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Hampton in Arden

Hampton in Arden is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, in the West Midlands of England. Hampton in Arden was part of Warwickshire until the 1974 boundary changes, it lies within the Meriden Gap area of countryside between Coventry. Hampton in Arden is a typical Arden village, but is now much a commuter settlement for nearby Birmingham and Coventry. In 1968 the central part of the village was designated a Conservation Area, an "area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance", its population in the 2001 census was 1,787. Hampton is mentioned in the Domesday Book. "In Coleshill Hundred Hantone. 10 hides. Land for 22 ploughs. In lordship 2. 50 villagers with a priest and 16 smallholders have 13 ploughs. A mill at 40d; the value was and is 100s." All of Geffrey's lands were held by Leofwin. Geffrey's wife was called Aelfeva and her English name suggests that Geffrey may have acquired his Warwickshire lands through her, by inheritance rather than by confiscation.

A priest was recorded. Of the name, Dugdale states that the name was occasioned from the situation, "hean" in the Saxon signifying high though by contraction written "han" and through corrupt pronunciation "ham". Dugdale could find no mention of Geffrey having any children and concluded that he must have died without issue, his lands reverted to the Crown and by a grant of Henry I all his lands were passed to Nigel de Albani. Nigel had a son, surnamed Mowbray, from whom, from the middle of the 12th century the de Ardernes, became the Lords of the Manor. Afterwards it passed by marriage to the de Montford family of Coleshill and subsequently reverted to the Crown, it was granted to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, by Queen Elizabeth I in 1570 but reverted to the Crown after his death. In 1625, it was assigned to Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I. In the early 19th century it was sold to Isaac William Lillingston who sold the Manor of Hampton to Sir Robert Peel. On Sir Robert's death in 1850, the manor was inherited by his son, who did much to'modernise' Hampton, demolishing many half-timbered and thatched cottages.

He employed the architect W E Nesfield to build new dwellings and lodges. The parish church of St. Mary and St. Bartholomew has a chancel, nave with narrow aisles, west tower, south porch, north vestry; the chancel is of about mid 12th-century date. It is comparatively long and narrow for the period, in a church of this size, it has an unusual north doorway near the west end; the nave, if not coeval, was built soon afterwards and had a late-12th-century south aisle, of which the arcade remains. The nave was of the same width as the chancel, but was widened to the north about 5 ft. about the middle of the 13th century and a narrow north aisle and arcade added. The chancel arch was widened at the same time to the utmost limits permitted by the width of the chancel. For some reason weakness, the north aisle was rebuilt late in the 14th century on the old foundations of the narrow aisle; this was followed by a similar rebuilding of the south aisle early in the 15th century, again without widening it.

About the same time the west tower was begun, but carried up only a short way, the completion being delayed until late in the century. The last medieval alteration was the building of the clearstory in the 16th century in place of the old steeply pitched roof indicated by the lines on the tower; the tower bore a tall spire "till by the extraordinary violence of lightning and thunder happening on St. Andrew's Day, in the night, in the year 1643, it was cloven, fell to the ground: at which time the whole fabrick, with the tower, were torn in divers places." The south porch and north vestry are modern, various repairs and restorations have been executed to other parts. The chancel was rebuilt in 1879 with the old material overseen by the architect W. E. Nesfield. All the roofs are modern; the church bells and most of their fittings were transplanted here from Manchester in 1976, where they had hung in the church of St John in Miles Platting being demolished due to subsidence. There are timber framed houses, some of which are listed.

