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Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station

The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station known as Pennsylvania Railroad Station, was a railroad station, owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad and operated by the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad in Washington, D. C. from July 2, 1872 until its closure in 1907. It was located at the southern corner of 6th street NW and B Street NW, now the site of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, it was in this train station that United States President James A. Garfield was assassinated by Charles Guiteau; the main building of the station had a 120-foot frontage on B Street NW and a 90-foot frontage on 6th Street. It was in Victorian Gothic style, 55 feet high, of pressed red brick with black mortar and belt courses of Ohio free stone. There were three towers covered with elaborate roofs of red and green slate and decorated with ornamental iron, including a 100-foot clock tower on the corner; the lower level housed waiting rooms, baggage rooms, ticket offices, with offices above. More land was purchased on Virginia Avenue to house locomotives.

An iron train shed. It was 600 feet long and 120 feet wide and had 25-foot decorated iron columns supporting an arched roof 50 feet high at its crown; the arch was decorated with the sides with ornamental figures. The building was lighted from above and the lower part opposite the government grounds was faced with ornamental scroll work. Tracks ran south from the station along 6th Street to a wye junction at Sixth Street SW, Maryland Avenue SW, Virginia Avenue SW; the tracks along Maryland Avenue ran over the Long Bridge to Virginia, the tracks along Virginia Avenue went east into Maryland. The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad, opened on July 2, 1872, operated between Baltimore and Washington, where it erected a temporary wooden-framed station building. On April 1, 1872, by a vote of 115 ayes and 55 nays the House of Representatives passed a bill that allowed the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad to build a depot on the lot at the corner of 6th Street NW and B Street NW, just north of the Armory; the bill had been filibustered for some time by opponents.

On May 21, 1872, An Act to confirm the Action of the Board of Aldermen and Common Council of the City of Washington, designating a Depot Site for the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company, for other Purposes was ratified. The paragraph pertaining to the depot itself reads: Beginning at the southwest corner of Sixth Street and B street north, running west one hundred and fifty feet along B street. Preparation of the site began, it was located one block from the city's largest market, Center Market, which opened a few months the same year. Temporary platforms were erected, construction crews started preparing to lay track up Sixth Street; the station was designed by Joseph M. Wilson and principal assistant engineer of the construction department of the Pennsylvania Railroad; the site presented problems since it was the bed of Tiber Creek. A foundation of five feet of Ohio freestone was laid over pilings driven ten feet deep; the new station opened in 1873. Construction was completed on July 16, 1874, a celebration with a collection for the workmen was held at Platz's Saloon.

On July 2, 1881, it was announced in the local newspapers that United States President James A. Garfield would be leaving for his summer vacation. En route to board a train to New Jersey, he was shot in the back by assassin Charles Guiteau while walking across the lobby of the Baltimore and Potomac station with James G. Blaine. While the president survived the initial shooting, doctors subsequently probed his wounds with non-sterilized objects in a frantic search for the bullet; the bacterial infections they introduced to the wound were the cause of his eventual death in September. A marker was placed on the train station wall after the death of the President, a gold star was placed on the floor to mark the spot; the marker and the star were lost when the station was razed in 1908. Garfield Circle with the James A. Garfield Monument is located six blocks southeast of where he was shot; the monument was unveiled on May 12, 1887, while the station was still active and the assassination still in the local memory.

On March 2, 2019 the National Park Service erected exhibit panels to mark site of the assassination. In 1907, both the New Jersey Avenue Station and the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station shut down to relocate to the newly built Union Station; the B&O Railway decided to start running trains from Union Station as of October 26, 1907, while the Pennsylvania Railway set itself a deadline of November 16, 1907. On March 15, 1908, the Philadelphia and Washington Railway Company released its rights to the station at 6th Street NW and B Street NW to the United States government for $1,500,000. According to a local newspaper, the station was demolished by order of President Theodore Roosevelt before December 17, 1908, without authority or notice to the public. By 1914, the site had become the designated location for the George Washington Memor

James E. Robinson

James Edgar Robinson was an American lawyer who served as an Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court from 1919 to 1932. He was the maternal grandfather of First Lady Barbara Bush and great-grandfather of President George W. Bush. Robinson was son of his wife Sarah Coe. Robinson was educated at the local high school and latter attended Ohio Wesleyan University 1886 to 1889, studied law with his uncle, at Ohio State University College of Law from 1892 to 1893. At the latter he was a member of the first law class, he began the practice of law in Richwood, Ohio in 1893. At the turn of the century he was elected prosecuting attorney of Union County, he served in this capacity for six years. Robinson continued the practice of law until 1915, when Governor Willis appointed him an appellate judge in the Court of Appeals. In the 1916 election he was defeated in the Democratic landslide. In 1919 he was elected to the Supreme Court of Ohio, he was elected to a second term in 1925, a third in 1930, but he died two years into the term.

He died after a short illness, January 27, 1932. His funeral was with Robert R. Reed of the Indianola Presbyterian Church officiating, he was buried at the family cemetery in Marysville. Robinson married Lula Dell Flickinger on May 31, 1893, they had four children. Robinson is a sixth cousin once removed of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, is an ancestor of President George W. Bush, his daughter, Pauline Robinson, was the mother of First Lady Barbara Pierce, the mother-in-law of President George H. W. Bush. James E. Robinson at Find a Grave

MŠK Rimavská Sobota

MŠK Rimavská Sobota is a Slovak football team, based in the city of Rimavská Sobota. The following clubs are affiliated with MŠK Rimavská Sobota: Diósgyőri VTK Slovak Second Division Winners: 2003–04 Runners-Up:2010–11 Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for MŠK. For full list, see here Martin Dobrotka Krisztián Németh Attila Pinte Jozef Pisár Pavol Sedlák Lukáš Tesák Official website MŠK Rimavská Sobota on Facebook Fan website

