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Angus Young

Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist and only constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. He is known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits and his own version of Chuck Berry's duckwalk. Young was ranked 24th in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest guitarists of all-time list. In 2003, Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame. William Young and his family lived at 6 Skerryvore Road in the Cranhill district of Glasgow in Scotland. William worked first as a wheel boy in a rope works and as a machine / saw operator in an asbestos / cement business. In 1940 William joined the Royal Air Force serving in World War 2 as a flight engine mechanic. After the war William worked as a yard man for a builder and as a postman, his wife Margaret was a housewife. The'big freeze' of 1963 was the worst winter on record in Scotland with snow eight feet deep. A TV advertisement at the same time offered assisted travel for families for a different life in Australia.

15 members of the Young family left Scotland by aeroplane in late June 1963 including fifth son and younger brothers and Angus. Aboard were his eldest brother Stephen, his only sister, Mrs Margaret Horsburgh and brother, William Jr. Another elder brother, stayed in the UK, was a member of London-based group, Grapefruit. A final brother, John Young, had migrated to Australia separately. Malcolm described the family's musical background, "All the males in our family played, the oldest played accordion and John were the first couple to play guitar, being older it was sort of passed down to George myself Angus." His oldest brother Stevie was the father of Stevie Young who in years took over from Malcolm in AC/DC. Staying at Villawood Migrant Hostel in Nissen huts, George Young met and became friends with another migrant, Harry Vanda; the Young family moved into a semi detached house at 4 Burleigh Street in the Sydney suburb of Burwood. Angus Young dropped out of Ashfield Boys High School at age 15.

Young first started re-strung with six strings. He first started playing guitar on a cheap acoustic model purchased second-hand by his mother, his first Gibson SG was bought second-hand around 1970 from a music shop just down the street from his home: I got out and got a Gibson SG that I played until it got wood rot because so much sweat and water got into it. The whole neck warped. I bought it second-hand, it had a real thin neck slim, like a Custom neck. It was dark brown. Both Angus and Malcolm Young were in a band with their brother George and his music partner Harry Vanda called Marcus Hook Roll Band; the project released. Prior to forming AC/DC, Angus Young played in a local group called Kantuckee. Kantuckee's line-up included Angus Young, Jon Stevens and Trevor James; the band split and was called Tantrum with the following line up: Mark Sneddon, Angus Young, Jon Stevens and Trevor James. Angus Young was 18 when he and older brother Malcolm formed AC/DC in 1973. Angus was on lead guitar, Malcolm on rhythm guitar, Colin Burgess on drums, Larry Van Kriedt on bass guitar and Dave Evans on vocals.

"Can I Sit Next To You Girl," their first single, was re-recorded with Bon Scott as their vocalist. They decided upon the name AC/DC after seeing the letters "AC/DC" on the back of their sister Margaret's sewing machine. Young tried a number of stage costumes, such as Spider-Man, Zorro, a gorilla, a parody of Superman, named Super-Ang, before settling on his signature schoolboy look at the suggestion of his sister. To match this image the press and public were told that Young was born in 1959, not 1955; the original uniform was created by his sister Margaret and when it fell apart from wear and tear, he used his uniform from Ashfield Boys High School in Sydney. "I don't like to play below people's heads. I just like to get up in front of a crowd and rip it up." AC/DC released their debut album, High Voltage, on 17 February 1975. Over the next three years AC/DC cemented themselves as a popular hard rock act in Australia, with the follow-up albums, T. N. T. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Powerage.

All their albums until this point were produced by Young's brother George in partnership with Harry Vanda. Their 1979 studio album, Highway to Hell, became their best-selling at the time and launched them to new heights of fame. Months after this, Scott died from alcohol poisoning. Questions were raised as to. Young and his other bandmates soon decided they should finish the work they had begun for their new album, so they recruited ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson to replace Scott. Five months Back in Black was released as a tribute to Scott, it became a huge success, far outselling any of their previous albums, going on to reach 22x multi-platinum in the US alone, selling 50 million copies, the second highest-selling album worldwide, behind only Michael Jackson's Thriller. AC/DC's next album, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, cemented their position as the most popular hard rock act of the time. AC/DC's popularity declined with their next three albums, Flick of

