Year 88 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Rufus; the denomination 88 BC 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. The Social War ends with the defeat of the Italian allies by the Romans. Lucius Cornelius Sulla, age 50, becomes the first Roman commander to march on Rome with his army and to capture the city by force; this extraordinary act is prompted by his desire to maintain his consular command for the First Mithridatic War in Asia Minor. The First Roman Civil War starts with a democratic uprising led by Gaius Marius, but the democrats under the tribune P. Sulpicius Rufus are crushed by the conservatives under Sulla. Marius flees to Africa. First Civil War in Rome, between Marius and Sulla; some Italian cities are destroyed: for instance, Forlì, rebuilt by the praetor Livius Clodius afterwards. The Dardani and the Maedi attack the Roman province of Macedonia.
May – King Mithridates VI of Pontus invades Greece. Defeating the Roman forces four times in succession, he conquers Bithynia, Mysia, Pamphylia and Cappadocia; the Roman province of Asia is dismantled. On the king's orders, the local authorities in every city of the province round up and put to death all resident Italians – men and children – in a single day. Plutarch says. Gaius Claudius Marcellus Minor, Roman consul Demetrius III Eucaerus, king of the Seleucid Empire Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, Roman consul Lady Gouyi, mother of Zhao of Han Li Guangli, Chinese general Manius Aquillius, Roman consul and general Ptolemy X Alexander I, king of Egypt Publius Sulpicius Rufus, Roman statesman Quintus Mucius Scaevola Augur, Roman consul Quintus Poppaedius Silo, Italian tribe leader
Lea is an English surname. The surname Lea has a superficially Italian appearance to it, it originates from the Old English Lēah, which predates the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. After the Norman Conquest, an infusion of Norman and Latin entered into the lexicon of England, resulting in the development of multiple spelling and phonetic variants of the surname. Examples of these variations include the more common version of the surname, "Lee", as well as less common versions, such as Lei and Leigh. Whereas the "a" is silent in Lea, it is pronounced with an "ah" sound at the end of the name; the surname Lea means "pasture", "field", or an open clearing of space in a wooded area. There are analogous names in other Germanic languages such as "Loo" in Dutch or "Lōh" in Old High German, with identical meanings. Lea is still a surviving surname in areas of northern England. Lea has existed in North America since 1608 with the arrival of the English immigrant William Lea to what is now King and Queen County in the Virginia Colony.
Leas were among some of the first immigrants to come to North America from England in the 17th century, hailed from the southern United States in places such as Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas. Leas in the 19th century spread into the upper Midwest as well, by the mid-20th century had reached as far west as southern California. Today, "Lea" comprises a small percentage of the English surnames in the United States, with some American Leas able to trace back their ancestry to William Lea or one of his two brothers who came with him to Virginia in 1608. Brandin Lea, the lead singer of Texas-based band Flickerstick and side project The February Chorus Jim Lea, English bass guitarist Edward Lea, officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War Homer Lea, general in the army of Sun Yat-sen and a writer of several books of geopolitics. Lea Thomas Calloway Lea, Jr. was a prominent American attorney from El Paso and mayor of that city from 1915 to 1917. S. Representative from Tennessee Preston Lea, American businessman and politician, Governor of Delaware Sir Thomas Lea Liberal MP for Kidderminster Walter Maxfield Lea, Prince Edward Island politician Arthur Lea, Welsh international footballer Charlie Lea, former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball Cyril Lea, Welsh footballer Jim Lea, American sprinter Leslie Lea, English footballer Arthur Mills Lea, Australian entomologist Doug Lea, professor of Computer Science at State University of New York at Oswego where he specializes in concurrent programming Henry Charles Lea, American historian in Philadelphia Isaac Lea, American conchologist and business man Larry Lea, American televangelist Margaret Lea Houston, wife of Samuel Houston Nicholas Lea, actor Thomas C.
Lea, III, American muralist, artist, war correspondent and historian Lea Leah Lee Leigh
Drag City is an American independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois. It was established with a Royal Trux single release in Chicago in 1990 in by Dan Koretzky and Dan Osborn, it specializes in indie rock, experimental rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, alternative country. The label released the US version of Scott Walker's Tilt in 1997, after the label approached him wishing to give the album a US release. Walker described releasing the album on the indie label as "an experiment". Several members of Drag City's staff have played in bands. Booth were a member of Chestnut Station. In recent years, they have expanded their catalog to include alternative comedy releases, with recent outputs from Fred Armisen, Neil Hamburger, Andy Kaufman among others, reissues, notably by Gary Higgins and Death. In 1997, Drag City began publishing printed works such as the literary magazine The Minus Times and Neil Hagerty's novel Victory Chimp; the label distributed the 2013 documentary The Source Family.