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Year 886 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. March – A wide-ranging conspiracy against Emperor Basil I, led by John Kourkouas, is uncovered. August 29 – Emperor Basil I the Macedonian dies from a fever, contracted after a hunting accident, he is succeeded by the 19-year-old Leo VI, a son of former emperor Michael III, as sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire. After his coronation Leo reburies, with great ceremony, the remains of his father in the imperial mausoleum, within the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. October – Siege of Paris: Count Odo slips through Viking-controlled territory, to ask King Charles the Fat for support, he returns with a relief force, reaches safety within the walls. Charles arrives with a large army, establishes a camp at Montmartre. After negotiations he promises the Vikings tribute, allows them to sail up the River Seine, to over-winter in Burgundy. King Alfred the Great of Wessex recaptures London from the Danish Vikings, renames it Lundenburh.

Upstream from London Bridge, he builds a small harbor called Queenhithe. Alfred hands the town over to his son-in-law Æthelred, lord of Mercia. A street system is planned out in the town, with boundaries of 1,100 yards from east to west, around 330 yards from north to south. December – Emperor Leo VI dismisses Patriarch Photius I, his tutor, replaces him with his own brother Stephen I; the Glagolitic alphabet, devised by Cyril and Methodius, missionaries from Constantinople, is adopted in the Bulgarian Empire. Boris I, ruler of the Bulgarian Empire, establishes the Ohrid Literary Schools. Ibn Muqlah, Muslim official and vizier Ōnakatomi no Yorimoto, Japanese poet Yang Wo, emperor of Wu March 9 – Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi, Muslim scholar and astrologer August 29 – Basil I, emperor of the Byzantine Empire Adalbert I, Frankish margrave Airemón mac Áedo, king of Ulaid Bernard Plantapilosa, Frankish nobleman Deorlaf, bishop of Hereford Fiachnae mac Ainbítha, king of Ulaid Gao Renhou, Chinese general Henry of Franconia, Frankish general Heongang, king of Silla Hugh, archbishop of Cologne Joscelin, archbishop of Paris Li Quanzhong, Chinese warlord Li Sigong, Chinese warlord Lu Yanhong, Chinese warlord Min Xu, governor of the Tang Dynasty Muhammad I, Muslim emir of Córdoba Robert I, Frankish nobleman Wang Xu, Chinese warlord Wulgrin I, Frankish nobleman Zhuge Shuang, Chinese general

Émile Daeschner

Émile Nosky-Georges-Henri Emile Daeschner was a French diplomat. He was the son of Ludwig Daeschner and Louise Caroline Fernex, he has a law degree and a graduate of the Sciences Po. In 1887, after being admitted to the competition in the diplomatic and consular career, he became attached to the political leadership in the office of Foreign Minister. From 1888 to 1897, he held various positions in the Foreign Ministry, in 1898 was appointed second secretary at the embassy in London, he married Henriette Krug, daughter of Paul Krug and Caroline Harle 1846–1915), with whom he had four children. From 1905 to 1906, he was chief of staff and staff of the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs. In February 1906, he is member of the French delegation to the funeral of Christian IX of Denmark. From 1906 to 1908 he worked as first secretary of the Embassy of France in Madrid and at the Embassy of France in London. In 1909, he was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary. In 1912, he was chief of staff and staff of Raymond Poincaré, President of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

From 1913, he was Minister Plenipotentiary 1st class in Lisbon and in Bucharest in 1920. In 1924 -- 1925, he was ambassador of France in United States. From 1926 to 1928, he was ambassador of France to Turkey. Raymond Poincaré, Au service de la France: neuf années de souvenirs, 1926

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

The Day of the Imprisoned Writer is an annual, international day intended to recognize and support writers who resist repression of the basic human right to freedom of expression and who stand up to attacks made against their right to impart information. This day is observed each year on November 15, it was started in 1981 by PEN International's Writers in Prison Committee. In addition to increasing the public's awareness of persecuted writers in general, PEN uses the Day of the Imprisoned Writer to direct attention to several specific persecuted or imprisoned writers and their individual circumstances; each of the selected writers is from a different part of the world, each case represents circumstances of repression that occur when governments or other entities in power feel threatened by what writers have written. On this day, the general public is encouraged to take action—in the form of donations and letters of appeal—on behalf of the selected writers; the day serves to commemorate all of the writers killed since the previous year's Day of the Imprisoned Writer.

Between November 15, 2007 and November 15, 2008, at least 39 writers from around the world were killed in circumstances that appeared to be related to their professions. 2013 Kunchok Tsephel Gopey Tsang.

