FYI January 03, 2018

On This Day

1749 – Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
The New Hampshire Grants or Benning Wentworth Grants were land grants made between 1749 and 1764 by the colonial governor of the Province of New Hampshire, Benning Wentworth. The land grants, totaling about 135 (including 131 towns), were made on land claimed by New Hampshire west of the Connecticut River, territory that was also claimed by the Province of New York. The resulting dispute led to the eventual establishment of the Vermont Republic, which later became the U.S. state of Vermont.

More on wiki:

 
 
 
 

Born On This Day

1793 – Lucretia Mott, American activist (d. 1880)
Lucretia Mott (née Coffin; January 3, 1793 – November 11, 1880) was a U.S. Quaker, abolitionist, a women’s rights activist, and a social reformer. She had formed the idea of reforming the position of women in society when she was amongst the women excluded from the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840. In 1848 she was invited by Jane Hunt to a meeting that led to the first meeting about women’s rights. Mott helped write the Declaration of Sentiments during the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention.

Her speaking abilities made her an important abolitionist, feminist, and reformer. When slavery was outlawed in 1865, she advocated giving former slaves who had been bound to slavery laws within the boundaries of the United States, whether male or female, the right to vote. She remained a central figure in the abolition and suffrage movement until her death in 1880.

Mott was a Quaker preacher early in her adulthood.

More on wiki:

 
 
 
 

FYI

Roe Erister “Rick” Hall[1] (January 31, 1932 – January 2, 2018) was an American record producer, songwriter, music publisher, and musician best known as the owner and proprietor of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and “Father of Muscle Shoals Music”. Hall was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1985 and also received the John Herbert Orr Pioneer Award.[2] In 2014, he won the Grammy Trustees Award in recognition of his lengthy career. Hall remained active in the music industry with FAME Studios, FAME Records, and FAME Publishing.[3]

More on wiki:
 
 
 
 
By Alanis King: Rally Champion Who Mentored Colin McRae Dies After His Plane Collided With A Helicopter
 
 
 
 
Obituaries by Rex Reed: Everyone (Who’s Anyone) Who Died in 2017
 
 
 
 
By Vitaly Friedman: The Ultimate Digital Clean-Up Checklist: Are You Prepared For The New Year?
 
 
 
 
By Tim Cigelske: 67 Life Lessons from Writers on Medium
 
 
 
 
The Ginger Nomad: What I’ve learned after flying drones for the past 18 months
 
 
 
 
By Johnny: Kenji Toma’s Tribute to The Most Beautiful Flowers
 
 
 
 
By Colin Marshall: What Actually Is Bitcoin? Princeton’s Free Course “Bitcoin and Currency Technologies” Provides Much-Needed Answers
“Don’t Understand Bitcoin?” asked the headline of a recent video from Clickhole, the Onion’s viral-media parody site. “This Man Will Mumble an Explanation at You.” The inexplicable hilarity of the mumbling man and his 72-second explanation of Bitcoin contains, like all good humor, a solid truth: most of us don’t understand Bitcoin, and the simplistic information we seek out, for all we grasp of it, might as well be delivered unintelligibly. A few years ago we featured a much clearer three-minute explanation of that best-known form of cryptocurrency here on Open Culture, but how to gain a deeper understanding of this technology that, in one form or another, so many of us will eventually use?

 
 
 
 
By Colin Marshall: 5,000+ Photographs by Minor White, One of the 20th Century’s Most Important Photographers, Now Digitized and Available Online
 
 
 
 
Bitterness & Paternity suites seems logical~
By Paula Meija: Why Scientists Once Used Taste Tests as Paternity Tests
 
 
 
 
By David Walsh: The woman who posed as a man to study medicine at Edinburgh University
James Barry was something of a reluctant feminist pioneer, helping to break through the glass ceiling for women in the 19th century. But his accomplishment of being the first female doctor in Britain would not to be known publicly for 100 years after his death. Born Margaret Ann Bulkley in Cork, Ireland in 1789, Barry committed himself to living 56 years of his life as a man in order to avoid the life of social servitude that awaited most women of the era.

More…

 
 
 
 
By George Dvorsky: Discovery of Unknown Ancient Population Changes Our Understanding of How North America Was Settled

She died 11,500 years ago at the tender age of six weeks in what is now the interior of Alaska. Dubbed “Sunrise Girl-child” by the local indigenous people, the remains of the Ice Age infant—uncovered at an archaeological dig in 2013—contained traces of DNA, allowing scientists to perform a full genomic analysis. Incredibly, this baby girl belonged to a previously unknown population of ancient Native Americans—a discovery that’s changing what we know about the continent’s first people.
 
 
 
 
By Jason Torchinsky: Exactly Why You Need To Warm Up Your Car When It’s Cold
 
 
 
 
Great comments!
By Justin T. Westbrook: Man Witnesses Miracle Of Childbirth While Handcuffed On The Hood Of His Car After Police Chase
 
 
 
 
By Brian Kahn: What Is This ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Thing About to ‘Blast’ the East Coast?
 
 
 
 
Sure looks like the woods to me~
By Andrew Couts: I Live in the Woods, and Netgear’s Orbi Outdoor Satellite Sounds Like a Dream
 
 
 
 
By David Nield: Here’s Why Your Gadgets Get Slower Over Time
 
 
 
 
By Ethan Siegal: 20 Gorgeous Hubble Photos That Showcase The Universe’s Beaut
 
 
 
 
By Heather Chapman: Cannabis, both legal and illegal, might increase rural crime
One of the popular arguments for legalizing marijuana is that it might reduce crime, but some California officials are worried that legalization might increase crime in rural areas. Medical marijuana has been legal in California for years, but recreational marijuana became legal on Jan. 1.

The problem is that some pot farmers don’t want to sell their product legally, since they can make far more money selling it in states where marijuana is still illegal.
 
 
 
 
By Orlando von Einsiedel: The making of “A Ride to Remember,” a film about BikeAround

 
 
 
 
Contributed by jessicahester1: Toronto, Ontario Allan Gardens Conservatory
 
 
 
 
By Zachary Mayne: Godzilla Sr.
The current Nissan GT-R is a complex, high-tech super-car. It features an all- wheel drive chassis, is turbocharged to the tune of 530 horsepower, relies on a sophisticated dual-clutch gearbox, and boasts an array of performance-maximizing technological aids that also protect the driver—even if he has an over-exuberant right foot. The GT-R is a deeply impressive car by any definition, and it’s as happy tackling the Nürburgring Nordschleife as it is whisking its occupants to dinner in luxury.
 
 
 
 
By Harry Haun: John Lithgow’s One-Man Tribute to His Father Is Broadway Bound
 
 
 
 
By Rina Raphael: The ‘Shroom Boom: Will Trendy Medicinal Mushrooms Go Mainstream In 2018?
 
 
 
 
By Rachelrummel: Shoofly Pie
By Sherie717: Authentic Shoo Fly Pie (Straight from Lancaster Co.)
 
 
 
 


Widget not in any sidebars

 
 


 
 

 
 

Widget not in any sidebars

 
 

Widget not in any sidebars

 
 

Widget not in any sidebars

 
 

Widget not in any sidebars