Year 1053 was a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. End of the Pecheneg Revolt: Emperor Constantine IX makes peace with the Pechenegs. However, Pecheneg raids do not cease. June 18 – Battle of Civitate: Norman horsemen, led by Humphrey of Hauteville, count of Apulia and Calabria, rout the combined forces under Pope Leo IX, in Southern Italy; the Normans destroy the allied Papal army and capture Leo, imprisoned in Benevento. December – Conrad I, duke of Bavaria, is summoned to a Christmas court at Merseburg, deposed by Emperor Henry III, he flees to King Andrew I in Hungary, joins a coalition with the rebellious Welf III, duke of Carinthia. Henry's 4-year-old son Henry becomes the new duke of Bavaria. April – Harold Godwinson succeeds his father Godwin as earl of Wessex, he invites the exiled Edward the Exile, son of Edmund II, to return in the hope that he can claim the English throne from King Edward the Confessor. Jōchō sculpts Amida Buddha for the Byōdō-in Temple during the Heian Period.
July 7 – Shirakawa, emperor of Japan Berenguer Ramon II, count of Barcelona Guibert of Nogent, French historian and theologian Hugh of Châteauneuf, bishop of Grenoble Iorwerth ap Bleddyn, prince of Powys Maria of Alania, Byzantine empress Ramon Berenguer II, count of Barcelona Solomon, king of Hungary Toba Sōjō, Japanese artist-monk Vladimir II, Grand Prince of Kiev March 25 – Procopius of Sázava, Czech hermit April 15 – Godwin of Wessex, English nobleman October 25 – Enguerrand II, count of Ponthieu November 7 – Lazaros, Byzantine monk and stylite Abu'l-Fath an-Nasir ad-Dailami, imam of Yemen Chananel ben Chushiel, Tunisian Jewish rabbi Cormac O'Ruadrach, Irish priest and archdeacon Liu Yong, Chinese poet of the Song Dynasty Murchadh Ua Beolláin, Irish priest and archdeacon Rhys ap Rhydderch, co-ruler of Morgannwg Wulfsige, bishop of Lichfield
Bear Mountain, in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania several miles above the Lehigh Gap, is an steep-sided east bank ridgeline running about 9.96 miles between the hairpin turn in the Lehigh the Lenape Amerindian people visualized as a Bear's snout, along many water gap gorges, to the steep face dropping down to the Penn Forest Reservoir. The sparsely settled mountain ridge is part of the ridge-and-valley Appalachians, oriented ENE towards the Delaware River climbing from the Lehigh left bank shoreline from about 580 feet over an overhanging knob opposite the mouth of Mauch Chunk Creek to more than 1,200 feet in less than 1.01 miles and to over 1,480 feet in just 1.34 miles the tourism & business district of Jim Thorpe. Bear Mountain is the prominent peak opposite the business district of the tourist attractions of Jim Thorpe in Carbon County, once termed being in the heart of "Switzerland of the United States"; the former township and borough of East Mauch Chunk was settled outside the hustle and confusion of cross-river boomtown Mauch Chunk ited on the north Overlooking the long slack water pool of the Lehigh River after it exits the wilderness countryside around the Lehigh Gorge as the Lehigh runs along the northwest flanks of Bear Mountain
Carl Peter Brocco was an American screen and stage actor. He appeared in over 300 credits, notably Spartacus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, during his career spanning over 60 years. Brocco was born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of Mrs. Peter Brocco. Brocco acted on stage with the Walter Hampton Players, he debuted on Broadway in Centuries. Brocco appeared as a criminal type in several episodes of Adventures of Superman, he holds the distinction of having been killed off in two of them, a relative rarity for villains in the series. In the first, The Secret of Superman, he deduces that Kent is Superman, but is killed in a police shootout soon after. In The Clown Who Cried, he falls off a building and Superman is unable to save him, he appeared as "The Spector" in The Phantom Ring, where the criminals developed a machine that can make them invisible. In that episode, he survives, albeit rather banged up by Superman. Brocco was on two episodes of Combat!, "The Long Walk" in 1964 and "The Flying Machine" in 1966.
He appeared as Claymare, an Organian council member, in the Star Trek episode "Errand of Mercy", which established the uneasy treaty of peace between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. Brocco displayed a comedic talent portraying Peter The Waiter for 8 episodes of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show on CBS during their 1955-1956 New York City season. Brocco played Colonel Matterson, a patient who used a wheelchair and had dementia, in the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, he appeared as the patient in the hospital, Mr. Eagane, in the Happy Days 1974 episode "Hardware Jungle". In 1983 he played Ali MacGraw's father in the epic TV miniseries The Winds of War. Brocco lived for some 40 years in Laurel Canyon, in a 1920s Spanish style home on Laurel Canyon Blvd. Near the Country Store, he had his ceramics studio in the ground floor, a source of income when he was blacklisted for a while during the red scare of the early 1950s. Brocco died from a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, on December 20, 1992, aged 89.
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