1493 Sigrid

1493 Sigrid, provisional designation 1938 QB, is a dark Nysian asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt 24 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 26 August 1938, by Belgian astronomer Eugène Delporte at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Uccle, it was named after wife of astronomer Bengt Strömgren. Sigrid is a member of the Nysa family, the largest asteroid family of the main belt, consisting of stony and carbonaceous subfamilies; the family, named after 44 Nysa, is located in the inner belt near the Kirkwood gap, a depleted zone that separates the central main belt. It orbits the Sun in the inner main-belt at a distance of 1.9–2.9 AU once every 3 years and 9 months. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.20 and an inclination of 3° with respect to the ecliptic. The asteroid was first identified as A908 WA at Heidelberg Observatory in November 1908; the body's observation arc begins with its official discovery observation at Uccle in August 1938. In the Tholen classification, Sigrid is an F-type asteroid.

In the SMASS classification, it is a Xc-subtype, which transitions between the X- and C-type asteroids. It has been characterized as a primitive P-type asteroid by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. In August 2006, a rotational lightcurve of Sigrid was obtained from photometric observations at the Mount Tarana and Cecil Observatory in NSW, Australia. Lightcurve analysis gave a rotation period of 43.296 hours with a brightness variation of 0.6 magnitude. In October 2010, Raymond Poncy found an amplitude of 0.38 magnitude. While not being a slow rotator, the body's period is longer than the typical 2 to 20 hours seen among the majority of asteroids; the asteroids lightcurve has been modeled, using photometric data from the Lowell Photometric Database and other sources. Modelling gave a concurring period of 43.179 and 43.1795 hours, as well as two spin axis of and in ecliptic coordinates. According to the surveys carried out by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite IRAS, the Japanese Akari satellite and the NEOWISE mission of NASA's WISE telescope, Sigrid measures between 22.111 and 28.905 kilometers in diameter and its surface has a low albedo between 0.034 and 0.05.

The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link adopts the results obtained by IRAS, an albedo of 0.0489 and a diameter of 24.03 kilometers based on an absolute magnitude of 11.99. This minor planet was named after Sigrid Strömgren, wife of the Danish-American astronomer Bengt Strömgren, after whom the asteroid 1846 Bengt was named; the official naming citation was mentioned in The Names of the Minor Planets by Paul Herget in 1955. Asteroid Lightcurve Database, query form Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Observatoire de Genève, Raoul Behrend Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center 1493 Sigrid at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info 1493 Sigrid at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters

Korg X3

The Korg X3 is a music workstation produced by Korg in 1993. The X3 features 200 programs, 200 combinations, 32-voice polyphony, a 32,000 note, 16-track sequencer with 100 patterns and 10 songs and a double-sided, double-density 3.5-inch floppy disk drive for song and other data storage types. Korg released the X2 with 8 Mbyte ROM in 1994 along with a rackmount version dubbed the X3R, which had a floppy disk drive. Many of its samples come from 01/W Series synthesizers; the X3 features 339 samples compressed into 6 megs of ROM, Korg beefed up this model in areas where previous models had been weak. The X3 lacked several key piano samples that had become popular in the M1 and 01/W series, replacing them with different samples altogether which were not as good-sounding as before, they brought back some of the classic Korg sounds in the X5D and future Korg products. "Korg X3R". Future Music. April 1995. ISSN 0967-0378. OCLC 1032779031. "Quality Control". Music Technology. No. 83. September 1993. P. 53. ISSN 0957-6606.

OCLC 24835173. Korg official site

Rafika Chawishe

Rafika Chawishe is an awarded stage and film actress, director. She is a dynamic children rights' activist and has worked extensively with unaccompanied refugee minors at the first reception center in Lesvos, Greece; as a theater-maker, she has been working in the documentary theater in Greece. In 2014, she created the company Zlap. Chawishe directed the performance the Mimesis Machine at the National Theatre of Oslo during the Ibsen Festival/Monsters of Reality. In 2017 she was selected by the NEON foundation to commission her new media installation performance, opening in May 2018 at the Museum Benaki, she recently won the Ibsen scholarship Award by the Ibsen Awards for her theatre-media project based on political adaptation of Ibsen's Little Eyolf. Rafika Chawishe quoted "Since the beginning of the refugee issue escalation, it is said that Greece stands at the forefront of a critical battle in defense of the principles of freedom, open society, a and humanity on which the united Europe itself has been founded.

However after one year of research and interviewing 150 unaccompanied minors in the island of Lesvos inside the first reception in the wing where they are held, this performance is questioning what are the principles of freedom and of the human responsibility and are they defended or not? Little Eyolf is a play where human responsibility is questioned, where the parents refuse to accept the identity of their own child, crippled. How is identity defined today? Who am I and am I accepted?"As a film director Rafika has directed three short films that have been screened in various film festivals around the world. In 2014, Chawishe was selected as one of the 25 most promising European young Filmmakers at the Locarno Film Festival in the Young Filmmakers Academy; as an actress she has performed in the awarded film of A. AVRANAS Miss Violence, produced by Faliro House Productions S. A. Currently, in the film Dance fight, love die by Asteris Koutoulas on Mikis Theodorakis, in which she holds a minor part of Melina Merkouri.

The film was selected in the official competition of Hoff International Film Festival. On stage, she has performed many parts, in productions by the National Theater, the Athens Festival, the ancient theater of Epidavre, etc. We can mention indicatively the part of "Solange" in the play Maids of Jean Genet directed by the English director Bruce Myers, the Jewish wife of B. Brecht directed by F. Papadodima and the part of a transgender man Eidrian/Fiona in the play Rotterdam by Jon Brittain