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Grace Episcopal Church (Chicago)

Grace Episcopal Church is the second oldest Episcopal congregations in Chicago, United States. Since December 1985 it has occupied its 6th location, in a former printing works located at 637 South Dearborn Street in the Printer's Row neighborhood. Now called Grace Place, the historic 3-story redbrick late 19th century Arts and Crafts building is a contributing property in the South Dearborn Street-Printing House Row North Historic District. Grace Place is listed in the City of Chicago's Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey. In 1851, parishioners from Chicago's oldest Episcopal congregation about a decade old, Trinity Episcopal Church helped found Grace Episcopal Church in the developing downtown district, now known as the Chicago Loop; the first building, a wooden structure, was at Dearborn and Madison Streets, its first rector, Rev. Cornelius F. Swope, served until 1854. In 1859, the Rev. Clinton Locke became rector, served in a building at Wabash Avenue and East 8th Street and at Wabash between 14th and 15th Street, while its parent Trinity Church moved to Jackson street between Michigan Avenue and Wabash by 1860.

The Great Chicago Fire in 1871 destroyed both churches, as well as much of the city. That third Grace Church building burned down in 1915, so the congregation rebuilt the damaged parish house nearby, used it for a decade. In 1929, the congregation moved to a new building at 1450 South Indiana Avenue, near St. Luke's Hospital, with which some were associated; the congregation returned to the Loop when it dedicated its fifth building, at 33 West Jackson in 1966. It has been at its current location, in the former Printer's Row district, since 1985. Grace Episcopal Church remains an active parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, its current rector is the Rev. Amity Carrubba. Colonel John Mason Loomis was a devout Episcopalian and active in Chicago's Grace Episcopal Church and a big contributor. Under the supervision of architects Laurence Booth/Paul Hansen and Associates, the building's first floor was converted into space for church social functions as well as a center for community meetings, while all of the second floor and most of the third floor were combined into worship space for the church.

Booth Hansen avoided the temptation to convert the building's interior into the popular loft spaces and designed the two-story high worship space so as to minimize the intrusion of the massive wooden support posts into the raised circular sanctuary area. The remainder of the third floor was designed for offices. In 1989 Booth Hansen received the Chicago AIA chapter's 10 year award in interior architecture for Grace Place. Grace Episcopal Church website Photo of Grace Place

Swede Hanson (wrestler)

Robert Fort Hanson was an American professional wrestler best known by his ring name Swede Hanson. He spent much of his career wrestling as part of a tag team with Rip Hawk. Together, they held championships in four different promotions. Hanson and Hawk were heel wrestlers and competed against some of the most popular teams of their time, they feuded with each other when Hawk found a new partner after Hanson suffered a legitimate heart attack. Hanson retired in 1986 and lived in South Carolina until his death in 2002. Hanson was born in New Jersey, he attended high school until his senior year. His mother was struggling financially, so Hanson became an aircraft mechanic to help his family, he competed as an amateur boxer, he compiled a 61–3 record in New Jersey Golden Gloves competitions. Boxing and professional wrestling promoter Willie Gilzenberg discovered Hanson and convinced him to compete in wrestling, he trained with George Tragos and debuted in WWWF in Paterson, New Jersey against Miguel Torres in 1957.

Hanson was sent to Pennsylvania to compete while he continued to develop his skills. While there, he wrestled against Bruno Sammartino in Sammartino's debut match, he was hired by Jim Crockett and moved to the Carolinas to compete. While there, he began teaming with Rip Hawk to form a tag team known as the "Blond Bombers", they were hated by the crowds. During appearances, fans would threaten them with knives and guns. In one attack, Hanson was required 72 stitches. Hawk taught Hanson a move called the reverse neckbreaker, which saw Hanson stand back-to-back with his opponent, clasp his hands under the opponent's chin, fall to the ring floor while pulling the opponent with him; this became Hanson's signature manoeuvre. Hanson remained silent during the team's interviews; the team won its first title on August 3, 1965, when they defeated Hiro Matsuda and Duke Keomuka to win the Florida version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship. They competed in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, where they became the inaugural NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Champions.

