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Tech Triumph

"Tech Triumph" is the fight song of Virginia Tech. It was composed in 1919 by Wilfred Pete Mattie Eppes; the song is noted for beginning with the opening notes of Reveille--a nod to Tech's past as an all-male military school. Wilfred Preston Maddux, a trombone and baritone player in the Virginia Tech Regimental Band, jointly composed "Tech Triumph" in 1919 along with Mattie Walton Eppes. Mattie Eppes was a neighbor of Pete in his hometown of Virginia; when he was home, Pete would play violin with Mattie accompanying him on the piano. One evening in the summer of 1919, Pete asked her to help him compose a fight song for VPI, she played Pete wrote out the score and the words for two verses in a single evening. Pete Maddux is not listed in the yearbook with the band after 1919. Miss Eppes married John C. Boggs, Superintendent of Randolph-Macon Military Academy; the song was first performed on Saturday, November 1, 1919, before the football game between V. P. I. and Washington and Lee University. The issue of the university newspaper noted: On arriving at the grounds, the battalion was formed for the review on the football field.

After passing in review before the grandstand, the four companies formed a hollow square with the band in the center, the band played our new song,'Tech Triumph'." In a letter to The Virginia Tech published on Dec. 10, 1919, Maddux expressed his appreciation to the student body. To the Editor of "The Va. Tech," Blacksburg, Virginia Dear Billy May I take this means of asking you to express through the columns of "The Tech" my sincere appreciation for the generous way in which the Corps received our new song, it is needless to say that the hearty approval of the student body makes me fell pleased, for I am quite sure that those who love their Alma Mater are as eager as I am to see the song become more popularly distributed. While, of course, every one realizes that I expect to benefit financially through the publication of "Tech Triumph", I want every body to know that it is my devotion and love to the college, which I am proud to boast as my Alma Mater, that prompted me to write the song and it is for the sake of "Tech" that I want it to receive a wide circulation.

It is more than gratifying to me to see the ardent spirit and loyalty which the Corps manifests when every man lends his lusty voice to swell the chorus of football singing. You may be interested to know that the college has approved the song and a large number of copies will be sent out by the college to high schools throughout the state as an advertisement of the spirit of "Tech." If I will not be presuming too much upon your kindness, may I ask that you help boost the song through "The Virginia Tech," and furthermore that you encourage the men of V. P. I. to join us in spreading our song around the country until V. P. I. will be known throughout the country at large. Thanking you again for your cooperation in making the publication of "Tech Triumph" a success,::I amYours cordially, W. P. Maddux A strain of the Bliss Triumph potato developed for its disease resistance by Virginia Tech researchers in 1926 and was named Tech Triumph. Virginia Tech Highty-Tighties Marching Virginians


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Anne Borg

Anne Borg was a Norwegian ballet dancer and choreographer. She was born in Oslo to engineer visual artist Ingrid Sigmundsen, she studied ballet with Gerd Kjølaas and Rita Tori, danced at varied theatres in Oslo, as solo dancer at Den Norske Ballett. She was appointed at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet from 1960, her breakthrough dancing role was as "Swanhilda" in Copélia in 1962. She was appointed ballet director at the Opera from 1970-77, a second period from 1983 to 1988, she served as rector at the Norwegian National Academy of Ballet from 1991 to 1995. In 1988 she was decorated First Class of the Order of St. Olav. Borg received the Oslo City art award in 1978 and the Arts Council Norway Honorary Award in 2013. Media related to Anne Borg at Wikimedia Commons

USS Nahant (1862)

The first USS Nahant was a Passaic-class ironclad monitor of the United States Navy that saw service in the American Civil War and the Spanish–American War. Nahant was launched on October 7, 1862, by Harrison Loring, South Boston and commissioned on December 29, 1862, Commander John Downes in command; the new single-turreted monitor joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Port Royal Harbor, South Carolina on February 20, 1863, saw her first action in the Union bombardment of Fort McAllister on March 3. A little over a month she participated in Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont's valiant but ill-fated attack on Charleston Harbor; the ironclads crossed Stono Bar and entered Charleston Harbor on 6 April, but a heavy fog stopped their advance lest they run aground attempting to negotiate the tricky channels leading to the vital Confederate port. Though dawn broke clear the next morning, an ebb tide kept the warships from getting underway until noon. Shortly after 15:00, Weehawken's guns opened on Fort Sumter, through the afternoon Du Pont's ships stubbornly hammered at Confederate batteries while withstanding the intense and accurate converging fire of the Southern cannon.

With darkness approaching and his ironclads battered, Du Pont broke off the action, determined to return to the fray at daybreak. That night, reports from his captains of the serious damage suffered by their ships convinced him that the small chance of success of another attack did not justify the great risk to his squadron. In the fighting, Nahant had been hit 36 times, disabling her turret and breaking off a large piece of iron inside her pilot house, killing her helmsman and wounding her pilot and two others; the whole fleet took 13 casualties. The next day, with her sister monitors, she retired to Port Royal for repairs. On 10 June, after intelligence reports indicated that the ram CSS Atlanta was preparing to attack wooden blockader Cimarron, Du Pont ordered Weehawken, Captain John Rodgers, Nahant to Wassaw Sound, Georgia to await the powerful ironclad ram. Shortly before dawn, a week Atlanta, accompanied by stern wheel gunboat CSS Isondiga and ram CSS Resolute, steamed down the Wilmington River and entered Wassaw Sound to attack the monitors.

