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Fort Morgan (Alabama)

Fort Morgan is a historic masonry pentagonal bastion fort at the mouth of Mobile Bay, United States. Named for Revolutionary War hero Daniel Morgan, it was built on the site of the earlier Fort Bowyer, an earthen and stockade type fortification involved in the final land battles of the War of 1812. Construction was completed in 1834 and it received its first garrison in March of the same year. Fort Morgan is at the tip of Mobile Point at the western terminus of State Route 180, it and Dauphin Island, on which Fort Gaines is situated, enclose Mobile Bay. The Alabama Historical Commission maintains the site. After the departure of the Spanish from Mobile in April 1813, the Americans built an earth and wood redoubt on Mobile Point naming it Fort Bowyer after Col. John Bowyer, who completed the construction before leaving in 1814. In September 1814 the fort withstood a British naval and land attack, known as the First Battle of Fort Bowyer; the British returned in February 1815 after their defeat at the Battle of New Orleans and again launched an attack that became known as the Second Battle of Fort Bowyer.

This time they were successful, with its American garrison surrendering the fort. Before the British could continue their attack towards Mobile they received word that the Treaty of Ghent, ending the war, had been signed on Christmas Eve, 1814; when word of the treaty's ratification arrived shortly thereafter, the British withdrew. The site was a logical one for a more substantial fort that could defend itself from landward and protect the entrance to the bay, leading to Fort Morgan replacing Fort Bowyer. After the War of 1812, the U. S. began a program to strengthen its seacoast defenses. As part of this program, in 1818 the U. S. contracted with Benjamin Hopkins of Vermont to build a large masonry fort on Mobile Point after a design by Simon Bernard, a military engineer for Napoleon. However, Hopkins died a year in a yellow fever epidemic, having accomplished little; the next contractor, Samuel Hawkins of New York, died in 1821, before accomplishing anything on the project. The Army turned the task over to the Corps of Engineers under Capt. R.

E. De Russey. Using slave labor, DeRussey was able to make some progress before he took ill in 1825 and turned the work over to his deputy, Lieut. Cornelius Ogden. Ogden completed the work in March 1834 and turned the fort over to Capt. F. S. Belton, commander of Company B, 2nd US Artillery; this unit remained at the fort for about a year and a half before its transfer to Florida to assist in the Second Seminole War. Eight days before Alabama seceded from the Union, Col. John B. Todd took four companies of Alabama volunteers and captured the fort before dawn on 3 January 1861; the Confederates proceeded to strengthen the defenses of Mobile Bay. The key point was the Main Ship Channel opposite Fort Morgan as this was the only approach where the water was deep enough to permit major warships to pass. To defend this area, the Confederates placed 18 of the fort's heaviest guns, so that they could bear on the Channel, they built redoubts and trenches east of the fort to impede further any attack via land.

Lastly, they complemented the land defenses with a small flotilla consisting of the ram Tennessee, three gunboats, Morgan and Selma, all under the command of Admiral Franklin Buchanan. During the war, Fort Morgan provided protective fire for blockade runners. All 17 vessels that ran out of the Bay eluded capture. Union soldiers were observed in the Sand Island Lighthouse, spying on Fort Morgan, the fort fired on the position destroying the lighthouse. During the Battle of Mobile Bay, Union naval forces under Admiral David G. Farragut were able to get past Fort Morgan and enter the Bay, they captured Tennessee and Selma, sank Gaines, captured Fort Gaines. This freed the Union land forces under Gordon Granger to besiege Fort Morgan. During the siege, the wooden roof of the Citadel, a ten-sided barracks located in the center of the fort used to house the enlisted men, caught fire and the structure was badly damaged. Rather than restore it, post-War crews used the ruins as a brick source for repairing the fort.

The remains of the Citadel were razed in the 1880s for use as a breakwater. After two weeks of bombardment from sea and land, Major Richard L. Page, commander of the fort, felt compelled to surrender, he did so after first spiking the fort's guns. Once the fort was in Union hands, the Union used it as a base for reconnaissance raids, as a staging area for the Battle of Spanish Fort and the Battle of Fort Blakely, which occurred days before General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. During a renovation project in the 1870s, the fort received 12 200-pounder Parrott rifled cannons. However, the US Government abandoned the fort, letting it fall into disrepair. Under the presidency of Grover Cleveland, Secretary of War William Endicott chaired the Endicott Board, which led to a program of building new, concrete batteries. Between 1895 and 1900, Fort Morgan received five concrete batteries, supported by the latest in fire control and communications; the first battery, Battery Bowyer, was operational during the Spanish–American War.

