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Brooks County, Georgia

Brooks County is a county located in the U. S. state of Georgia, on its southern border with Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,243; the county seat is Quitman. The county was created in 1858 from portions of Lowndes and Thomas counties by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and was named for pro-slavery U. S. Representative Preston Brooks after he beat abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for delivering a speech that upset him. Brooks County is included in GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Historic Native peoples occupying the area at the time of European encounter were the Apalachee and the Lower Creek; the first Europeans in what is now Brooks County were Spanish missionaries from their colony in Florida, who arrived around 1570. The area, to become Brooks County was first opened up to European-American settlement in 1818 when Irwin County was established. Coffee Road was built through the region in the 1820s. Lowndes County's first court session was held at the tavern owned ran by Sion Hall on the Coffee Road, near what is now Morven, Georgia in Brooks County.

Many residents of Lowndes County were unhappy when the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad announced June 17, 1858 that they had selected a planned route that would bypass Troupville, the county seat. On June 22 at 3:00 am, the Lowndes County courthouse at Troupville was set aflame by William B. Crawford, who fled to South Carolina after being released on bond. On August 9, a meeting convened in the academy building in Troupville, at which residents decided to divide Lowndes and create a new county to the west of the Withlacoochee River, to be called Brooks County. On December 11, 1858, Brooks County was organized by the state legislature from parts of Lowndes and Thomas counties, it was named for a member of Congress prior to the Civil War. He was best known for his vicious physical assault in Congress of the older Senator Charles Sumner, an anti-slavery advocate from Massachusetts; the county had been developed along the waterways for cotton plantations, dependent on enslaved laborers, many of whom were transported to the South in the domestic slave trade during the antebellum years.

Cotton brought a high return from international markets, making large planters wealthy. At the time of the 1860 federal census, Brooks County had a white population of 3,067, a Free people of color population of 2, a slave population of 3,282; the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad reached Quitman, the county seat, on October 23, 1860. During the Civil War, the county was the main producer of food for the Confederacy. Plantation owners, county officials, slave patrol members were exempt from military conscription, which caused some contention between the different economic classes in Brooks County. In August 1864, a local white man named, his plan called for killing the slave owners, stealing what weapons they could find, setting fire to Quitman, going to Madison, burning the town, getting help from Union troops from the Gulf Coast, returning to Quitman. On the evening before the rebellion, a slave was interrogated. Vickery was soon arrested as well. Vickery and four slave suspects were given a military trial by the local militia.

Two Confederate deserters from Florida were believed to have been involved, but were not caught by the time of the trial. On August 23, 1864 at 6:00 p.m. Vickery, slaves Sam and George were publicly hanged in Quitman; the court could not reach a decision on the guilt of Warren, a slave held by Buford Elliot. After the war, many freedmen worked as sharecroppers or tenant farmers, in an effort to preserve some independence from planters. Following the war and the Reconstruction era, Brooks County was one of the areas with a high rate of racial violence by whites against blacks, its 20 deaths make it the county in Georgia that had the third-highest number of lynchings from 1870 to 1950.. See, for example, the Brooks County race war of 1894. In May 1918, at least 13 African Americans were killed during a white manhunt and rampage after Sidney Johnson killed an abusive white planter. Johnson had been forced to work for the man under the state's abusive convict lease system. Among those killed were Hayes Turner, the next day his wife Mary Turner, eight months pregnant.

They were the parents of two children. Mary Turner had condemned the mob's killing of her husband, she was abducted by the mob in Brooks County and brutally murdered at Folsom's Bridge on the Little River on the Lowndes County side. During the next two weeks, at least another eleven blacks were killed by the mob. Johnson was killed in a shootout with police; as many as 500 African Americans fled Brooks counties to escape future violence. Mary Turner's lynching drew widespread condemnation nationally, it was a catalyst for the Anti-Lynching Crusaders campaign for the 1922 Dyer Bill, sponsored by Leonidas Dyer of St. Louis, it proposed to make lynching a federal crime, as southern states never prosecuted the crimes. The Solid South Democratic block of white senators defeated such legislation, aided by having disenfranchised most black voters in the South. In 2010, a state historical marker, encaptioned "Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage," was installed at Folsom's Bridge in Lowndes County to commemorate these atrocities.