Pat Donovan

Patrick Emery Donovan is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Stanford University. Sports Illustrated named him the fourth greatest Montana athlete of the 20th century. Donovan is considered to be one of the greatest athletes in the history of the state of Montana. While attending Class A Helena Central High School as a freshman and sophomore, he lettered in football and track and field, winning the state shot put title as a sophomore. After Helena Central closed, Donovan attended Class AA Helena High School, continuing to excel in track and field at the Class AA level, winning the shot put and discus competitions at the state meet in both his junior and senior seasons, he was fast enough to anchor the school's 880-yard relay team to a state championship as a senior. He graduated as the holder of three school records in the shot put and Javelin competitions. Donovan led Helena to the state championship basketball final as a junior and senior, losing to Kalispell in 1970 and winning against Billings West in 1971.

He was named all tournament both years. He went on to earn All-State honors on both offense and defense in football, was an All-State basketball player and won six first place medals at state track meets. In 1994, he was inducted into the Montana High School Association Hall of Fame and the National High School Sports Hall of Fame. Donovan received a football scholarship to play at Stanford University, he was named the right defensive end starter during his sophomore campaign and by the time he was a junior, he posted 109 tackles to lead his team and being named first-team All-American. As a senior, he received, he was inducted into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame and was named to the Stanford's All-Century football team. Donovan was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 1975 NFL Draft as a defensive end, he was one of 12 rookies who made the team that year - hence the "Dirty Dozen" nickname for the Cowboys 1975 draft, that helped the team reach Super Bowl X. In 1975, the Cowboys needed help at offensive tackle and like defensive tackle Blaine Nye a few years before him, he was switched to the offensive line three days into training camp.

As a rookie, he saw action at both left and right tackle. After being a reserve during his first two seasons, he took over the right tackle job in 1977 when Rayfield Wright went down with an injury, helping the team win Super Bowl XII. In 1978, he moved to the left side after Ralph Neely retired and Rayfield Wright returned from injury. Donovan became one of the top offensive tackles in the NFL during the late 1970s and early 1980s and together with Herb Scott formed one of the best left-side tandems in the league. During his time with the Cowboys, center John Fitzgerald nicknamed the Cowboys offensive line as the "Four Irishmen and a Scott", when it was formed by Donovan, Jim Cooper, Tom Rafferty and Herb Scott; that group helped pave the way for Tony Dorsett's Hall of Fame rushing career. In the 1982 season, he helped blocked on Dorsett's record 99-yard touchdown run against the Minnesota Vikings. Donovan was a catalyst on the Cowboys offensive line and a four-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman from 1979 to 1982.

He remains one of just five offensive tackles in club history to make at least four Pro Bowls, joining Rayfield Wright, Flozell Adams, Erik Williams and Tyron Smith. He did not suffer any major injuries during his entire career, but at the end of the 1983 season, because of the accumulation of wear and tear, he ended up needing surgery to repair both shoulders and decided to retire. Donovan never missed a game in 9 seasons, played in 20 playoff contests, including six NFC Championships and three Super Bowls, earning a title ring in Super Bowl XII against the Denver Broncos. Cowboys Alumni Series: Catching Up With Pat Donovan

Ratman

Ratman is a 1988 Italian exploitation horror film directed by Giuliano Carnimeo. Two models and Peggy, are on a Caribbean Island for a photo shooting. One night Peggy is found dead and her body seems eaten by rats; the victim's sister, arrives on the island and helped by a mystery novel writer met at the airport starts to investigate. Meanwhile and the photographer find other corpses in the jungle. Searching for a help they stopped at an isolated house just to discover that the landlord is a scientist who created a ferocious mutant half-ape, half rat. Todd Martin of Horror News Network had praised the film for its gore and acting of Nelson de la Rosa and Eva Grimaldi but criticized the film for its long and boring scenes where blood and gore wasn't the factor. John White of The Digital Fix gave the film 7 out of 10, criticizing its visual presentation but mentioning that "Those who love bad monster movies will open their heart to Ratman". Ratman was released on DVD in the United Kingdom by Shameless Screen Entertainment on 31 March 2008.

