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1904 United States presidential election

The 1904 United States presidential election was the 30th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1904. Incumbent Republican President Theodore Roosevelt defeated the Democratic nominee, Alton B. Parker. Roosevelt's victory made him the first president to win a term in his own right after having ascended to the presidency upon the death of his predecessor, William McKinley. Roosevelt took office in September 1901 following the assassination of his predecessor. After the February 1904 death of McKinley's ally, Senator Mark Hanna, Roosevelt faced little opposition at the 1904 Republican National Convention; the conservative Bourbon Democrat allies of former President Grover Cleveland temporarily regained control of the Democratic Party from the followers of William Jennings Bryan, the 1904 Democratic National Convention nominated Alton B. Parker, Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Parker triumphed on the second ballot of the convention, defeating newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.

As there was little difference between the candidates' positions, the race was based on their personalities. Republicans emphasized Roosevelt's success in foreign affairs and his record of firmness against monopolies. Roosevelt defeated Parker, sweeping every region in the nation except the South. Two third-party candidates, Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party and Silas C. Swallow of the Prohibition Party, each took over 1% of the popular vote. Roosevelt's popular vote margin of 18.8% was the largest since James Monroe's victory in the 1820 presidential election. Republican candidates: As Republicans convened in Chicago on June 21–23, 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt's nomination was assured, he had maneuvered throughout 1902 and 1903 to gain control of the party to ensure it. A dump-Roosevelt movement had centered on the candidacy of conservative Senator Mark Hanna from Ohio, but Hanna's death in February 1904 had removed this obstacle. Roosevelt's nomination speech was delivered by former governor Frank S. Black of New York and seconded by Senator Albert J. Beveridge from Indiana.

Roosevelt was nominated unanimously on the first ballot with 994 votes. Since conservatives in the Republican Party denounced Theodore Roosevelt as a radical, they were allowed to choose the vice-presidential candidate. Senator Charles W. Fairbanks from Indiana was the obvious choice, since conservatives thought of him, yet he managed not to offend the party's more progressive elements. Roosevelt was far from pleased with the idea of Fairbanks for vice-president, he would have preferred Representative Robert R. Hitt from Illinois, but he did not consider the vice-presidential nomination worth a fight. With solid support from New York and Indiana, Fairbanks was placed on the 1904 Republican ticket in order to appease the Old Guard; the Republican platform insisted on maintenance of the protective tariff, called for increased foreign trade, pledged to uphold the gold standard, favored expansion of the merchant marine, promoted a strong navy, praised in detail Roosevelt's foreign and domestic policy.

Source: US President - R Convention. Our Campaigns.. Source: US Vice President - R Convention. Our Campaigns.. Democratic candidates: In 1904, both William Jennings Bryan and former President Grover Cleveland declined to run for president. Since the two Democratic nominees of the past 20 years did not seek the presidential nomination, Alton B. Parker, a Bourbon Democrat from New York, emerged as the frontrunner. Parker was the Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals and was respected by both Democrats and Republicans in his state. On several occasions, the Republicans paid Parker the honor of running no one against him when he ran for various political positions. Parker refused to work for the nomination, but did nothing to restrain his conservative supporters, among them the sachems of Tammany Hall. Former President Grover Cleveland endorsed Parker; the Democratic Convention that met in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 6–9, 1904, has been called "one of the most exciting and sensational in the history of the Democratic Party."

The struggle inside the Democratic Party over the nomination was to prove as contentious as the election itself. Though Parker, out of active politics for twenty years, had neither enemies nor errors to make him unavailable, a bitter battle was waged against Parker by the more liberal wing of the party in the months before the convention. Despite the fact that Parker had supported Bryan in 1896 and 1900, Bryan hated him for being a Gold Democrat. Bryan wanted the weakest man nominated, one who could not take the control of the party away from him, he denounced Judge Parker as a tool of Wall Street before he was nominated and declared that no self-respecting Democrat could vote for him. Inheriting Bryan's support was publisher, now William Randolph Hearst of New York. Hearst owned eight newspapers, all of them friendly to labor, vigorous in their trust-busting activities, fighting the cause of "the people who worked for a living." Because of this liberalism, Hearst had the Illinois delegation pledged to him and the promise of several other states.