Outside the village, to the south-east, is the 15th-century packhorse bridge over the River Blythe and on the former route to Kenilworth. Only 5 ft. wide between the low parapets, consisting of five bays with ancient stone piers having pointed cut-water faces on the west side against the flow of the stream—and square projections on the east. The three northern arches are segmental-pointed, the southern two have been rebuilt with brick arches. East of the bridge is a ford; the war memorial lists the names of 23 men of the parish who were killed in World War I and one in World War II. It is dedicated. Hampton in Arden is part of the Bickenhill ward of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and is represented by Councillors Jim Ryan, Robert Sleigh and Alan Martin, all of the Conservative party. Nationally, it

Cherry Pie (Joe Josea song)

"Cherry Pie" is a song written by Joe Josea and performed by Marvin & Johnny in 1954 as the B-side to their single "Tick Tock". Six years after its first recording, a version was released by the duo Flip; this version reached #11 on the Billboard pop chart and #27 on the US R&B chart in 1960. Skip & Flip's version was ranked #79 on Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1960. Jess Conrad released a version of the song as a single in 1960 which reached #39 on the UK Singles Chart. Dave Bartholomew and His Orchestra released a version of the song as the B-side to their 1964 single "The Monkey Speaks His Mind". Daddy Cool released a version of the song on their 1971 album, Daddy Who? Daddy Cool; the Hagers released a version of the song as a single in 1974. Marvin and Johnny's version of the song was mentioned in The Penguins' 1963 metasong "Memories of El Monte"

Green Tomato Cars

Green Tomato Cars is a London-based taxi service that focuses on being environmentally friendly. Customers can order a taxi by phone, through the company's website, or by using a smartphone app, similar to Uber, they were the first car service in London to operate the Toyota Prius as their flagship car, the first to use the Toyota Mirai – a hydrogen fuel cell zero emissions vehicle. As of 2019, Green Tomato Cars had a fleet of more than 600 Toyota Prius hybrids, plug-in hybrid and zero emission executive cars. Green Tomato Cars was acquired from Transdev in December 2018. Green Tomato Cars was founded in 2006 by University of Cambridge lawyers Jonny Goldstone and Tom Pakenham, they started the business in West London with four cars. The company grew after Sky UK became a corporate client and assisted with finance, allowing an additional ten cars; the company was purchased by Transdev in 2010. In 2012, the firm were asked by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to supplement the remaining empty spaces in their transportation sector.

In May 2014, the company expanded to Washington, D. C. and Paris. They started a franchise in Sydney in Australia. GT Cars. Goldstone returned to the business as Managing Director in 2017 following the departure of Julia Thomas after an internal reorganisation within Transdev. In 2018, GTC planned to upgrade their taxi fleet to zero emissions and hybrid vehicles; the company offers booking over the phone, or via a smartphone app. In 2009, Toyota globally recalled the Prius over concerns with the braking system, which caused financial problems for Green Tomato Cars.. Toyota recalled over 180,000 Priuses out of 8 million worldwide to update the braking system software. In 2012, Green Tomato Cars agreed to a deal with a Chinese electric car manufacturer to deploy a fleet of 50 BYD e6 purely electric vehicles; the company pulled out of the deal two years saying that the organisations "mutually decided that we will not pursue this venture further". It was speculated this was because of a lack of compatible charging stations in London

2016–17 Copa Argentina

The 2016–17 Copa Argentina was the eighth edition of the Copa Argentina, the sixth since the relaunch of the tournament in 2011. The competition began on February 2 and ended on December 9, 2017. River Plate, the defending champions, defeated Atlético Tucumán 2–1 in the Final to win their 2nd title; as champions, River Plate qualified for the 2017 Supercopa Argentina. Atlético Tucumán, as runners-up, qualified for the 2018 Copa Libertadores because River Plate had qualified as Primera División runners-up. Ninety nine teams took part in this competition: All teams from the Primera División. All thirty teams qualified; the first twelve teams from the first stage of 2016-17 tournament qualified. The first five teams from the first stage of 2016-17 Primera B tournament qualified; the first two teams of each zone of the 2016–17 tournament qualified. The first four teams from the first stage of 2016-17 Primera C tournament qualified; the first two teams of each zone of the 2016-17 Federal B tournament qualified.

