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German Meteor expedition

The German Meteor expedition was an oceanographic expedition that explored the South Atlantic ocean from the equatorial region to Antarctica in 1925–1927. Depth soundings, water temperature studies, water samples, studies of marine life and atmospheric observations were conducted; the survey vessel Meteor left Wilhelmshaven on 16 April 1925 with the oceanographer Alfred Merz in charge of the expedition. The ship zigzagged between Africa and South America and took echo soundings of the South Atlantic between 20° North and 60° South. In January 1926 the Strait of Magellan was transited. In June 1926 Merz, who had health problems before the start of the expedition, was hospitalised at the German Hospital in Buenos Aires, he died of pneumonia on 25 August 1926. The overall lead of the expedition was assumed by the ship's captain Fritz Spieß, while Georg Wüst became chief oceanographer; the expedition returned to Wilhelmshaven on 2 June 1927. In the course of the venture 67,000 depth soundings were made, more than 67,000 nautical miles were sailed and more than 800 weather balloons were launched.

Meteor was equipped with early sonar equipment with which it produced the first detailed survey of the south Atlantic Ocean floor. The survey established that the mid-Atlantic ridge was continuous through the South Atlantic and continued into the Indian Ocean beyond the Cape of Good Hope. Stein, Glenn N.. "A Victory in Peace: The German Atlantic Expedition 1925–27". IPY International Programme Office c/o British Antarctic Survey. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2011. "Geschichte der ersten Meteor". Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie. 10 March 2011. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2011. Shortend version from: Fritz Nieder, Willy Schroeder: Seevermessung – 25 Jahre im Deutschen Hydrographischen Institut, DHI, Hamburg 1971 Images at NOAA

Antiochus VII Sidetes

Antiochus VII Euergetes, nicknamed Sidetes known as Antiochus the Pious, was ruler of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire who reigned from July/August 138 to 129 BC. He was the last Seleucid king of any stature. After Antiochus was killed in battle, the Seleucid realm was restricted to Syria, he was one of the sons of Demetrius I Soter, the brother of Demetrius II Nicator and his mother may have been Laodice V. Antiochus was elevated after Demetrius was captured by the Parthians, he married Cleopatra Thea, the wife of Demetrius. Their offspring was Antiochus IX, who thus became both half-brother and cousin to Seleucus V and Antiochus VIII. In his nine-year reign, Antiochus made some effort to undo the massive territorial and authority losses of recent decades. Antiochus defeated the usurper Diodotus Tryphon at Dora and laid siege to Jerusalem in 132 BC. During the siege he allowed a seven-day truce for the Jews to celebrate a religious festival, impressing the Jewish leadership. According to Josephus the Hasmonean leader John Hyrcanus opened King David's sepulchre and removed three thousand talents, which he paid Antiochus to spare the city.

King Antiochus' respectful treatment of the Jews, respect for their religion, earned him their gratitude and added name Euergetes. With no Jewish sources of that time, it is unclear if the siege of Jerusalem ended with a decisive Seleucid victory or a peace treaty. Furthermore, Jewish forces assisted Antiochus in his wars, for nearly 20 years after his death, John Hyrcanus refrained from attacking areas under Seleucid control. Antiochus spent the final years of his life attempting to reclaim the lost eastern territories, overrun by the Parthians under their "Great King", Mithridates I. Marching east, with what would prove to be the last great Seleucid royal army, he defeated Mithridates in two battles, killing the aged Parthian king in the latter of these, he restored Mesopotamia and Media to the Seleucid empire, before dispersing his army into winter quarters. The Seleucid king and army spent the winter feasting and drinking; as with any time an army is quartered upon a population, tensions soon grew between the locals and the Syrian troops.

The new Parthian ruler, Phraates II, had not been idle. He raised a new army. Hoping to further sow dissension amongst his foes, Phraates released his long-held prisoner, Demetrius II, Antiochus' older brother, who returned to Syria to reclaim the throne; that winter, several Median towns attacked their Seleucid garrisons. Antiochus marched to support one such isolated garrison with only a small force. In a barren valley, he was ambushed and killed in the Battle of Ecbatana by Phraates II and a large force of Parthians, who had entered the country without being detected. After the battle the Parthians told the people that Antiochus killed himself because of fear, but the last great Seleucid king died in battle, a fitting end for the heir of Seleucus I Nicator. Antiochus's confirmed, but a fragment from book 16 of Posidonius' "Histories", which survives in the Deipnosophistae written by Athenaeus, mentions a king named Seleucus, captured in Media by king Arsaces and treated like royalty. The identity of this Seleucus have been a matter of debate.

List of Syrian monarchs Timeline of Syrian history Paola. "Kings and Drunkards: Athenaeus' Information on the Seleucids". In Erickson, Kyle. Seleucid Dissolution; the Sinking of the Anchor. Harrassowitz Verlag. P. 168. ISBN 978-3-447-06588-7. ISSN 1613-5628. Antiochus VII Sidetes entry in historical sourcebook by Mahlon H. Smith

Correggio, Emilia-Romagna

Correggio is a town and comune in the Province of Reggio Emilia, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, in the Po valley. As of 31 December 2016 Correggio had an estimated population of 25,694, its patron saint is Quirinus of Sisak. It was the seat of Veronica Gambara a noted politician poet who ruled the principality after the death of her husband Giberto X, Count of Correggio, from 1518 to 1550, it is the birthplace of the Renaissance painter Antonio Allegri, called "il Correggio" from the name of his town. The French poet Tugdual Menon resided in Correggio for much of his life, it is the birthplace of composer Bonifazio Asioli, Venetian School composer Claudio Merulo, rock singer Luciano Ligabue, educator Loris Malaguzzi, who developed the Reggio Emilia approach, 1908 Summer Olympics marathon runner Dorando Pietri, novelist Pier Vittorio Tondelli. In 1659, the Principality was annexed to the Duchy of Modena; as a titular Duke of Modena, the current holder of the title of "Prince of Correggio" would be Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.

