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Year 790 was a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 790 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. September – The Armeniac Theme, located in northeastern Asia Minor, revolts against Empress Irene, declares the 19-year-old Constantine VI sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire. Other themes follow its example, imprison their strategoi. Constantine sends his iconoclast general Michael Lachanodrakon, to ensure that the Armeniacs take an oath. Irene is imprisoned in her palace at Constantinople. Alcuin, Anglo-Saxon missionary, returns to England. During his stay at the Carolingian court of King Charlemagne in Aachen, he has educated his sons Charles and Louis. Alcuin revises the church liturgy and the Bible, is responsible for an intellectual movement within the Frankish Kingdom. King Æthelred I returns to Northumbria, is restored to the throne after living in exile for 11 years.

His rival Osred II is deposed, forcibly tonsured, exiled to the Isle of Man. Æthelred faces a rebellion by another rival, named Eardwulf. The latter is captured, hanged outside the gates to Ripon Abbey; the body is taken into the abbey, where Eardwulf escapes to exile. King Offa of Mercia takes control of East Anglia. King Æthelberht II mints his own coins, in defiance of his overlord. Cambodia begins to break away from the Sumatra-based kingdom Srivijaya, as a 20-year-old Cambodian prince, who claims descent from the rulers of Funan, is consecrated in eastern Cambodia with the title Jayavarman II. In the next 10 years he will extend his powers north into the Mekong Valley. Irish monks members of a Hiberno-Scottish mission, reach Iceland in hide-covered coracles, begin settlements. Angilbert, Frankish diplomat of King Charlemagne, is made abbot of Saint-Riquier. Joseph is consecrated Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Athanasia of Aegina, Byzantine noblewoman and saint Cyngen ap Cadell, king of Powys Fātimah bint Mūsā, Muslim saint Íñigo Arista, king of Pamplona Leo IV, pope of the Catholic Church Li He, Chinese poet Lu Tong, Chinese poet Musa ibn Musa al-Qasawi, Muslim military leader Ramiro I, king of Asturias Fujiwara no Otomuro, Japanese empress consort Thecla of Kitzingen and abbess Torson, Frankish count of Toulouse

Frederic Jones

Frederic Jones was a New Zealand politician. From England, he settled in the colony in 1863 for health reasons. Jones was the third son of John Humphreys Jones, from the Shropshire region in England, he received his education from the Reverend G. Wharton, vicar of Kinver, learned the trades of architecture and surveyor, he was employed by Butler in London. In January 1863, Jones arrived in Lyttelton with his brother T. D. Jones on the Chariot of Fame, his second brother, John Humphreys, remained in London. The main reason for emigration was to improve his health by a change of climate. Jones was for several years employed in the office of the builder Jenkins, he worked in the office of Messrs W. Montgomery and Co after that. Jenkins, Jones and a Mr Innes started a flax mill in Kaiapoi; the site was occupied by the Kaiapoi Woollen Manufacturing Company. Jones held numerous offices in local government, was described as the foremost expert in the country on local government matters, he was a member including its chairman.

In 1880, he was chosen to represent the Heathcote district on the South Waimakariri Board of Conservators, which became the South Waimakariri River Board. For some time, he chaired the board and retired from the it in December 1887, owing to parliamentary workload. In January 1882, he was chosen as the Heathcote Road Board representative on the Drainage Board, but he resigned from that role in May of that year. In 1881, he was elected onto the Selwyn County Council as the representative for the Heathcote riding, remained a councillor until his death, his main contributions were a principal part in organising the Halswell drainage scheme and securing the Cashmere Hills domain as a public reserve. From 1883 until his death, he was the chairman of the board, he was appointed in 1885 by the Selwyn County Council as their representative on the Hospital Board, on the Charitable Aid Board, the latter of which he chaired in 1886-87. At the time of his death, he was chairman of the Hospital Board; the death on 17 December 1886 of John Coster, who represented the Heathcote electorate in parliament, caused the February 1887 Heathcote by-election.

There were several people interested in standing in the electorate, including the former Heathcote MP Henry Wynn-Williams, but with Jones and the current Mayor of Christchurch, Aaron Ayers considered as the only contenders of having a chance of success, most other candidates withdrew from the contest. On nomination day on 2 February 1887, Jones and Ayers were nominated. A third person, James Arthur Williams, nominated himself, but could not find anybody to second this motion. Thus, the by-election was a two-person contest. On election day, 8 February 1887, the majority opinion was. There was great interest in the election. Jones had a considerable majority over Ayers, with 336 votes, respectively; the 191 votes majority was mirrored by Jones having won all four polling stations. At the 26 September 1887 general election, Jones and J. H. Hopkins were nominated. Hopkins was an active supporter of Jones for the by-election some seven months earlier and had proposed him at the 2 February nomination meeting, but had developed policy differences with regards to the economic recession.

Jones and Hopkins received 309 votes, respectively. Hence, the majority for Jones was 447 votes, he was elected to the 10th Parliament. Jones was a first cousin of Edward Wingfield Humphreys, who represented the Christchurch North electorate in 1889-90. Jones died on 8 September 1890 after several months of illness at his home in Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central City. On the day of his death, the House of Representatives adjourned their meeting for five hours out of respect for the deceased member, he was buried at the Barbadoes Street Cemetery on 10 September. As his death was close to the next general election, held in December 1890, there was no by-election for the vacant seat; the Heathcote electorate was won by William Tanner

The Flying Inn

The Flying Inn is a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1914, it is set in a future England where the temperance movement has allowed a bizarre form of "Progressive" Islam to dominate the political and social life of the country. Because of this, alcohol sales to the poor are prohibited, while the rich can get alcoholic drinks "under a medical certificate"; the plot centres on the adventures of Humphrey Pumph and Captain Patrick Dalroy, who roam the country in their cart with a barrel of rum in an attempt to evade Prohibition, exploiting loopholes in the law to temporarily prevent the police taking action against them. The heroes and their followers foil an attempted coup by an Islamic military force; the novel includes The Rolling English Road. The poem was first published under the title A Song of Temperance Reform in the New Witness in 1913. Bleiler, Everett; the Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. P. 76. LCCN 48006709. OCLC 1113926. Clark, Stephen R. L.. G. K.

