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Fall of Edo

The Fall of Edo known as Edojō Akewatashi and Edo Muketsu Kaijō, took place in May and July 1868, when the Japanese capital of Edo, controlled by the Tokugawa shogunate, fell to forces favorable to the restoration of Emperor Meiji during the Boshin War. Saigō Takamori, leading the victorious imperial forces north and east through Japan, had won the Battle of Kōshū-Katsunuma in the approaches to the capital, he was able to surround Edo in May 1868. Katsu Kaishū, the shōgun's Army Minister, negotiated the surrender, unconditional; some groups continued to resist after this formal surrender but were defeated in the Battle of Ueno in northeastern Tokyo, on 4 July 1868. The city was under control in July 1868. During that time, Tokugawa Yoshinobu had been under voluntary confinement at Kan'ei-ji temple. On 3 September 1868, the city was renamed Tokyo, the Meiji Emperor moved his capital to Tokyo, electing residence in Edo Castle, today's Imperial Palace. A small monument has been erected at the location of the surrender meeting between Saigō Takamori and Katsu Kaishū, at Minato-ku, Shiba 5-33-1.

The Fall of Edo was depicted in various films and television series: FilmEdojō Sōzeme Edo Saigo no Hi Dai Tokyo Tanjō Ōedo no Kane Television dramaTaiga drama San Shimai, 5th taiga drama Katsu Kaishū, 12th taiga drama Tobu ga Gotoku, 28th taiga drama Tokugawa Yoshinobu. The Making of Modern Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674003347. Meiji Japan: Political and Social History, 1868–1912. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415156189. Japan Goes to War: a Chronology of Japanese Military Expansion from the Meiji Era to the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Upland, Pennsylvania: Diane. OCLC 638765414

Marvin Williams

Marvin Gaye Williams Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He played one season of college basketball for North Carolina before being drafted second overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2005 NBA draft. After seven seasons with the Hawks, he was traded to the Utah Jazz, he spent two seasons with the Jazz before joining the Hornets in 2014. Born and raised in Bremerton, Williams attended Bremerton High School, where he was a two-time all-state selection and the Washington Player of the Year by the Associated Press; as a junior in 2002–03, he averaged 23.9 points and 14 rebounds and was named area player of the year. As a senior in 2003 -- 04, he averaged 15.5 rebounds, five blocked shots and five assists. He was subsequently named a McDonald's All-American and earned first-team Parade All-American honors. Williams played a lone season at North Carolina in 2004–05, helping the Tar Heels win the NCAA championship, his tip-in with 1:26 remaining in the NCAA final against Illinois broke a 70–70 tie, propelling UNC to a 75–70 victory.

He earned ACC Rookie of the Year was a unanimous selection to the ACC All-Freshman Team. He earned All-ACC Honorable Mention. In 36 games all off the bench, he averaged 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 22.2 minutes per game. In April 2005, Williams declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. Williams was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the second overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft, going on to earn NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors after averaging 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 79 games during the 2005–06 season. On December 20, 2005, he scored a season-high 26 points against the Miami Heat. Williams missed the first 17 games of the 2006–07 season due to a broken bone in his left hand. On January 5, 2007, he scored a season-high 24 points against the Toronto Raptors, he tied that mark on April scoring 24 points against the Washington Wizards. The 2007–08 season saw Williams average a career-high 14.8 points per game. On January 25, 2008, he scored a career-high 33 points in a 99–90 win over the Seattle SuperSonics.

On February 25, 2009, Williams scored a season-high 31 points against the Denver Nuggets. Between early March and early April of the 2008–09 season, Williams missed 16 games with a lower back injury. Williams knocked down 55 three-pointers on the season after making just 25 in his first three seasons combined. On August 7, 2009, Williams re-signed with the Hawks to a five-year, $37.5 million contract. On November 20, 2009, he scored a season-high 29 points against the Houston Rockets. On December 5, 2009, he had a career-high 15 rebounds against the Dallas Mavericks. In early November of the 2010–11 season, Williams missed four games with a right knee injury. Between late December and late January, Williams missed 11 games with a bruised back. On March 27, 2011, he scored a season-high 31 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the lockout-shortened 2011–12 season, Williams played in 57 of the Hawks' 66 regular-season games, he missed three games in early January with a sprained left ankle, five games in mid-March with a hip flexor.

On April 22, 2012, he scored a season-high 29 points against the New York Knicks. Williams helped the Hawks advance to the playoffs in five straight seasons between 2008 and 2012, appearing in 42 playoff games, after the franchise had failed to make the postseason the previous eight years, he was a two-time recipient of the Hawks' Jason Collier Memorial Trophy for his work as a community ambassador. On July 11, 2012, Williams was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Devin Harris, he made his debut for the Jazz in their season opener on October 31, 2012, scoring 21 points in a 113–94 win over the Dallas Mavericks. He failed to surpass that scoring mark during the season, recording one other 20-point game on November 23 against the Sacramento Kings. Williams missed last four games of the 2013 -- 14 season. In February 2014, he twice scored a season-high 23 points. On July 21, 2014, Williams signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets, he made his debut for the Hornets in their season opener on October 29, 2014, scoring 19 points 108–106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

He failed to surpass that scoring mark during the season. On February 5, 2016, Williams scored a season-high 27 points in a 98–95 loss to the Miami Heat. Williams totaled 521 rebounds and 152 three-point field goals, making him one of only five players to tally at least 500 rebounds and 150 three-pointers in 2015–16 – along with Kevin Durant, Paul George, James Harden and Kevin Love – and the first player in Charlotte NBA history to do so, his 152 three-point field goals marked the third-best single-season total by a Charlotte forward, trailing only Glen Rice's 1996–97 and 1995–96 seasons. On July 10, 2016, Williams re-signed with the Hornets to a four-year, $54.5 million contract. On March 10, 2017, he grabbed. On March 11, he scored a season-high 27 points in a 125–122 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. On March 13, he tied. On January 15, 2018, Williams scored a season-high 21 points against the Detroit Pistons. On December 21, 2018, Williams made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 24 points in a 98–86 win over the Pistons.

On January 23, 2019, against the Memphis Grizzlies, Williams passed Rex Chapman for 12th on the franchise's scoring list. On March 8, he made seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 30 points in a 112–111 win over the Washington Wizards. On June 11, 2019, Williams exercised his $15 million player option for t

Offlaga Disco Pax

Offlaga Disco Pax was an Italian Indietronica band. The band was formed in Reggio Emilia in 2003 by Daniele Carretti Max Enrico Fontanelli, they have defined themselves as a collettivo neosensibilista contrario alla democrazia nei sentimenti "neosensibilist collective against democracy in feelings". ODP's songs are not sung, but rather recounted by Collini. Lyrics, defined by the band as ideologia a bassa intensità are related to the Italian years of lead, with recurrent references to the Italian Communist Party and Eurocommunist prominent figures at the time, their lyrics deliver a nostalgic portrait in first person of a past political scenario, the one of Cold War and communism in Italy, which does not exist as such anymore. Musically, their records have elements of electroclash by means of retro analogue synthesizers, they have been paired to bands formed in the late 1970s and the 1980s such as Kraftwerk, Joy Division or Cocteau Twins. Their most significant resemblance in attitude is to now defunct Italian band CCCP Fedeli alla linea.

Their debut album Socialismo Tascabile was released in 2005. Its follow-up, was released on February 8, 2008, Gioco di Società in 2012. Enrico Fontanelli died April 4, 2014. Following his death, the other two members of the band embarked on different projects, citing that Offlaga Disco Pax was a shared project between three people and without Fontanelli they did not see any future for it. Myspace