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984

Year 984 was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. Spring – German boy-king Otto III is seized by the deposed Henry II, duke of Bavaria, who has recovered his duchy and claims the regency as a member of the Ottonian Dynasty, but Henry is forced to hand over Otto to Empress consort Theophanu. King Ramiro III loses his throne to Bermudo II, who becomes ruler of the entire Kingdom of León. Fall – Emperor En'yū abdicates the throne in favor of his 16-year-old son Kazan after a 15-year reign. En'yū retires and becomes a Buddhist priest. Qiao Weiyue, an Chinese engineer, innovates the first known use of the double-gated canal pound lock during the Song Dynasty, for adjusting different water levels in segments of the Grand Canal in China. August 20 – Pope John XIV dies a prisoner in the Castel Sant'Angelo at Rome after a 1-year reign, having either been murdered of starved to death. Anti-Pope Boniface VII returns from Constantinople and gains support from the powerful Roman Crescentii family.

He takes hold of the papal throne. Abu al-Qasim Muhammad, founder of the Abbadid Dynasty Choe Chung, Korean Confucian scholar and poet Emma, queen of England and Norway July 7 – Crescentius and aristocrat July 18 – Dietrich I, bishop of Metz August 1 – Æthelwold, bishop of Winchester August 20 – John XIV, pope of the Catholic Church September 9 – Warin, archbishop of Cologne Buluggin ibn Ziri, ruler of the Zirid Dynasty Domnall Claen, king of Leinster Edith of Wilton, English princess and abbess Eochaid Ua Floinn, Irish poet Gerberga, Frankish queen Jordan, bishop of Poland Miró III, count of Cerdanya and Besalú Ragnhild Eriksdotter, Norse Viking noblewoman Shi Shouxin, Chinese general

USS Sultana (SP-134)

USS Sultana was a yacht acquired under a free lease by the U. S. Navy during World War I, she was assigned to escort duty in the North Atlantic Ocean. She served honorably—rescuing survivors adrift in the water and protecting cargo ships from submarine attack—and was returned to her owner at the close of the war. Sultana was built in 1889 by Robins at Erie Basin, New York, it was commissioned for his wife Julia Hunt Catlin, of New York City. They spent their honeymoon on it and crossed the Atlantic "about 75 times" as quoted from her memoires. "We cruised from the Windward Isles to South America. One time we cruised for a year and a half from the North Cape to the Suez, stopping wherever and for as long as we pleased." Trenor L. Park was silk merchant and prominent yachtsman. After his death in 1907, it was sold to Mrs. E. H. Harriman of New York City, widow of the late railroad baron E. H. Harriman. On 4 May 1917, Mrs. Harriman loaned the steam yacht to the United States Navy under a free lease.

Sultana was fitted out at the New York Navy Yard, she joined a special patrol force at Tompkinsville, New York, on 6 June. The force sailed for France on 9 June. On 4 July, she rescued 45 survivors of the American merchantman, torpedoed the day before. From 4 July 1917 to 5 December 1918, Sultana was attached to the United States Patrol Squadron based at Brest and performed escort and patrol duty. On 5 December, after the war had ended, she headed for home via the Azores and Bermuda, arrived at New York City on 28 December 1918. Sultana was stripped of her military hardware and returned to Mrs. Harriman on 17 February 1919 and struck from the Navy list. USS Vedette U. S. Navy World War I This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. USS Sultana, 1917-1919; the Civilian yacht Sultana

Everybody Is a Star

"Everybody Is a Star", released in December 1969, is song written by Sylvester Stewart and recorded by Sly and the Family Stone. The song, released as the b-side to the band's 1970 single "Thank You", reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970 at a time when chart position for both sides of the single were measured and not independently. "Star" was intended to be included on an in-progress album with "Thank You" and "Hot Fun in the Summertime". The single was the final classic-era Family Stone recording. Sly, his siblings Freddie Stone and Rose Stone, Larry Graham trade bars for the lead vocal, delivering Sly's assurance that every person is special in their own way; the song with which "Star" shared a 7" single, "Thank You", marks the beginning of the Family Stone's second era, during which the music would take on a darker, more funk-based feel. The song has been covered by several acts, including The Jackson 5, The Pointer Sisters, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Fishbone with Gwen Stefani and Family Stone member Rose Stone, others.

