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Year QFinesse...... was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 750 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in QFinesse. QFinesse is a. Excels at floaters and his passing. Known teammates Bdot,Dre,Hamza,Kalub,Kelvin,Joshyyyy. January 25 – Battle of the Zab: Abbasid forces under Abdallah ibn Ali defeat the Umayyads near the Great Zab River. Members of the Umayyad house are killed. Defeated by his rivals, Caliph Marwan II flees westward to Egypt attempting to reach Al-Andalus, where there are still significant Umayyad armies. August 6 – Marwan II is caught and killed at Faiyum by supporters of the Abbasid caliph As-Saffah; the entire Umayyad Dynasty is assassinated. The Abbasids establish their first capital at Kufa. King Alfonso I of Asturias establishes the Kingdom of Galicia, in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula; the town Slaný in the Central Bohemian Region is founded at the site of a salt spring.

King Eadberht of Northumbria imprisons bishop of Lindisfarne, at Bamburgh Castle. He besieges son of the late King Aldfrith, in Lindisfarne Priory. Dead from hunger, he is dragged from his sanctuary and put to death. Battle of Mugdock: The Strathclyde Britons under King Teudebur defeat Prince Talorgan of the Picts; this leads to the decline of the power of King Óengus I. The Ghana Empire begins. Joseph Rabban, Jewish merchant chief, arrives with a group of Babylonian Jews on the Malabar Coast, he is granted the rank of prince over the Jews of Cochin, ruling a principality in Anjuvannam, near the seaport of Cranganore. Gopala I is proclaimed as the first founder of the Pala Empire. Native Americans, in the area now known as the Four Corners, begin constructing and occupying pueblos; the city of Teotihuacan is left in ruins, its palaces burned to the ground. Borobudur, or Barabudur is built; the "Western Paradise" of Amitābha Buddha, detail of a wall painting in Cave 217, Dunhuang, is made during the Tang Dynasty.

In China during the Tang Dynasty, a bargeload of tea comes up the Grand Canal to Luoyang, from Zhejiang. January 25 – Leo IV, Byzantine emperor Abbas ibn al-Ahnaf, Abbasid poet Abd al-Malik ibn Salih, Abbasid general Arno, archbishop of Salzburg Bermudo I, king of Asturias Clement, Irish scholar and saint Eigil of Fulda, Bavarian abbot Hildegrim, bishop of Châlons Leo III, pope of the Catholic Church Ragnvald Sigurdsson, great-grandfather to Harald Hårfagre Sawara, Japanese prince Theodulf, bishop of Orléans Wu Shaocheng, general of the Tang Dynasty January 25 – Ibrahim ibn al-Walid, Umayyad caliph August 6 – Marwan II, Umayyad caliph Abdallah ibn Abd al-Malik, Umayyad prince Agilulfus, bishop of Cologne Al-Abbas ibn al-Walid, Umayyad prince and general Basil the Confessor, Eastern Orthodox saint Boruth, prince of Carantania Bressal mac Áedo Róin, Dál Fiatach king of Ulaid Burchard, bishop of Würzburg Himelin, Scottish priest Inreachtach mac Dluthach, king of Uí Maine Irene of Khazaria, Byzantine empress Isonokami no Otomaro, Japanese nobleman Veborg, Scandinavian shieldmaiden Media related to 750 at Wikimedia Commons

Marlin McKeever

Marlin Thomas McKeever was an American football defensive end and punter at the University of Southern California and a tight end and linebacker during his 13-year National Football League career. He was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. McKeever earned two-time All-America honors during his years playing, 1958 to 1960, he was the Trojans' leading receiver in his junior and senior years. His work at linebacker got the attention of professional football scouts. McKeever was a first round pick in the 1961 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, playing in the league from 1961 to 1973, he spent 1961–66 with the Rams, 1967 with the Minnesota Vikings, 1968–70 with the Washington Redskins, 1971–72 back with the Rams and 1973 with the Philadelphia Eagles before retiring. He was a one-time Pro Bowler, in 1966. During his professional career, he was coached by five members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame: George Allen, Bud Grant, Otto Graham, Bob Waterfield and Vince Lombardi. In 1974, about a year after his NFL playing career ended, McKeever made a long shot bid for the California State Assembly as a Republican.

Incumbent John Quimby was defeated in the Democratic primary by Richard H. Robinson, who went on to beat McKeever by more than 21 points in what was a Democratic-leaning Orange County district. Marlin and his brother Mike McKeever were the first twins to earn All-America status, they grew up in Los Angeles. Both he and his brother appeared in the 1962 Three Stooges comedy film The Three Stooges Meet Hercules playing the Siamese Cyclops twins Ajax and Argo. Marlin appeared with several of his Los Angeles Rams teammates as football players in the 1965 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the 12th Wildcat." Mike died after a car accident that left him in a coma for 22 months. On August 18, 1966, Marlin was a passenger in Roman Gabriel's car and lost a finger when Gabriel crashed into a parked car. After the NFL, McKeever became a insurance executive, he became the leader of the Trojan Football Alumni Club and close friend of recent USC coaches, including Pete Carroll. On October 26, 2006, he slipped into a coma shortly thereafter.