In the 21st century, Brooks County is classified as being in the Plantation Trace tourist region. Brooks County Court


Duleepsinhji referred to as Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji or K. S. Duleepsinhji was a cricketer who played for England, he was educated at the Rajkumar College, Rajkot and Cheltenham College, England. Descended from the Jam Sahibs of Nawanagar State, Duleepsinhji was born on the Kathiawar peninsula in present-day Gujarat, his brothers included Himmatsinhji, the first Lieutenant-Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Digvijaysinhji, who succeeded the brothers' uncle, Ranjitsinhji, as ruler of Nawanagar. Ranjitsinhji, after whom the Ranji Trophy is named played cricket for England. While he was still playing school cricket, the future President of the MCC, HS Altham, wrote of him in Wisden: "In natural gifts of eye and footwork he is blest far above the ordinary measure... There is no doubt about the judgment and certainty with which he takes toll of straight balls of anything but the most immaculate length, his late cutting is quite beautiful and there is a certain ease and maturity about all his batting methods that stamps him as of a different class from the ordinary school batsman."

Duleepsinhji went on to achieve great success as a batsman for Cheltenham College, Cambridge University and England in a career cut short by recurrent illness. His Test average of 58.5 ranks him among the best batsmen to have played Test cricket. In 1930, playing for Sussex, he scored 333 runs in one day against Northamptonshire. Following his playing career, based on his experience as High Commissioner of India in Australia and New Zealand, Duleepsinhji was made Chairman of the Public Service Commission in the State of Saurashtra after his return to India; as Maharaja of Navanagar he took lot of interest in the well being of his subjects and the State governing. Duleepsinhji visited the first and the only public utility thermal power station in the State, at that time located at Shapur Sorath, near a village Vanthly; as this power station was using crushed coal as fuel for boilers and chlorination for the cooling water system, which polluted the local atmosphere. Duleepsinhji died on 5 December 1959, in Bombay.

The Duleep Trophy is named in his honour. Media related to Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji at Wikimedia Commons Duleepsinhji at ESPNcricinfo Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji: Cricketer of the Year 1930: By Wisden Almanack archive

Manufacturer's National Bank

See also: Manufacturers National BankThe Manufacturer's National Bank is an historic commercial building at 145 Lisbon Street Lewiston, Maine. Built in 1914, it was the tallest commercial building in Lewiston until 1950, was one of the last major commercial buildings erected in the city before World War I, one of the few that exhibits Classical Revival style, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The Manufacturer's National Bank building is located at the southwest corner of Lisbon and Ash Streets in downtown Lewiston; the building is seven stories tall, presents three bays to Lisbon Street and eight to Ash. Ash Street slopes downhill from Lisbon Street. Most of the building is finished in yellow brick, although much of the street level facade on Lisbon Street is in limestone; that facade has three bays articulated by two-story pilasters, with sash windows in the outer bays and the upper five floors. The entrance is recessed with a three-part window on the second floor.

A cornice line with decorated entablature extends between the second and third floors on both street-facing facades. The first two floors of the Ash Street facade are dominated by tall round-arch windows, with store fronts in the exposed basement level. A projecting belt course separates the sixth and seventh floors, the building is capped by a flat roof with a projecting cornice; the building was erected in 1914. It was designed by Hutchins & French of Boston, it is stylistically similar to large office buildings built in New York City and Chicago at the time; the Manufacturer's National Bank was founded in 1875, was located in the Pilsbury Block. The building continues to house commercial tenants. National Register of Historic Places listings in Androscoggin County, Maine

List of Disney's Hercules characters

The following are fictional characters from Disney's 1997 film Hercules and from the derived 1998 TV series. These productions are adaptations of Greek mythology different from the classical versions. Hercules is the title character of the franchise, he is based on the mythological Heracles, most known under the Roman spelling Hercules. In the original movie, Josh Keaton voiced Hercules as a teenager, while Tate Donovan was the hero as an adult, Roger Bart was Hercules' singing voice in the song "Go the Distance". Donovan went on to voice the teenage Hercules in a derived animated series where the hero-in-training attended high school, his appearance is top-heavy and handsome, with orange hair and eyebrows and blue eyes. His teenage version wears a one-sleeved Greek tunic, while the adult version wears a Cuirass-like tank armor tunic with a blue cape. In the original movie, instead of the demigod hero son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene, Hercules was born on Mount Olympus with all the powers of a god, his parents were Zeus and Hera, the latter of whom has been re-imagined as a loving mother instead of a spiteful stepmother.