The Roots sampled the song for their 2004 single "Star", from their LP The Tipping Point. This version of the song, featuring Roots MC Black Thought commenting on how people attempt to earn fame in the wrong way, was included on a Family Stone tribute/covers album, Different Strokes by Different Folks, released in July 2005. In 1977, the cast performed the song on an episode of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour. Sly Stonevocals Cynthia Robinsontrumpet Jerry Martinitenor saxophone Rose Stone — vocals, piano Freddie Stone — vocals, guitars Larry Graham — vocals, bass Greg Erricodrums List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1970 List of number-one R&B singles of 1970

Daund

Daund is a city, municipal council and headquarters of Daund taluka in Pune district in the state of Maharashtra, India. In ancient times a sage,'Dhaumya Rishi' used to stay here, hence people started calling this place after him:'Dhaum'. Gradually'Dhaum' became'Dhoand', then'Dhaundh', before it getting corrupted to the present name'Daund'. According to the Epic Mahabharata Krishna's wife Rukhmini had gone in the'Dhindir forest', this ancient'Dhindir Van' is today's Daund. Daund is major railway junction in central railway, Daund is located on bank of Bhima river. Shahaji was a sardar in the Nizam Shahi, he had been given Daund including the Bahadurgad fort in Pedgaon. In 1739 the Bajirao - Mastani affair had brought clashes among the Peshwa family, hence Bajirao Peshwa took Mastani away from Pune and made her stay in Patas. Hence forth Bajirao and Mastani met at the Firangai Devi temple in Kurkumbh. Water of the rivers Bhima, Pravara and Godavari are best suited to the horses, hence the horses breeding on these waters used to be strong and loyal.

The area of'Bhimthadi', close to Daund was famous for getting good breed of Horses and people preferred to get a pony only from this place. This breed was supposed to be the best of all. Hence the Horse business in Daund has flourished. At the end of the Peshwa Era due to heavy loans on them Daund and some villages from Pune had gone in control of'Girgosavi'. Daund was extensively developed during the British rule; when railways were started during the British rule in 1870, the Bombay-Solapur railway passed via Daund, the Daund-Baramati narrow gauge track was constructed. Daund became a junction. Daund got connected to Srigonda. In the British period Daund was an important center for coal engines. There were more than 125 coal engines in Daund of this coal ash was found in abundance. Hence the brick making business started and it went to various big cities. A receiver station of the Imperial Wireless Chain was installed three kilometers outside the city. From 1942 to 1945 two Military camps were set up in Daund.

The first motion picture theater, called'Hind Cinema', was started in 1938, first of its kind during that period, it was owned by a family named Sonone which lived besides the theater in a small bungalow called Jai Palace. The first hotel in Daund, called'Maharashtra Khanaval', was established in 1930, followed in 1940 by the'Jogalekar Upahar Gruh'. Daund is located at 18.47°N 74.6°E / 18.47. It is situated about 80 km east of the Sahyadri mountain range, which forms a barrier from the Arabian sea; the town is flat terrain, with hills rising 600 m to the south of the town near Kurkumbh. Daund is located on the southern bank of Bhima river, a major river in Maharashtra; the river creates the Ujjani reservoir around 25 km southeast of the town. The climate of Daund is hot and dry, the area receives scant rainfall. Lakes like Warvand and Motoba fall in this Taluka. Daund lies close to the seismically active zone around Koyna Dam, about 130 km southeast of the town, has been rated in Zone 3 by the India Meteorological Department.

Primary crops include wheat, sugar cane and sweet limes. Daund has a large working class population, the primary occupation is farming. MIDC provides employment for the people. Daund is being developed as a hub for Pharmaceutical Industries. Pharmaceutical majors such as Cipla, Dia Ichi have their base here. Daund is served by rail at the Daund Junction. Daund is a important railway junction, serving as a halt for south bound trains from Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan as the origin/destination for trains to north India. Trains going north wards to New Delhi, Jammu from Pune and Goa have to pass through Daund. Daund is an access point to one of the Ashtavinayak Ganpati, Siddhatek. Daund is the important station for devotees who visit Meherabad, Shiridi from south India via Ahmednagar and Kopargaon. Both public and private transport are popular in Pune. Daund is just 9 km north of National National highway NH160 passes through Daund; as of 2011 India Census, Daund had a population of 49,450 of which 25,117 were males and 24,333 were females.