Dave's Picks Volume 15

Dave's Picks Volume 15 is a three-CD live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It contains the complete concert recorded on April 22, 1978 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, it was released on August 2015 as a limited edition of 16,500 numbered copies. One track from the previous concert of the tour, in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 21, 1978, had been released on So Many Roads; the following concert date of the tour had been released as Dave's Picks Volume 7. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, writing on AllMusic, said, "In his brief liner notes for his 15th pick, historian/vaultmaster Dave Lemieux claims April 24, 1978 as the dividing point between the honed 1977 Dead and the looser 1978 Dead; that April 24 concert at Normal's Illinois State University saw release in 2013 as the seventh Dave's Pick, but this 2015 release captures a show at Nashville Municipal Auditorium from just two days earlier, so it follows that the Dead are in fine form.... All and all, it's a good energetic show."

Disc 1 First set:"Bertha" > – 7:27 "Good Lovin'" – 6:48 "Candyman" – 7:26 "Looks Like Rain" – 8:16 "Tennessee Jed" – 9:33 "Jack Straw" – 6:12 "Peggy-O" – 8:16 "New Minglewood Blues" – 6:12 "Deal" – 7:24Disc 2 Second set:"Lazy Lightning" > – 3:38 "Supplication" – 6:42 "It Must Have Been the Roses" – 8:22 "Estimated Prophet" > – 12:36 "Eyes of the World" > – 12:25 "Rhythm Devils" > – 14:09Disc 3"Not Fade Away" > – 11:20 "Wharf Rat" > – 12:06 "Sugar Magnolia" – 10:07Encore:"One More Saturday Night" – 5:12 Grateful DeadJerry Garcia – guitar, vocals Donna Jean Godchaux – vocals Keith Godchauxkeyboards Mickey Hartdrums, percussion Bill Kreutzmann – drums, percussion Phil Leshbass, vocals Bob Weir – guitar, vocalsProductionProduced by Grateful Dead Produced for release by David Lemieux Executive producer: Mark Pinkus Associate producers: Doran Tyson, Ivette Ramos CD mastering: Jeffrey Norman Recording: Betty Cantor-Jackson Art direction, design: Steve Vance Cover art: Micah Nelson Photos: James R. Anderson Tape research: Michael Wesley Johnson Archival research: Nicholas Meriwether Liner notes: David Lemieux

Litellus Burrell

Litellus Burrell was a British major-general in the East India Company's service. He was born in 1753, entered the Bengal Army early in 1770 as a volunteer in Captain Rawstorne's company of the second battalion 2nd Bengal Europeans, in which he became a corporal in 1771, sergeant in 1772. In 1774, on the recommendation of his captain, he was transferred to the 18th sepoys, with which he fought at the Battle of Cutra or St. George on 23 April 1774 and in the subsequent campaign in Rohilcund, he became sergeant-major of the corps in 1775, remained with it until 1779, when he was nominated to a Bengal cadetship by Warren Hastings. In October of the same year he obtained a commission as ensign, served against the Mahrattas with a detachment of sepoys under Captain Popham, distinguishing himself at the storming of Lotah and the capture of Gwalior by escalade; the 1st battalion of sepoy drafts, to which he belonged, became the 40th, the 33rd native infantry. When it was reduced at the peace, who, as adjutant, had seen much rough service with it in Malwa under Colonels Camac and Muir, was appointed adjutant 2nd native infantry, with which he served until 1797.

In that year, at his own request, he was transferred to the 3rd native infantry in the field in anticipation of an expected invasion by Zemaun Shah, king of Cabul. He became brevet-captain in 1796, captain-lieutenant in 1797, substantive captain in 1798, in which year he was transferred to the second battalion 5th native infantry at Lucknow. At this time the government called for three thousand sepoy volunteers from the Bengal infantry to proceed by sea to the coast of Coromandel to reinforce the Madras troops, Burrell, who had come down the Ganges to Calcutta in charge of the volunteers of his regiment, was appointed to the command of the third battalion thus formed; the three battalions of Bengal volunteers proceeded to Madras, joined General Harris's army, in which, as the 4th native brigade, under command of Colonel John Gardiner, they fought at Mallavelly and at the storming and capture of Seringapatam. They were next employed under Colonel Arthur Wellesley in subjugating the refractory chieftains of the Mysore, when the 3rd Bengal volunteers, under Burrell, garrisoned Chitteldroog.

