Bert Wood Abbey was a Major League Baseball pitcher. Abbey first began playing baseball as a freshman in college when he recruited students to form the Vermont Catamounts team. At UVM, he made the baseball and training program progress fast with his presence as player, coach and he graduated in 1891 from UVM and the year after, Abbeys team at the University won almost every game they played including games against professional teams. After his graduation, Abbey was drafted by the Washington Senators where he pitched 14 games before being sold to the Pittsburgh Pirates and he was sent down to the farm team in Macon, Georgia. In 1893, the Chicago Colts bought his services and he remained there until 1895 when he moved to the Brooklyn Grooms Abbey remained with the team for one more season and his last game was played on September 23,1896, in Montreal, Quebec. Abbey died at the age of 92 in Essex Junction, Vermont less than a year after suffering a heart attack and he is buried at the Mountain View Cemetery in Essex Junction.
He was posthumously inducted into UVMs Athletic Hall of Fame in 1969, baseballs okay in college, but no place for a man with brain. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference Bert Abbey at Find a Grave
Harold Robert Aaron
Harold Robert Aaron was a general in the U. S. Army. Originally from Kokomo, Harold Robert Aaron graduated from United States Military Academy at West Point in 1943, lt. General Aaron had seven children. As a colonel, Aaron served as Commander, 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam from June 4,1968 to May 8,1969. From November 5,1973 to August 28,1977, he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters and he was promoted to Lieutenant General. General Aaron is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, Army Distinguished Service Medal Legion of Merit Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster Purple Heart Harold Robert Aaron. Arlington National Cemetery, Harold Robert Aaron, Lieutenant General, United States Army
Levan Abashidze was a Georgian actor. In 1985 Levan graduated from Shota Rustaveli Institute of theater and performing arts in Tbilisi, following year, Levan played a leading role in various Georgian films such as Steps, The Journey of a Young Composer and Roots in 1987. His last film was in 1993 before he volunteered to fight in the conflict in Abkhazia. During the separatist offensive on Sukhumi in 1993, Levan Abashidze was killed defending Gumista river entrenchment of the Georgian forces and his death caused a serious outcry in the film and theater studios all across Georgia
Jean-Jacques Blaise d'Abbadie
Jean-Jacques Blaise dAbbadie was the French Director-general of the Colony of Louisiana. He served from February 1763 until he died in two years later, in New Orleans. Born at Château dAudoux, near Navarrenx, Basses Pyrénées, France,1726, dAbbadie was educated at College dHarcourt and he entered the royal service as a clerk in the lumber-receiving department of the Rochefort naval yard. He would serve as a scribe in the comptrollers office in 1743. Jean-Jacques served aboard a French man-of-war in the Antilles in 1745 as well as in Canadian waters in 1746. Captured by English forces in 1746, he was held as a prisoner of war until the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle set him free, and after being freed in 1748, he returned to the French naval bureaucracy. He was promoted to rank of clerk of the artillery department in 1751. DAbbadie served aboard a small French naval squadron that unsuccessfully attempted to deliver provisions to beleaguered Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, commissioned ordonnateur of Louisiana, December 29,1761.
Shortly after departing Bordeaux, DAbbadies ship was captured by English warships, subsequently held as prisoner of war at Barbados for three months, returned to France following his release. Commissioned director-general of Louisiana, February 10,1763, position formed by consolidation of former governors and ordonnateurs positions, ordered by the Crown to dismantle the colonys French garrison and prepare Louisiana for occupation by English and Spanish forces pursuant to the terms of the Treaty of Paris. Departed Rochefort, for Louisiana, March 1763, arrived at the mouth of the Mississippi River, prepared for the transfer of the Angoumois Regiment from Louisiana to Saint-Domingue, July,1763. Departed New Orleans for Mobile, Alabama to assist British forces in occupying West Florida, was bitterly attacked by New Orleans merchants for having given the LaClède-Chouteau interests exclusive trading privileges with the Indians of Upper Louisiana,1764. During his administration, abortive attempt made to produce sugar commercially in Louisiana and he died in New Orleans on February 4,1765.
DAbbadies remains lie in the St. Louis Cathedral, in the part of New Orleans known as the French Quarter and he was the only French colonial governor to die in the colony. There is a New Orleans street named for him, although its a slight misspelling, DAbadie Street
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, dancer and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, at the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankersons Blackground Records, Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Aint Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. After facing allegations of a marriage with R. Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive. Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her album, One in a Million. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first film, Romeo Must Die and she contributed to the films soundtrack, which spawned the single Try Again. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on airplay, making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this goal, Try Again earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist.
