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1958 Giro d'Italia

The 1958 Giro d'Italia was the 41st running of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. The Giro started in Milan, on 18 May, with a 178 km stage and concluded back in Milan, on 8 June, with a 177 km leg. A total of 120 riders from 15 teams entered the 20-stage race, won by Italian Ercole Baldini of the Legnano team; the second and third places were taken by Belgian Jean Brankart and Luxembourgian Charly Gaul, respectively. A total of 15 teams were invited to participate in the 1958 Giro d'Italia; each team sent a squad of eight riders, so the Giro began with a peloton of 120 cyclists. Out of the 120 riders that started this edition of the Giro d'Italia, a total of 77 riders made it to the finish in Milan; the 15 teams that took part in the race were: The route was released on 27 March 1958 in Saint Vincent. The photofinish was introduced to the race, which allowed the rider's times to be determined to the hundredth of a second. One different jersey was worn during the 1958 Giro d'Italia.

The leader of the general classification – calculated by adding the stage finish times of each rider – wore a pink jersey. This classification is the most important of the race, its winner is considered as the winner of the Giro. For the points classification, which awarded no jersey to its leader, cyclists were given points for finishing a stage in the top 15; this classification was known as the Trofeo A. Carli; the mountains classification leader. The climbs were ranked in second categories. In this ranking, points were won by reaching the summit of a climb ahead of other cyclists. Although no jersey was awarded, there was one classification for the teams, in which the stage finish times of the best three cyclists per team were added; the race jury and the director established a classification for awards "on merit," which Giorgio Menini won with six points. With this classification victory, Menini won 300,000 lire. Guido Boni, Guido Carlesi, Alfredo Zagano, Jesus Galdeano, Gianni Ferlenghi placed second in the classification and split 300,000 lire

Jonathan Wolken

Abraham Jonathan Wolken was one of the original dancers and a co-founder of Pilobolus dance company in 1971, which The New York Times in his obituary calls "one of the most popular modern-dance companies in the world". Wolken served as one of the company's three artistic directors. Wolken was born on July 12, 1949, in Pittsburgh, son of biophysicist Jerome Wolken, he attended Dartmouth College. While attending Dartmouth, he took. Together with Moses Pendleton, a fellow student in the Dartmouth dance class, Robby Barnett, Lee Harris, Wolken formed the Pilobolus dance company, named for a fungus that shoots its spores as much as several feet away, having seen a demonstration from his father during his youth. Chase and Martha Clarke joined the group in 1973. Clarke left the group in 1978 and Pendleton in 1983, each going off to form dance companies of their own. With no practical experience in dance, the group developed its own unique visual slapstick style. A review by dance critic Anna Kisselgoff of The Times in 1971 said the troupe's enthusiasm "suggest an interest in dance that can only be applauded", noting their "amazing physical fearlessness, humor and unselfconsciousness", creating "witty and theatrical shapes" and "kinetic gags" using their body movements and groupings.

This early performance evidenced the Pilobolus style that would last for decades that used the movements of the human body and interlinkings between members to create a form of kinetic art. Wolken ended his dance career several years after the troupe was formed but continued to choreograph performances including "Pseudopodia", "B'zyrk", "Razor: Mirror", his final production, "Hitched", began performances in summer 2010 during the company's annual month-long series at the Joyce Theater in New York City and were dedicated to his memory. Wolken choreographed a production of A Selection in conjunction with its author Maurice Sendak, the subject of a 2002 documentary by Mirra Bank. A resident of Washington, Wolken died in Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital at age 60 on June 13, 2010, from complications of stem cell treatments for his myelofibrosis