Subsequently, the volunteers were sent home overland, on their arrival in their own presidency, after putting down some disturbances at Palavoram by the way, the supreme government notified in a general order ‘its appreciation of the distinguished services of the European and native officers and soldiers of these gallant and meritorious corps during the late arduous crisis in public affairs.’ Meanwhile, Burrell had been appointed to the 15th native infantry, added to the Bengal army in 1798. This corps he joined in Oude in 1801, served with it in the campaign of 1803, under Lord Lake, at Delhi and Laswarree, on which latter occasion he was in command of the advanced picquets of the army. With its battalions he made the campaigns of 1804–5, fought at Deeg, in the desperate but unsuccessful attempts on Bhurtpore, in which his health suffered from the privations endured. In 1807 he became lieutenant-colonel of the 1st battalion, in November of the year following ‘standards of honour,’ inscribed among other devices with the name ‘Lake,’ similar to those awarded to other native corps which had served through Lord Lake's campaigns, were presented to the 15th native infantry, under command of Burrell, at Barrackpore by Lord Minto, the governor-general, in person.

Burrell became brevet-colonel in 1814, in 1817 was appointed to the command of the 3rd brigade of the grand army under Lord Hastings in the field against the Pindarrees. At the end of the campaign he rejoined his regiment, was appointed to the command-in-chief of all the East India Company's forces in the territory of the Nawab Vizier of Oude. In 1819 he succeeded to a regiment on the Bengal establishment, in 1821 was promoted to the rank of major-general on the occasion of the coronation of George IV, he remained in Oude until 1820. Having benefited by the change, he was appointed to a command at Cuttack in 1821. Failing health, compelled him to relinquish further employment and to seek his native climate, he died at Notting Hill on 13 September 1827, aged 75. Of a placid disposition, even-tempered, possessed of an intimate acquaintance with the habits and prejudices of the natives, Burrell had the gift of winning the confidence and esteem of all with whom he came in contact. Under his rule, his regiment is said to have been a model of good order in the field and in cantonments, whenever volunteers were called for, as in the cases of the expeditions to Mauritius and Java and the proposed occupation of Macao, the 15th native infantry was always ready with double or treble its quota.

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chichester, Henry Manners. "Burrell, Litellus". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 07. London: Smith, Elder & Co

WebWeaver Suite

WebWeaver is a commercial web-based Learning management system. This software has been developed and distributed by a German company DigiOnline GmbH including a variety of tools that allow and enhance communication and collaboration of those involved in education. Part of WebWeaver is a Content Management System, used for building and maintenance of websites, it all started in 1999. The initial objective of the developers was to support teachers and educational stuff in their first steps towards the collaborative usage of new digital media and provide them with a secure online environment; the further development of the software was driven by the educational and organisational needs of various educational institutions. This institution-oriented approach has been pursued by WebWeaver in its standard version since 2004; the learning platform in its standard version includes the following areas: Private, Community, eLearning and eContent. The current goals of the platform are: to provide institutions with internal workspace including secure communication channels and collaborative data storage, to support collaboration across the institutions, to promote and enhance the individual and collaborative learning.

The standard version of WebWeaver includes the following tools: Address book Administration of resources Bill board Blogs Bookmarks Calendar Chat Courselet File storage Forum Learning plan Learning progress check Mail Service Mailing lists Member lists Messenger Notices Photo album Polls Profile Project bourse Showcase Task Timetable Websites Wikis The software is used as a learning and community platform for educational purposes. It serves as a technical base for the cost-free learning platform used in German schools lo-net² and for the learning platform from the Swiss educational server, as well as for the learning and working platform qualiboXX; the web-based software is complemented with WebWeaver Desktop, which can be installed on the user’s computer as any other desktop tool. The tool includes a messenger, enables an easy access to the data storages of the platform using drag & drop as well as other features such as special storage for Whiteboard screens. WebWeaver Desktop can be used as a portable version saved on an USB flash drive.

To enable a mobile access to the messenger of the platform a user will need to install an iPhone App. Thomas Möbius, lo-net nutzen. Erfahrungen mit dem Einsatz der virtuellen Lernplattform lo-net, in: Computer + Unterricht, Friedrich Verlag, 2004, Heft 54, S. 44–48, ISSN 0176-3717. Dominik Petko, Lernplattformen in Schulen: Ansätze für E-Learning und Blended Learning in Präsenzklassen, Vs Verlag, Wiesbaden 2010, ISBN 3-531-16718-9. Peter Welskop, Von lo-net zu lo-net², in: Computer + Unterricht, Friedrich Verlag, 2007, Heft 65, S. 46–47, ISSN 0176-3717. Peter Welskop, Schulentwicklung mit lo-net², Lehrer-Online, 27. Februar 2008