The Yankee was one of America's first cultural publications and a
precursor to the independent American press that formed decades later.
Founded and edited by John Neal (pictured), it was published in
Portland, Maine, between 1828 and 1829. The magazine helped establish
the American gymnastics movement, covered national politics, and
critiqued American literature, art, theater, and social issues. Many
new, predominantly female, writers and editors started their careers
with publication and coverage in The Yankee, including many who are
familiar to modern readers. Essays by Neal on American art and theater
anticipated major changes and movements realized in the following
decades. His articles on women's rights and early feminist ideas
affirmed intellectual equality between men and women and demanded
political and economic rights for women, saying "If woman would act with
woman, there would be a stop to our tyranny".
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yankee>
Today's selected anniversaries:
British chemist William Crookes published his discovery of
thallium using flame spectroscopy.
Sultan Abd al-Hafid signed the Treaty of Fes, making Morocco a
Usmar Ismail began shooting Darah dan Doa, widely recognised as
the first Indonesian film.
Vietnam War: North Vietnamese forces began the Easter Offensive
in an attempt to gain as much territory and destroy as many South
Vietnamese units as possible.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
what the doctor ordered:
(idiomatic) Exactly what is necessary or useful in a given situation;
something very beneficial or desirable.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I'm sure you saw the news today that the Russian military command
allegedly decided to "reduce hostilities in the directions of Kyiv and
Chernihiv." ... I am grateful to all our defenders, to all those who
ensure the defense of Kyiv. It is their brave and effective actions that
force the enemy to retreat in this direction. However, we should not
lose vigilance. The situation has not become easier. The scale of the
challenges has not diminished. The Russian army still has significant
potential to continue attacks against our state. They still have a lot
of equipment and enough people completely deprived of rights whom they
can send to the cauldron of war. Therefore, we stay alert and do not
reduce our defense efforts.
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