Chesterton: thinking backward, looking forward. Templeton Foundation Press. P. 65. ISBN 978-1-59947-104-4; the Flying Inn at Project Gutenberg Internet Archive version Google Books version Free audio book version from LibriVox Iain Benson"The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton"

Bluetile Lounge

Bluetile Lounge was an Australian slowcore band, formed in Perth, Western Australia in 1991. After releasing their debut full-length album, Lowercase, in 1995, Bluetile Lounge signed to the American independent label Smells Like Records, which released the band's second and final LP, Half-Cut, in 1998. Despite garnering little attention in their home city, Bluetile Lounge attracted a small but dedicated following overseas, in part due to the support of international acts such as Sonic Youth and Low. Since splitting up in 1998, Bluetile Lounge's profile has continued to grow through websites such as Tumblr and, their two albums have been ranked among the best of the slowcore genre. Bluetile Lounge formed in Perth, Western Australia in 1991. One of the band's early songs, "Concrete/Tunnels", featured on a compilation tape released by Guy Blackman's Chapter Music label. Blackman went on to become Bluetile Lounge's first producer. In 1995, Bluetile Lounge recorded their debut album, Lowercase, in a Masonic Hall in the port city of Fremantle, south of Perth.

The band chose the recording location for its acoustics, giving the album a "big, roomy natural sound." Alan Sparhawk, frontman of American band Low, encouraged Jason Reynolds of Australia's Summershine Records to release the album. Sub Pop and Shock Records distributed Lowercase in the United States and Australia respectively. Andy Hazel of Double J said the album's songs "don’t so much begin and end as appear, glitter and recede. At times brittle and delicately constructed, there is a muscularity and sense of purpose that lulls and stuns."At the behest of Sonic Youth, Bluetile Lounge played the Perth leg of the 1996 Summersault music festival. In 1998, the band returned to the Fremantle Masonic Hall to record Half-Cut. Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley agreed to release the album on his label Smells Like Records. Reviewing the album for CMJ New Music Monthly, Lois Maffeo praised the band's compositions and "crystalline" sound, as well as their ability to maintain a "clear mental union" while playing at a "glacial" pace.

Bluetile Lounge disbanded in 1998, reforms to play live in-studio for Perth community radio station RTRFM. Today their albums are considered surviving remnants of a 1990s indie scene in Perth that has faded into obscurity. In 2017, in ranking Lowercase as the fifth best slowcore album, Anthony Carew of ThoughtCo called it "a five-song, 45-minute study in isolationism, in a persistent loneliness leaving one feeling utterly unmoored. Daniel Erickson – vocals, piano Howard Healy – vocals, bass Gabrielle Cotton – guitar, vocals Alexander Stevenspercussion Studio albums 1995: Lowercase 1998: Half-Cut

Cross-country skiing at the 1984 Winter Olympics – Men's 50 kilometre

The men's 50 kilometre cross-country skiing competition at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, was held on Sunday 19 February at Veliko Polje, Igman. It was the last event of the men's cross-country skiing programme at these games and the fourteenth appearance of the 50 kilometre race as it had appeared in every Winter games. Thomas Wassberg of Sweden was the 1982 World champion and Nikolay Zimyatov of the Soviet Union was the defending champion from the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, United States; each skier started at half a minute intervals. Of the 54 athletes who started the race, 4 did not finish. Thomas Wassberg of the Sweden took his second Gold medal of the games after being part of Sweden's winning Men's 4 x 10km relay team, his third all-time Gold medal, his fellow countryman Gunde Svan took silver and therefore won a medal in every cross-country event for men. Sources: Final results

1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge Europe Zone

The Europe Zone was one of the two regional zones of the 1934 International Lawn Tennis Challenge. 10 teams entered the Europe Zone, with the winner going on to compete in the Inter-Zonal Final against the winner of the America Zone. Due to the large number of entries in Europe, a "Qualifying Round" system was introduced in order to better manage the number of teams competing. European teams which lost before the 1933 Europe Zone semifinals would play-off against each other for the right to compete in the 1934 Europe Zone main draw alongside the 1933 Europe Zone semifinalists and other non-European teams. 17 teams entered the Qualifying Rounds. Australia defeated Czechoslovakia in the final, went on to face the United States in the Inter-Zonal Final. European teams which lost in the first round, second round or quarterfinals of the 1933 main draw played against each other to qualify for four places in the 1934 Europe Zone main draw. Belgium vs. Hungary Ireland vs. Germany Denmark vs. Greece Norway vs. Yugoslavia Austria vs.

Spain Sweden vs. Belgium Monaco vs. Switzerland Poland vs. Italy Netherlands vs. Romania Germany vs. Denmark Yugoslavia vs. Austria Switzerland vs. Belgium Netherlands vs. Italy France vs. Austria Switzerland vs. India Australia vs. Japan France vs. Germany Italy vs. Switzerland Czechoslovakia vs. New Zealand France vs. Australia Italy vs. Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia vs. Australia Davis Cup official website