The first two teams from the first stage of 2016-17 Primera D tournament qualified. This round is organized by the Consejo Federal. In this round, 14 teams from the Torneo Federal A participated; the round was played on a home-and-away two-legged tie. The 7 winning teams advanced to the Final Round. In this first round, 32 teams from the Torneo Federal B participated; the round was played on a home-and-away two-legged tie. The 16 winning teams advanced to the Round II. In this round, 16 qualified teams from the Round I participated; the round was played between February 11 and March 5, on a home-and-away two-legged tie. The 8 winning teams advanced to the Round III. In this round, 8 qualified teams from the Round I participated; the round was played on a home-and-away two-legged tie. The 4 winning teams advanced to the Final Round; this round had 11 qualified teams from the Regional Round, 11 qualified teams from the Metropolitan Zone, 12 teams from Primera B Nacional and 30 teams from Primera División.

The round was played in a single knock-out match format. The 32 winning teams advanced to the Round of 32; the draw took place on April 5, 2017. This round had the 32 qualified teams from the Round of 64; the round was played in a single knock-out match format. The 16 winning teams advanced to the Round of 16; this round had the 16 qualified teams from the Round of 32. The round was played in a single knock-out match format; the 8 winning teams advanced to the Quarterfinals. This round had the 8 qualified teams from the Round of 16; the round was played in a single knock-out match format. The 4 winning teams advanced to the Semifinals; this round had the 4 qualified teams from the Quarterfinals. The round was played in a single knock-out match format; the 2 winning teams advanced to the Final. Source: Source: 2017–18 Argentine Primera División Official site Copa Argentina on the Argentine Football Association's website

Filadelfo Mugnos

Filadelfo Mugnos was an Italian historian, genealogist and man of letters. He moved while young to Palermo, he obtained a doctorate in Law at the University of Catania. He was made a member of the Portuguese chivalric Order of Christ and of various learned academies of the day. Of his numerous historical works, the best known is the Teatro genealogico delle famiglie nobili, feudatarie ed antiche del fedelissimo regno di Sicilia viventi ed estinte, published in three volumes between 1647 and 1670, which for many centuries has been the mainstay for knowledge about of Sicilian nobility. Filadelfo Mugnos died in Palermo on 28 May 1675. Il trionfo leontino, o vero, il meraviglioso Martirio o Morte delli gloriosi Martiri Alfio, Filadelfo e Cirino, A. Martarello, Palermo 1640 Proserpina Rapita, Giacobbe Matteo, Messina 1643 Discorso contro coloro che dicono di essersi ritrovata un'arte nuova di compor Tragedie, Pietro Coppola, Palermo 1645 Raguagli istorici del Vespro Siciliano, Pietro Coppola, Palermo 1645 Teatro genologico delle famiglie nobili, feudatarie ed antiche del fedelissimo regno di Sicilia viventi ed estinte, Pietro Coppola, Palermo 1647 Aggitamento accademico sopra l'origine e progresso della lingua latina, Roma 1650 Annali del Regno di Sicilia con i successi d'anno in anno dal principio della sua abitazione sino all'anno 1649, Palermo 1650 Historia dell'augustissima famiglia Colonna, Venezia 1658 Il Nuovo Laerzio Parte prima, dove si leggono le Vite de' Filosofi, Oratori, Historici, et d'altre famose persone nelle scienze litterali del mondo, e precisamente del nostro Regno di Sicilia, innanzi e dopo Christo Redentore S.

N. infino à gli anni del 1600, etcet. In Palermo 1664 Discorso laconico della famiglia Petrucci, Novello De Bonis, Napoli 1670 Albero genealogico delle famiglie Molli, 1674 Teatro della nobiltà del Mondo, Novello De Bonis, Napoli 1680

Richard Mentor Johnson

Richard Mentor Johnson was a politician and the ninth vice president of the United States from 1837 to 1841. He is the only vice president elected by the United States Senate under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment. Johnson represented Kentucky in the U. S. House of Representatives and Senate. Johnson was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1806 in the early Federal period, he became allied with fellow Kentuckian Henry Clay as a member of the War Hawks faction that favored war with Britain in 1812. At the outset of the War of 1812, Johnson was commissioned a colonel in the Kentucky Militia and commanded a regiment of mounted volunteers from 1812 to 1813, he and his brother James served under William Henry Harrison in Upper Canada. Johnson participated in the Battle of the Thames; some reported that he killed the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, a claim that he used to his political advantage. After the war, Johnson returned to the House of Representatives; the state legislature appointed him to the Senate in 1819 to fill the seat vacated by John J. Crittenden.

