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1404

Year 1404 was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. June 14 – Rebel leader Owain Glyndŵr, having declared himself Prince of Wales, allies with the French against the English, he begins holding parliamentary assemblies. October 17 – Pope Innocent VII succeeds Pope Boniface IX, as the 204th pope. November 19 – St. Elizabeth's flood: A flood of the North Sea devastates parts of Flanders and Holland. Jean de Béthencourt becomes the first ruler of the Kingdom of the Canary Islands. Stephan Tvrtko II succeeds Stefan Ostoja as King of Bosnia. Peace is declared between Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights, after they agree to exchange land and form an alliance against Muscovy. Wallachia reaches its maximum extent under Mircea cel Bătrân; the University of Turin is founded. Timur is hit by a fever. Centurione II Zaccaria succeeds Maria II Zaccaria, as ruler of the Principality of Achaea. Virupaksha Raya succeeds Harihara Raya II, as ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire in present-day southern India.

Narayana Ramadhipati succeeds Ponthea Yat, as King of Cambodia. Ruaidri Caech MacDermot succeeds Conchobair Óg MacDermot, as King of Magh Luirg, in present-day north-east Connacht, Ireland; the city of Vicenza comes under the rule of the Venetians. January 18 – Sir Philip Courtenay, British noble February 14 – Leon Battista Alberti, Italian painter and philosopher March 25 – John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader June – Murad II, Ottoman Sultan July 6 – Yamana Sōzen, Japanese warlord and monk July 25 – Philip I, Duke of Brabant September 30 – Anne of Burgundy September – Gilles de Rais, French aristocrat October 14 – Marie of Anjou, queen of Charles VII of France April 27 – Philip II, Duke of Burgundy September 14 – Albert IV, Duke of Austria September 27 – William of Wykeham, English bishop and statesman October 1 – Pope Boniface IX October 15 – Marie Valois, French princess December 13 – Albert I, Duke of Bavaria date unknown – Eleanor of Arborea, ruler of Sardinia

Tom Mahony

Tom Mahony was an Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Dungourney and was a member of the Cork senior inter-county team from 1902 until 1907. Mahony enjoyed some success, he won a county senior championship title in 1902. Two more county winners’ medals followed for Mahony in 1907 and 1909. Mahony first came to prominence on the inter-county scene with Cork as part of the Dungourney selection in 1902; that year he lined out in his first provincial decider with Limerick providing the opposition. The Shannonsiders failed to test Mahony and at full-time Cork were the champions by 2-9 to 1-5, it was Mahony’s first Munster title. After a draw and a replay with Dublin in the ‘home’ final, Cork qualified for an All-Ireland final meeting with London; the game turned into an absolute rout as Cork powered to a 3-13 to 0-0 victory. It was a fitting opening to the new Cork Athletic Grounds and, more the victory gave Mahony an All-Ireland winners’ medal. Mahony was dropped from the Cork team for a number of years as Dungourney lost control of the team selection.

He was back with Cork in 1907. Tipperary, the reigning All-Ireland champions, provided the opposition on that occasion and a close game ensued. After a stern test Cork won the game by 1-6 to 1-4 and Mahony added a second Munster winners’ medal to his collection. Cork subsequently qualified for an All-Ireland final showdown with Kilkenny. In one of the best exhibitions of hurling seen to date a close game developed between these great rivals. Jimmy Kelly scored three goals for the first within seconds of the start. Cork went on several goal hunts at the end of the game, Jack Anthony got the winning point for Kilkenny. At the full-time whistle Mahony’s side were defeated by 3-12 to 4-8. Mahony’s grandson, Seánie O'Leary, followed in his grandfather’s footsteps as a hurler of renown, he played with his local club in Youghal and won All-Ireland titles with Cork as part of the three-in-a-row team in the 1970s. Mahony's graddaughter, Mary O'Leary, won All Ireland medals in 1978, 1980, 1982 and 1983, she was named B&I Star of the Year award in 1982.

Mahony’s great-grandson, Tomás O'Leary, captained Cork to the All-Ireland minor title. He plays rugby with both Munster and Ireland. Cork Senior Hurling Championship: Winner: 1902, 1907, 1909 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship: Winner: 1902 Munster Senior Hurling Championship: Winner: 1902, 1907 Corry, The GAA Book of Lists. Cronin, Jim, A Rebel Hundred: Cork's 100 All-Ireland Titles. Donegan, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games. Moran, Mary. A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. P. 460

HanbitSoft

HanbitSoft is a Korean computer game publishing and development company. It is best known internationally as the Korean distributor for the successful computer game StarCraft. Formed in 1999, HanbitSoft specializes in the distribution of massively multiplayer online roleplaying games to Eastern Asian countries; the publishing company is domestically successful, claiming the top five percent of the nation's computer game market share, has emerged internationally with its flagship game, Tantra Online. Although the company has developed small hits in-house, HanbitSoft invests in the at large gaming industry and has formed partnerships with companies both domestic and abroad. HanbitSoft entered into an agreement with Japanese-based Namco to publish a first person action RPG called Hellgate: London, developed by Flagship Studios. HanbitSoft was acquired by T3 Entertainment on July 3, 2008. Official website