FYI May 17, 2019

On This Day

1792 – The New York Stock Exchange is formed under the Buttonwood Agreement.
The Buttonwood Agreement, which took place on May 17, 1792, was an effort to organize securities trading in New York City that preceded the formation of the New York Stock & Exchange Board now called the New York Stock Exchange. This agreement was signed by 24 stockbrokers outside of 68 Wall Street. According to legend the signing took place under a buttonwood tree, but this tree may never have existed.[1]



Born On This Day

1836 – Virginie Loveling, Belgian author and poet (d. 1923)
Virginie (Marie) Loveling (17 May 1836 – 1 December 1923) was a Flemish author of poetry, novels, essays and children’s stories. She also wrote under the pseudonym W. E. C. Walter.

Virginie Loveling was born in Nevele in East Flanders, Belgium. She was the younger sister of Rosalie Loveling, also an author, with whom she co-wrote part of her oeuvre. After the death of their father, Herman Loveling, the family moved to Ghent, where the sisters moved in circles of French-speaking, mainly anti-clerical intelligentsia before eventually returning to Nevele.

Together with her sister, she wrote realistic and descriptive poetry with a romantic undertone. They also published two collections of essays on rural communities as well as on city bourgeoisie.

After her sister’s death in 1875, she authored children’s stories along with novels and essays that paint a poignant picture of the era. With a noted intellectual and psychological angle, they treat—for that time—controversial subjects like heredity, education, religion and women’s rights. She also co-authored Levensleer (1912), a humoristic take on Ghent’s French-speaking bourgeoisie with her nephew Cyriel Buysse.

Official recognition followed with the novel Een dure eed in 1891, which received the quinquennial prize for Dutch literature.

Virginie Loveling died on 1 December 1923 in Nevele.




By Sam Sodomsky Staff Writer: The National Break Down Every Song on Their New Album, I Am Easy to Find Band members Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner delve into their ambitious new collaborative work with filmmaker Mike Mills.
By Ernest Macias and Cyndi Lauper: Carly Rae Jepsen and Cyndi Lauper Talk Hair Dye and Heartbreak
Arkansas Online: Walmart unveils design plans for campus of new headquarters in Northwest Arkansas
By Robert Gearty | Fox News: Parkland’s Stoneman Douglas therapy dogs featured in yearbook
By Alfred Romann: Crazy cheap cappuccinos: China’s Luckin Coffee chain goes public Luckin Coffee stores have mushroomed across Chinese cities but it’s bleeding cash. Can technology save its finances?
The Rural Blog: Longest-serving exec of a state press group wins award for public service through community journalism by Kentuckian; Former print journalist’s rural Iowa talk radio show puts local officials in the ‘Danger Zone’; U.S. bans Chinese telecom tech popular with rural carriers and more ->




Widget not in any sidebars


Widget not in any sidebars