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Sophie Sager

Sophie Sager, was a Swedish writer and feminist. She was one of the first feminist activists and speakers for the modern women's movement in Sweden, she is known for her part in the famous Sager Case, where she sued a man for attempted rape and won the case, one of the most famous Swedish criminal cases of her time. She was educated in a girls' school; as an adult, she supported herself as governess. She wished to start a dress-shop, educated herself to a tailor in Stockholm in 1848. In Stockholm, she was offered a room by an elder man by the name of Möller, she was attacked sexually by him in her bed at his house. Sager fought back, frustrated by her resistance, Möller abused her badly, although she managed to resist an actual rape, she managed to escape his house and was given help by a doctor, who documented her injuries and encouraged her to report Möller to the police. During this age, it was unusual for a woman to report a rape of her own free will, as it was considered shameful, the case was given enormous attention in the press.

Möller claimed Sager was insane, but the court was convinced by the doctors medical report, judged Möller as guilty of attempted rape and violence. After this, Sager became one of the first feminist activists of the new women's movement in Sweden, touring the country to speak of women's rights, she claimed that women became passive with regard to their few rights and were given a low confidence in themselves because of their poor education, took her own education as an example. At one occasion, she spoke dressed in male clothing. In 1852, she published the autobiography: Bilder ur livet. Ett fosterbarns avslöjande genealogi of her experiences. Sager moved to the US in 1854, she married the music teacher E. A. Wiener. "I am the one who defies the false ideals of opinion, to enable myself to show my emancipation in my way of life.” ”I am the first woman in Sweden, to stand for the emancipation-theory in public, therefore, it can not yet be so common, as it will be some day.” Isa Edholm: Kvinnohistoria Falun, Alfabeta Bokförlag AB, Stockholm Gunhild Kyle and Eva von Krusenstjerna: Kvinnoprofiler Norstedts Tryckeri AB Stockholm

Green Lake, Wisconsin

Green Lake is a city in Green Lake County, United States. The population was 960 at the 2010 census; the city is located on the north side of Green Lake. The city of Green Lake is the county seat for the county of Green Lake; the Town of Green Lake is located opposite the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.06 square miles, of which, 1.79 square miles is land and 0.27 square miles is water. Green Lake is the second deepest inland lake in Wisconsin, second only to Wazee Lake near Black River Falls. Measuring 239 feet deep at its greatest depth, Green Lake is the deepest natural inland lake in the state of Wisconsin; as of the census of 2010, there were 960 people, 491 households, 254 families living in the city. The population density was 536.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 766 housing units at an average density of 427.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, 0.4% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population. There were 491 households of which 15.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 48.3% were non-families. 43.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.56. The median age in the city was 50.7 years. 14.1% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,100 people, 523 households, 300 families living in the city; the population density was 787.2 people per square mile. There were 732 housing units at an average density of 523.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.91% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.27% from other races, 0.55% from two or more races.

0.91 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 523 households out of which 20.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.6% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.71. In the city, the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $35,435, the median income for a family was $49,091. Males had a median income of $31,591 versus $23,917 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,444. About 4.1% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Green Lake is known for its fishing and recreational tourist community during the summer months. Area activities include camping, fishing, golfing and boating. Motorized water sports such as waterskiing and tubing are prevalent; as are sports like sailing and kayaking. The small town has a number of restaurants that serve Green Lake fish. Green Lake is home to several parks for public enjoyment. Deacon Mills Park is located on South Lawson Drive at the Marina and has a band shell, picnic facilities, ice skating in the winter. Highknocker Park is located in downtown Green lake and had a baseball field and playground equipment. Friday Club Park is located downtown and has public tennis courts and a fishing area. Hattie Sherwood Park is located on the north lakeshore and has a sand swimming beach, a pier, a camping area. Sunset Park is located on the east end of Green Lake and has a boat launch, swimming beach, picnic area and pier. Nearby is the Green Lake Conference Center, founded by the American Baptist Churches USA in 1943.