Nicolaas Heinsius the Elder

Nicolaas Heinsius the Elder was a Dutch classical scholar and poet, son of Daniel Heinsius. Heinsus was born in Netherlands, his boyish Latin poem Breda expugnata was printed in 1637, attracted much attention. In 1642 he began his wanderings with a visit to England in search of manuscripts of the classics. In 1644 he was sent to Spa to drink the waters, he set out again, arriving in Paris was welcomed with open arms by the French savants. After investigating all the classical texts he could obtain, he proceeded southwards, visited on the same quest Lyon, Pisa and Rome; the next year, 1647, found him from which he fled during the reign of Masaniello. He worked for a considerable time in the Ambrosian library, he was soon called away to Stockholm at the invitation of Queen Christina, at whose court he waged war with Salmasius, who accused him of having supplied Milton with facts from the life of that great but irritable scholar. Heinsius paid a flying visit to Leiden in 1650, but returned to Stockholm.

In 1651 he once more visited France and Italy with Isaac Vossius, in order to buy books or coins for Christina. In 1654 Christina stepped down, two years Heinsius became a diplomat for the States-General on behalf of Coenraad van Beuningen. In 1665 he was appointed by the city of Amsterdam as the official historian. In 1669 he went in 1672 to Bremen. In 1675 he settled down in his country house near Vianen, but moved to the Hague on. Heinsius had two illegitimate children by a daughter of a Lutheran minister, he married her only after a lawsuit, but did not want to recognise his sons and Nicolaas Heinsius the Younger. This Nicolaas became a wanderer. Heinsius collected one of the biggest private libraries in Europe, he was visited by Lorenzo Magalotti in 1668. After his death about 13.000 books were sold in 1683. The famous catalogue was used by many scholars as a reference. In 1653 Heinsius collected his Latin poems into a volume, his latest labours were the editing of Velleius Paterculus in 1678 and of Valerius Flaccus in 1680.

He died at The Hague on 7 October 1681. Nicolaas Heinsius was one of the purest and most elegant of Latinists, if his scholarship was not quite so perfect as that of his father, he displayed higher gifts as an original writer. ANECDOTAL: The Puritan author, John Flavel, said of Heinsius: "If Heinsius, when he had shut up himself in the library at Leyden, reckoned himself placed in the lap of eternity, because he conversed there with so many Divine souls, professed he took his seat in it with so lofty a spirit and sweet content, that he heartily pitied all the great and rich men of the world, that were ignorant of the happiness he there daily enjoyed; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Heinsius, Nikolaes". Encyclopædia Britannica. 13. Cambridge University Press. P. 216. The Works of John Flavel, Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1997, Vol. 3, p. 321. This same quoted account of Heinsius appears in Book 4 of Cotton Mather's Magnalia Christi Americana

Casey Jones

Jonathan Luther "Casey" Jones from Jackson, was an American railroader who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad. He was killed on April 30, 1900, when his train collided with the caboose of a stalled freight train near Vaughan, Mississippi, his dramatic death while trying to stop his train and save the lives of his passengers made him a folk hero. Jones was born near Cayce, where he acquired the nickname of "Cayce", which he chose to spell as "Casey". Jones married Mary Joanna Brady. Since she was Catholic, he decided to convert and was baptized on November 11, 1886, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Whistler, Alabama, to please her, they were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Jackson on November 25, 1886, they bought a house at 211 West Chester Street in Jackson. By all accounts he was teetotaler. Jones went to work for the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, performed well and was promoted to brakeman on the Columbus, Kentucky, to Jackson, route, to fireman on the Jackson, Tennessee, to Mobile, route.

In the summer of 1887, a yellow fever epidemic struck many train crews on the neighboring Illinois Central Railroad, providing an unexpected opportunity for faster promotion of firemen on that line. On March 1, 1888, Jones switched to IC, firing a freight locomotive between Jackson and Water Valley, Mississippi, he was promoted to engineer, his lifelong goal, on February 23, 1891. Jones reached the pinnacle of the railroad profession as an expert locomotive engineer for IC. Railroading was a talent, Jones was recognized by his peers as one of the best engineers in the business, he was known for his insistence that he "get her there on the advertised" and that he never "fall down": arrive at his destination behind schedule. He was so punctual, it was said, his work in Jackson involved freight service between Jackson and Water Valley, Mississippi. Both locations were busy and important stops for IC, he developed close ties with them between 1890 and 1900. Jones was famous for his peculiar skill with the train whistle.