Doctors in the intensive care unit at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California reported a blood clot on his brain, he died from his injuries the next day. His interment was in Culver City's Holy Cross Cemetery. Marlin McKeever on IMDb Marlin McKeever at Find a Grave

Maasina Fulfulde

Maasina Fulfulde is a Fula language spoken as a first language by Fula people and associated groups in the Inner Niger Delta area traditionally known as Macina in the center of what is now the West African state of Mali. It is spoken elsewhere in Mali, parts of Cote d'Ivoire and Northern Ghana. Maasinankoore is the most spoken dialect of Fula spoken in Mali and is a national language of the country. According to Ethnologue there are two dialects - Western and Eastern - and "There are some dialect differences, but popular opinion is that all dialects in Mali are inherently intelligible." It is written in a modified Latin alphabet but was written in the Arabic script. Maasina Fulfulde is grammatically the same as other varieties of Fula, with some particularities. For instance there are some slight differences in some verb endings; the counting system retains an interesting recapitulation of older systems used by other groups in what is now Mali. Tens from 60-90 have alternative versions not used in other varieties of Fula.

In the table the general form, which would be understood by any Fulaphone person and Maasina variant: A progressive verbal expression is formed by inserting the word ni before the verb in the non-accomplished voice. For example, omo ni wara = s/he is coming; as in other varieties of Fula, common greetings in Maasinankoore relate to the time of day. In addition to the standard Fula response - jam tan - one may respond jam ni or sago men tan. A common general greeting is saɗi; the standard response to this is a hisii. Anneke Breedveld: Form and meaning in Fulfulde: a morphophonological study of Maasinankoor. Dissertation Leiden University, 1995. Full text open access Languages of Mali Fula alphabets

Leland Ossian Howard

Leland Ossian Howard, Ph. D. M. D. was a pioneer American entomologist. Serving as the chief of the bureau of entomology, a successor to C. V. Riley, he helped establish economic entomology as a profession in the United States and strengthened research activities, helping establish laws to prevent the introduction of agricultural pests, he was a specialist on the Hymenopteran family Chalcididae, which are parasitic and contributed to the introduction of biological control agents for pest management. Howard took an interest in medical entomology. Howard was born to Ossian Gregory Howard, a lawyer, Lucy Denham Thurber on 11 June 1857, his relatives from his mother's side included the Harvard astronomer E. C. Pickering while other distant relatives included Senator J. M. Howard and President William Howard Taft. Shortly after his birth, the family moved from Rockford, to Ithaca, New York where his father worked with a law firm. Howard attended Ithaca Academy. An interest in insect collecting encouraged by his parents with the gift of The Butterfly Hunters by Mary Treat at the age of 10 followed by more books and at the age of 13, along with another collector friend, recorded the introduction of the European cabbage butterfly in the Catskill region.

Along with his friends, he founded the Ithaca Natural History Society to meet and discuss papers and insects. While out collecting one day, he met John Henry Comstock, who invited him to his lab at Cornell University. Howard enrolled in Cornell in September 1873, three years after the death of his father, following the advice of his mother's friends, went to study civil engineering. Doing poorly in differential calculus made him drop engineering and he began to study other subjects including French and Italian, he joined Comstock's lab as the first research student and graduated in June 1877 with a thesis on respiration in the larva of Corydalis cornutus. He received a masters at Cornell. In the 1880s, he attended Columbian College for medicine, although he didn't complete it, he however received an honorary MD from the same university in 1911 for his contribution to medical entomology. In July 1878, on the recommendation of Professor Comstock, he applied for a post in the U. S. Department of Agriculture as an assistant entomologist to C.

V. Riley; the salary was low and despite advice against joining it from many friends and family, he took up the job. Among his first tasks was to prepare a manual on sericulture, published with Riley as the author. Riley was replaced by Professor Comstock and again many of his writings went under the authorship of Comstock; this was accepted practice and Howard changed this practice when he rose in authority and ensured that all his co-workers were appropriately credited, he became chief of the Bureau of Entomology in 1894. He held the position until 1 October 1927, he continued to consult the Bureau until retiring on 30 June 1931. He worked on the systematics of the parasitic Hymenoptera, biological control, medical entomology of mosquitoes and flies, he was the editor of Insect Life, lecturer on entomology at several colleges and universities, a contributor to reference books on the subject of entomology. He was made permanent secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, honorary curator in the United States National Museum, consulting entomologist of the Public Health Service.

