Auburn, Alabama

Auburn is a city in Lee County, United States. It is the largest city in eastern Alabama with a 2018 population of 65,738, it is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. The Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA with a population of 158,991, along with the Columbus, GA-AL MSA and Tuskegee, comprises the greater Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL CSA, a region home to 501,649 residents. Auburn is the home of Auburn University, it is Alabama's fastest-growing metropolitan area and the nineteenth fastest-growing metro area in the United States since 1990. U. S. News ranked Auburn among its top ten list of best places to live in the United States for the year 2009; the city's unofficial nickname is "The Loveliest Village On The Plains," taken from a line in the poem The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith: "Sweet Auburn! Loveliest village of the plain..." Inhabited in antiquity by the Creek, the land on which Auburn sits was opened to settlement in 1832 with the Treaty of Cusseta. The first settlers arrived in the winter of 1836 from Georgia.

These settlers, led by Judge John J. Harper, intended to build a town that would be the religious and educational center for the area. Auburn was incorporated on February 2, 1839, in what was Macon County, covering an area of 2 square miles. By that time and Baptist churches had been established, a school had been built and had come into operation. In the mid-1840s, separate academies for boys and girls were established in addition to the primary school; this concentration of educational institutions led to a rapid influx of families from the planter class into Auburn in the 1840s and 1850s. By 1858, of the 1,000 free residents of Auburn, some 500 were students. In 1856, the state legislature chartered a Methodist college, the East Alabama Male College in Auburn; this college, now Auburn University, opened its doors in 1859, offering a classical and liberal education. With the advent of the Civil War in 1861, Auburn emptied. All of the schools closed, most businesses shuttered. Auburn was the site of a hospital for Texan Confederate soldiers, but only saw direct combat with the raids of Rousseau in 1864 and Wilson in 1865.

After the Civil War, Auburn's economy entered a prolonged depression that would last the remainder of the century. Public schools did not reopen until the mid-1870s, most businesses remained closed. A series of fires in the 1860s and 1870s gutted the downtown area. East Alabama Male College was turned over to the state in 1872, with funds from the federal Morrill Act was renamed Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College with a new mission as a land grant college. Passage of the Hatch Act in 1887 allowed for expansion of agricultural research facilities on campus. In 1892, the college became the first four-year college in Alabama to admit women. This, combined with increased interest in scientific agriculture and engineering and new funding from business licenses, allowed the city to start expanding again. By 1910, Auburn's population had returned to its antebellum level. SIAA Conference championships won by the Auburn college's football team brought attention and support to Auburn, helped fill the city's coffers.

Fortunes were reversed with the collapse of cotton prices in the early 1920s and the subsequent Great Depression a decade later. Due to these events, the state government became unable to fund the college, and—as Auburn's economy was derived from the college—residents were forced into a barter economy to support themselves. Money began to flow into Auburn again with America's entry into World War II. Auburn's campus was turned into a training ground for technical specialists in the armed forces. After the war, Auburn was flooded by soldiers returning to school on the G. I. Bill. Due to this influx of students, Auburn began a period of growth that lasted through the 1950s and 1960s. A considerable amount of residential and business construction pushed Auburn's growth outside of the original boundaries of the city, leading to a series of large annexations which expanded Auburn to nearly 24 square miles. Construction of Interstate 85 beginning in 1957 connected Auburn to the major cities of the state.

This allowed for Auburn University to schedule more home football games in Auburn rather than in larger cities, creating a strong tourism component in Auburn's economy. Auburn Mall opened as "Village Mall" in 1973. Growth slowed somewhat in the 1970s, a series of budget cuts made it clear that Auburn's sole economic reliance on Auburn University put the city in a tenuous position. Backlash against what was seen as an ineffectual city council led to the election of Jan Dempsey as mayor in 1980 and the removal of the previous city government system in favor of a council-manager system. With a new government in place, the city began aggressively pursuing industry, leading to a nearly 1,200% increase in the number of industrial jobs over the next twenty years; as public satisfaction with the city administration reached record levels, Auburn began rapid residential growth. A series of reports in the 1980s and 1990s ranking the Auburn public school system among the top in the state and nation convinced thousands of new residents to move to Auburn over the past 25 years.