However, one god is upset about the new arrival: Hercules' evil uncle Hades, who wants to take control of Olympus and the world along with all of creation. Knowing that as a god, Hercules is immortal and invulnerable, Hades sends his two lackeys and Panic, to kidnap Hercules and turn him mortal by means of a magic potion. However, the arrival of two mortals and Alcmene, causes Hercules to miss the final drop of the potion, causing him to retain his godly strength; the couple adopts the child, considering his arrival a gift from the gods since they are themselves childless. Too late and the other gods discover the kidnapping; because Hercules is now mortal, he cannot return to Mt. Olympus. Growing up, he has difficulty being accepted by others due to his strength and clumsiness. Shortly after, he is told about his adoption by his parents, who tell Hercules to visit Zeus's temple to discover his true parentage. Zeus tells Hercules to visit the trainer Philoctetes to discover how to become a hero, while giving him the winged horse Pegasus to assist in transportation.

Phil at first is convinced by Zeus. When Hercules has reached adulthood and has passed his training, he sets off with Philoctetes to become a hero in Thebes. On his way, he saves Megara from a centaur acting as river guardian. Unbeknownst to Herc, Meg is working for Hades, relates the events to the Lord of the Underworld, by which he learns that Hercules is still alive. After freeing two boys from under a boulder, Hercules unintendedly releases the Hydra, set up as a fixed contest by Hades to kill the hero. Hercules scrambles to defeat the Hydra by cutting off its head, only for more heads to grow back, but Hercules dispatches it. By this time, Hercules has disposed of other monsters that Thebes had imprisoned for attacking them but were incapable of killing and become the toast of Greece, he believes himself a true hero, He is upset when Zeus tells him that his celebrity status is not enough to regain his immortality, as being famous isn't the same as being a hero, to "look inside his heart".

Meg convinces him to play hookie. At first, she was trying to learn any weakness he might have, but she fell as hard for him as he had for her; the date is ended by irate at Hercules for skipping training. Phil is knocked off Pegasus, wakes up in time to learn of Meg's involvement with Hades, he leaves to tell Hercules, not hearing Meg's refusal to help destroy Hercules. Hercules, ecstatic from the date, refuses to believe Phil's warning about Megera hitting him in a flash of blind anger, prompting Phil to quit. Hades, realizing that Meg herself is Herc's weakness, confronts Hercules, offering Megara's safety if the hero will give up his strength for 24 hours. Herc is reluctant to see anyone hurt. Hercules agrees, Hades takes the opportunity to humiliate him before revealing Megara's role in his scheme. Enacting his plan, Hades sends a Cyclops to destroy Hercules. Without his superhuman strength and crushed by Meg's betrayal, Herc is brutally beaten about by the monster but is able to defeat the Cyclops and send him hurtling off a cliff.

The monster's fall causes a pillar to topple towards Herc and Meg pushes him out of the way, taking the impact of the pillar. This in turn causes Hercules to regain his strength because Hades' end of the bargain is now broken as he promised that Meg wouldn't get hurt. Hercules leaves Megara in the care of his friends while he rushes off to thwart Hades' invasion of Olympus. Freeing the captured gods, he captures three of the Titans in the tornado body of the fourth and throws them into space, where they explode, he returns to Meg's side only to learn. However, he travels to the Underworld to rescue Meg's spirit from the River Styx, which swiftly ages mortals upon contact. Hercules enters the pool to rescue Megara's soul, he is able to reach Meg before he dies and his selfless act fulfills the requirement for being a true hero, thus regaining his godhood. He punches Hades into the River Styx, returns Meg's soul to her body, he is invited by Zeus to live in Olympus. In originating the design for the infant version of Hercules used in the film, animator Randy Haycock drew inspiration by videotaping a friend's six-month-old and by renting movies with babies in them, while the curly hairstyle for baby Hercules was derived from the appearance of Haycock's infant daughter.

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Willem Banning

Willem Banning was a Dutch theologian, philosopher and politician, who played an important role in Dutch 20th-century politics. Banning was born the son of Jan Banning, a herring fisherman, Aafke Canrinus. Thanks to his school teacher in elementary school he was able to attend a teachers college in Haarlem, where he received his teachers certificate in 1907. During his study he became involved in the movement to politically organise the college students, in publishing a periodical, the Kweekelingenbode, of which he became the editor in 1908, he was active in the Kweekelingen Geheelonthoudersbond. He was hired as a home teacher by a Hoorn notary public to educate his son in the years 1907-1909. During this period he came under the influence of a local clergyman with socialist sympathies, J. Th. Tenthoff, who introduced him to the circle around the Christian Socialist periodical De Blijde Wereld, he met his future wife, the teacher Henriëtta Johanna Wilhelmina Schoemaker in Hoorn, whom he married on 9 October 1915.