He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 and since 1907 was a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America. Howard married Marie T. Clifton in 1886, "a girl with a glorious soprano voice", who he met while singing in a choir at college, they had three daughters. Howard was known for his interests in sports. Mosquitoes, McClure, Phillips & co. 1901 The Insect Book, Page & Company, 1901 The House Fly-Disease Carrier, Frederick A. Stokes company, 1911 Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies, Authors Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar Jr. Frederick Knab, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1917 The Insect Menace, Century, 1931 Fighting the insects: the story of an entomologist, MacMillan, 1933 Bishopp, Fred Corry. "Leland Ossian Howard Centennial 1857–1957". Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America. 3: 1–3. Doi:10.1093/besa/3.3.1. Essig, E. O.. A History of Entomology. MacMillan Company. Pp. 658–664. Graf, John E.. "Leland Ossian Howard 1857-1950". Biographical Memoirs.

National Academy of Sciences. Howard, Leland Ossian. Fighting the Insects: The Story of an Entomologist, Telling of the Life and Experiences of the Writer. Macmillan Company. Mallis, Arnold. American Entomologists. Rutgers University Press. Pp. 79–86. ISBN 0-8135-0686-7. Russell, Louise M.. "Leland Ossian Howard: A Historical Review". Annual Review of Entomology. 23: 1–15. Doi:10.1146/annurev.en.23.010178.000245. Sterling, Keir B. ed.. "Howard, Leland Ossian". Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists. Greenwood Press. National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir Works by Leland Ossian Howard at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Leland Ossian Howard at Internet Archive

Rancho Zayante

Rancho Zayante was a 2,658-acre Mexican land grant in present-day Santa Cruz County, California. The grant, measuring one league by one-half league, straddled Zayante Creek and the San Lorenzo River, it included most of the present-day communities of Felton, Mount Hermon and Olympia, along with parts of Ben Lomond, Quail Hollow and Brackney, but not Zayante. Rancho Zayante was granted in 1834 by Governor José Figueroa to Joaquin Buelna, a teacher in San Jose and alcalde of Branciforte. Buelna never occupied the grant lapsed, it was re-granted in 1841 by Governor Juan Alvarado to Joseph Ladd Majors. Joseph Ladd Majors, a trapper from Tennessee, came to California in 1834 over the Santa Fe Trail in a party that included Isaac Graham. In 1838, Majors became a naturalized Mexican citizen and, at least temporarily, changed his name to Juan José Crisostomo Mayor. In 1839, Majors married María de los Angeles Castro, daughter of José Joaquín Castro of Rancho San Andrés. Majors' new status as a Mexican citizen and member of the Castro family allowed him to apply for and receive the grant of Rancho San Agustin.

Majors acted as middleman to obtain the additional grant of Rancho Zayante for Graham, not a Mexican citizen and therefore was not allowed to own land. In 1852, Majors testified before the Public Land Commission saying, "It was granted in my name because I was a Mexican citizen and could hold land but I held it for Graham and others who, not being citizens, could not hold it in their name." Graham’s reputation would have precluded him from achieving Mexican citizenship, his personal prejudices prevented him from applying. With the cession of California to the United States following the Mexican-American War, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo provided that the land grants would be honored; as required by the Land Act of 1851, a claim for Rancho Zayante was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1852, the grant was patented to Isaac Graham and William Ware in 1870. A claim was filed with the Land Commission in 1853 by Robert Cathcart administrator for the Joaquín Buelna estate, but was rejected.

Edward Stanly, Isaac Graham’s lawyer, acquired Rancho Zayante on Graham’s death. Stanly laid out the town of Felton in 1868, named for John B. Felton, mayor of Oakland, a University of California Regent and twice unsuccessful candidate for US Senate

Moscow Ring Road

The Moscow Automobile Ring Road, or MKAD, is a ring road encircling the parts of Moscow, Russia. The length of the road is 108.9 km, the number of exits is 35. The growth of traffic in and around Moscow in the 1950s made the city planners realise Russia's largest metropolis needed a bypass to redirect incoming traffic from major roads that run through the city. Opened in 1961, the MKAD had four lanes of asphalt running 108.9 kilometres along the city borders. Although not yet a freeway, it featured interchanges at major junctions few traffic lights and a speed limit of 100 km/h. For a long time the MKAD served as the administrative boundary of Moscow city, until in the 1980s Moscow started annexing territory outside the beltway. In December 2002 Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo became the first Moscow Metro station that opened beyond the limits of MKAD. In 1995-1999, the road was widened from the initial four to ten lanes, while all intersections became grade-separated, bridges were built to accommodate pedestrians, traffic lights were removed, a solid concrete barrier was installed in the median.

In 2001, all slow-moving vehicles were banned from entering the MKAD, the renovated road received a freeway designation from the mayor's office. Ring roads in Moscow: Boulevard Ring Garden Ring Third Ring RoadComparison to other ring roads encircling big cities: Saint Petersburg Ring Road Ring roads of Beijing London Orbital motorway Washington, DC Beltway A23 in Vienna Boulevard Périphérique in Paris Grande Raccordo Anulare in Rome Autopista de Circunvalación M-40 and M-50 in Madrid Tokyo Central Circular Expressway, Tokyo Outer Expressway and other four regular roads, encircling Tokyo The MKAD on Google Maps. A view of the MKAD from a pedestrian bridge