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Platt Adams

For the 19th-century New York politician, see Platt Adams. Platt Adams was an American athlete, he competed in various events at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics and won a gold and a silver medal in jumping events in 1912. Adams was born in New Jersey, he had a brother, Ben Adams an Olympic athlete. In 1908 he finished fifth in the triple jump competition as well as in the standing high jump event. In the standing long jump competition he finished sixth, he participated in the discus throw event and in the Greek discus contest but in both events his result is unknown. Four years he won the gold medal in the standing high jump and the silver medal in the standing long jump. In 1912 he finished fifth in the triple jump competition and 23rd in the high jump event. At the same Olympics he competed in the baseball event, held as demonstration sport. In January 1915, the Metropolitan Association of the Amateur Athletic Union found Adams not guilty on charges of professionalism, having sold a prize or accepted cash for a medal in violation of his amateur status, in connection with a claim the Adams had traded a trophy he had received at an exhibition jump in exchange for pins.

A resident of South Orange, New Jersey, Adams was serving in the New Jersey General Assembly when he was named as the state's Chief Boxing Inspector in March 1923. He died at his home in the Normandy Beach section of Toms River, New Jersey on February 27, 1961. Find-A-Grave site

Sumdum mine

The Sumdum mine is one of the largest lead and zinc mines in United States. The mine is located in north-western United States in Alaska; the mine has reserves amounting to 24 million tonnes of ore grading 0.37% zinc and 79.1 million oz of silver. The country rock in the proximity of the mine is a black graphitic slate, though the schist belt lies a short distance to the east; this slate is wrinkled, rich in carbonaceous matter, scattered throughout are stringers and films of calcite carrying particles of pyrite. The mineral deposits are well-defined quartz-filled fissures, striking parallel with the northwest trend of the country rock, they extend for a few hundred feet in a horizontal direction and have been mined to a depth of several hundred feet below their surface outcrops. Two such ledges, which have been developed, are known as the Sumdum Chief and the Bald Eagle; the former ledge varies from a surface width of 3 feet to a narrow vein filling at a depth of 1,200 feet. The Bald Eagle ledge, on the other hand, increases from a surface width of 2 feet to 20 feet at a depth of 500 feet.

In the latter ledge, the vein changes from a free-milling ore near the surface to a low-grade ore at 500 feet in depth. Within the quartz bodies, the gold is not uniformly distributed, but is segregated here and there, forming rich pockets, which seem to represent enrichments where the main ledges are intersected by smaller quartz veins; the ore is free gold and gold-bearing pyrite, with small amounts of galena and sphalerite. Quartz and calcite are the gangue minerals, films of graphite occur between the fillings and the black-slate country. A tunnel 3,500 feet in length undercuts the Bald Eagle vein 500 feet below the surface outcrop and encounters the Sumdum Chief at a depth of 1,200 feet. From this working tunnel to the surface, most of the ledge material has been extracted by overhand stoping, the slopes have been supported by square sets of timber. Below the tunnel level an attempt was made to mine the ore by underhand stoping; the mill contained 10 stamps with 4 large Frue vanners, when running at full capacity, 10 tons of rock were milled per day at a cost of US$0.50 per ton.

An 18 inches pipe 1,200 feet in length brought the water from a flume, the lower end of, 187 feet above the power plant, with the aid of two Pelton wheels, 170 horsepower were generated. From the mill, a wagon road, together with a short tramway, lead to the wharf, over this, the concentrates were hauled, the conveying wagons returned with freight for the mine; the total cost of production was estimated at US$2.50 per ton. During the autumn of 1903, the last of the developed ore was being mined and a diamond drill was in search of other bodies; this evidently failed to reveal anything of importance, operations ceased, a portion of the mining plant was removed

Fray Nicolás de Jesús María

Fray Nicolás of Jesús María was a religious carmelita born in Seville, during the last years of the reign of Carlos II. His parents were Francisco Sánchez Risco and María de Merino, whom called him Nicolás Sánchez Risco y Merino, he was a preacher recognised by his printed sermons that were praised in the opinions of other ecclesiastical authorities of the period. He was prior of Orizaba, Oaxaca and Mexico City. At the beginning of the 18th century, fray Nicolás of Jesús María arrived to the Indians, as the American territory was known. After a year like novice, he received the habit of Carmen at the convent of Puebla of hands of fray Bartolomé of Saint Joaquín on 1 April 1708. Nicolas preached at the Convent of the Remedios de Puebla to be moved to the capitular school of Santa Ana in 1715. In 1717, fray Nicolás was in several convents until arriving at San Sebastián in Mexico. In 1720 it went into the school of theology and three years afterwards obtained the charge of reader of theology; this place was of big importance since in a trienio only there was two readers.