It had four 8-inch breech-loading guns on disappearing carriages. The battery was closed in 1917 and the guns removed for conversion to railway guns for service in Europe. At the beginning of the Spanish–American War, Fort Morgan received eight 10-inch smooth-bore muzzle-loading Rodman cannons, converted to 8-inch rifles with the insertion of a barrel sleeve; this was a makeshift and the Army gave the guns away to cities for Civil War memorials

Lindsey Day

Lindsey Day is the president, co-founder, editor-in-chief of CRWN Magazine, the world’s first natural hair magazine. Day a management consultant, grew up in California with her interracial parents. CRWN Magazine is a natural lifestyle magazine that celebrates women of color. Prior to releasing CRWN's first issue on August 27, 2016, Day worked for Interscope Records for 6 years and edited for the Livelevated blog. Witnessing the economic crash during her time at Interscope pushed Day to create her own movement, which started with her co-founding the online magazine Made Women, another female-centered endeavor that helped women in the business world connect."CRWN is a lifestyle magazine. We are serving a woman, more educated, well-traveled and sophisticated than before—largely because generations before us have fought to ensure our seats at the table” Day said in a 2016 interview with The Huffington Post, her mother's battle with breast cancer push her further to create CRWN. For years, Day recalled she and her friends always straightening their hair, but after seeing her mother's transition in health following her breast cancer diagnosis, she was motivated to embrace her hair as a black woman.

Day is the owner of Blossm Consulting Group, a management consulting firm that specializes in business model innovation and digital marketing. Lindsey Day's Twitter CRWN Magazine's website Blossm Consulting Group's website

Rhesus Glacier

Rhesus Glacier is a 7 km long and 2.5 km wide glacier draining the east slopes of the Trojan Range on Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica southeast of Paris Peak. Situated east of Iliad Glacier, south of Lipen Glacier and north of Thamyris Glacier. Flowing northeastwards into north of Predel Point; the glacier is named after the King Rhesus of Thrace in Homer's Iliad. Rhesus Glacier is located at 64°31′35″S 63°17′00″W. British mapping in 1980. List of glaciers in the Antarctic Glaciology British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map No. 3217. DOS 610 - W 64 62. Tolworth, UK, 1980. Antarctic Digital Database. Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. Since 1993 upgraded and updated. Rhesus Glacier. SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica. Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Antarctic Place-names Commission. Rhesus Glacier. Copernix satellite imageThis article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, used with permission

1908 Edmonton municipal election

The 1908 municipal election was held December 14, 1908 for the purpose of electing a mayor and six aldermen to sit on the Edmonton City Council, as well as three public school trustees and five separate school trustees. There were five proposed bylaws put to a vote of the electorate concurrently with the election. There were eight aldermen on city council, but two of the positions were filled: George S. Armstrong and Robert Manson had been elected to two-year terms in 1907 and were still in office. Robert Lee and Thomas Bellamy had been elected to two-year terms in 1907, but had resigned to run for mayor. Accordingly, the fifth and sixth-place finishers in the aldermanic race - Andrew Agar and Daniel Fraser - were elected to one-year terms. There were five trustees on the public board of trustees, but two of the positions were occupied: A E May and Alex Taylor had been elected to two-year terms in 1907 and were still in office; the campaign's major issue was. Mayoral candidate Robert Lee supported enhancing the capacity of the existing plant, while his opponent, Thomas Bellamy, favoured constructing a new plant.

