FYI June 17, 2018


 
 

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On This Day

1397 – The Kalmar Union is formed under the rule of Margaret I of Denmark.
The Kalmar Union or Union of Kalmaris (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish: Kalmarunionen; Latin: Unio Calmariensis) was a personal union that from 1397 to 1523[1] joined under a single monarch the three kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden (then including most of Finland’s populated areas), and Norway, together with Norway’s overseas dependencies (then including Iceland, Greenland,[N 1] the Faroe Islands and the Northern Isles). The union was not quite continuous; there were several short interruptions. Legally the countries remained separate sovereign states, but with their domestic and foreign policies being directed by a common monarch.

One main impetus for its formation was to block German expansion northward into the Baltic region. The main reason for its failure to survive was the perpetual struggle between the monarch, who wanted a strong unified state, and the Swedish and Danish nobility which did not.[2] Diverging interests (especially the Swedish nobility’s dissatisfaction with the dominant role played by Denmark and Holstein) gave rise to a conflict that would hamper the union in several intervals from the 1430s until its definitive breakup in 1523 when Gustav Vasa became king of Sweden.[3]

Norway continued to remain a part of the realm of Denmark–Norway under the Oldenburg dynasty for nearly three centuries until its dissolution in 1814. Then Union between Sweden and Norway lasted until 1905, when a grandson of the incumbent king of Denmark was elected its king, whose direct descendants still reign in Norway.

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Born On This Day

1865 – Susan La Flesche Picotte, Native American physician (d. 1915)
Susan LaFlesche Picotte (June 17, 1865 – September 18, 1915) was an Omaha Native American doctor and reformer in the late 19th century. She is widely acknowledged as the first Native American to earn a medical degree.[1] She campaigned for public health and for the formal, legal allotment of land to members of the Omaha tribe.

Picotte was an active social reformer as well as a physician. She worked to discourage drinking on the reservation where she worked as the physician, as part of the temperance movement of the 19th century. Picotte also campaigned to prevent and treat tuberculosis, which then had no cure, as part of a public health campaign on the reservation. She also worked to help other Omaha navigate the bureaucracy of the Office of Indian Affairs and receive the money owed to them for the sale of their land.

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FYI

 
 
Interesting chain of comments~
By Whitney Kimball: Saturday Night Social: Congrats to This Couple Who Wedded on a Swing Hanging from a Motorcycle on a Tightrope!
 
 
 
 
By Clayton Collins: Drive With Your Kid
 
 
 
 
By Timothy Burke: A Regular Reminder That Being An Idiot On The Field Can Be Hazardous To Your Health [UPDATE]
 
 
 
 
By Valerie Myers: Erie-area collectors find pieces of prehistoric ‘monster’ fish
 
 
wiki: Dunkleosteus is an extinct genus of arthrodire placoderm fish that existed during the Late Devonian period, about 358–382 million years ago.

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Sarah Grabski: Going for ghosts in Girard
 
 
 
 
By Shoshi Parks: These women were the toughest performers in the Wild West Don’t try horse diving at home
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: New Research Article: “Sharing Success: A Review of Strategic Planning, Annual Reports, and Publicly Available Information from Academic Libraries”
 
 
 
 
Kings River Life Magazine: The 80s Redux: Three Lindsay Gordons By Val McDermid, Fresno Bully Rescue: River, Fresno County Fruit Trail, Hetty Wainthropp Investigations: Online Streaming Entertainment and more ->
 
 
 
 
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: 200 Years of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece as a Lens on Today’s Most Pressing Questions of Science, Ethics, and Human Creativity, Walking the City with Jane: An Illustrated Celebration of Jane Jacobs and Her Legacy of Livable Cities and more ->
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 
Use WEST SYSTEM (Marine) Two-Part Epoxy If you are going to all this work, do it once correctly.
Forma Color y Textura Hometalker Miami, FL: AMAZING CAMPHOR COFFEE TABLE
 
 
 
 
Fiberartsy Hometalker Crestwood, KY: How to Make a Cool Glass Garden Art Totem
 
 
 
 
Adele DuranGO Tutorial Team Bayfield, CO: Easiest Way to Get Rid Of Ants on Feeders
 
 
 
 
By Rhonda Chase Design: Amazing Faux Amber Beads
 
 
 
 
By MadeByBarb: Printing With Nature’s Amazing ‘Colour Bug’
 
 
 
 
By audreyobscura: Free Online Glue Class

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Recipes

 
 
By Josh Katz: Smoked Chicken Thighs with Saffron and Orange Blossom Caramel, Hazelnut Dukkah and Basil
 
 
 
 
By randofo: Waffle Fries
 
 
 
 
By Tye Rannosaurus: In-Dentured Jello
 
 
 
 


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