Near the conference center are the Golf Courses of Lawsonia, built on the former estate of Victor F. Lawson, the owner and publisher of the Chicago Daily News; the Dartford Cemetery, located in Green Lake, has been a focus of reported paranormal activity in the area. Some visitors to the cemetery claim to have been tripped by ghosts or "pushed off" the mausoleum when sitting or standing on it seeing apparitions of child victims who died of a disease or a Native American chief; these sightings and experiences have been featured in the episode "Legend Trippers" of the Discovery Channel's A Haunting series. Peace Lutheran Church is a Christian church of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Green Lake. Peace Lutheran School is a K-8 Christian school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Green Lake. Green Lake is served by the state highways of WIS 23 and WIS 49 as well as Business 23. Business 23 runs through town. Wis 23 heads west to Princeton. Wis 49 heads north to Berlin. Wis 23 East and Wis 49 South head to Ripon.

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Wayne Harris

Carroll Wayne Harris was an American professional football player, a linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League from 1961 through 1972. His son, Wayne Harris, Jr. coaches football and played for the Stampeders of the CFL. Harris was a high school all-American who played collegiately for University of Arkansas from 1957 to 1960. In 1960, he was selected as the outstanding player in the Southwest Conference and played in the Cotton Bowl Classic and the All-American Bowl, he was nicknamed "Thumper". Harris was drafted by the Boston Patriots of the American Football League, but opted to play in Canadian Football League for 12 years, all with the Calgary Stampeders, he won the Outstanding Lineman Award a record 4 times. He was named all-Western Conference 11 times and all-Canadian 9 times, appearing in 3 Grey Cup finals: the 56th Grey Cup of 1968, the 58th Grey Cup of 1970, the 59th Grey Cup of 1971, the latter being the only victory, when he was named Most Outstanding Player in the game.

His jersey #55 was retired by the Stampeders in 1973. Harris has been inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, Arkansas' all-century team for the 20th century, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. In November 2006, Harris was voted 9th among the CFL's Top 50 players of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network The Sports Network/TSN, no linebacker being ahead of him. In 2012 in honour of the 100th Grey Cup, Canada Post used his image on a series of commemorative postage stamps; the image was used on presentation posters and other materials to promote the Grey Cup game and other celebrations associated with the centennial. Wayne worked for CanTex drilling as vice president and general manager of operation and served on the CAODC, he died June 4, 2015 at the age of 77. "Retro: Wayne "Thumper" Harris". CFL.ca. 2009-07-26. Canadian Football Hall of Fame member Seen in game 3 of the 1970 Western finals in its entirety on YouTube

Teresa Bracco

Teresa Bracco was an Italian Roman Catholic from Savona killed during World War II after refusing to submit to the sexual aggression of a Nazi soldier. Bracco was born to modest farmers and tilled in the fields while attending Masses on a frequent basis. Bracco was beatified in 1998 on the occasion of Pope John Paul II's visit to Turin, her beatification was approved after it was proven that she was killed in the defense of remaining a Christian virgin. Teresa Bracco was born in Dego – in Savona – in 1924 as the sixth of seven children to farmers Giacomo Bracco and Anna Pera, her two brothers died within a week of each other. Her siblings were: Giovanni – died in 1927 from typhus Luigi – died in 1927 from typhus Giuseppina Maria Adele Anna – born in 1928The birth of her sister Anna was one of profound happiness for her parents though her father would have preferred a male in order to take possession of the farm when he was older. Bracco had been named in honor of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. In the evenings her father presided over the recitation of rosaries.

Bracco recited several rosaries as she did her chores around the house. Father Natale Olivieri was impressed with Bracco, she made her First Communion in the spring of 1931 and received her Confirmation on 2 October 1933. Bracco stared at the Eucharist in times of Eucharistic Adoration – or in the tabernacle – in deep contemplation in order to draw strength from it. To that end she rose in the mornings to walk over a kilometer in order to attend Mass. In 1933 she saw an image of Saint Dominic Savio in the "Bollettino Salesiano" with the late saint's motto: "Death rather than sin" and upon seeing it she exclaimed: "That applies to me too!" She cut out the image and pasted it onto a card before hanging it over her bed – it remained a prized possession. She began to read about his life and liked to read the "External Maxims" that Saint Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori published and those of Saint Vincenzo Strambi, she cultivated devotions to Saint Agnes of Rome and her town's patron Saint Julia of Corscia as well as Saint Cecilia and Saint Lucia.