After completing Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah filmed her role in Queen of the Damned and she released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in July 2001. On August 25,2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in a crash in the Bahamas after filming the music video for the single Rock the Boat. The pilot, Luis Morales III, was unlicensed at the time of the accident and toxicology tests revealed that he had traces of cocaine, Aaliyahs family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Blackhawk International Airways, which was settled out of court. Aaliyahs music has continued to achieve success with several posthumous releases. Aaliyah has sold an estimated 24 to 32 million albums worldwide and she has been credited for helping redefine contemporary R&B, pop and hip hop, earning her the nicknames Princess of R&B and Queen of Urban Pop. She is listed by Billboard as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16,1979, in Brooklyn, New York, and was the younger child of Diane and Michael Miguel Haughton.
She was African American, and had Native American heritage from a grandmother, at a young age, Aaliyah was enrolled in voice lessons by her mother. She started performing at weddings, church choir and charity events, when she was five years old, her family moved to Detroit, where she was raised along with her older brother, Rashad. She attended a Catholic school, Gesu Elementary, where in first grade, from on, she was determined to become an entertainer. In Detroit, her father working in the warehouse business
Robert Sengstacke Abbott
Robert Sengstacke Abbott was an African-American lawyer and newspaper publisher and editor. Abbott founded the The Chicago Defender newspaper, which grew to have the highest circulation of any black-owned newspaper in the country. An early adherent of the Baháí religion in the United States, he founded the Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic in 1929, which has developed as a celebration in Chicago of African-American life. Abbot was born on November 24,1870, in St. Simons Island, Georgia to freedman parents, who had been enslaved before the American Civil War. The Sea Islands were a place of the Gullah people, an African-descended ethnic group who continued stronger aspects of African cultures than among African Americans in other areas of the South and his father Thomas Abbott died when Robert was a baby. His widowed mother Flora Abbott met and married John Sengstacke, an American mixed-race man of unusual background who had come to the US from Germany. His parents were Tama, a slave woman of African descent, and her husband Herman Sengstacke.
In the Georgia port city in 1847, Herman saw a slave sale and he was so distressed he bought the freedom of Tama, a young woman from West Africa. They married in Charleston, South Carolina, before returning to Georgia and their mixed-race son John was born the next year and a daughter in 1848. Tama died soon after their daughter was born, and Herman took the back to Germany to be raised by family. John met the black widow Flora, who had a year-old son Robert. He cared for Robert as if he were his own, together the couple had seven children together, their family crossed rigid racial boundaries. Robert was given the middle name Sengstacke to mark his belonging in the family, John Sengstacke had become a Congregationalist missionary as an adult, he wrote, There is but one church, and all who are born of God are members of it. God made a church, man made denominations, God gave us a Holy Bible, disputing men made different kinds of disciples. Sengstacke became a teacher, determined to improve the education of black children and he became a publisher, founding the Woodville Times, based in what was a town named Woodville, it was annexed by the city of Savannah, Georgia.
Given the industrialization under way in the country, from 1892 to 1896, Abbott studied the trade at Hampton Institute. At Hampton, he sang with the Hampton Choir and Quartet and he earned a law degree from Kent College of Law, Chicago, in 1898. Abbott tried to set up a law practice, working for a few years in Gary, Indiana and he returned home to Georgia for a period, went back to Chicago, where he could see changes arriving with thousands of new migrants from the rural South
Jacob Abbott was an American writer of childrens books. Abbott was born at Hallowell, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott and he was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. He wrote 180 books and was a coauthor or editor of 31 more and he died in Farmington, where he had spent part of his time after 1839, and where his brother, Samuel Phillips Abbott, founded the Abbott School. His Rollo Books, such as Rollo at Work, Rollo at Play, Rollo in Europe, etc. are the best known of his writings, having as their characters a representative boy. To follow up his Rollo books, he wrote of Uncle George, using him to teach the readers about ethics, history. He wrote 22 volumes of biographical histories and a 10 volume set titled the Franconia Stories and his brothers, John Stevens Cabot Abbott and Gorham Dummer Abbott, were authors. His sons, Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, Austin Abbott, both eminent lawyers, Lyman Abbott, and Edward Abbott, a clergyman, were well-known authors.