They would have three daughters. After a few stints as an elementary-school teacher in the period 1909-1911 his former employer enabled him financially to prepare for the Staatsexamen, he started his studies in theology at Leiden university in 1913. There he was a student of P. D. Chantepie de la Sausaye and K. H. Roessingh Banning had not been politically active before the outbreak of the First World War, but that event motivated him and his future wife to start studying the works of Karl Marx and Karl Kautsky, as he blamed "capitalism' for the war, he became a member of the SDAP in 1914. In 1917 he was appointed predikant of the congregation of the Dutch Reformed Church in Borculo. In 1920 he became the minister of the Sneek congregation as successor of the Christian-socialist G. Horreüs de Haas. Meanwhile, in 1916 he and his wife had come in contact with a Dutch group of alumni of the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre; this group formed the Arbeidsgemeenschap der Woodbrookers in 1919. The main aim of the Woodbrookers was to form a link between Christianity.

Because of his contacts in both the SDAP and the world of Christian socialists Banning soon became the main spokesman of the latter group within the SDAP. In 1928 he took up his theological studies again. In 1929 he received his Doctorandus degree in theology from Leiden University and started work on a dissertation. In 1931 he published that dissertation about the philosophy of the French Socialist Jean Jaures, entitled Jaures als denker. In 1929 Banning had been appointed executive director of the Woodbrookers society, he organised a Congress of Christian socialists in this period that attracted 600 participants. The leadership of the SDAP was keen to encourage this development and Banning was elected a member of the party's governing body in 1931, of its executive committee in 1935. In this period he was instrumental in developing a constitutional programme of the SDAP, published in 1935 under the title Het staatkundig stelsel der sociaal-democratie, of a new political manifest of the party, adopted at the 1937 Congress.

However, he resigned from the executive committee in protest of the decision to formally abolish the party's pacifist stance in 1937, in reaction to the rise of Nazism as a force that threatened Dutch democracy. He remained a member of the governing body until 1939 when he became editor of the party's ideological publication Socialisme en Democratie. After the German invasion of the Netherlands in 1940 the German occupation authorities soon made his work impossible because he published a number of anti-German pamphlets. In 1942 he was arrested and interned as a hostage in the Gymnasium Beekvliet in Sint-Michielsgestel, together with a number of other prominent Dutchmen; this group of anti-Nazi politicians used their internment to plan a political reform of the Dutch party system for the post-war period. The pre-war system was characterised as a system of Pillarisation that fragmented the Dutch political landscape; the internees resolved to bring an end to this fragmentation. After Liberation in 1945 Banning, together with a number of other politicians of different parties, such as Willem Schermerhorn, Piet Lieftinck, Jan de Quay, E.

M. J. A. Sassen, Hendrik Brugmans, formed the Nederlandse Volksbeweging as a movement to bring about what was called the Doorbraak of the Pillarisation system; this movement was a main force in bringing about the fusion of the SDAP with two other pre-war political parties, the Free-thinking Democratic League and the Christian Democratic Union, to form the Partij van de Arbeid. Banning was chairman of the founding Congress of this party on 9 February 1946, he gave the main address. Though the hoped for doorbraak did not take place, the PvdA played a major role in the post-war part of Dutch 20th-century political history, Banning for a while became its "house ideologue" as editor of Socialisme en Democratie, he coordinated the formulation of several of the PvdA's political manifests in 1947 and 1959, drafted the official reaction of the party to the Dutch bishops' 1954 advice to Dutch Roman Catholics to vote for the Catholic People's Party. During his internment in the Second World War Banning, under the influence of his fellow hostage Brugmans, had become interested in the philosophy of Personalism, as developed by the circle around the French literary periodical Esprit.

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ASD Fiammamonza 1970

ASD Fiammamonza 1970 is an Italian women's football team from Monza. Founded in 1966 as SS Fiamma Ceraso, they joined the founded Italian league in 1971, 1979 they reached the top division; that same year the team took its current name. Fiammamonza consolidated itself in Serie A and ranked 4th in 1984, a record they improved in 1987 with a 3rd place. In 1991, 1992 and 1996 it reached the national Cup final, losing them to ASD Torres Calcio, ASDCF Reggiana and Lugo. In 1999 Fiammamonza was relegated, but one year they were back to Serie A. 2006 marked Fiammamonza's most successful season as they won the Serie A, as well as the national Supercup. The fiammette represented Italy in the 2006-07 UEFA Women's Cup, failing to progress past the first qualifying stage; however the team declined in the subsequent seasons, in 2010 they were relegated for a second time. In 2011 they returned to Serie A. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

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