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Year 376 was a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Augustus; the denomination 376 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. Gothic War: Emperor Valens permits the Visigothic chieftain Fritigern and his people to cross the Danube from Thrace, settle on Roman soil in Lower Moesia, on the condition that they provide soldiers to the legions; the Visigoths embark by troops on boats and rafts, canoes made from hollowed tree trunks. The river is swollen by frequent rains; the Greuthungi, led by Alatheus and Saphrax, displaced by the predations of the Huns and Alans, request asylum within the Roman Empire. They are refused; the Roman frontier forces stretched to the breaking point, they slip across the Danube and unite with Fritigern. With their situation critical and short of food, discontent is rising amongst the Goths.

The Romans fail to disarm the Visigoths, bungle administration of the refugees, mistreat them, taking some of their children as slaves. The Goths break out of their containment area along the Danube and strike south towards the low-lying fertile region near Marcianople. Although defying the local Roman officials, they are not in open revolt. Lupicinus, Comes of Thrace, tries to bring the Visigoths back under control, he invites Fritigern and the Gothic leaders to a banquet, letting them believe that in addition to food and drink, they can discuss provisions for their people. During the feast Lupicinus tries to assassinate the Gothic delegation. Fritigern escapes and the Goths begin looting and burning the farms and Roman villas near Marcianople. Lupicinus attacks the Visigoths 9 miles outside Marcianople with hastily gathered local troops, his force is annihilated and the Goths equip themselves with Roman armour and weapons. Fritigern marches south towards Adrianople. Fearing they will join Fritigern, Roman troops of Gothic origin stationed in Adrianople are ordered by Valens to move east.

The soldiers request a two-day delay to ask for food and money for the journey. However, the chief magistrate of Adrianople refuses and the Goths break out in open rebellion, they inflict heavy casualties among the citizens. Arming themselves with Roman equipment, they join forces with Fritigern. Winter – Fritigern attempts an unsuccessful siege of Adrianople, his troops try to storm the city walls, but abandon the attacks and break into small bands, better able to forage and feed themselves. Roman prisoners give the Goths a valuable source of local intelligence. Zhang Tianxi, ruler of Former Liang, submits to Fu Jiān of Former Qin, thus ending the state of Former Liang. Zhang is made "Marquess of Guiyi". China is divided between the Eastern Jin in the south. Cyril of Alexandria and theologian April 10 – Bademus, Roman Catholic abbot and saint October 10 – Acepsimas of Hnaita, Persian Syriac Orthodox bishop and saint Ermanaric, king of the Gothic Greuthungi Theodosius the Elder, Roman general Tuoba Shiyijian, prince of the Tuoba Dai Yuan Hong and politician of the Jin dynasty

George E. Shipley

George Edward Shipley was a U. S. Representative from Illinois. Born in Richland County, near Olney, Shipley attended the East Richland High School, Illinois, he graduated from Olney High School, Illinois, 1950. He was in the United States Marine Corps from 1944 to 1947. Chief deputy sheriff of Richland County, Illinois from 1950 to 1954 and sheriff 1954-1958. Business owner. Shipley was elected as a Democrat to the nine succeeding Congresses, he was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress. He died on June 2003, in Olney, Illinois. United States Congress. "George E. Shipley". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov

Derek Dawkins

Derek Anthony Dawkins is an English former professional footballer, born in Edmonton, who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Leicester City, Mansfield Town and Torquay United. Derek'The Dude' Dawkins began his career as an apprentice with Leicester City, turning professional in November 1977 and making his league debut the same season, he played only 3 league games for the Foxes before moving to Mansfield Town in December 1978. He was released by the Field Mill side after 73 games, joining Bournemouth in August 1981 In February 1984 he joined Torquay United from Weymouth and began the most successful spell of his career, becoming a great favourite of the Plainmoor crowd. Won Player of the Year in 1986, his versatility was put to the test in May 1987, with Torquay at home to Crewe and in danger of losing league status, he played out of position in the centre of the Torquay defence, playing his part in the Gulls survival. His other great moment at Plainmoor was scoring the winner against a Tottenham Hotspur side containing the likes of Ray Clemence, Clive Allen, Gary Mabbutt and future Torquay player Chris Waddle, in a League Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg tie in 1987.

He left Torquay after 175 games. In the summer of 1990 he joined Gloucester City from Yeovil Town, where he appeared in the final match at their famous Huish ground and the first match at their new Huish Park stadium. Whilst at Torquay he was in charge of the youth team at Torquay United, bringing through the likes of Lee Sharpe. In May 2001 the Torquay Herald Express reported that Dawkins was living in Torquay and running a mobile-phone cases business, his son Luke was an apprentice with Torquay United, but was released at the end of his apprenticeship in March 2001. Derek was involved with the Sheffield United Academy in Torrevieja, Spain

List of shear zones of Great Britain

This is a list of the named shear zones affecting the rocks of Great Britain and the Isle of Man. See the main article on shear for a fuller treatment of shear in rocks. Column 1 indicates the name of the shear zone. Note that different authors may use different names for the same shear zone or a section of it. Column 2 indicates the OS grid reference of the approximate midpoint of certain shear zones. Note that the mapped extent of a shear zone may not reflect its actual extent. Column 3 indicates the country. Column 4 indicates the county; some traverse two or more counties of course. Column 5 indicates on which sheet, if any, of the British Geological Survey's 1:50,000 / 1" scale geological map series of England and Wales or of Scotland, the shear zone is shown and named. A handful of BGS maps at other scales are listed too. Column 6 indicates a selection of publications. See references section for full details of publication. List of geological faults of Scotland List of geological faults of Wales List of geological folds in Great Britain Geological structure of Great Britain

