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Calico Rock, Arkansas

Calico Rock is a city in Izard County, United States. The population was 1,545 at the 2010 census, up from 991 in 2000. Calico Rock was named from a colorful rock formation said by pioneers to resemble the textile calico. Calico Rock is located in northwestern Izard County at 36°7′21″N 92°8′1″W, on the north bank of the White River, it is bordered to the north by the town of Pineville. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.84 square miles, of which 4.78 square miles are land and 0.06 square miles, or 1.26%, are water. Arkansas Highway 5 Arkansas Highway 56 As of the census of 2000, there were 991 people, 428 households, 264 families residing in the city; the population density was 277.0 people per square mile. There were 526 housing units at an average density of 147.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.07% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, 1.31% from two or more races.

2.22 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 428 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.3% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.85. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $23,200, the median income for a family was $31,328. Males had a median income of $20,833 versus $18,125 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,305. About 20.2% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.9% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by the Calico Rock School District, which includes: Calico Rock Elementary School, serving kindergarten through grade 6. Calico Rock High School, serving grades 7 through 12; the climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Calico Rock has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. City of Calico Rock official website

Cabra Island

Cabra Island is the north-westernmost of the Lubang Group of Islands in the Verde Island Passage south of Luzon, Philippines. Politically, it is an island-barangay of Occidental Mindoro. With a length of about 4.5 km and about 2.9 km at its widest, the island has a flat terrain with the highest elevation at 60.96 metres. A particular rock islet near one beach is considered by locals as a symbol of the island given its shape as a cabra; the Cabra Island Lighthouse complex is located on Cabra Island. Cabra Island may have formed from a gigantic coral reef; the community in Cabra was established by the Spaniards in 1885, the year they started building the Cabra Island Lighthouse. It was named Cabra. From 1966 to 1972, a handful of schoolgirls on the island reported experiencing visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary; the purported apparitions, unofficially known by the title of Our Lady of Cabra Island inspired the 1982 Ishmael Bernal drama film Himala, starring Nora Aunor. The Cabra Island Lighthouse complex is situated about 656 yards from the west end of the island.

Construction on the lighthouse began on May 3, 1885, it was first lit on March 1, 1889. The lighthouse is closed to visitors due to its dilapidated state. List of islands of the Philippines

Bronisława Dłuska

Bronisława Dłuska was a Polish physician, co-founder and first director of Warsaw's Maria Skłodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology. She was married to political activist Kazimierz Dłuski, was an older sister of physicist Marie Curie. Bronisława was born 28 March 1865 in Warsaw to Władysław Skłodowski and Bronisława Skłodowska, both of whom were teachers; the second eldest of five children, she had three sisters—Zofia and Marie—and a brother, Józef. On both the paternal and maternal sides, the family had lost their property and fortunes through patriotic involvements in Polish national uprisings aimed at restoring Poland's independence; this left the subsequent generation to a difficult struggle to get ahead in life. Her paternal grandfather, Józef Skłodowski, had been a respected teacher in Lublin, where he taught the young Bolesław Prus, who would become a leading figure in Polish literature, her father, Władysław Skłodowski, taught mathematics and physics, was director of two Warsaw gymnasia for boys.

After Russian authorities eliminated laboratory instruction from the Polish schools, he brought much of the laboratory equipment home, instructed his children in its use. The father was fired by his Russian supervisors for pro-Polish sentiments, forced to take lower-paying posts, her mother, Bronisława, operated a prestigious Warsaw boarding school for girls. She died of tuberculosis in May 1878, when the young Bronisława was only 13 years old, leaving the teenager, now the eldest woman in the family, to care for Helena, Józef. Less than three years earlier, Bronisława's older sister, had died of typhus contracted from a boarder. In 1882 Bronisława graduated from secondary school with a gold medal. Unable to study at institutions of higher learning that did not admit women, she joined the underground Floating University, tutoring to fund her future studies. At age 19 she left for Paris. Maria helped her sister financially, under an agreement that Maria would help Bronisława during her medical studies, in exchange for similar assistance when Maria went to study in Paris.

In 1890 Bronisława graduated as a gynaecologist-obstetrician and married political exile and fellow physician Kazimierz Dłuski. The couple were active in the local community. At her sister's insistence, Maria joined the couple in Paris in 1891 to study at the Sorbonne. Maria lived with them for a time before renting a garret closer to the university than the one-hour carriage ride from Bronisława's apartment. Bronisława and Kazimierz had a daughter, Helena, in 1892 a son, Jakub, a few years later, she and Kazimierz returned to Poland in 1898 to set up a pulmonological sanitarium in the southern, Tatra Mountains resort town of Zakopane. Kazimierz was not permitted to travel to the Russian partition of Poland. Beginning in early August 1914, one of Zakopane's notable World War I visitors was the Polish-born English-language novelist Joseph Conrad, who took refuge there with his family; the patriotic Bronisława Dłuska scolded him for using his great literary talent for purposes other than bettering the future of his native Poland, which Conrad had left at age 16.

After World War I, Poland regained its independence, Kazimierz joined the Polish delegates at the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference. Now free to return to a Warsaw no longer under Russian rule, the Dłuskis set up a tuberculosis preventorium in the Warsaw suburb of Anin. Following the successful opening of the first Radium Institute in Paris in 1918, now known by her adopted French given name of Marie, began work setting up a second Radium Institute in Warsaw. Building began in 1925 with the laying of the foundation stone of the Warsaw Radium Institute, with Bronisława to be its director, she supervised the construction and recruitment, while Marie raised funds in the United States and elsewhere, despite the death of Kazimierz in 1930, Bronisława continued to run and oversee the creation of the facility. On 29 May 1932, the Institute was opened, with Bronisława as the first director. On 15 April 1939 Bronisława died of old age, she is buried in the family tomb with her parents, her sisters Zofia and Helena, her brother Józef

Birthdeath Experience

Birthdeath Experience is the debut studio album by power electronics band Whitehouse. It was released in 1980 through Come Organization, it was released on CD in May 1993 through Susan Lawly reissued in 2007 on vinyl through Very Friendly. The original edition was limited to 1,250 copies on vinyl format. All tracks are written by William Bennett. William Bennett - vocals, synthesizers Paul Reuter - synthesizers Peter McKay - engineering Gordon Hope - mastering George Peckham - mastering Birthdeath Experience at Discogs Whitehouse 1980-1981 recording dossier at Susan Lawly


Tetrathemis is a genus of dragonflies in the family Libellulidae. Species of Tetrathemis are found in Africa, Asia, New Guinea and Australia; the genus Tetrathemis includes the following species: Tetrathemis camerunensis Tetrathemis corduliformis Longfield, 1936 Tetrathemis denticauda Fraser, 1954 Tetrathemis flavescens Kirby, 1889 Tetrathemis fraseri Legrand, 1977 - Treefall Elf Tetrathemis godiardi Lacroix, 1921 Tetrathemis irregularis Brauer, 1868 - Rainforest ElfTetrathemis irregularis cladophila - Tillyard, 1908 - Rainforest ElfTetrathemis leptoptera Selys, 1877 Tetrathemis longfieldae Legrand, 1977 Tetrathemis platyptera Selys, 1878 Tetrathemis polleni - Black-splashed Elf Tetrathemis ruwensoriensis Fraser, 1941 Tetrathemis victoriae Tetrathemis yerburii Kirby, 1893

Southern Defense Command

Southern Defense Command was established on 17 March 1941 as the command formation of the U. S. Army responsible for coordinating the defense of the Gulf of Mexico coastal region of the United States. A second major responsibility of SDC was the training of soldiers prior to their deployment overseas; the first Commanding General of SDC was Lieutenant General Herbert Brees, who commanded the Third Army. General Brees retired due to age in May 1941, was replaced by Lieutenant General Walter Krueger, who held both posts until January 1943. SDC headquarters was co-located with the existing Third Army headquarters at Fort Sam Houston. SDC's operational region covered the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama and the western half of the Florida Panhandle. At least one regimental combat team, a regiment detached from a division being "triangularized", was available to the SDC for mobile defense from early 1942; this was the 166th Infantry Regiment. This lasted at least through September 1943.

Third U. S. Army was shipped to England in January 1944. Major General Henry C. Pratt assumed command of Southern Defense Command. In January 1945 Southern Defense Command was merged into Eastern Defense Command; the following men served as Commanding General, Southern Defense Command: Lieutenant General Herbert Brees, 17 March 1941 – 15 May 1941 Lieutenant General Walter Krueger, 16 May 1941 – 2 February 1943 Lieutenant General Courtney H. Hodges, 2 February 1943 – December 1943 Major General Henry Conger Pratt, January 1944 – October 1944 Western Defense Command Central Defense Command Eastern Defense Command Alaska Defense Command Caribbean Defense Command Conn, Stetson. Guarding the United States and its Outposts. United States Army in World War II. Washington, D. C.: Center of Military History, United States Army. Krueger, Walter. From Down Under to Nippon: The Story of the 6th Army In World War II. Lawrence, Kansas: Zenger Pub. ISBN 0-89201-046-0. Stanton, Shelby L.. World War II Order of Battle.

Galahad Books. ISBN 0-88365-775-9