Although Hearst's newspaper was the only major publication in the East to support William Jennings Bryan and Bimetallism in 1896, he found that his support for Bryan was not reciprocated. Instead, Bryan seconded the nomination of Francis Cockrell; the prospect of having Hearst for a candidate frightened conservative Democrats so much that they renewed their efforts to get Parker nominated on the first ballot. Parker received 658 votes on the first roll call, 9 short of the necessary two-thirds. Before the result could be announce


Talwara is a census town in Hoshiarpur district in the Indian state of Punjab. It is near to the border of the state of Himachal is a place which known for a bhakhra dam or rivers Talwara is located at 31.95°N 75.87°E / 31.95. It has an average elevation of 326 metres; as of 2001 India census, Talwara had a population of 22,580. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Talwara has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, female literacy is 76%. In Talwara, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Website of Talwara Talwara community @ Orkut Talwara On Facebook Talwara Today History of Talwara talwara photography Harish vasdev Sahil kapoor Amit Parmar

2019–20 USC Trojans men's basketball team

The 2019–20 USC Trojans men's basketball team represents the University of Southern California during the 2019-20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by seventh-year head coach Andy Enfield, they play their home games at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California as members of the Pac-12 Conference; the 2018–19 USC Trojans finished the season 16-17, 8-10 in Pac-12 Conference play. As the No. 8 seed in the 2019 Pac-12 Conference Tournament, the Trojans defeated the No. 9 seed Arizona Wildcats in the first round before losing to the No. 1 seed Washington Huskies in the second round. The Trojans were not selected for any postseason play. Dec. 16, 2019 – Redshirt Sophomore forward, Charles O'Bannon Jr. elected to transfer. On July 31, 2019, it was announced that USC will play Villanova on October 18, 2019, in an exhibition game; the game, which did not count towards the regular season record, took place at Galen Center, USC's home arena. All proceeds went to the California Fire Foundation.

It was USC's first exhibition game open to the public since 2014

Marie Equi

Marie Equi was an early American medical doctor in the American West devoted to providing care to working-class and poor patients. She provided birth control information and abortions at a time when both were illegal, she became a political activist and advocated civic and economic reforms, including women's right to vote and an eight-hour workday. After being clubbed by a policeman in a 1913 workers' strike, Equi aligned herself with anarchists and the radical labor movement. Equi was a lesbian who maintained a primary relationship with Harriet Frances Speckart for more than a decade; the two women adopted an infant and raised the child in an early example, for the United States, of a same-sex alternative family. For her radical politics and same-sex relations, Equi battled harassment. In 1918, Equi was convicted under the Sedition Act for speaking against U. S. involvement in World War I. She was sentenced to a three-year term at San Quentin State Prison, she was the only known lesbian and radical to be incarcerated at the prison.

Equi was the daughter of John Equi, an Italian immigrant, Sarah Mullins, an Irish immigrant. She was born the fifth child and fifth daughter in a large working-class family in New Bedford, the former whaling capital of the world that became a textile manufacturing powerhouse during Equi's early years, she attended New Bedford High School for one year before dropping out to work in a textile mill to support herself. In 1892 Equi escaped a grim future in the mills and joined her high school girlfriend, Bessie Holcomb, on an Oregon homestead along the Columbia River. In the late 19th century, little was known or publicly discussed about same-sex affairs between women. Instead in some spheres of society in the United States, people recognized "romantic friendships" among women. Wealthy and professional women at the time undertook what were called "Boston Marriages." These associations entailed varying degrees of emotional and affectionate intimacy between two women and sexual activity as well. Marie Equi once remarked that as a young woman she had spurned the interests of a young man, she expressed little interest in a heterosexual pairing or marriage.

Equi's lengthy relationship with Bessie Holcomb, from 1892 until 1901, was dissimilar from the Boston Marriages adopted by upper-class women due to Equi's working-class background. Equi lived much of her adult life with other women, she treated male patients in her medical practice, she worked with men in many of her political activities. She undertook the longest lesbian relationship of her life in 1905 after meeting a younger woman, Harriet Speckart, the niece of Olympia Brewing Company founder Leopold Schmidt. Speckart's family was vehemently opposed to the two women's relationship, Speckart battled in the courts for years with her mother and brother to receive her rightful inheritance. After ten years of sharing a life together and Speckart adopted an infant girl, because Speckart wanted to raise a child; as an adult, Mary recalled that she had called Speckart "ma" and Equi "da" since everyone called Equi "Doc." In years the two women separated but remained close until Speckart's death in 1927.