Basilica of San Quirino built 1512 - 1587. San Francesco, until 1638 housed the painting Riposo in Egitto con San Francesco. San Giuseppe Calasanzio Santa Chiara Santuario della Madonna della Rosa. Santa Maria della Misericordia San Sebastiano. Rocchetta Torrione Palazzo dei Principi Teatro Comunale Bonifazio Asioli Palazzo Comunale Palazzo della Ragione e Torre dell'Orologio Jewish Cemetery

A. Chapin House

The A. Chapin House is a historic house located at 36 Pleasant Street, in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, it is a 2-1/2 story wood-framed structure, with clapboard siding. The building corners are pilastered, it has a wide cornice; the front entry is flanked by sidelight pilasters. The house was built c. 1855-57 as a typical Greek Revival side hall entry house. It was restyled in 1880, adding significant Gothic Revival styling, including an ornately decorated porch. Little is known including A. Chapin, its first documented owner. On October 7, 1983, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, where it is listed at 26 Pleasant Street. National Register of Historic Places listings in Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Andrew Vlahov

Andrew Mitchell Vlahov is an Australian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball League of Australia from 1991 through until the 2001–02 season. Vlahov now leads a premium sports and event marketing company. Vlahov was born in Perth to Len Vlahov, his mother had arrived in Australia as a post-war refugee from Latvia, while his father was the son of Croatian immigrants. Both his parents were athletes, represented Australia at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games which were held in Perth. Eva was a WA State Long jump champion while Len held the WA State Discus record for 20 consecutive years. Andrew Vlahov attended Kent Street Senior High School in south Perth, but Kent Street Senior did not have a basketball team, but he played in his local junior team the Perth Redbacks where he would meet long time friend and future Australian Boomers teammate Luc Longley. Vlahov first came to the U. S. as an exchange student in junior high school, returned for his final year of high school, enrolling at South Eugene High School in Eugene, while his father worked at the University of Oregon.

He attended the Australian Institute of Sport in 1987. His sister Lisa attended between 1985 and 1986. Vlahov attended college at Stanford University in the US from 1987 to 1991 and was coached by Mike Montgomery. Vlahov was a key member of Stanford's 1991 National Invitational Tournament championship winning team, scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds in the championship game against Oklahoma. Vlahov received the following awards at Stanford: Best Defensive Player – 3 times Most Inspirational Player Team Captain Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic Team Vlahov holds four Stanford school basketball records: 5th in career steals 7th in career assists 9th in season steals 10th in career fouls After playing at Stanford, Vlahov was signed by the Perth Wildcats where he played his entire NBL career. A stellar first season with the Wildcats saw. Vlahov replaced Mike Ellis as the captain of the club in 1993 after only two seasons in the NBL and remained so until his retirement. Vlahov was a four-time Olympian playing with the Boomers at the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.

While still on the playing roster with the Wildcats, Vlahov teamed up with ex-NBA player and fellow Western Australian Luc Longley to purchase the Wildcats franchise from owner Kerry Stokes. Once Longley pulled out of the venture Vlahov was the majority shareholder of the club until the completion of the 2005/2006 season when West Australian Jack Bendat took over the club. In his time as owner of the Wildcats, Vlahov was instrumental in the NBL's push into the Asian market including match telecasts to Asian countries and the now discontinued "Singapore Spectacular"; the success of the spectacular led to the Singapore Slingers joining the NBL in 2006. Although the Slingers only lasted in the league until 2008, they remain the only Asian based team in NBL history. Vlahov appeared in a television commercial for "King Size Big and Tall", an Australian clothing company that specialises in clothing for big men. On 4 February 2013, Vlahov was named in the Perth Wildcats 30th Anniversary All-Star team.

On Australia Day 2016, Vlahov was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to basketball as an athlete and administrator

North Strand Road

North Strand Road is a street in the Northside of Dublin, Ireland. It links the city centre from Connolly Station to Fairview by road. North Strand Road is a continuation of Amiens Street, which runs northeast from the junction of Portland Row and Seville Place, it crosses the Royal Canal on the Newcomen Bridge, proceeds to the junction of East Wall Road and Poplar Row via the Annesley Bridge over the River Tolka. As late as 1673, what is now North Strand Road was under the waters of the River Liffey mouth in Dublin Bay. In 1728 and 1756, the road was noted on maps as "the Strand" and was called by its present name by 1803. On the night of 31 May 1941, aircraft of the German Luftwaffe dropped four high-explosive bombs on the North Strand Road area, killing 34 and injuring 90. Three hundred houses were destroyed, it was not clear if this was a reprisal for the aid of the Dublin Fire Brigade during bombing raids on Belfast or if it had been a tactic to end Irish neutrality. On 19 June, the Irish government announced that the government of the Nazi Germany had apologised and offered compensation.

Speculation over the reason for the raid has included the possibility that it was the unintended consequence of equipment used to jam radio navigation used by the bombers. List of streets and squares in Dublin Bombing of Dublin in World War II Battle of the Beams Records of the North Strand Bombing, 1941 - from Dublin City Archives Photographs of North Strand Bombing from Dublin City Council Why the Nazis bombed Dublin, The Independent, January 24th, 1999 by Robert Fisk Article on Battle of Beams from Irish Times, Wednesday 23rd, 1998