FYI July 16, 2020

On This Day

1661 – The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.
Stockholms Banco (also known as the Bank of Palmstruch or Palmstruch Bank) in Sweden was the first European bank to print banknotes. The bank was founded in 1657 by Johan Palmstruch and began printing banknotes in 1661. It was to be the precursor to Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden.


1935 – The world’s first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
A parking meter is a device used to collect money in exchange for the right to park a vehicle in a particular place for a limited amount of time. Parking meters can be used by municipalities as a tool for enforcing their integrated on-street parking policy, usually related to their traffic and mobility management policies, but are also used for revenue.


Born On This Day

1880 – Kathleen Norris, American journalist and author (d. 1966)
Kathleen Thompson Norris (July 16, 1880 – January 18, 1966) was an American novelist and newspaper columnist. She was one of the most widely read and highest paid female writers in the United States for nearly fifty years, from 1911 to 1959. Norris was a prolific writer who wrote 93 novels, many of which became best sellers. Her stories appeared frequently in the popular press of the day, including Atlantic, The American Magazine, McClure’s, Everybody’s, Ladies’ Home Journal and Woman’s Home Companion. Norris used her fiction to promote family and moralistic values, such as the sanctity of marriage, the nobility of motherhood, and the importance of service to others.[1]





By Chloe Melas, CNN: Chris Evans sending ‘Captain America’ shield to little boy who saved sister from dog attack
When Walker’s father asked him why he jumped in between his sister and the dog, he is said to have told them, “if someone had to die, I thought it should be me,” according to the statement from the family obtained by CNN.

Raunaq Shah Product Manager, G Suite, Google: Make the most of your day: 7 Google Calendar tips

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By Colin Marshall, Open Culture: Michel Gondry Creates a Burger King Ad That Touts New Research on Reducing Cow Flatulence & Climate Change
James Clear: 3-2-1: On learning from mistakes, complaining, and getting better at sales
Possibly offensive.

There is some excellent information regarding the mental and physical health of teenagers, especially females.

Abigail Shrier is an author, journalist, and writer for the Wall Street Journal. Her new book “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters” is available now.

The female janitor in my building asked if I would smoke weed with her. I told her no; I can’t stand high maintenance women.
Yippee Ki Yay Mr. Falcon





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By DIY with Dave: Backyard Hammock Swings – DIY Project


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