See his Young Christian, Memorial Edition, with a Sketch of the Author by Edward Abbott with a bibliography of his works, other works of note, Lucy Books, Jonas Books, Harpers Story Books, Marco Paul, Gay Family, and Juno Books. This article incorporates text from a now in the public domain, Hugh, ed. Abbott. Appletons Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos
Cleveland Abbe was an American meteorologist and advocate of time zones. While director of the Cincinnati Observatory in Cincinnati, Ohio, he developed a system of weather reports, daily weather maps. In 1870, Congress established the U. S. Weather Bureau, Cleveland Abbe was born in New York City and grew up in the prosperous merchant family of George Waldo and Charlotte Colgate Abbe. One of his brothers, became a prominent surgeon. In school, Cleveland excelled in mathematics and chemistry, attending David B. Scott Grammar School, while at City College, he learned under Oliver Wolcott Gibbs. He tutored mathematics at the Trinity Latin School in New York City in 1857 and 1858 and he taught engineering, as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan in 1859, followed by a tutoring job, in engineering, until he left in 1860. During this stay in Michigan, he was studying astronomy under Franz Brünnow from 1858 to 1859 and he received his second degree, a Master of Arts in 1860, from City College.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard in 1864 and it was while in Cambridge that he rubbed shoulders with scientists from the Nautical Almanac, William Ferrel, which probably piqued his meteorological curiosity. He studied abroad in Russia at the Observatory of Pulkovo, as a guest and it was said that he was his happiest while in Russia as he was surrounded by like-minded intellectuals, formed a relationship with Otto Struve, and enjoyed the scenery. His first job in astronomy as at the United States Naval Observatory until he was offered the position at the Cincinnati Observatory, in 1868. He spent a few years in Cincinnati, but his interest were already evolving, remembering that meteorological conditions directly affected the work of astronomers, he began working in the field of meteorology. He won approval to report on and predict the weather, working on the premise that forecasts could and should be generated at minimal expense and in such a way as to perhaps even produce income.
By 1873 he was let go by the Cincinnati Observatory due to funding issues and his first work on weather was centered on forecasting and issuance of warnings for severe weather. This preliminary work was started while still in Cincinnati and his first bulletin was issued on 1 September 1869. Abbe was appointed chief meteorologist at the United States Weather Bureau on 3 January 1871, one of the first things that he addressed was the forecasting dimension of meteorology. He recognized that predicting the weather required a widespread, yet coordinated team, and so with short-term funding granted from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, he enlisted twenty volunteer weather observers to help report conditions. Western Union agreed to permit the observers to communicate without charge and he selected data-collecting instruments that would be critical to the success of weather predicting, and he trained Army observer sergeants in their use. Field data was transmitted using code designed to minimize word count, clerks would decode and record the messages and manually enter data onto weather maps, which were used to predict the weather
Matti Armas Aarnio, known as Motti-Matti was a Finnish military officer and a specialist in motti battles during World War II. Aarnio was a volunteer with the White Guards at the Savonia Front during the Finnish Civil War, he participated in the Estonian War of Independence, the Latvian War of Independence and the Aunus expedition in East Karelia. Aarnio transferred from military service to the reserve officer corps in 1920. He graduated from the Kadettikoulu in 1926 and the Sotakorkeakoulu in 1933, Aarnio was promoted as captain in 1929 and served in the Foreign relations department of the General Staff. During the Winter War, Aarnio was promoted to the rank of Major and his battalion became known for battles against encircled Red Army troops in the battle of Lemetti. During these motti battles, Aarnio used his eight best battalions, the tactics of Aarnio – attacking mottis at night and at close range – proved successful. He received the nickname Motti-Matti, during the Continuation War, Aarnio was the commander of the 9th Jaeger Regiment.
His regiment successfully participated in the Finnish reconquest of Ladoga Karelia in 1941, in December 1941, Aarnio was transferred to command the 56th Jaeger Regiment, and in the Lapland War, commanded the 2nd Jaeger Battalion. In 1945, Aarnio emigrated from Finland and served several years in Venezuela, while in Caracas, Aarnio assisted Finnish ex-patriot and Mannerheim Cross winner Lauri Törni as Törni was illegally immigrating to the United States in 1950. He returned to Finland in 1952 and worked in the insurance business, matti Motti-Matti Aarnio at Find a Grave
John Abbott (actor)
John Albert Chamberlain Kefford was an English character actor professionally known as John Abbott. His memorable roles include the invalid Frederick Fairlie in the 1948 film The Woman in White and he played Sesmar on an episode of Lost in Space, The Dream Monster. Abbott was known as a Shakespearean actor and he was born in Stepney, London on 5 June 1905. He had a sister, Ivy Skeates of Cambridge and a brother, in 1934 he began his long career in show business when he made his professional stage debut in a revival of Drydens Aureng-zebe with Sybil Thorndike. His first Broadway role was that of Count Mancini in He Who Gets Slapped in 1946 and he appeared on Broadway in Monserrat and The Waltz of the Toreadors. He made his debut in Mademoiselle Docteur and went on to act in scores of films in the next 30 years. Among his film credits are Mission to Moscow, Jane Eyre, A Thousand and One Nights and his television appearances in that time were even more numerous, beginning with pioneering broadcasts by the BBC before the Second World War.
In the early days of the Second World War, Abbott worked at the British Embassy in Moscow, when the time came to leave, he had to go by way of the United States. While in the U. S. he was offered a part in Hollywood in 1941, on American television during the 1950s, 60s and 70s, he had roles in a wide variety of shows, from Gunsmoke to Washington Square to Tender Is the Night to Star Trek. Although he was blacklisted during the Red Scare of the 1950s, eventually, in his final years, Abbott taught acting students for free. Abbott died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from natural causes on 24 May 1996 at the age of 90