The Confederate flagship carried a torpedo projecting from her bow, hoping to explode it against one of the monitors before dispatching the other with her guns. Seeing the Southern ships approach and Nahant headed in to accept the challenge; as the adversaries closed to fighting range, Atlanta was first to fire, but soon ran aground, where she could not aim her guns effectively. The monitors held their fire until within 200 yd. Weehawken quickly put five rounds from her heavy guns into the ram. With two of his guns out of action, two of his three pilots wounded, his ship hard aground, Cdr. William A. Webb, CSN, was compelled to surrender Atlanta. Atlanta was subsequently purchased from a prize court by the Federal Government and commissioned in the Union Navy. Early in July, after he had taken command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Rear Adm. John A. Dahlgren ordered the monitors back to Charleston harbor. Nahant, now under the command of William Kennon Mayo, her sisters bombarded Confederate works on Morris Island on July 10, supporting and covering the landing of Army troops.

For two months, the shelling continued until the steadfast defenders were compelled to abandon Battery Wagner, their last position on the island, on September 6. In ensuing months, Nahant continued operations in the vicinity of Charleston, enforcing the blockade, bombarding Confederate positions ashore. On November 15, she joined Lehigh in supporting the Union Army at Cumming's Point on Morris Island during a heavy evening bombardment from Fort Moultrie; the next day, despite heavy shelling from shore batteries, she helped refloat Lehigh after her sister monitor had run aground. On February 2, 1865, Nahant joined Lehigh and Passaic in shelling the Confederate blockade runner Presto after the blockade runner had run ashore under the batteries of Fort Moultrie. After three days of shelling, the hulk was destroyed. Nahant decommissioned at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 11, 1865. While laid up, she was renamed Atlas on June 15, 1869, but resumed the name Nahant on August 10; the veteran monitor recommissioned at League Island on April 12, 1898 and steamed to New York City for harbor defense during the Spanish–American War.

Nahant decommissioned at League Island and was laid up there until sold on April 6, 1904, to L. E. Hunt of Melrose, Massachusetts. Life aboard Nahant during the Civil War was documented in a book titled "A Year on a Monitor and the Destruction of Fort Sumter" by Alvah F Hunter. In 1862 Hunter enlisted in the Union Navy, with difficulty as he was only 16, he served for a year on Nahant as a cabin boy. In life he wrote the book, which stands as one of the few detailed accounts of wartime routine on a monitor; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. Additional technical data from Gardiner, Robert. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. Conway Maritime Press. P. 120. ISBN 0-85177-133-5. USS Nahant Map of Wassaw Sound area Alvah Folsom Hunter Diary, 1862–1863 MS 256 held by Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library at the United States Naval Academy

United Dairies

United Dairies is a former United Kingdom-based creamery, milk bottling and distribution company. The company was formed in 1915 and merged to form Unigate in 1959. During World War I, there were dire shortages of men and vehicles commandeered for the war effort, hampering any business, reliant on the timely distribution of its products, such as a dairy company. United Dairies was formed in 1915 when Wiltshire United Dairies and Great Western Dairies, the Dairy Supply Company merged in an attempt to pool their resources and keep their companies operating until the end of the war. At first a wholesale business, in 1917 a large number of London retailers joined the company; the company had its headquarters at Wiltshire. So successful was the merger under chairman Sir Reginald Butler, that the company began to expand, buying other dairies and creameries across the United Kingdom. After the war ended, it bought businesses in Birmingham, Liverpool and Wales. In the late 1920s, United Dairies helped pioneer the sale of pasteurized milk in Britain.

One of its largest factories, next to the River Avon at Melksham on the site of a former dye works, could handle up to 51,000 gallons of liquid milk per day in 1935. During World War II the company expanded into Scotland through acquisition; the company was a large user of milk trains, in agreement with the railway companies supplied its own distinctively coloured milk containers to top the railway companies' chassis. While rival Express Dairies preferred the Great Western Railway, United Dairies preferred the Southern Railway. By the early 1950s, United Dairies had become the UK's largest dairy products company. However, the company had become inefficient, needed to improve its operations. After the 1958 retirement of its long-time rival Cow & Gate's chairman, Bramwell Gates, its rival's new chairman Ernest Augustus Taylor began to negotiate a merger between the two companies; the union was completed with the new listed company Unigate emerging. The dairying side of Unigate's business was sold in 2000 to Dairy Crest.

Smith, John H. "The milk industry in Wiltshire". Journal of the Society of Dairy Technology. Wiley-Blackwell. 46: 24–30. Retrieved 17 February 2019. Illustration of United Dairies horse-drawn milk float Illustration of 1950s United Dairies electric milk float History of Unigate @ Funding Universe