They held the title belts four times between 1968 and 1971 while feuding with George Becker and Johnny Weaver. During that time, they won the IWA World Tag Team Championship while competing in Tasmania. While in the Carolinas and Hawk spent a lot of time with Ric Flair when Flair entered the wrestling business. Hawk stated that Flair used to cause trouble for the group, including one incident in which Flair flirted with the girlfriend of a Mafia member. Hanson and Hawk used their friendship with the Mafia member to help Flair escape from being killed in revenge. In 1971, Hanson had to take time away from wrestling. After returning, he formed a tag team with Super Destroyer; the partnership was short lived, as Super Destroyer turned on Hanson. As a result, Hanson become the two feuded for several months. In 1974, Hanson and his new partner, Tiger Conway Jr. began a feud with Ric Flair. The series of matches evolved into singles matches that pitted former partners Hanson and Hawk against each other.

Hanson became a less high-profile wrestler and was given the role of putting over new wrestlers in the promotion. Hanson left the territory for a while but returned with a new gimmick, he had frizzy hair and wore psychedelic clothes while teaming with Gene Anderson and Sgt. Jacques Goulet. Hanson returned to the WWWF in 1979 as a vicious heel under the management of Fred Blassie. To build up his heat, many of his opponents were stretchered-out of the ring following their matches with Swede, he unsuccessfully challenged World champion Bob Backlund at Madison Square Garden in October of that year. Hanson and Hawk reformed their team and competed together in the Amarillo, Texas-based NWA Western States Sports. While there, they won the NWA Western States Tag Team Championship three times. Hanson's final title reign was the only one that did not involve Hawk, as he teamed with The Hangman in Montreal, Quebec to win the Canadian International Tag Team Championship in 1981. Hanson returned to McMahon's New England-based Capitol Wrestling, which had since become the World Wrestling Federation.

Using the gimmick of a redneck, complete with long hair and a Confederate flag, he competed for the WWF as a face until his retirement in 1986. Hanson is regarded as an honest wrestler; the character he portrayed was hated by many fans, but Hanson was different from many heel wrestlers because he did not cheat to win matches. While competing as a heel, however and Hawk were admired by many spectators and had a fan club devoted to them. In contrast to Hawk, who remained a heel during his entire run in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Hanson gained popularity with more fans when he feuded with Hawk and became the promotion's top face wrestler. Writers who have looked back on his career have noted that he wrestled with "heart" and always worked his hardest in the ring. Hanson has had a lasting impact on the business, as he was willing to put over other wrestlers, including Blackjack Mulligan and Angelo Mosca to help boost their careers, he and Hawk helped popularize the quick tag, which saw them trading places in the ring every few seconds to remain energized while their opponents became worn down.

During the course of his wrestling career, he was married twice. While both marriages ended in divorce, he and his s

Mémorial de la Shoah

Mémorial de la Shoah is the Holocaust museum in Paris, France. The memorial is in the district of Le Marais, in the third and fourth arrondissement, which had a large Jewish population at the beginning of World War II; the memorial was opened, by President Jacques Chirac, on 27 January 2005. This day was chosen to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp; the memorial underwent a major renovation in 2005, creating exhibition spaces, a multimedia center, a reading room. The forecourt of the memorial, above the memorial crypt, includes a circular memorial listing the names of the death camps and the Warsaw Ghetto. There is a wall with seven bas-reliefs by Arbit Blatas that symbolize the camps and the persecution of the Jews; the facade of the building, above the forecourt, has two inscriptions. First, a line from an adaptation of Deuteronomy 25:17 by Zalman Schnoeur. Remember what Amalek did unto our generation, which exterminated 600 myriad bodies and souls though there was no war.