It was released uncut for the first time in its most complete version, containing its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, it contains trailers for other Shameless DVD releases, a picture gallery and reversible cover art containing the new DVD release and the original poster-style cover. Ratman on IMDb

Alf Goonan

Alfred Goonan was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League. The son of William Goonan, Emma Goonan, née Williams, Alfred Goonan was born in North Melbourne on 3 April 1904. Goonan joined the North Melbourne under 19s and played the last two games of the 1924 season for the North Melbourne VFA team, he played in North's first VFL game, against Geelong at Corio Oval. Playing at forward pocket, he scored North's first score in a game of VFL: a behind, he kicked 1.1 for the match. Playing against Fitzroy at Arden Street, in North Melbourne's second VFL match, Goonan kicked 4 goals, he joined the Australian Imperial Force in 1940 at Mildura, was deployed to British Malaya in August 1941. After the invasion of the colony by the Japanese Empire, Goonan's battalion fought fiercely, resulting in Goonan being wounded; the battalion fought the Japanese. The battalion left its wounded behind, including Goonan, in the hope that the Japanese would give them medical care.

All 110 left behind were executed near Johor including Goonan. List of Victorian Football League players who died on active service Alf Goonan's playing statistics from AFL Tables Alf Goonan at AustralianFootball.com

German frigate Augsburg (F213)

Augsburg is a Bremen-class frigate of the German Navy. Augsburg was laid in April 1987 at the yards of Bremer Vulkan and launched on 17 September 1987. After undergoing trials Augsburg was commissioned on 3 October 1989, she is based at Wilhelmshaven as part of 4. Fregattengeschwader, forming a component of Einsatzflottille 2, she has the nickname "Wilde 13", a reference to her pennant number, the German children's story Jim Button and the Wild 13, turned into a production by the marionette theatre Augsburger Puppenkiste. After commissioning Augsburg was assigned to 2. Fregattengeschwader, being transferred to 4. Fregattengeschwader on 9 January 2006, she has deployed several times as part of Operation Enduring FreedomHorn of Africa, including service in the Mediterranean. From 3 April 2013 to 30 August 2013 Augsburg, commanded by Fregattenkapitän Bernhard Veitl, spent five and a half months supporting Operation Atalanta. On 11 February 2014 Augsburg deployed from Wilhelmshaven with the frigates Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Hamburg, the corvette Oldenburg and the storeship Frankfurt am Main to take part in the navy's annual training and exercises.

These concluded at Kiel on 20 June 2014, during which time the ships carried out manoeuvrers as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as the Equator, visiting 13 ports in nine countries. On 9 April 2014 Augsburg was released from the training exercises in order to serve as an escort for the US special purpose vessel MV Cape Ray in the eastern Mediterranean; the Cape Ray was transporting Syrian chemical weapons for destruction. On 20 November 2015, Augsburg sailed from Wilhelmshaven with the replenishment ship Berlin to take part in Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean, she was relieved from this duty on 3 December by the minehunter Weilheim. On 6 December 2015 Augsburg deployed as an escort for the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle during its operations against the military group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, she was released from her escort duties on 11 March, her crew being awarded the French Overseas Medal for their service, returned to Wilhelmshaven on 24 March.

On 30 August 2016 Augsburg redeployed in the Mediterranean with the Charles De Gaulle carrier group on anti-ISIL operations. She left the carrier group on 14 November to carry out patrols, she spent four days participating in NATO's maritime surveillance Operation Sea Guardian, before returning to Wilhelmshaven on 25 November 2016. On 17 September 2018 she sailed from Wilhelmshaven to replace the ship's tender A512 Mosel in Operation Sophia

1984 Indianapolis 500

The 68th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 27, 1984. Rick Mears, who won in 1979, won his second Indy 500 driving for Penske. Contenders Tom Sneva and Mario Andretti dropped out of the race in the second half, leaving Mears alone two laps ahead of the field, he cruised to the victory. Three months after the race, Mears would suffer severe leg injuries in a practice crash at Sanair. Three rookies finished in the top five: Roberto Guerrero, Al Holbert, Michael Andretti. Guerrero and Andretti shared the rookie of the year award; the race is well-remembered for the terrible crash of sportswriter-turned-racer, Pat Bedard, who tumbled through the infield in turn 4 on lap 58. Another rookie, two-time World Champion and future two-time Indy winner Emerson Fittipaldi made a quiet debut; the race was sanctioned by USAC, was included as part of the 1984 CART PPG Indy Car World Series. The 1984 race has the distinction of having the record for most entries, the most cars to be seen in the garage.