His whistle was made of six thin tubes bound together, the shortest being half the length of the longest. Its unique sound involved a long-drawn-out note that began rose and died away to a whisper, a sound that became his trademark; the sound of it was variously described as "a sort of whippoorwill call," or "like the war cry of a Viking." People living along the IC line between Jackson and Water Valley would turn over in their beds late at night upon hearing it and say "There goes Casey Jones" as he roared by. During the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Illinois, in 1893, IC was charged with providing commuter service for the thousands of visitors to the fairground. A call was sent out for trainmen. Jones answered it, he shuttled many people from Van Buren Street to Jackson Park during the exposition. It was his first experience as an engineer in passenger service and he liked it. At the fair, he became acquainted with No. 638, a big new freight engine IC had on display as the latest and greatest technological advancement in trains.

It had two pilot wheels, a 2-8-0 "Consolidation" type. At the closing of the fair, No. 638 was due to be sent to Water Valley for service in the Jackson District. Jones asked for permission to drive the engine back to Water Valley, his request was approved, No. 638 ran its first 589 miles with Jones at the throttle to Water Valley. Jones liked working in the Jackson District because his family was there, they had once moved to Water Valley. Jones drove the engine until he transferred to Memphis in February 1900. No. 638 stayed in Water Valley. That year he drove the engine that became most associated with him, for one time; that was Engine No. 382, known affectionately as "Ole 382.", or "Cannonball". It was a steam-driven Rogers 4-6-0 "Ten Wheeler" with six drivers, each six feet high. Bought new in 1898 from the Rogers Locomotive Works, it was a powerful engine for the time; when a potential disaster arose, all of Jones's skill and the engine's responsiveness were put to the greatest test. His regular fireman on No. 638 was his close friend, John Wesley McKinnie, with whom he worked from about 1897 until he went to the passenger run out of Memphis.

There he worked with his next and last fireman, Simeon T. "Sim" Webb in 1900. A little-known example of Jones's heroic instincts in action is described by his biographer and friend Fred J. Lee in his book Casey Jones: Epic of the American Railroad, he recounts an incident in 1895 as Jones's train approached Michigan City, Mississippi. He had left the cab in charge of fellow engineer Bob Stevenson, who had reduced speed sufficiently for Jones to walk safely out on the running board to oil the relief valves, he advanced from the running board to the steam chest and to the pilot beam to adjust the spark screen. He had finished well before they arrived at the station, as planned, was returning to the cab when he noticed a group of small children dart in front of the train some 60 yards ahead. All cleared the rails except for a little girl who froze in fear at the sight of the oncoming locomotive. Jones shouted to Stevenson to reverse the train and yelled

Manuel Marras

Manuel Marras is an Italian footballer who plays for Livorno. Born in Genoa, capital of Liguria region, Marras was a youth product of Genoa C. F. C.. He was the member of U16 and U17 team from 2008 to 2010. In 2010, he was signed by another Ligurian club. Marras was a player of the reserve team. Marras made his professional debut for the champion of the third division during 2011–12 Lega Pro Prima Divisione. Marras played once for Lega Pro U20 representative team against England C on 28 February 2012. On 30 July 2012 Marras left for the fourth division club Rimini in temporary deal. On 23 July 2013 he was signed by Savona. In the season 14-15 plays for F. C. Südtirol. In the summer 2015 he was signed by Alessandria. After 2 seasons with Alessandria on 16 August 2017 he was signed by Trapani Calcio. On 13 July 2018 he signed for Serie B club Pescara. On 2 September 2019, he signed with Livorno. Football.it profile