Second, a quote from Justin Godart, Minister of Health and Honorary President of the Committee for the Unknown Jewish Martyr: Before the unknown Jewish martyr, incline your head in piety and respect for all the martyrs. They will lead you to the highest pinnacle of truth. Several walls that make a passageway to the building list the names of the 76,000 French Jews who were deported and murdered by the Nazis, they are listed alphabetically by year of deportation. The crypt predates the Mémorial de la Shoah. A door from the Warsaw Ghetto faces the crypt; the Jewish files are located in a small room near the crypt. They were created by the Vichy government to identify Jewish citizens, were used by the Nazis to locate Jews for deportation; the memorial's permanent exhibit documents the history of French Jews during the Holocaust. The materials on exhibit include photographs and video and audio recordings; the memorial includes an auditorium, multimedia learning center, documentation center, the Room of Names.

Since 1963, the Museum Memorial of Yad Vashem has awarded the title "Righteous Among the Nations" to non-Jewish people who helped save Jews during the war. As of 2014, this wall lists 3,300 people, either French or acting in France, who have been awarded this title; the wall runs alongside of the memorial. List of Holocaust memorials and museums in France Musée d'art et d'histoire du judaïsme History of the Jews in France Official website

USS Hocking (APA-121)

USS Hocking was a Haskell-class attack transport of the United States Navy. She was built and used during World War II, she was of the VC2-S-AP5 Victory ship design type. Hocking was named for Ohio. Hocking was launched under Maritime Commission contract by California Shipbuilding Corporation, California, 6 August 1944; the new transport conducted shakedown and training exercises off California, departing for Pearl Harbor 4 December to join U. S. forces in the giant amphibious sweep across the Pacific. After her arrival at Pearl Harbor 10 December, Hocking embarked Marines and took part in amphibious exercises and rehearsal preparatory to the Iwo Jima invasion, destined to be one of the most important and hard-fought of the war, she joined the vast armada of transports 27 January 1945 en route to Eniwetok and after a stopover at that island base arrived Iwo Jima 19 February. There Hocking unloaded equipment in the early waves of the assault, she anchored offshore, received casualties, departed 27 February for Saipan, where she arrived 2 March.

With the Iwo Jima campaign underway, thoughts were turned to Okinawa. Hocking sailed to Espiritu Santo 15 March, embarked fresh amphibious assault forces, sailed to Okinawa by way of Ulithi; the ship arrived off Okinawa during the difficult first weeks of 9 April. She debarked her replacement troops and their cargo, again received battle casualties for transportation out of the forward area. Hocking departed 14 April for Saipan and Ulithi, arrived Marianas 7 May to load troops at Tinian; these were transported to Okinawa and landed 27 May, after which the transport again carried casualties from the battle-torn island. She arrived Pearl Harbor via Saipan and Eniwetok 26 June and sailed on to San Francisco, arriving 3 July. With the war nearing its close, Hocking embarked replacement troops and sailed 20 July, stopping at Eniwetok and Ulithi before landing her troops at Okinawa 22 August, she turned to duties connected with the occupation of former enemy territory, embarking troops at the Philippine base on Leyte 5 September and at Panay island 10 September.

They were taken to Jinsen and put ashore to aid in the peninsula occupation and transport freed prisoners of war. Hocking sailed 25 September to Luzon, bringing troops to Jinsen, made still another passage 18 October-3 November, she got underway from Jinsen 7 November, brought troops on board two days at Shanghai, sailed for the United States as a unit of Operation Magic Carpet, bringing home thousands of American troops in the Pacific. Hocking arrived San Pedro 5 December, subsequently made another voyage to Guam and the Philippines bringing home veterans. Departing San Pedro 1 March 1946, she was designated for return to the Maritime Commission and sailed via the Canal Zone to Norfolk, where she decommissioned 10 May. Hocking joined the National Defense Reserve Fleet and was berthed in the James River near Norfolk on 22 May. In 1955 Hocking was withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet as part of a Repair Program, GAA-A. H. Bull, returned. On 7 May 1974 she was sold to Luria Brothers & Co. for $285,989.

