakthrough The German attack at Bari, dubbed ‘little Pearl Harbor,’ unknowingly hit an Allied ship full of poisonous mustard gas bombs.


Weneel: Daily Inspiration – 1582

Colossal: After Discovering a 120-Year-Old Time Capsule, Photographer Develops Two Cyanotypes of Cats; Ride Through a German Village on ‘The Flying Train’ in Incredibly Clear Footage from 1902 and more ->

Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, August 18, 2020
By Josh Jones, Open Culture: Every Possible Kind of Science Fiction Story: An Exhaustive List Created Pioneering 1920s SciFi Writer Clare Winger Harris (1931)

Gastro Obscura: A former samurai cultivated Japan’s first apple
By Sheridan Hendrix, The Columbus Dispatch: He delivers where Amazon and FedEx won’t: USPS worker covers ‘the last mile’ to rural America
BloominThyme: Sun Hemp Cover Crop
Sujoy Banerjee Product Manager, Google Maps: A more detailed, colorful map


By Christine Gallary, The Kitchn: 35 Delicious Ways to Eat Eggs for Dinner
The Food Network: Pancakes in a Jar
Little House Big Alaska: Make Dinner Fun with This Easy Falafel Recipe
By Betty Crocker Kitchens: Summer Dinners That Beat the Heat
By Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home: 50 Pies for 50 States
By Elizabeth LaBau, The Spruce Eats: Ice Cream Fudge