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Corn Exchange, Bedford

Bedford Corn Exchange is located on St Paul's Square in the Castle area of Bedford, England. The building was designed to be a concert meeting space, as well as a place of business; the basement contained offices, kitchen, hall keepers room and dining rooms. The build took two years and the total cost was £9,000, it replaced the'Floral Hall' building across St Paul's Square, constructed in 1849. The BBC Symphony Orchestra used the Corn Exchange between September 1941 and July 1945 for public concerts which were broadcast to the nation; the BBC Music and Religious Departments moved to Bedford when it became too dangerous for them to be based in London or their wartime home, Bristol. Around 400 musicians and engineers moved to the town during World War Two. In 1944, the BBC Proms came to Bedford. Since their birth they had been performed in The Queen's Hall in London, destroyed by bombs on 10 May 1941, they moved to the Royal Albert Hall until that too became in danger and they transferred to the Corn Exchange for the rest of the 1944 season.

The Corn Exchange played host to many star names during World War Two including Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Marlene Dietrich, Vera Lynn, Bob Hope, Humphrey Bogart, Gracie Fields, David Niven and Yehudi Menuhin. During this time the Corn Exchange was used as an Armed Forces Canteen. In 1995, the Philharmonia Orchestra began a residency at the Corn Exchange, it is still one of the homes of the orchestra today. The Bedford Corn Exchange is a multi-purpose venue holding over 800 events per year; these include concerts, singers, council meetings and corporate events. Performers at the venue for the Spring 2013 season include Marcus Brigstocke, Joe Calzaghe, Chas & Dave, The Drifters, Lee Hurst, Milton Jones, Russell Kane, Sean Lock and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Corn Exchanges in England Bedford Civic Theatre University of Bedfordshire Theatre Bedford Corn Exchange Philharmonia Orchestra Bedford Festival Fringe

Bridget Clinton, Countess of Lincoln

Bridget Clinton, Countess of Lincoln Bridget Fiennes, was an English noblewoman, who became Countess of Lincoln in 1619. She was the daughter of William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, his wife, the former Elizabeth Temple, she married Theophilus Clinton, 4th Earl of Lincoln, some time before 1619, their children were: Lady Catharine Clinton, who married George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer of Dunham Massey, had one child Lady Arabella Clinton, who married Robert Rolle and had children Margaret Clinton, who married Hugh Boscawen and had children Edward Clinton, Lord Clinton, who married Lady Anne Holles and had one child, Edward Clinton, 5th Earl of LincolnIn 1622, her mother-in-law's book, The Countess of Lincoln's Nursery, was dedicated to her. It praised the young countess for opting to breast-feed her own children. Thomas Dudley, who as the earl's steward had been involved in arranging her marriage to Clinton, wrote to her in 1631, reporting on the experiences of settlers in New England, indicating that she was a popular figure with emigrants from Lincolnshire.

After Bridget's death, the earl married a second time, to the widow Elizabeth Gorges, a relation of his, but they had no children

West Hatfield Historic District

The West Hatfield Historic District encompasses the historic rural village center of West Hatfield, Massachusetts. It is centered on the junction of West Street with Linseed Road and Church Avenue, developed in the 19th century as a railroad-driven agricultural transportation center, populated by immigrants; the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. West Hatfield is located at the edge of Hatfield's western rural uplands, known locally as The Rocks, is isolated from the town's other population centers by the intervention of Interstate 91, it is a cluster of buildings scattered along Route 5. The oldest properties in the district date to the 1830s, but most of the village's 23 contributing structures date to the early decades of the 20th century; the village did not begin to take shape. It became one of the main depots through which the town's agricultural products made their way to market, developed as a bustling village centered around the station; the area was settled by several waves of immigrants, all engaged in agriculture, from central and eastern Europe.

In the early 20th century, the village acquired the trappings of early roadside commerce, of which a few examples still survive. Hatfield Center Historic District North Hatfield Historic District Bradstreet Historic District Mill-Prospect Street Historic District National Register of Historic Places listings in Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Vanessa GarcĂ­a

Vanessa García Vega is an Olympic and National Record holding freestyle swimmer from Puerto Rico. She swam for her native country at the 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 Olympics. García's silver medal in the 50 freestyle, bronze in the 100 at the 2007 Pan American Games were Puerto Rico's only swimming medals at the Games, she additionally has four gold medals from the Central American and Caribbean Games, having one gold in the 50 and 100 free in both 2006 and 2010. She holds the Central American and Caribbean Games record in the 50 freestyle, set at the 2010 games in Mayahuez, Puerto Rico. At the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, García set the Games Records in winning the 50 and 100 frees. Template:Footer Puerto Rico Swimming 2012 Summer Olympics Template:Footer Puerto Rico Swimming 2016 Summer Olympics

Council of People's Commissars

The Council of People's Commissars was a government institution formed soon after the October Revolution during 1917. Created in the Russian Republic, the council began forming the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, it evolved to become the greatest executive authority of the government of the USSR. The premier of this council was thus the head of government; the 1918 Constitution of the RSFSR formalized the role of the Sovnarkom of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic: it was to be responsible to the Congress of Soviets for the "general administration of the affairs of the state". The constitution enabled the Sovnarkom to issue decrees having the force of law when the Congress was not in session; the Congress routinely approved these decrees at its next session. When the USSR was established during December 1922, the USSR Sovnarkom was modeled on the RSFSR Sovnarkom, it was transformed during 1946 into the Council of Ministers. The first council elected by the Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets was composed.

Many early comissars opposed the party majority organized by Stalin and conspired with the Trotskyist opposition or some other opposition group, which resulted in their expulsion from the party or being arrested. The party had banned factional opposition groups at the Eleventh Party Congress during 1921. Still the original People's Comissariat included Left-Communists and other ex-oppositionists. Most alleged conspirators were executed for treason during the Great Purge, some had sentences reduced to imprisonment. Upon the creation of the USSR in 1922, the Union's government was modelled after the first Sovnarkom; the Soviet republics retained their own governments. In 1946, the Sovnarkoms were transformed into the Council of Ministers at both all-Union and Union Republic level. Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars, including LitBel Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars, including as autonomous Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars, including as autonomous Kyrgyz Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars, including as autonomous Kyrgyz Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars, including as autonomous Council of People's Commissars, including as autonomous Karelia Council of People's Commissars, including as autonomous Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars, including Kabardin Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars as Rumcherod Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Commissars Council of People's Secretaries 26 Baku Commissars Government of the Soviet Union Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union Executive Officer of the Soviet Union Council of Ministers Cabinet of Ministers Governments of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from 1917–1964 and 1964–1991

1911 Luton by-election

Cecil Harmsworth of the Liberal Party narrowly won the by-election of 1911 in the constituency of Luton. Thomas Ashton had been the Liberal MP here since 1895. Luton had been Liberal since the seat was created in 1885, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Ashton of Hyde, in the County of Chester, with a seat in the House of Lords. The new Liberal candidate selected to defend the seat was Cecil Harmsworth, he had been Liberal MP for Droitwich, Worcestershire until his defeat there in January 1910. The Conservatives re-selected John Owen Hickman, their candidate last time. A General Election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the autumn of 1914, the following candidates had been adopted to contest that election. Due to the outbreak of war, the election never took place. Harmsworth was the endorsed candidate of the Coalition Government