At 1430 EDT, on 10 May 1974, she was withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet and sent to the breaker's yard. Hocking received two battle stars for World War II service. List of Victory ships Liberty ship Type C1 ship Type C2 ship Type C3 ship This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Tetyana Terekhova

Tetiana Andriivna Terekhova is a Ukrainian TV, radio presenter and journalist. She was born on January 1992 in Dnipro, Ukraine. In 1994, together with her family moved to Kiev, studied in the preparatory class of British International School and received education in secondary school No. 128. Since 1998, nine years she was professionally Latin American dancer. Tetiana and her partner Dmitry Shumigay became multiple champions of Ukraine, champions of open international competitions in Spain, Germany and Poland, she was interested in piano and painting for over seven years. In 2007, she entered two universities simultaneously: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and the Institute of International Relations and the Kyiv National Economic University, where in 2013 received a master's degrees. In 2012 she completed a master's program in the specialty "Specialized journalism" at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. In 2013, she received a diploma in "International Law" and today she is a post-graduate student of "International Public Law" Department at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

In 2011, she took a specialized course in marketing at the Be First. In 2012, she took a course in acting in the New York Film Academy. In the same year, she received a certificate of passing the course "Business in the Fashion Industry", she knows Spanish and French. Since childhood, she dreamed of becoming an actress and singer, in 2007 introduced the song "Vypusknoy", written in collaboration with the singer and composer Victoria Vasalatiy; the clip was shot by the filmmaker Alexander Igudin in St. Petersburg; the song became popular not only in Ukraine, but in Russia. In the same year, Tetiana became a radio presenter at Love Radio in Ukraine; the first time Tetiana was the author of fashion program "Fact Fashion". In November 2007, the radio station's management suggested Terekhova to conduct her first live broadcast; the air was successful and soon Tetiana began to work as a presenter of leading linear airs and various entertaining music programs, programs upon request "Quadrille" and news.

In 2009, she began to work for L'Radio, where she was a presenter of an interview program with show business stars and a weekly program on stars’ life "L Format". Since 2010, she worked for Radio Dacha in linear airs. In 2010, Tetiana Terekhova began to work on|Radio Era of the leading programs "Forecasts of the Week", "Polylogue", "Lunch Break" and other information and analytical broadcasts. Since 2009, she started working on television as a special correspondent – as a presenter of popular analytical economic program "Credit of Trust" and national events. Since 2010, she has become a presenter of morning news and evening information-analytical program "Totals". Moreover, Tetiana performed as a presenter of the tournament of ballroom and Latin American dances of the international level according to the version of the World Council of Dance, the international Orthodox film festival Pokrov, a musical television marathon, different concerts and New Year's shows. In 2011, she played the role of Snow Maiden in the New Year musical "New Year's Night" for UA: First and the TRC "Era".

In the same year, Tetiana began to cooperate with the TV channel UA: First and received a proposal to conduct broadcasts of international importance. From 2011 to 2017 she was the commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine working in tandem with presenters Timur Miroshnychenko between 2011 and 2016 contest and Andriy Horodyskyi during 2017 contest, she hosted the project "Eurovision Diaries". Since 2014, she has been a national commentator of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games. There are series of live broadcasts about the Winter Olympic Games, the Summer Olympic Games and European Games on the account of Tetiana. In August 2016 she became the presenter of the project "Media Center. Rіо 2016" on UA: First together with the sports journalist Slava Varda. From September to December 2016 – the presenter of morning information and analytic program, she works in tandem with presenter Matvey Ganapolskiy. In parallel with her career on radio and television, Tetiana develops herself as a documentary filmmaker.

In 2013, she released English-language documentaries on presidential elections in the USA and the Los Angeles County Attorney, as well as about the life of Ukrainian singer Mika Newton in the USA. In 2017, she is preparing to present a full-length film about Ukraine's independence. In 2017, on the UA channel: First, Tetiana Terekhova has become the presenter of the Opening Ceremony, moderator of the participants’ press conferences, commentator of two semifinals and the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Ukraine this time. In addition, on the occasion of Independence Day, in conjunction with NewsOne TV, Tetiana has prepared a special project entitled "Guarantors of Independence" – a series of interviews with Ukrainian presidents Kravchuk and Yushchenko on the main events in the history of independent Ukraine. In November 2017 became a co-host, along with Vlad Voloshyn and Anton Dovlatov, of the morning infotainment show “Good morning, Country!” on the TV channel “UA:First”.

In February 2018, Tetiana was the official