Between 1980 and 2003, Auburn's population grew by 65%, Auburn's economy expanded by 220%. With growth came issues of urban sprawl, which has become the primary political issue in Auburn at the turn of the 21st century; the city of Auburn lies in western Lee County and is bordered by the city of Opelika to the northeast and by Chambers County to the north. The city stretches south to the Macon County line in the southwest. Auburn sits on the Fall Line at the juncture of the piedmon

2019 in Bangladesh

2019 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade. Events of 2019 in Bangladesh; the year 2019 is the 48th year after the independence of Bangladesh. It is the first year of the fourth term of the Government of Sheikh Hasina. President: Abdul Hamid Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina Chief Justice: Syed Mahmud Hossain Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad: Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury Note: For the year 2019 average official exchange rate for BDT was 83.47 per US$. 3 January - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the ruling party Bangladesh Awami League takes oath for the 3rd consecutive term after victory at the 11th general election. 20 February - Fire broke out in Chowk Bazar which killed near 80 peoples with more 50+ injured. 25 February - An aircraft hijacker attempting to hijack a plane in Chittagong Airport is gunned to death in a rescue operation thus saving the plane carrying 142 passengers from being hijacked.

28 February - Atiqul Islam elected as the mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation. Fire broke out in Bhashantek slum. 11 March - DUCSU election held after 28 years. 19 March - 7 people including 4 law enforcement officials were shot dead in Rangamati district during violence in local elections. The army was deployed in the area to bring the situation under control. 28 March - FR Tower fire more 70 + injured. 30 March - The fourth fire of the year broke out on DNCC Market. 3 April - Two Bangladeshis Hussain Elius and Abdullah Al Morshed featured in the honorary internationally acclaimed magazine Forbes. 18 April - The year's fifth notable fire breaks out at a market in Malibagh area. Due to better preparations the fire was brought under control quicker than the previous fires. No deaths were reported. 1 July to 31 August - Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh. Over 20,000 people infected by the mosquito-borne disease in all 64 districts since July. Improper cleansing of dirty water bodies have been blamed for high numbers of mosquito breeding.

By August the number of infections crossed 50,000. 24 September - Various illegal casinos were raided across the country by the police force, in an effort to stop gambling, banned in Bangladesh. Numerous gambling organizers were taken to custody by the police. 7 October: A second year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, was tortured and killed by BUET's Chhatra League leaders inside BUET's Sher-e-Bangla Hall. 20–22 October: Riots in Bhola after police opened fire on protesters protesting against a Facebook post criticizing Islam. 4 protesters killed. 10 November - Cyclone Bulbul killed 17 people & 14 districts were havilly affected. 13 November - A train accident kills 20 people. 17 November - 7 people killed in a gas explosion in Chittagong. 12–13 December - The Keraniganj factory fire kills in total 12 people. 18 May - Bangladesh wins the tri-nations ODI Cricket series against West Indies and Ireland. 5 July - Famous Bangladeshi Cricketer and team Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza retires after losing to Pakistan in his final game, ending a lengthy prolific career of 18 years.

1–10 December - Bangladesh archers Ety Khatun and Roman Sana won gold medals winning all the 10 archery events in the 2019 South Asian Games. 3 January - Sayed Ashraful Islam, politician 22 January - Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul, lyricist and music director 15 February - Al Mahmud, poet and short-story writer 28 February - Shah Alamgir, journalist, DG of PIB 1 March - Polan Sarkar, social activist 23 March - Shahnaz Rahmatullah, singer 6 April - Tele Samad, Bangladeshi film actor 14 July – Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Bangladeshi politician, 11th President of Bangladesh 16 August - Rizia Rahman, novelist 4 November - Sadeque Hossain Khoka, former mayor of Dhaka 20 December - Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC 2010s in Bangladesh List of Bangladeshi films of 2019 Timeline of Bangladeshi history Media related to 2019 in Bangladesh at Wikimedia Commons


Rapocalypse is the third album by crunk rap group Lord T & Eloise, released in 2010 by Young Avenue Records. "Rapocalypse" is the third full-length album of Memphis rap/hip-hop group and self-proclaimed "intergalactic time travelers", Lord T & Eloise. The high concept, 24-track album invites listeners to enter the duo's time machine and travel with them to the near future to see what is in store for humanity. Lord T & Eloise tout "Rapocalypse" as the first legitimate account of human time travel and the future. All tracks are written by Lord Eloise. Guest performers Jim Dandy, Al Kapone, dj Witnesse, Total Savage, Teflon Don, Michael Ching, Teddie Roosevelt, Biggs Strings Guest producers Big Yo, Premo D’Anger, The Volunteerz, E. J. Friedman, DJ Charlie White, Bryan Vaux, Armani Leopold