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1153

Year 1153 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar. With the support of Muslim troops, the Normans suppress a rebellion on the Sicilian-controlled island of Djerba, invade the island of Kerkenna. Taira no Kiyomori assumes control of the Taira Clan. Islam is introduced to the Maldives. August 19 – Baldwin III of Jerusalem takes control of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from his mother Melisende, captures Ascalon. Andronikos I Komnenos is imprisoned for conspiring against Byzantine emperor Manuel I Komnenos. Raynald of Châtillon marries Constance of Antioch, becomes Prince of Antioch. January 6 – Henry of Anjou arrives in England, hoping to dethrone the reigning monarch, Stephen of England, replace him with Henry's mother, Empress Matilda. May 24 – Malcolm IV succeeds his grandfather as King of Scotland at the age of 12, on May 27 is crowned at Scone Priory. November 6 – The Treaty of Wallingford, under the direction of Theobald of Bec, reconciles Stephen of England and Matilda, ending "The Anarchy" which has occurred during their fight for the throne of England.

The treaty grants the throne to Stephen for the duration of his life, but makes Matilda's son, Henry of Anjou, the heir apparent. The city of Oberglatt is first mentioned in written literature. Confronted with important financial difficulty due to the expenses of its Spanish crusade, the Republic of Genoa has to sell its third of the city of Tortosa to the Count of Barcelona. Estimation: Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Merv in the Seljuk Empire. July 12 – Pope Anastasius IV succeeds Pope Eugene III, as the 168th pope. August 17 – William IX, Count of Poitiers Cathal Crobhdearg Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht Sibylla of Acerra, queen dowager regent of Sicily Kamo no Chōmei, a Japanese author and essayist Marco I Sanudo, Duke of the Archipelago February 10 — Taira no Tadamori, Japanese samurai May 24 – King David I of Scotland June 29 – Óláfr Guðrøðarson, King of the Isles July 8 – Pope Eugene III August 16 – Bernard de Tremelay, fourth Grand Master of the Knights Templar August 17 – Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne, son of Stephen, King of England August 20 – Bernard of Clairvaux, French churchman December 16 – Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Hertford Anna Komnene, Byzantine princess and historian

Kato Kleines

Kato Kleines is a village and a former municipality in Florina regional unit, West Macedonia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Florina, of which it is a municipal unit; the municipal unit has an area of 188.564 km2. It is 7 km north of the city of Florina; the population was 2,735 in 2011. The village was first mentioned in an Ottoman defter of 1468, where it is listed under the name of Kleshtino and described as having ninety-seven households. In 1481, the village possessed two hundred and thirteen households, a church, a kiln; the Turkish documents suggest a prosperous place, noting the production of vines, onions, cabbage, flax, honey and silkworms. In 1845 the Russian slavist Victor Grigorovich recorded Kleshtina as Bulgarian village. Johann Georg von Hahn in his map from 1861 marked the village as Bulgarian, too. Besides Slav-speaking population there were 150 Albanians in Kato Kleines in the end of 19th century. According to the statistics of Geographers Dimitri Mishev and D. M. Brancoff, the village had a total Christian population of 504 in 1905, all Patriarchist Bulgarians.

It had 1 Greek school. After Greco-Turkish War and Population exchange between Greece and Turkey a number of Pontic Greeks were settled in the village of Kato Kleines and in some other villages in the municipality - Kato Kalliniki, Mesokampos and in the new-founded Neos Kafkasos

Euclid Beach Band

The Euclid Beach Band was a rock band from Cleveland, Ohio best known for their local hit song "There's No Surf in Cleveland". The band was formed in 1978 by Scene magazine editor Jim Girard and Rich Reising, a guitarist in Eric Carmen's band who worked at Scene; the group took its name from Euclid Beach Park, a defunct amusement park which closed in 1969. "There's No Surf in Cleveland" was written by Girard and Reising as a "pro-Cleveland song" at a time when the city's reputation was waning. The song is performed in the style of the Beach Boys with elaborate vocal harmonies by Pete Hewlett and John Hart, it was recorded with various local musicians during the Great Blizzard of 1978 and after seeing television coverage of Red Cross volunteers rescuing people during the storm, all proceeds from the record were donated to the Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross. The record was released in May 1978 and became the top selling single in the Cleveland area and reached No. 80 on the Record World singles chart and No. 103 in Cash Box.

Following the success of "There's No Surf in Cleveland", Reising was offered a recording contract by Steve Popovich of Cleveland International Records. The band's self-titled debut album, produced by Eric Carmen, was released in August 1979 but did not chart; the album was preceded by the single "I Need You", a song written by Carmen. The single reached No. 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1979. The group disbanded in 1980. Reising and Hart reunited as the Euclid Beach Band in 1983 to record another single, "Headlands", a tribute to Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio