Calvin Klein

Calvin Richard Klein is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would become Calvin Klein Inc. in 1968. In addition to clothing, he has given his name to a range of perfumes and jewellery. Klein was born on November 1942 to a Jewish family in The Bronx, the son of Flore and Leo Klein. Leo had immigrated to New York from Hungary, while Flore was born in the United States to immigrants from Galicia and Buchenland, Austrian Empire. Klein went to Isobel Rooney Middle School 80 as a child, he attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan and matriculated at, but never graduated from, New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, receiving an honorary doctorate in 2003. He did his apprenticeship in 1962 at an old line cloak-and-suit manufacturer, Dan Millstein, spent five years designing at other New York City shops. In 1968, he launched his first company with Barry K. Schwartz. Klein was one of several design leaders raised in the Jewish immigrant community in the Bronx, along with Robert Denning and Ralph Lauren.

He became a protégé of Baron de Gunzburg, through whose introductions he became the toast of the New York elite fashion scene before he had his first mainstream success with the launch of his first jeans line. He was recognized for his talent after his first major showing at New York Fashion Week, he was hailed as the new Yves Saint Laurent, was noted for his clean lines. Klein married Jayne Centre, a textile designer, in 1964, they have a daughter, who works as Talent Producer for NBC's Saturday Night Live. They divorced in 1974. In September 1986 Klein married his assistant, Kelly Rector, in Rome while they were on a buying trip in Italy, she became a well-known socialite photographer. After separating in 1996, they divorced in April 2006 after 20 years of marriage. In 2003, Klein bought an ocean-front estate in Southampton, New York on Long Island and demolished it to build a US$75 million glass-and-concrete mansion. Calvin Klein dated Nicholas Gruber. Klein is a supporter of the U. S. Democratic Party, having given over $250,000 to candidates and PACs since 1980.

In 1974, Klein designed the tight-fitting signature jeans that would go on to gross $200,000 in their first week of sales. In that same year he became the first designer to receive outstanding design in men’s and women’s wear from the CFDA award show. In 1983, he was placed on the International Best Dressed List. In 1981, 1983 and 1993, he received an award from Councils of Fashion Designs of America. Klein made a cameo appearance in Episode 15, of the television series 30 Rock. A fictionalized version of him appears in Season 4, Episode 13, of the television series Seinfeld; the Emperor's New Clothes: An All-Star Illustrated Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale 1998 LGBT culture in New York City List of self-identified LGBTQ New Yorkers Info and photos related to Calvin Klein at Calvin Klein talks trends on VOGUE. COM Calvin Klein’s bio at The Biography Channel Some History and Background on Calvin Klein Calvin Klein — a modern fashion icon People magazine, January 18,1982.

Calvin Klein, King of clothes The Latest Calvin by Michael Gross, NY Magazine August 8, 1988

Basilica of Guadalupe, Monterrey

The Basilica of Guadalupe or Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, has a fifty five gold crowns inside. Is a Roman Catholic church located in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Standing in the neighborhood of Colonia Independencia, just outside the city's downtown area, the temple is one of the larger Church edifices in northern Mexico, it is dedicated to Virgin Mary in her guise as Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of America, who appeared to St Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill outside Mexico City in 1531. It is smaller than its counterpart, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, which without a doubt enjoys a more national and international fame. Year after year, the church becomes the destination for thousands of faithfuls devoted to the Virgin on the days prior to her feast day, December 12. On that date, beginning at the stroke of midnight leading into the 12th, mariachis play and sing traditional songs, or the mañanitas, paying tribute to the Virgin.

The weeks prior to Our Lady's holiday, pilgrimages are made by peregrinos who arrive praying or chanting, matachines who dance all the way up to the basilica. They all emerge from various directions to converge onto the church to pray and hear Mass in front of the copy of the image of the Guadalupana; the original is in the Mexico City basilica. Other notable Catholic churches in the area are: Catedral de Monterrey, La Basilica de la Purísima Concepcion - known as "La Purisima", Capilla de los Dulces Nombres, San Juan Bautista de La Salle, Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Roble, El Sagrado Corazon and the Antigua Basilica de Guadalupe. List of basilicas Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Armstrong Cup

The Armstrong Cup is the oldest Irish team league competition and has been played every year since 1888 giving it a claim on the longest running chess competition in the world. The Club is named after William Armstrong BL who presented the cup in its first season It is organised by the Leinster Chess Union and is division one of the Leinster leagues; each team comprises 8 players, the league comprises 12 teams. Each year the bottom two clubs are relegated, the top two clubs from the second division Heidenfeld Trophy are promoted; the winners of the Armstrong Cup go forward to participate in the National Club Championships run by the Irish Chess Union. As well as being graded by the ICU, games in the Armstrong Cup are submitted for rating by the International Chess Federation FIDE. In 1971 the League was divided into top 6 teams who played each other home and away, the remaining teams formed the new division two named the Heidenfeld Trophy with the older Ennis Shield league competition becoming the third division of the Leinster leagues.

