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Daria-i-Noor

The Daria-i-Noor spelled Darya-ye Noor, is one of the largest cut diamonds in the world, weighing an estimated 182 carats. Its colour, pale pink, is one of the rarest to be found in diamonds; the Daria-i-Noor is in the Iranian Crown Jewels of Central Bank of Iran in Tehran. It is 41.40 x 29.50 x 12.15 mm and weighing around 182 metric carats, the world's largest known pink diamond. This diamond, like the Koh-i-Noor, was mined in India, it was owned by the Kakatiya dynasty it was possessed by the Khalji dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate and to Mughal emperors. It was part of Shah Jahan's Peacock Throne. In 1739, Nader Shah of Iran invaded Northern India, occupied Delhi; as payment for returning the crown of India to the Mughal emperor, Muhammad, he took possession of the entire fabled treasury of the Mughals, including the Daria-i-noor, in addition to the Koh-i-noor and the Peacock throne. After Nader Shah's death in 1747, the diamond was inherited by Sharukh Mirza. From there, it fell into the hands of the Lotf Ali Khan.

After Lotf Ali Khan's defeat at the hands of Mohammad Khan Qajar, who established the ruling Qajar dynasty of Iran, the Daria-i-Noor entered the Qajar treasury. During this time, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar was said to be fond of the diamond wearing it as an armband, aigrette, or a brooch and maintenance of the diamond was an honor bestowed upon higher ranking individuals; the diamond resides with the National Jewels of Iran. In 1965, a Canadian team conducting research on the Iranian Crown Jewels concluded that the Daria-i-Noor may well have been part of a large pink diamond, studded in the throne of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, had been described in the journal of the French jeweller Jean-Baptiste Tavernier in 1642, who called it the Great Table diamond; this diamond may have been cut into two pieces. Elizabeth II's jewels Golconda Diamonds Great Table diamond Koh-i-Noor diamond Noor-ul-Ain List of diamonds List of largest rough diamonds Treasury of National Jewels of Iran

Dan Martin (cartoonist)

Dan Martin is a 20th and 21st century American cartoonist. Martin, a St. Louis native, was graduated from Lindbergh High School. At age 16, He worked at Six Flags Over Mid-America as caricaturist, he joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1980 out of the University of Kansas. Martin draws the Weatherbird for the Post-Dispatch, he is the sixth cartoonist to draw the Weatherbird, which debuted in 1901 and appears every day on the paper's front page. He is the second longest serving Weatherbird artist, having taken over the strip in 1986. "Albert Schweitzer, drawing the Bird at the time, told me he was planning to retire" Martin recalls. "After I had practiced for about a year, we took 10 Weatherbird drawings of mine mixed in with 10 of Albert’s and showed them to editor Bill Woo, who couldn’t tell the difference... So I got the job."In 1987, Martin eliminated the cigar, emblematic of the character since its inception, He restored the bird's beak to some degree. Martin draws the weekly cartoon "Postcard From Mound City" for the Post-Dispatch editorial page.

Martin, Dan. The Story of the First 100 Years of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Weatherbird: The Oldest Continuously Running Daily Cartoon in American Journalism. Virginia Publishing. ISBN 978-1891442155. Martin, Dan. See You in the Funny Papers: The Rich Tradition of St. Louis Cartooning. Reedy Press. ISBN 978-1933370279. Dan Martin draws the Weatherbird on YouTube

Munster Junior Hurling Championship

The Munster Junior Hurling Championship is a junior "knockout" competition in the game of Hurling played in the province of Munster in Ireland. The series of games are organised by the Munster Council; the winners of the Munster Junior Hurling Championship each year progress to play the other provincial champions for a chance to win the All-Ireland Junior Hurling Championship. The strong hurling counties have fielded their second team in this competition. In recent years though, they have participated in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship instead; the competition is unlikely to be re-established. In the years between 1961 and 1973 Kerry represented Munster in the All-Ireland Junior Hurling Championship. From 1974 to 1982 there was no Munster team nominated. 1939 Limerick awarded title on an objection 1910 Final unfinished. Replay ordered. Roll of Honour on www.gaainfo.com Complete list of winning teams on Munster GAA website