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George Rogers Clark

George Rogers Clark was an American surveyor and militia officer from Virginia who became the highest-ranking American patriot military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. He served as leader of the militia in Kentucky throughout much of the war, he is best known for his celebrated captures of Kaskaskia and Vincennes during the Illinois Campaign, which weakened British influence in the Northwest Territory. The British ceded the entire Northwest Territory to the United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, Clark has been hailed as the "Conqueror of the Old Northwest". Clark's major military achievements occurred before his thirtieth birthday. Afterward, he led militia in the opening engagements of the Northwest Indian War, but was accused of being drunk on duty, he was disgraced and forced to resign, despite his demand for a formal investigation into the accusations. He left Kentucky to live on the Indiana frontier but was never reimbursed by Virginia for his wartime expenditures.

During the final decades of his life, he worked to evade creditors and suffered living in increasing poverty and obscurity. He was involved in two failed attempts to open the Spanish-controlled Mississippi River to American traffic. After suffering a stroke and the amputation of his left leg, he became an invalid, he was aided in his final years by family members, including his younger brother William, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He died of a stroke on February 13, 1818. George Rogers Clark was born on November 19, 1752 in Albemarle County, near Charlottesville, the hometown of Thomas Jefferson, he was the second of 10 children of John and Ann Rogers Clark, who were Anglicans of English and Scottish ancestry. Five of their six sons became officers during the American Revolutionary War, their youngest son William was too young to fight in the war, but he became famous as a leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The family moved from the Virginia frontier to Caroline County, Virginia around 1756, after the outbreak of the French and Indian War.

They lived on a 400-acre plantation that they developed to a total of more than 2,000 acres. Clark had little formal education, he lived with his grandfather so that he could receive a common education at Donald Robertson's school, where fellow students included James Madison and John Taylor of Caroline. He was tutored at home, as was usual for the children of Virginia planters in this period. There was no public education, his grandfather trained him to be a surveyor. In 1771 at age 19, Clark left his home on his first surveying trip into western Virginia. In 1772, he made his first trip into Kentucky via the Ohio River at Pittsburgh and spent the next two years surveying the Kanawha River region, as well as learning about the area's natural history and customs of the various tribes of Indians who lived there. In the meantime, thousands of settlers were entering the area as a result of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix of 1768, by which some of the tribes had agreed to peace. Clark's military career began in 1774.

He was preparing to lead an expedition of 90 men down the Ohio River when hostilities broke out between the Shawnee and settlers on the Kanawha frontier. Most of Kentucky was not inhabited by Indians, although such tribes as the Shawnee and Seneca used the area for hunting. Tribes in the Ohio country who had not been party to the treaty signed with the Cherokee were angry, because the Kentucky hunting grounds had been ceded to Great Britain without their approval; as a result, they were unsuccessful. Clark spent a few months surveying in Kentucky, as well as assisting in organizing Kentucky as a county for Virginia prior to the American Revolutionary War; as the American Revolutionary War began in the East, Kentucky's settlers became involved in a dispute about the region's sovereignty. Richard Henderson, a judge and land speculator from North Carolina, had purchased much of Kentucky from the Cherokee by an illegal treaty. Henderson intended to create a proprietary colony known as Transylvania, but many Kentucky settlers did not recognize Transylvania's authority over them.

In June 1776, these settlers selected Clark and John Gabriel Jones to deliver a petition to the Virginia General Assembly, asking Virginia to formally extend its boundaries to include Kentucky. Clark and Jones traveled the Wilderness Road to Williamsburg, where they convinced Governor Patrick Henry to create Kentucky County, Virginia. Clark was given 500 lb of gunpowder to help defend the settlements and was appointed a major in the Kentucky County militia. Although he was only 24 years old, older settlers such as Daniel Boone, Benjamin Logan, Leonard Helm considered him a leader. In 1777, the Revolutionary War intensified in Kentucky. British lieutenant governor Henry Hamilton armed his Indian allies from his headquarters at Fort Detroit, encouraging them to wage war on the Kentucky settlers in hopes of reclaiming the region as their hunting ground; the Continental Army could spare no men for an invasion in the northwest or for the defense of Kentucky, left to the local population. Clark spent several months defending settlements against the Indian raiders as a leader in the Kentucky County militia, while developing his plan for a long-distance strike against the British.

His strategy involved seizing British outposts north of the Ohio River to destroy British influence among their Indian allies. In December 1777, Clark presented his plan to V

Alexander Uspenski

Alexander Sergeyevich Uspenski is a Russian former competitive figure skater. He is the 2006 Finlandia Trophy silver medalist and 2004 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist. Alexander Uspenski was born on 25 April 1987 in Moscow, he is the elder brother of Vladimir Uspenski, who competed in figure skating. Alexander Uspenski began competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit in 2001. Over the course of five seasons, he would win seven medals – three gold, two silver, two bronze – and qualify three times to the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, he won the bronze medal at the 2004 JGP Final. Uspenski withdrew from the 2005 World Junior Championships due to the flu, he finished 8th. Uspenski made his senior international circuit debut in the 2006–07 season. After taking the silver medal at the 2006 Finlandia Trophy, he debuted on the senior Grand Prix series, finishing 5th and 6th at his two events. Uspenski missed the Russian national championships as a result of whooping cough, he changed coaches from Natalia Dubinskaia to Marina Kudriavtseva in January 2007.

Uspenski competed on the GP series for two more seasons before retiring in 2010. GP: Grand Prix.

Del Moore

Del Moore was a comedian, a television and movie actor, a radio announcer. Born Marion Delbridge Moore in Pensacola, Florida, he began his career in radio before moving to television. In 1952, he appeared in the first of several So You Want To... Warner Bros. comedy shorts with George O'Hanlon. He co-starred in the early television comedy Life with Elizabeth, with Betty White he was doing a morning radio spot at KMPC radio, he appeared in many episodes of Dragnet and Adam-12, was a regular on the series Bachelor Father playing Cal Mitchell. For several years in the late 1950s he hosted a daily children's program opposite Willy the Wolf, as well as hosting the Late Late Show on KTTV Channel 11 in Los Angeles. Moore played supporting roles including The Big Mouth and The Patsy, he made his feature film debut in Lewis' Cinderfella in 1960 and was the university president in 1963's The Nutty Professor. He was in the 1967 teen film Catalina Caper, which appeared as an "experiment" in a 1990 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

For his work on television, Del Moore received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960. Moore was married twice: Jessie Newbold and Gayle Pearl Ferber. Moore died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Encino, California in 1970 at the age of 54, he is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in California. Del Moore on IMDb Episode One of Life with Elizabeth Del Moore with Betty White Del Moore at Find a Grave