There were 5,721 children of age below 6 years. Daund had an average literacy rate of 77.34%, higher than the national average of 74.04%. Male literacy was 80.44% and female literacy was 74.13%. Daund acts as a base for the State Reserve Police Force of the Maharashtra Police; the town has a significant population working as an employee of the Indian Railways and SRPF. The historical place in Daund is the Ancient Vitthal Temple. There are 9 mosques in Daund; the Norton Memorial Church and Churches of Christ are two main churches, including 10 more churches in Daund. Narayan- Bet near Chaufula in Daund is a popular picnic spot. Firangai Mata Temple in Kurkumbh is one of the Ancient temples and a picnic spots just 7 km away from Daund. Balaji temple in heart of the town celebrated 100 years of completion. Ram Navamiis the largest religious event, marked by Lord Rama's sculpture carried throughout the town on a palanquin. At Malthan, at a distance of 22 km from Daund is the Palace of Dadoji Kondhdev, teacher of Shivaji Raje Bhosale.

Ancient temple of Bhuleshwar is located at Yavat, 15 km from Daund. The town has a beautiful Jain Digambar temple known as the 1008 Chandra

Janet Rono

Janet Jelagat Rono is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in marathon races. Rono has won multiple marathons including the 2011 Hong Kong Marathon, 2013 Cologne Marathon and 2014 Ljubljana Marathon, she holds a personal best of 2:26:03 hours for the distance. Rono began her career with a tour of Mexico, she won the 2009 Gran Pacífico Marathon, had runner-up finishes in Culiacán, Mexico City and Ciudad Juarez in 2010 took back-to-back wins at the Panama City Marathon and Mexicali Marathon in December that year. Despite having won three marathons and having a personal best of 2:37:08 hours, she failed to get invites to major races, she decided to fund her own travel and entry to the Hong Kong Marathon in 2011 and the move paid off, as she won the race in a personal best of 2:33:42 hours and a top prize of US$34,000. She was runner-up at the Yellow River Estuary Marathon in May, she competed sparingly over the following two years, with a win at the Maratona Internacional Mauricio de Nassau in September 2012 being the only performance of note.

She was runner-up at the low-key Taichung International Marathon in June 2013 but came back to prominence with a win at the Cologne Marathon. She took to the front from the start of the race and ended up improving her best by over five minutes, taking the title in 2:28:36 hours; this established her among the world's top runners and she received an invitation to the 2014 Tokyo Marathon, where she ended the race in fourth with another best of 2:26:03 hours. Dropping down in distance, she won the BIG 25 Berlin, but managed only fifth at the Olomouc Half Marathon, she returned to the top of the podium at the Ljubljana Marathon in October 2014. She was down the order in ninth at the 2015 Prague Half Marathon and returned to the city for the Prague International Marathon, where despite a fast start she ended up fourth. A month she had her first win at the half marathon distance at the Zwolle Half Marathon, setting a new best of 71:10 minutes. 10K run – 35:37 min 15K run – 51:04 min Half marathon – 71:10 min 25K run – 1:24:37 hours Marathon – 2:26:03 hours Janet Rono at World Athletics

Computer Gamer

Computer Gamer was a video game magazine published in the United Kingdom by Argus Specialist Publications, covering home gaming from April 1985 to June 1987. It was a colourful relaunch of the failing magazine Games Computing, a more conservative magazine published throughout in monochrome. Like many similar magazines, it contained sections of news, game reviews, tips, help guides, reader's letters, cover-mounted game demos; when the magazine was relaunched, it was directly competing with Computer and Video Games but with only a fifth of the 100,000 monthly sales. It battled on for two years but, adding only 6,000 sales, it was closed in 1987. Although lost in the crowd of titles on the market in the mid-80s, Gamer did achieve the distinction of having an issue banned by W H Smith and other UK newsagents; the cover promoted a game called "Blood And Guts" but was considered to be too gory and was replaced by a plainer rush cover. The offending image, constructed from pink hessian, red paint and a Turkish knife, was demoted to background art on the review pages - without complaint