Martung

Martung, Mārtung or Martoong is a highland village and sub tehsil of Shangla District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan included in Puran Subdivision. Central Martung is 982 m above sea level. Being hilly area, some parts of Martung are more than 1800 m above mean sea level. Alogai is a place with scattered population in Martung having an altitude of 1641 meters; the population of the Tehsil is more than 85000 persons. It was about 79000 according to 1998 census; the central town Koozkalai has an approximate population of 6500+ persons. Literacy rate in Martung is low; this figure is a little high for larger villages like Kabalgram, Shaga and Manzkalai. There was only one secondary school for boys in the area till 2006, a few middle and primary schools for both boys and girls. Number of students and level of education both are much below standards in all the educational institutes. Martung was hit by a severe earthquake on October 8, 2005 that resulted in scores of casualties and leaving hundreds of people homeless.

The terrorist Taliban movement in 2007–09 affected Martung like all other surrounding areas. People of Martung were not displaced and they did not face shelling from the security forces, but they spent their lives for months in intense fear and feeling of insecurity as the war was expected to reach the area, they faced shortage of food and other necessary items of daily life, lack of medicine, unavailability of communication means etc. due to blockage of roads and operation in Mingora and Buner. Taliban have no support from the local people of Martung and that's why they could not succeed to carry out their activities here. A hardliner Islamic cleric and former politico-religious personality of Kabalgram Maulana Waliullah had ties with the Taliban and thus they had a few supporters in Kabalgram and Behar villages. Being local and belonging to a notable clan in the area, Waliullah could not support Taliban in the duration they were fighting against Pakistan army in Swat and Buner, he played a dual role and tried to mediate between Taliban and the people of Martung and Chakesar.

He had, been providing shelter and way of exit to those Taliban who succeeded to reach Kabalgram from Buner via Martung. Waliullah was respected by all the leaders of Taliban including Maulana Fazlullah as a teacher and powerful supporter of their movement, he thus managed to keep Taliban away from Martung till start of June 2009. In early June 2009 when weakened in Swat and Buner, some Taliban moved to Yakhtangay in Puran tehsil and some areas of Martung adjacent to Buner. Sensing threat to his life from both the local anti Taliban people and the army, Waliullah surrendered himself to security forces just after they entered Martung, he was re-arrested shortly afterwards. He died on December 2010 in the custody of the security forces. During his captivity, the army presented him a few times before media; every time he spoke in favour of their operation against the terrorists. Taliban have no roots in Martung. No one can support Taliban or talk in their favour; some events, prove their hidden existence in the region.

In November 2012, a bomb attack on police van killed a cop and injured four more at Martung.. On 12 January 2014, convoy of Amir Muqam, Senior Vice President PML-N and Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was targeted by a bomb blast at Martung killing six people including five policemen. Two brothers were arrested from Martung in November 2011 for having an apparent link with Osama Bin Laden and his stay at Abbottabad.. The suicide bomber who attacked Superintendent of Police Crime Investigation Department Chaudhry Aslam in Karachi on January 9 2014 is said to be from Kabalgram, Martung. Glimpses of Martung Martung at GEOnet Names Server Information Information

Meitetsu Gifu Station

Meitetsu Gifu Station is a railway station located in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, operated by the private railway operator Meitetsu. It is one of the two major railway stations of the city along with JR Gifu Station. Meitetsu Gifu Station is the terminal station for the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line, is 99.8 kilometers from the opposing terminus at Toyohashi. It is a terminus for the 17.6 kilometer Meitetsu Kakamigahara Line. Meitetsu Gifu Station has three island platform arranged in a "V"-shape. Platforms 1-4 are elevated, serve the Nagoya Main Line, onward service for trains of the Meitetsu Takehana Line and Meitetsu Hashima Line. Platforms 5-6 is on the ground-level, serves the Kakamigahara Line and onward service for trains of the Meitetsu Inuyama Line; the rail line opened on February 11, 1911, as the Nagazumi-cho Station. On December 26, 1914, Shin-Gifu Station on the Mino Electric Railroad's Kasamatsu Line began operations. Service was again expanded on December 28, 1928 when the Kakamigahara Railroad began operating from the Nagazumi-cho Station.

April 18, 1948: Shin-Gifu Station of the Meigi Line merged with Nagazumi-cho Station of the Kakamigahara Line. The Nagazumi-cho Station was renamed the Shin-Gifu Eki-mae Station as part of the Inner Gifu City Line. June 25, 1970: The Kanda Line opened, allowing trains from the Mino-machi Line to run on it. 1988: Platforms for Tracks 3 and 4 were extended, increasing their capacity from four to eight cars. January 1, 2005: The station was renamed Meitetsu Gifu Station. April 1, 2005: Track 7 and the Shin-Gifu Eki-mae Station were closed. January 29, 2005: The station was renamed from Shin-Gifu Station when the new Rapid Limited Express service to Chūbu Centrair International Airport was introduced. July 14, 2007: The new entrance to the station was completed. Media related to Meitetsu Gifu Station at Wikimedia Commons Official website