FYI May 01, 2022

On This Day

880 – The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
The Nea Ekklēsia (Medieval Greek: Νέα Ἐκκλησία, “New Church”; known in English as “The Nea”) was a church built by Byzantine Emperor Basil I the Macedonian in Constantinople between 876 and 880. It was the first monumental church built in the Byzantine capital after the Hagia Sophia in the 6th century, and marks the beginning of the middle period of Byzantine architecture. It continued in use until the Palaiologan period. Used as a gunpowder magazine by the Ottomans, the building was destroyed in 1490 after being struck by lightning.



Born On This Day

1831 – Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and activist (d. 1903)[22]
Emily Howard Stowe (née Jennings, May 1, 1831 – April 30, 1903)[1] was a Canadian physician who was the first female physician to practise in Canada, the second licensed female physician in Canada[2] and an activist for women’s rights and suffrage.[3] Stowe helped found the women’s suffrage movement in Canada and campaigned for the country’s first medical college for women.[4]




NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
Naomi Judd (born Diana Ellen Judd; January 11, 1946 – April 30, 2022)[1][2][3] was an American singer and actress. She and her daughter Wynonna formed the country music duo the Judds in 1983. They were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2021.[4]

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The Passive Voice, From The Literary Hub: What is it Like to Be a Blind Writer Writing for Sighted Readers?
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Craig Medred: Woke killer?
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Bertha the Chicken Leaps for Apples in Owner’s Garden




By In The Kitchen With Matt: Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes
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Taste of Home Top 10 May Recipes
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