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Aldershot

Aldershot is a town in the Rushmoor district of Hampshire, England. It lies on heathland in the extreme northeast corner of the county, about 31.8 mi southwest of London. The area is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council; the town has a population of 36,321, while the Aldershot Urban Area, a loose conurbation has a population of 243,344, making it the thirtieth-largest urban area in the UK. Aldershot is known as the "Home of the British Army", a connection which led to its rapid growth from a small village to a Victorian town. Aldershot is twinned with Sulechów in Meudon in France and Oberursel in Germany; the name may have derived from alder trees found in the area. Aldershot was included as part of the Hundred of Crondall referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086. John Norden's map of Hampshire, published in the 1607 edition of William Camden's Britannia, indicates that Aldershot was a market town. Prior to 1850, Aldershott was little known; the area was a vast stretch of common land, a lonely wasteland unsuitable for most forms of agriculture with scant population.

As it existed at the time of the Domesday Survey in 1086, the extensive settlement of Crondall in the north-east corner of Hampshire was Scandinavian, for among the customs of that great manor, which included Crondall, Yateley and Aldershot, that of sole inheritance by the eldest daughter in default of sons prevailed, as over a large part of Cumberland, this is a peculiarly Norse custom. The 18th-century jurist Charles Viner lived here and printed his A General Abridgment of Law and Equity on a press in his home. In the 18th-century, the stretch of the London to Winchester turnpike that passed through Aldershot between Bagshot and Farnham was the scene of highway robberies. At one time it had "almost as bad a reputation as Hounslow Heath". Dick Turpin is said to have operated in the area having his headquarters nearby in Farnborough, there were sightings of Springheeled Jack. In 1854, at the time of the Crimean War, Aldershot Garrison was established as the first permanent training camp for the British Army.

This led to a rapid expansion of Aldershot's population going from 875 in 1851, to in excess of 16,000 by 1861. Mrs Louisa Daniell arrived in the town at this time and set up her Soldier's Home and Institute to cater for the spiritual needs of the soldiers and their families. During this period Holy Trinity church, the Presbyterian church, the Wesleyan church and Rotunda chapel were built in the town centre to cater for the spiritual needs of the increasing numbers of troops in the nearby Camp and the growing civilian town. In August 1856 on her return from the Crimean War and "wishing to be with her sons in the Army" Mary Seacole with her business partner Thomas Day is said to arrived in Aldershot where they opened a canteen, but the venture is said to have failed through lack of funds; the Aldershot Military Tattoo was an annual event dating back to 1894. In the 1920s and 1930s, the Aldershot Command Searchlight Tattoo held at the Rushmoor Arena presented displays from all branches of the services, including performances lit by flame torches.

At one time the performances attracted crowds of up to 500,000 people. The Tattoo was organised to raise money for military charities. By the end of the 1930s the event was raising around £40,000 annually; the Tattoo's modern format, the Army Show, was cancelled in 2010 by the Ministry of Defence due to budget cuts. It was revived the following year and attracted 20,000 visitors. In 2012, it was styled as the Aldershot Garrison Show, a smaller free event held on Armed Forces Day; the Army Show was replaced in 2013 with a general Military Festival. Events were held across the town, including an art exhibition, live music, sports events and film screenings. In 1914 Aldershot had the largest army camp in the country with 20% of the British Army being based in and around the town. Aldershot was home for two Infantry Divisions and a Cavalry Brigade in addition to large numbers of artillery, service corps and medical services. At the start of World War I the units based at Aldershot became the 1st Corps of the British Expeditionary Force and soon tens of thousands of new recruits came to the large training centre in the Camp.

This had a great effect on the civilian town as there was a great shortage of accommodation for the troops and many were billeted in local houses and schools. Aldershot played a vital role in the formation of Kitchener's Army, providing the core of the Army from 1914 onwards as well as treating the wounded brought back from the trenches in France and Flanders; the Cambridge Military Hospital was the first base hospital to receive casualties directly from the Western Front and it was here that plastic surgery was first performed in the British Empire by Captain Gillies. From 1939 to 1945 during World War II about 330,000 Canadian troops of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigades passed through Aldershot for training before being deployed for the defence of the United Kingdom while much of the British Army was overseas. Additional units of the Canadian Army followed creating the largest force of British Commonwealth troops to be stationed in the UK at one time; the Aldershot riot of July 1945 caused considerable damage to the town centre when disgruntled Canadian troops tired of waiting to be repatriated rioted in the streets for two evenings.