Equi became involved with other prominent, professional women. When birth control advocate Margaret Sanger lectured in Portland in 1916, Equi became smitten with her, she wrote letters to Sanger that referred to sexual intimacy between them during Sanger's earlier visit. Archivist Judith Schwartz has described Equi's letters to Sanger as "love letters."Equi's intimate relationships with Holcomb in the 1890s and with Speckart in the early 1900s established her as the first publicly known lesbian on the U. S. West Coast. Equi and Holcomb lived a quiet life as close companions in a small house on several rocky acres outside the small city of The Dalles. On July 21, 1893 a local newspaper, The Dalles Times-Mountaineer, reported the sensational ruckus earlier that day that drew crowds of merchants and shoppers to the center of town. Equi paced back and forth in front of the office of the Reverend Orson D. Taylor, a land developer and the superintendent of the Wasco Independent Academy. Taylor had reneged on paying Holcomb her full salary for teaching at the institution.

Frustrated over the mistreatment of her companion, Equi horsewhipped Taylor when he tried to escape from his office. Many people in The Dalles regarded Taylor a crook who pedaled fraudulent land deals, they applauded Equi's assault, they held a raffle for the whip and gave the proceeds to the two women. The event became the public's first exposure to Equi's bold defense of justice. In 1897 the pair moved to California where Equi began studying medicine, she completed two years of coursework, first at the Physicians & Surgeons Medical College and at the University of California Medical Department. She relocated to Portland, Oregon – without Bessie Holcomb – and completed her studies at the University of Oregon Medical Department in 1903. In the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, she joined a group of doctors and nurses to provide medical care to people stricken in the disaster, earning her a commendation from the United States Army. Marie Equi became one of the first 60 women to become a physician in Oregon.

She established a general medicine practice in Portland in 1905 with an emphasis on health concerns of women and children. Her role as a physician became known to the public once she volunteered to join a group of doctors and nurses who provided medical care to people stricken during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; that disaster was the largest natural calamity with the most deaths for nearly one hundred years. A

River Bann

The River Bann is the longest river in Northern Ireland, its length and Lower Bann combined, being 129 km. However, the total length of the River Bann, including its path through the 30 km long Lough Neagh is 159 km. Another length of the River Bann given is 90 mi; the river winds its way from the southeast corner of Northern Ireland to the northwest coast, pausing in the middle to widen into the enormous Lough Neagh. The River Bann catchment has an area of 5,775 km2; the River Bann has a mean discharge rate of 92 m3/s. According to C. Michael Hogan, the Bann River Valley is a settlement area for some of the first human arrivals in Ireland after the most recent glacial retreat; the river has played an important part in the industrialisation of the north of Ireland in the linen industry. Today eel fisheries are the most important economic features of the river; the river is used as a dividing line between the eastern and western areas of Northern Ireland labelled the "Bann divide". Towns and businesses "west of the Bann" are seen as having less investment and government spending than those to the east.

It is seen as a religious and political divide, with Catholics and Irish nationalists being in the majority to the west, Ulster Protestants and unionists in the majority to the east. The Lough Neagh catchment drains 43% of the landmass of Northern Ireland, as well as some border areas in the Republic of Ireland, all in Ulster; the Rivers Agency manages the water level in the lough using a barrage at Toome. The current drainage scheme was engineered by Major Percy Shepherd and was enabled by the Lough Neagh and Lower Bann Drainage and Navigation Act 1955; the levels are regulated between 12.45 metres to 12.6 metres above Ordnance Datum, as defined in the Lough Neagh Scheme 1955. The Upper Bann rises at Slieve Muck in the Mourne Mountains, County Down and flows directly into Spelga Reservoir before continuing through a number of towns until after 64 kilometres it joins Lough Neagh at Bannfoot, County Armagh; this stretch is one of the most popular coarse fishing rivers in Europe. At Whitecoat Point near Portadown it is joined by the Cusher River and connects with the now disused Newry Canal, which once gave access south to the Irish Sea.