According to the Edmonton Bulletin, Lee's earlier entry into the race and early success at recruiting prominent citizens as his public supporters was a decisive factor in his defeat of Bellamy, who entered the race later. There were 1942 ballots cast in the 1908 municipal election; the number of eligible voters is no longer available. Robert Lee - 1303 Thomas Bellamy - 639 Wilfrid Gariépy - 1,424 John Lundy - 1020 Herman McInnes - 1,010 James McKinley - 902 Andrew Agar - 891 Daniel Fraser - 812 Cameron Anderson - 742 A E Potter - 560 Alex McSporan - 462 James Francis - 353 Frank Ball - 296 John Galbraith - 274 Thomas Killips - 115 Walter Ramsey - 818 Allan Gray - 780 William Clark - 761 William Ferris - 533 J G M Sloan - 489 Gregory Krikewsky - 273 William Eastwood - 229 James Collisson, Wilfrid Gariépy, Prosper-Edmond Lessard, J McAllister, Joseph Henri Picard were elected. Detailed results are no longer available; the following bylaws were voted on concurrently with the 1908 election: A bylaw to raise $42,500 to pay for part of a traffic deck on the C.

P. R. Bridge. For: 1,072 Against: 47 A bylaw to raise $30,000 to supplement $49,000 to pay for street railway material. For: 921 Against: 110 A bylaw to raise $40,000 for improvement in and extensions to the Municipal Telephone System. For: 1,022 Against: 34 A bylaw to raise the sum of $60,000 for improvement in and extensions to Municipal Electric Plant. For: 1,019 Against: 33 A bylaw to raise $5,000 to supplement previous amounts for an Isolation Hospital. For: 841 Against: 89 City of Edmonton: Edmonton Elections "Alderman Lee Mayor for 1909", Edmonton Bulletin, December 15, 1908

Sven Dahlkvist

Sven Anders Peter "Dala" Dahlkvist is a former Swedish footballer. He played as a centre back but has been used as a forward before Sven was a successful forward and defender who began his career in Allsvenskan with AIK in 1974, he was a key player for the club until 1987. He played for Örebro SK 1988–1992, he made 39 appearances for the national team, scored four goals and won the Guldbollen in 1984. After his playing career he has worked as a trainer and club director for Örebro SK 1993–1999 as a trainer for Eskilstuna City FK, his daughter Lisa Dahlkvist is a professional footballer who has played for Umeå IK and the Swedish women's national team. Sven Dahlkvist at WorldFootball.net

Kress Events Center

The Kress Events Center known as the KEC or the Kress, is a multipurpose athletic facility located in Green Bay, Wisconsin on the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay campus. The facility's main gym hosts the UW-Green Bay women's basketball and volleyball teams. Other facilities onsite include a fitness center shared by athletes and the student body, athletic training facilities, the administrative offices of UW-Green Bay's athletics program. UW-Green Bay sought funding to renovate its aging athletic facility, the Phoenix Sports Center, as early as 2003; the school received $7.5 million in funding from the state, expected an equal amount of private donations to fund the renovation. The remainder of the money was to be raised through an increase in student segregated fees, which pay for student life and other recreational activities; as of 2017, students were still paying off the facility through their segregated fees. After receiving a large donation from the George F. Kress Foundation, the school was able to begin construction, the new facility bearing Kress' name.

Announced on December 29, 2004, construction began November 2, 2005 and the facility opened two years that same month. The first event hosted in the new building was a volleyball match against UW-Milwaukee. UW-Green Bay holds its spring graduation ceremony at the Kress Events Center, three out of the four area high schools hold their graduation ceremonies at the KEC. In 2007, the KEC hosted a joint concert featuring Christian rock groups Switchfoot and Relient K. UW-Green Bay's student programming group had booked pop singer Kesha for a concert at the KEC in spring 2014, but the event was cancelled; the KEC has played host to political rallies during campaign seasons, including Barack Obama in 2008 and Bernie Sanders in 2016. The KEC was built around the existing Phoenix Sports Center and retains a number of its original facilities, including: Two full-size gyms used for intramural basketball or volleyball Some older athletic training facilities, the swimming and alpine skiing team rooms The Peter F. Dorschel Natorium, a swimming and diving facility Raquetball courts Kress Events Center Arena, a 4,018-seat gym and the facility's main event venue Men's and women's soccer team rooms, basketball team rooms Dick Bennett Gym, named for the coach who brought success to UW-Green Bay's basketball team in the 1990s.

Used as a practice gym for the basketball teams, the gym is open to students when not in use by athletics. A two-level fitness center used by both athletes and students An indoor turf gym A studio used for fitness classes Administrative offices for UW-Green Bay Athletics List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas Venue information Photos of venue