For the year of 1725 fray Nicolás returned to the convent of San Sebastián. On 11 November of the same year, he preached for the first time his sermon "La Mano de los Cinco Señores" with which began to win popularity because of his skill for the oratory, his sermons were printed matter, the majority of them in Mexico. Some of his sermons were written in honour to Santa Teresa, his fame as preacher promoted him to occupy some government charges like the presidency of the Hospice of Guadalajara in 1728. In 1735, fray Nicolás and his companion Fray José de la Asunción visited San Luis Potosí for the foundation of the Temple of Our Lady of Carmen. On 23 February 1749 he put the first stone for his construction. Fray Nicolás was the first carmelita in San Luis Potosí. After the foundation of the temple, returned to Mexico City to continue preaching his sermons in the convent of San Sebastián. Of these, "La Cátedra" it is the last print known

Mary Sidney

Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke was one of the first English women to achieve a major reputation for her poetry and literary patronage. By the age of 39, she was listed with her brother Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser and William Shakespeare as one of the notable authors of her time in the verse miscellany, Belvidere, by John Bodenham; the influence of her play Antonius is recognized. Sidney was known for her translation of Petrarch's "Triumph of Death," from the poetry anthology Triumphs, but it is her lyric translation of the Psalms that has secured her poetic reputation. Mary Sidney was born on 27 October 1561 at Tickenhill Palace in the parish of Bewdley, Worcestershire, she was one of the seven children – three sons and four daughters – of Sir Henry Sidney and wife Mary Dudley. Their eldest son was Sir Philip Sidney, their second son Robert Sidney, who became Earl of Leicester; as a child, she spent much time at court where her mother was a gentlewoman of the Privy Chamber and a close confidante of Queen Elizabeth I.

Like her brother Philip, she received a humanist education which included music and classical languages like French, Italian. Following the death of Sidney's youngest sister, Ambrosia, in 1575, the queen requested that Mary to return to court to join the royal entourage. In 1577, Mary Sidney married 2nd Earl of Pembroke, a close ally of the family; the marriage was arranged by her father, uncle Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. As countess of Pembroke, Mary was responsible for a number of estates including Ramsbury, Wilton House, Baynard's Castle in London, where it is known that they entertained Queen Elizabeth to dinner, she had four children with her husband: William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, was the eldest son and heir. Katherine Herbert died as an infant. Anne Herbert was speculated to have been a writer and a storyteller. Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke, succeeded his brother in 1630. Philip and his older brother William were the "incomparable pair of brethren" to whom the First Folio of Shakespeare's collected works was dedicated in 1623.

Mary Sidney was aunt to the poet Mary Wroth, the daughter of her brother, Robert Sidney. Sidney's husband died in 1601, his death left her with less financial support than she might have expected, though views on its adequacy vary. In addition to the arts, Sidney had a range of interests, she had a chemistry laboratory at Wilton House, where she developed invisible ink. From 1609 to 1615, Mary Sidney spent most of her time at Crosby Hall in London, she travelled with Sir Matthew Lister, to Spa, Belgium. There is conjecture that she married Lister, she died of smallpox on 25 September 1621, age 59, at her townhouse in Aldersgate Street in London, shortly after King James I had visited her at the newly completed Houghton House in Bedfordshire. After a grand funeral in St Paul's Cathedral, her body was buried in Salisbury Cathedral, next to that of her late husband in the Herbert family vault, under the steps leading to the choir stalls, where the mural monument still stands. Mary Sidney turned Wilton House into a "paradise for poets", known as the "Wilton Circle," a salon-type literary group sustained by her hospitality, which included Edmund Spenser, Samuel Daniel, Michael Drayton, Ben Jonson, Sir John Davies.

John Aubrey wrote, "Wilton House was like a college, there were so many learned and ingenious persons. She was the greatest patroness of wit and learning of any lady in her time." Sidney received more dedications than any other woman of non-royal status. By some accounts, King James I visited Wilton on his way to his coronation in 1603 and stayed again at Wilton following the coronation to avoid the plague, she was regarded as a muse by an anagram for ideal. Her brother, Philip Sidney, wrote much of his Arcadia at Wilton House, he likely began preparing his English lyric version of the Book of Psalms at Wilton as well. Philip Sidney had completed 43 of the 150 Psalms at the time of his death during a military campaign against the Spanish, in the Netherlands in 1586, she finished his translation of the psalms, composing Psalms 44 through 150 in a dazzling array of verse forms, using the 1560 Geneva Bible and commentaries by John Calvin and Theodore Beza. Hallett Smith has called the psalter a "School of English Versification" Smith, of one hundred and seventy-one poems.

A copy of the completed psalter was prepared for Queen Elizabeth I in 1599, in anticipation of a royal visit to Wilton, but Elizabeth cancelled her planned visit. This work is referred to as "The Sidney Psalms" or "The Sidney-Pembroke Psalter" and is regarded as an important influence on the development of English religious lyric poetry in the late 16th and early 17th century. John Donne wrote a poem celebrating the verse psalter and claiming that he could "scarce" call the English Church reformed until its psalter had been modelled after the poetic transcriptions of Philip Sidney and Mary Herbert. Although the psalms were not printed in her lifetime, they had extensive manuscript publication. There are 17 extant manuscripts today. A engraving of Herbert shows her holding them, her literary influence can be seen through literary patronage, through publishing her brother's works and through her own verse forms

2002 Peach Bowl

The 2002 Peach Bowl featured the Maryland Terrapins and the Tennessee Volunteers. Maryland scored first on a 1-yard touchdown run from quarterback Scott McBrien giving Maryland a 7–0 lead. In the second quarter, Maryland cornerback Curome Cox returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown increasing Maryland's lead to 14–0. Tennessee's Alex Walls kicked a 38-yard field goal, to pull Tennessee to 14–3. Maryland's Nick Novak kicked a 48-yard field goal before halftime to put Maryland up 17–3. In the third quarter, Nick Novak kicked a 44-yard field goal making the score 20–3. Scott McBrien scored on a 6-yard touchdown run, increasing the lead to 27–3. Nick Novak's 25 yard field goal made the final score 30–3