In her adolescence she was noted for her modest speech and for her modest dress and was known to be timid and meek. Bracco disliked makeup though her attractiveness to men in her town saw them seek to walk with her in the fields or to Mass – she allowed this as a favor to them though remained reserved and modest in both action and thought, her example became known when Father Olivieri said: "Be like Teresa!" In Lent 1940 she meditated on the two themes of life and death after two Passionist priests preached on the topics. Her father died on 13 May 1944. On 28 August 1944 she attended morning Mass at 7:00am and went to work in the fields with her two sisters Anna and Adele when the three heard gunshots all of a sudden. At 9:00am partisans on the run warned them not to return to their home because the German soldiers were fast approaching and would pose a significant danger to the women though she wanted to return to help her mother hide and to take several possessions with her including a photograph of her late father.

The Nazi soldiers who had pushed back partisans entered her hometown of Santa Giulia and began to terrorize the residences while parading the partisans as their prisoners. At 3:00pm the soldiers arrived and she hid behind a rock though was soon discovered; the Nazis kidnapped several other women in addition to Bracco. In the procession of those taken prisoner she met her cousin Enrichetta Ferrera and her infant – Ferrera gave her child to Bracco for a brief moment but Bracco handed the child back when it began to wail and anger the soldiers. One soldier took her into the woods to rape her and she tried in vain to run to find help though was caught; the angered soldier strangled her – despite her best efforts to resist – and shot her twice in the heart. He stomped on her skull. Father Natele discovered her remains on 30 August alongside Bracco's sister, it was found that the murdered Bracco was on her back with her hands crossed over her chest – a bullet went through one hand and was lodged in her upper chest and there was a pale mark on her throat in addition to bruises on her face and bite marks across her arms and chest.

Olivieri hurried to cover her remains and Doctor Scorza was summoned to confirm the death and examine what had occurred. Her funeral was celebrated on 31 August, her remains were exhumed on 10 May 1989 for canonical inspection as part of the beatification process, initiated. The beatification process commenced on 15 April 1988 under Pope John Paul II after the Congregation for the Causes of Saints issued the official "nihil obstat" to the cause and titled her a Servant of God as the first stage in the process. Bishop Livio Maritano inaugurated the diocesan process on 20 June 1988 and closed it not long after before the C. C. S. Validated it – on 25 January 1991 – in Rome; the official dossier known as the Positio was sent to the C. C. S. in 1993 and the theologians advising the latter approved the cause on 26 November 1996 while the cardinal and bishop members of the C. C. S. approved the cause's merits on 15 April 1997. John Paul II issued his final approval on 7 July 1997 in a decree and on his pastoral visit to Turin beatified her on 24 May 1998.

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Ilarion Ionescu-Galați

Ilarion Ionescu-Galaţi is a Romanian violinist and orchestra conductor. Born in Iaşi, he started to study music with his father, he graduated from the Music Conservatory in Bucharest and became a well-known violinist, performing in concerts all over Romania and abroad. Having decided to become a conductor, he was granted a scholarship in the field, to École Normale de Musique in Paris, where he studied with Charles Münch and Pierre Dervaux. Following that, he studied in the United States with Leopold Stokowski. Back in Romania, Ionescu-Galaţi became the conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra in Braşov, he conducted many orchestras in Romania and many others from the United States, People's Republic of China, France, Austria, Russia, Spain, Turkey. He taught conducting classes and violin classes in the United States, Romania and Turkey. Ilarion Ionescu-Galaţi played with soloists such as Lazar Berman, Radu Lupu, Fazil Say, Felicia Filip, Daniil Shafran, Igor Oistrakh, Valery Oistrach, Viktor Pikaisen, Rudolf Kerrer, Ion Voicu, Magda Tagliaferro, Idil Biret, Ayla Erduran, Sabine Meyer, Costas Cotsiolis, Aris Garoufalis, Theodore Kerkezos and several others.

His discography contains many titles including Gioachino Rossini, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvořák, Niccolò Paganini, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Camille Saint-Saëns, Franz Liszt. After leaving Braşov Philharmonic Orchestra, he became permanent conductor and Honorary Director of the Ploieşti Philharmonic Orchestra, he received medals and assorted prizes and diplomas in Romania, Turkey and several other countries. In 2008 the pianist Ioana Maria Lupascu wrote a non-fiction book, in which I. Ionescu-Galati is the main character. Official site