Although the Upper Bann was abandoned as a navigation in 1954, it is still possible to navigate between Whitecoat Point and Lough Neagh. Entrance to the river from Lough Neagh is not easy, as the river is quite shallow at this point, there are no navigation markers to assist. Once on the river, the jetties for the Bann Ferry are soon reached, it is possible to moor there, to visit the villages of Columbkille to the west or Bannfoot to the east. Bannfoot was called Charlestown after its builder, Charles Brownlow, who built it around 1830; some 6 miles from the mouth, the river is crossed by the M1 motorway. The bridge is the lowest on the navigable section, with an air draught of around 10 feet, although in strong northerly winds, water backs up in the river and the headroom is reduced. From the bridge it is around 3 miles to Portadown, the river passes through pleasant rural scenery. Exploration of the town from the river is difficult, because water levels at Shillington Quay and at the jetty a little further upstream are shallow.

The river is crossed by the railway line from Portadown to Lurgan and road bridges carrying the A3 road and the A27 road. The junction with the Cusher River and the entrance to the derelict Newry Canal is just over 1 mile from the final bridge, navigation of the river is possible for a short distance beyond that point; the Lower Bann flows from Lough Neagh at Toome to the Atlantic Ocean at Barmouth, located behind Portstewart Golf Club between Portstewart and Castlerock. The river is 64 kilometres long and is a canalised waterway with five navigation locks at Toome, Movanagher and Castleroe; the river is popular with water sports enthusiasts and cruisers and has minimal commercial traffic. It acts as most of the border between County Londonderry; the only commercial port on the river is at Coleraine. Ships from Londonderry Port and the Port of Belfast transfer coal and scrap metal. Major tributaries include The Clady River And The Grillagh river The Agivey River The Macosquinn River The Ballymoney River And The Articlave River The water level on the Lower Bann is controlled by the Rivers Agency using gates situated at Portna and The Cutts at Coleraine.

Ptolemy's Geography described. The Lower Bann provides the only outlet for Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles, fed by six major rivers, including the Upper Bann; the ability of the lake to absorb large quantities of flood water is limited, the areas around the lake are prone to flooding. The Lower Bann encountered a large shoal of rock at Portna, which reduced the effectiveness of the outflow, in 1738, Francis Hutchinson, the Bishop of Down and Connor petitioned the Irish Parliament to do something about the shoals, hence the annual flooding that affected his people. Although Parliament responded encouragingly, no actual work was done, the problem remained. In 1822, the Scottish engineer Alexander Nimmo proposed a radical solution; the Newry Canal provided a route southwards from Lough Neagh to Carlingford Lough, but it rose to a summit a

The Loss of El Dorado

The Loss of El Dorado, by the Nobel Prize winner V. S. Naipaul, is a history book about Venezuela and Trinidad, it was published in 1969. The title refers to the El Dorado legend. Back in London in October 1966, Naipaul received an invitation from the American publisher Little and Company to write a book on Port-of-Spain; the book took two years to write, its scope widening with time. The Loss of El Dorado became a narrative history of Trinidad based on primary sources. Naipaul and his first wife, Patricia Hale, spent many months in the archives of the British Library reading those sources. In the end, the finished product was not to the liking of Little, who were expecting a guidebook. Alfred A. Knopf agreed to publish it instead in the United States; the Loss of El Dorado is an attempt to ferret out an older, deeper history of Trinidad, one preceding its taught history as a British-run plantation colony with an economy resting on the labor of slaves and of indentured workers. Naipaul looked at the Spanish/British colonial rivalry in the Orinoco basin, drawing on contemporary sources written in Spanish and English.

The book examines the obsessive search for El Dorado, a Spanish obsession, in turn pursued by the British, to explore the region. In particular, the book examines Sir Walter Raleigh's voyages with a psychological depth more typical of novels than of historical works. In the book's second half, the focus shifts to Trinidad around the beginning of the nineteenth century under British colonial rule as it became mired in slavery, a revolution of lofty ideals in South America. Naipaul gave a lot of attention to the circumstances surrounding the trial of Sir Thomas Picton for torture, but he looked at General Francisco Miranda as the human face of these stories and Venezuela's struggle for independence from Spain. Like most of Naipaul's work, "The Loss of El Dorado" has received considerable critical recognition. On publication, the book won admirers, including the Cambridge historian John H. Plumb. However, Naipaul confessed to not being happy with his book, he reworked some of its material in a book, A Way in the World, where he treated historical narrative in a different way, rendering it in part as fiction.

La pérdida de El Dorado