FYI June 25, 2018


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On This Day

1786 – Gavriil Pribylov discovers St. George Island of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea.
Gavriil Loginovich Pribylov (Russian: Прибыло́в, Гаврии́л Ло́гинович; first name also spelled Gavriel, Gerasim or Gerassim, last name also spelled Pribilof) (died 1796) was a Russian navigator who discovered the Bering Sea islands of St. George Island and St. Paul Island in 1786 and 1787. The islands, and surrounding small islets, now bear his name, being known as the Pribilof Islands.

Pribylov was commander of the Russian American Company ship St. George (Sv. Georgii Pobedonosets), a sloop or galiot,[1] when he discovered St. George Island on June 25, 1786, by following the sounds of barking northern fur seals.[2] Pribylov’s discovery successfully ended an active three-year search for the lucrative breeding grounds of fur seals by Siberian merchants.[3] His expedition was funded jointly by Grigory Shelikhov and Pavel Lebedev-Lastochkin. Shelikhov controlled a monopoly on Aleutian fur-trading activities granted by Empress Catherine II of Russia, but often took on partners to help fund his activities; the two men would later become rivals.[1]

More than 20 of Pribylov’s crew, which was of mixed Russian and Aleut descent, were left on St. George Island to hunt the seals. Both Russians and Aleuts stayed behind for the hunt. This played a key role in establishing the international hunting of northern fur seals, which continued in various forms until banned by international treaty in 1911, and nearly forced the seals to extinction.

A year later in 1787, Pribylov discovered St. Paul Island, approximately 50 miles to the north of St. George.[2]

In truth, Pribylov did not actually discover the islands, as he was directed to their approximate location by the son of an Aleut chief. The then-uninhabited islands, known to the Aleuts as Amiq, were a fabled hunting ground in Aleut oral tradition.[3]


Born On This Day

1874 – Rose O’Neill, American cartoonist, illustrator, artist, and writer (d. 1944)
Rose Cecil O’Neill (June 25, 1874 – April 6, 1944) was an American cartoonist, illustrator, artist, and writer. She rose to fame for her creation of the popular comic strip characters, Kewpies, in 1909, and was also the first published female cartoonist in the United States.[1]

The daughter of a book salesman and homemaker, O’Neill was raised in rural Nebraska. She exhibited interest in the arts at an early age, and sought a career as an illustrator in New York City at age fifteen. Her Kewpie cartoons, which made their debut in a 1909 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, were later manufactured as bisque dolls in 1912 by J. D. Kestner, a German toy company, followed by composition material and celluloid versions. The dolls were wildly popular in the early twentieth century, and are considered to be one of the first mass-marketed toys in the United States.

O’Neill also wrote several novels and books of poetry, and was active in the women’s suffrage movement. She was for a time the highest-paid female illustrator in the world upon the success of the Kewpie dolls.[2]





Great comments! What a vile thing to do. To endanger the mother’s health while she is suffering through this physically traumatic and emotional experience. I hope Walgreen’s fires him and the family successfully sues him and maybe Walgreen’s for physical harm & emotional distress.
Who has authority, the pharmacist or the medical doctor? Ever had a pharmacist give you the wrong medication, screw up the prescription, etc? Both Fred Meyer & Costco have screwed up my prescriptions. I tell them that is not what my doctor prescribed and they tell me TBTS (To Bad, Tough s@).
My concerns are the doctor is the prescribing official. If the pharmacist has a concern such as allergic reactions or other urgent health care concerns, they need to contact the doctor, not the patient. Might be good to know if one’s pharmacy gives the pharmacist the option of refusing service.

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