Defending race winner Tom Sneva, who broke the 200 mph barrier during time trials in 1977, headlined qualifying on pole day. Sneva made history once again, as he became the first driver to break the 210 mph barrier, en route to his third pole position; this Indy 500 was the last for 33 years that an active Formula One driver, Teo Fabi, featured in the field, with double World Champion Fernando Alonso making his 500 debut in 2017. Pole day was a historic day as Tom Sneva broke the track record with the first lap over 210 mph at Indy. Sneva was the first driver to break the 200 mph barrier, which he accomplished during time trials in 1977. Going into pole day, Mario Andretti was the favorite for the pole position, after he ran a practice lap of 212 mph. Rick Mears was the first driver in the field, completing his run with a track record of 207.847 mph. Rookie Michael Andretti was the next car out, running close to Mears. At 12:45 mph, Mario Andretti took with high expectations, his first lap was completed at a new one-lap track record.

His second and third laps dropped off, as he came out of turn four on the final lap his car quit. He coasted over the finish line to complete the run, it would be good enough for the row 2, but a disappointment compared to his practice speeds earlier in the week. Shortly before 2 p.m. Tom Sneva took to the track, electrified the crowd, his third lap was run at 210.423 mph, a new track record, the first qualifying lap at Indy over 210 mph. His fourth lap mph was the fastest, his four-lap speed of 210.029 mph was a record, secured him the pole position. In the day, Howdy Holmes squeezed onto the front row with a run of 207.977 mph. It put him in second starting position, bumped Rick Mears to the outside of the front row. Rookie Michael Andretti out-qualified his father, would line up in 4th position. A total of 28 cars qualified on pole day. Rain kept the track closed until nearly 1 p.m. Only three cars made attempts all afternoon, but none of them were run to completion. Johnny Rutherford went out for his second attempt in a Foyt entry, but never completed a lap due to mechanical problems.

During a practice run, John Paul, Jr. wrecked in turn four. The day began with five spots remaining on the grid. With rain in the forecast for Sunday, several teams scrambled to get their cars prepared to qualify on this day. Bill Alsup was the first driver to make an attempt. George Snider was the first driver to complete his run, putting in a safe run of 201.860 mph in a Foyt backup car. Steve Chassey wrecked on the first lap of his qualifying attempt, he would sit out the rest of the month with a concussion. At 1 p.m. the field was filled to 33 cars. Chris Kneifel was on the bubble. Among the drivers still not in the field was Johnny Rutherford, he was struggling to get his car up to speed, exhausted his three attempts in a Foyt Chevy V-6. The team bought a back-up car from Galles, Rutherford began shaking the car down. At 5:50 p.m. with only ten minutes left before the 6 o'clock gun, Johnny Rutherford took to the track for one last attempt to qualify. His first lap was an impressive 203.156 mph.

His speed dropped over the final three laps, but his four-lap average of 202.062 mph was fast enough to bump his way into the field. Spike Gehlhausen was now on the bubble. Gary Bettenhausen made a last-ditch effort to bump him out; as expected, rain washed out the final day of time trials. Since the field had been filled to 33 cars a day earlier, the field was set, there would be no further qualifying. Jacques Villeneuve, who suffered a crash during practice, withdrew from the starting field due to injury; the first alternate, Chris Kneifel was re-instated to the field to fill the vacancy. He became the last driver to start the Indianapolis 500 with a qualifying speed under 200 mph. Jacques Villeneuve – Withdrew qualified car due to practice crash First alternate: Chris Kneifel - Bumped. Rain was forecast for in the afternoon, but was not expected to affect the race. Mary F. Hulman gave the command to start engines just before 11 a.m. and all cars pulled away for the pace laps. At the start, Rick Mears swept across the track to take the lead in turn one.

Pole sitter Tom Sneva settled into second, rookie Michael Andretti went from the inside of row 2