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1121

Year 1121 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. Emperor John II recovers southwestern Anatolia from the Seljuk Turks and hastens to the Balkans, where the Pechenegs are continuing their incursions, he transfers Byzantine troops to the Danube frontier at Paristrion. Summer – Seljuk forces under Toghtekin make extensive raids into Galilee. King Baldwin II, in reprisal, crosses with a Crusader army the Jordan River and ravages the countryside, he destroys a fortress that Toghtekin has build at Jerash. March 2 – Petronilla of Lorraine becomes regent of Holland after her husband, Floris II dies, he is succeeded by his 6-year-old son Dirk VI. A large rebellion takes place in Córdoba against the ruling Almoravid Dynasty. January 24 – Adeliza of Louvain, age 17, marries King Henry I two months after the accidental death of the heir to the English throne, Henry's only legitimate son, William Adelin. Summer – Sultan Mahmud II of the Seljuk Empire declares a Holy War on Georgia, he sends an expedition under Artukid ruler of Mardin, to invade Georgia.

August 12 – Battle of Didgori: King David IV of Georgia, with a Georgian army, defeats the 300,000-strong Seljuk coalition forces at Mount Didgori. Emperor Hui Zong sends an expedition to crush the rebellion at Hangzhou in China; the rebels are defeated, their leader Fang La is executed. Spring – Peter Abelard, a French theologian and philosopher, is condemned and charged with the heresy of Sabellius in a synod at Soissons. Abelard writes Sic et Non. April 22 – Antipope Gregory VIII is arrested by papal troops at Sutri, he is imprisoned in the Septizonium. December 25 – The Praemonstratensian Order is formed, when a group of canons make solemn vows at Prémontré. Henry I founds Reading Abbey in England; the Cluniac Order populates the abbey. The third and largest church is completed at Cluny Abbey. L'Aumône Abbey is founded by Count Theobald IV of Blois at Loir-et-Cher. Ascelina, French Cistercian nun and mystic Chōgen, Japanese Buddhist monk Henry of France, archbishop of Reims Joscelin of Louvain, Flemish nobleman Kojijū, Japanese noblewoman and poet January 7 – Erminold, German Benedictine abbot January 18 – William of Champeaux, French philosopher February 10 – Domnall Ua Lochlainn, Irish king March 2 – Floris II, count of Holland April 23 – Jón Ögmundsson, Icelandic bishop August 7 – Ulrich I, German bishop December 11 – Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Fatimid caliph December 13 – Ulrich of Eppenstein, German abbot Abd al-Aziz ibn Mansur, Hammadid governor and ruler Alfanus II, Lombard archbishop of Salerno Al-Tughrai, Persian official and alchemist Bartolf Leslie, Scottish nobleman Fang La, Chinese rebel leader Lü Shinang, Chinese religious leader Masud Sa'd Salman, Persian poet Muireadhach Ua Flaithbheartaigh, king of Iar Connacht Robert of Bounalbergo, Norman nobleman and crusader Zhou Bangyan, Chinese bureaucrat and ci poet Zhou Tong, Chinese archery teacher and martial artist

The Kennel Murder Case

The Kennel Murder Case is a 1933 murder mystery novel, written by S. S. Van Dine, with fictional detective Philo Vance investigating a complex locked room mystery. One of the Coe brothers is found dead in his bedroom, locked from the inside, the other brother is found the next morning dead in the downstairs closet. There is the clue of a wounded Doberman Pinscher, a mysteriously broken piece of priceless Chinese porcelain, a cast of suspicious family members and associates. Philo Vance solves the case based on his knowledge of dog breeding, Chinese porcelain and the annals of remarkable antique crimes. See The Kennel Murder Case A Warner Bros. film version of The Kennel Murder Case appeared in 1933. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and starred William Powell as Philo Vance, reprising the role after appearing as Vance in three earlier films for Paramount, Mary Astor as Hilda Lake, the victims' niece. Many film historians consider it one of the greatest screen adaptations of a Golden Age mystery novel, rank it with the 1946 film Green for Danger.

The Kennel Murder Case was remade by Warners in 1940 as Calling Philo Vance with James Stephenson as Vance and William Clemens directing. World War II-era espionage stood in for the skulduggery of the art world in the remake. According to the 1936 introduction to the novel, in the omnibus Philo Vance Murder Cases, the two halves were written nearly a year apart. Several real-life friends of author S. S. Van Dine appear as themselves in the second half of the novel. "Though dogs can be dangerous in life and in detection, this imbroglio by the precious and pedantic Van Dine is rather better than the rest of those written after 1930. It is a locked-room murder, there are clues, Vance is not obnoxious beyond endurance." 1933, U. S. Charles Scribner's Sons, Pub date 1933, Hardcover 1946, U. S. Bantam, publication date October 1946, first paperback edition 1984, U. S. Macmillan, Pub date September 1, 1984, Paperback The Kennel Murder Case at Faded Page The Kennel Murder Case on IMDb The Kennel Murder Case can be read here, courtesy of Project Gutenberg

Völkerball

Völkerball is the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein's live album/DVD set. It was released on 17 November 2006 in Europe, 19 December 2006 in Canada and on 18 September 2007 in the U. S; the album was advertised within media by the Ich will live video featured on the DVD and Mann gegen Mann single. The standard edition-packaging comes in both DVD-sized formats; the special edition features two DVDs and one CD. The extra DVD comes with the Making of Reise, Reise; the limited edition has two CDs and a photobook. The logo is derived from that of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Völkerball Literally. One could think that the combination of the word Ball, being a dancing event like English ball or prom, in connection with Peoples and relating to the musical act Rammstein, means Dancing/Musical event of people. DVD, 140-minute concert footage filmed in: Nîmes, Tokyo and Moscow Audio CD, 75-minute live audio recorded in Nîmes Released in both CD-sized packaging and DVD-sized Packaging DVD, 140-minute concert footage filmed in: Nîmes, Tokyo and Moscow Audio CD, 75-minute live audio recorded in Nîmes DVD, 90-minute documentary: Anakonda im Netz and Making of Reise, Reise Released in both CD-sized packaging and DVD-sized Packaging DVD, 140-minute concert footage filmed in: Nîmes, Tokyo and Moscow Two Audio CDs, the entire live-audio-recording of the concert in Nîmes DVD, 90-minute documentary: Anakonda im Netz and Making of Reise, Reise 190-page special edition, numbered tour 27 by 31 centimetres photobook Only 40,000 copies were produced, each one marked with a unique serial number.

Völkerball was nominated for Echo Awards 2007 in the Best DVD category, won by Pink Floyd's Pulse. Till Lindemann - lead vocals, harmonica on "Los" Richard Z. Kruspe - lead guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar on "Los" Paul Landers - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar on "Los" Oliver Riedel - bass, backing vocals on "Stein um Stein" and "Sehnsucht" Christoph Schneider - drums Christian Lorenz - keyboards Völkerball at MusicBrainz