With his increasing prominence, Johnson was criticized for his interracial relationship with Julia Chinn, a mixed-race slave, classified as octoroon. It worked against his political ambitions. Unlike other upper-class planters and leaders who had African-American mistresses or concubines, but never acknowledged them, Johnson treated Chinn as his common law wife, he acknowledged their two daughters as his children, giving them his surname, much to the consternation of some of his constituents. It is believed that because of this, the state legislature picked another candidate for the US Senate in 1828, forcing Johnson to leave in 1829, but his Congressional district returned him to the House in the next election. In 1836, Johnson was the Democratic nominee for vice-president on a ticket with Martin Van Buren. Campaigning with the slogan "Rumpsey Dumpsey, Rumpsey Dumpsey, Colonel Johnson killed Tecumseh", Johnson fell one short of the electoral votes needed to secure his election. Virginia's delegation to the Electoral College refused abstaining instead.

He was elected to the office by the US Senate. Johnson proved such a liability for the Democrats in the 1836 election that they refused to renominate him for vice-president in 1840. President Van Buren campaigned for re-election without a running mate, he lost to a Whig. Johnson was defeated, he was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1850, but he died on November 19, 1850, just two weeks into his term. Richard Mentor Johnson was born on the settlement of "Beargrass", in what became the Kentucky frontier and present-day Louisville on October 17, 1780, the fifth of Robert and Jemima Johnson's eleven children, the second of eight sons, his brothers John and Henry Johnson survived him. His parents had married in 1770. Robert Johnson had purchased lands in what is now Kentucky, but was a part of Virginia, from Patrick Henry and from James Madison, he was able to pick out good lands. His wife Jemima Suggett "came from a wealthy and politically connected family". About the time of Richard's birth, the family moved to Bryan's Station, near present-day Lexington in the Bluegrass Region.

They had four older children by that time. This was a fortified outpost; the Shawnee and Cherokee hunted in this area. Johnson's mother Jemima was remembered as among the heroic women of the community because of what was told of her actions during Simon Girty's raid on Bryan's Station in August 1782. According to reports, with Indian warriors hidden in the nearby woods and the community short on water, Jemima Johnson led the women to a nearby spring, the attackers allowed them to return to the fort with the water. Having the water helped the settlers beat off an attack made with flaming arrows. At the time, Robert Johnson was serving in the legislature in Richmond, Virginia, as he had been elected to represent Fayette County. Beginning in 1783, Kentucky was considered safe enough so that settlers began to leave the fortified stations to establish farms; the Johnsons settled on the land. As a surveyor, Robert Johnson became successful through well-chosen land purchases and being in the region when he could take advantage of huge land grants.

According to Miles Smith in his doctoral thesis on Richard Johnson, "Richard developed a cheery disposition and seems to have been a happy and content child". Richard lived on the family plantation until he was 16. In 1796, he was sent to a local grammar school, attended Transylvania University, the first college west of the Appalachian Mountains. While at the Lexington college, where his father was a trustee, he read law as a legal apprentice with George Nicholas and James Brown a US Senator. Johnson was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1802, opened his office at Great Crossing, he owned a retail store as a merchant and pursued a number of business ventures with his brothers. Johnson worked pro bono for poor people, prosecuting their cases when they had merit, he opened his home to disabled veterans and orphans. Family tradition holds that Johnson broke off an early marital engagement when he was about sixteen because of his mother's disapproval. Purportedly Johnson vowed revenge for his mother's interference.

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