In a gesture of forgiveness and goodwill the Freedom of the Borough of Aldershot was conferred on the Canadian Army on 26 September 1945 in a ceremony held at the town's recreation gr

Blackall Range

The Blackall Range is a mountain range in South East Queensland, Australia. The first European explorer in the area was Ludwig Leichhardt, it was named after Samuel Blackall, the second Governor of Queensland. The Blackall Range dominates the hinterland area of the Sunshine Coast, west of Nambour. Maleny, Mapleton and Flaxton are the main settlements located on the range; the Stanley River rises from the southern slopes. Baroon Pocket Dam is a reservoir on Obi Obi Creek which drains the north west slopes of the range. Mary Cairncross Reserve marks the site of the first settler's house on the Blackall Range. Curramore Sanctuary, Mapleton Falls National Park and Kondalilla National Park are located on the range. A number of lookouts on the range provide views towards the coast. One of these is located at Howells Knob, a mountain which rises 561 m above sea level. With its views, natural environment and an established tourist industry providing accommodation, art galleries and specialty shops, the Blackall Range is a popular tourist destination.

Timber resources in the area attracted timber-cutters in 1860s. The last logging on the range occurred in 1939; the Blackall and Bunya Mountains ranges are the only two locations where the bunya pine species of tree is found naturally. Activities by community groups with the support of the Queensland Government succeeded in recognising the range with iconic status, meaning the area is given greater environmental protection. In mid-2008, iconic status was confirmed, making the Blackall Range the third such declaration in Queensland after Noosa and Port Douglas. Dalla is a language of the Upper Brisbane River catchment, notably the Conondale Range. Dalla is part of the Duungidjawu language region includes the landscape within the local government boundaries of the Somerset and Moreton Bay Regional Councils the towns of Caboolture, Kilcoy and Moore. Glass House Mountains List of mountains in Australia Blackall Range: Nature and history

Marcella Arguello

Marcella Arguello is an American comedian based in Los Angeles, California. Arguello grew up in Modesto, where she was active in school theater. By her own description she was a class clown, known for her Michael Jackson impression, she attended Johansen High School, graduating in 2002. She attended California State University and San Francisco State University for three years, intending to become an elementary schoolteacher, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy, her parents emigrated to the United States from El Salvador during the Salvadoran Civil War. She has worked at The Improv comedy clubs all over the U. S. and appears at The Punch Line comedy clubs in Northern California. She has performed at The Ice House, The San Francisco Comedy Festival, Riot LA Comedy Festival, for American troops overseas, she has opened for Hannibal Buress, Ron Funches, David Alan Grier, Norm Macdonald, Jessimae Peluso, J. B. Smoove, many others. In 2009 she won the Modesto Area Music Award for best comedian.

In 2015 she made her national television debut. Since she has appeared several times on the competitive improvisational comedy show @midnight, "winning the Internet" in March 2016 and again in Jan 2017, she was featured on the Viceland comedy series Flophouse, in which Lance Bangs follows the lives of up-and-coming comedians at underground stand-up events, in The Makings of a Stand-Up Comedian, a 2014 documentary film. She has been featured on The Nerdist Podcast, Funny or Die, The Don Geronimo Show, her Twitter account, @marcellacomedy, was named one of the "75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2015" by Paste magazine, has been featured on TIME.com, Brightest Young Things, Comedy Central, CNN, many entertainment websites. Her subjects include race, gender and family, among others. At six feet two inches tall, she jokes about her height, she is known for her "signature shock of curly hair". Her influences include Dave Attell, Dave Chappelle, Natasha Leggero, others. Arguello takes on hecklers at her live shows.

When asked what the appropriate retribution for hecklers is, she answered "verbal annihilation." She does impersonations of Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey. Official website Marcella Arguello on Tumblr Marcella Arguello's channel on YouTube Marcella Arguello on IMDb The Makings of a Stand-Up Comedian