In the early 1980s the LCU experimented with having a preliminary round and dividing the league into 2 section however it returned to the league format. 1889 - Phoenix 1890 - Clontarf 1891 - Dublin University 1892 - Clontarf 1893 - Kingstown 1894 - City 1895 - Rathmines 1896 - Dublin University 1897 - Dublin University 1898 - Rathmines 1899 - Blackrock/Booterstown 1900 - Dublin University 1901 - Blackrock/Booterstown 1902 - Blackrock/Booterstown 1903 - Blackrock/Booterstown 1904 - Sackville 1905 - Sackville 1906 - Sackville 1907 - Sackville 1908 - Sackville 1909 - Sackville 1910 - Dublin 1911 - Sackville 1912 - Sackville 1913 - Dublin 1914 - Sackville 1915 - Sackville 1916 - None 1917 - None 1918 - None 1919 - None 1920 - None 1921 - None 1922 - Dublin 1923 - Dublin 1924 - Dublin 1925 - Dublin 1926 - Sackville 1927 - Dublin 1928 - Dublin 1929 - Sackville 1930 - Dublin 1931 - Dublin 1932 - Sackville 1933 - Dublin 1934 - Dublin 1935 - Dublin 1936 - Blackrock 1937 - Colmcille 1938 - Dublin 1939 - Dublin 1940 - Colmcille 1941 - Dublin 1942 - Sackville 1943 - Colmcille 1944 - Dublin 1945 - Dublin University 1946 - Rathmines 1947 - Dublin 1948 - Dublin 1949 - Sackville 1950 - Dublin 1951 - Sackville 1952 - Dublin 1953 - Clontarf 1954 - Eoghan Ruadh 1955 - Clontarf 1956 - Eoghan Ruadh A 1957 - Sackville 1958 - Dublin 1959 - University College Dublin 1960 - Dublin 1961 - Dublin 1962 - Eoghan Ruadh 1963 - Dublin 1964 - Collegians 1965 - Dublin 1966 - Dublin 1967 - Dublin 1968 - Eoghan Ruadh 1969 - Dublin 1970 - Dublin 1971 - Dublin 1972 - Collegians 1973 - University College Dublin 1974 - University College Dublin 1975 - Collegians 1976 - University College Dublin 1977 - University College Dublin 1978 - Rathmines 1979 - Collegians 1980 - University College Dublin 1981 - Dublin 1982 - Raheny 1983 - Raheny 1984 - Kevin Barry 1985 - Dundrum 1986 - Kevin Barry 1987 - Kevin Barry 1988 - Kevin Barry 1989 - Rathmines 1990 - Kevin Barry 1991 - Kevin Barry 1992 - Kevin Barry 1993 - Rathmines 1994 - St. Benildus 1995 - Rathfarnham 1996 - Rathmines 1997 - Crumlin 1998 - Crumlin 1999 - Bray 2000 - Bray 2000 - Crumlin 2002 - Phibsboro 2003 - Phibsboro 2004 - Phibsboro A 2005 - Phibsboro A 2006 - Rathmines A 2007 - Rathmines A 2008 - Phibsboro A 2009 - Phibsboro 2010 - Elm Mount A 2011 - Kilkenny 2012 - Rathmines A 2013 - Phibsboro 2014 - Dublin University 2015 - Gonzaga 2016 - Gonzaga 2017 - Gonzaga 2018 - Gonzaga Italics indicate clubs which are defunct or no longer active.

+ Kevin Barry Chess Club called North City Chess Club played in Mountjoy Square, disbanded in 1992. ++ Bootherstown evolved into Blackrock Chess Club and played in the Carnegie Library in Blackrock, the club is now defunct. +++ 1981 Eoghan Ruadh and Collegians merged to form Vikings Chess Club, Collegians continued on as a Chess and Go Club. ++++ St. Benildus and Dundrum Chess Club merged, so their victories should be counted together