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Henri Farman

Henri Farman was an Anglo-French aviator and aircraft designer and manufacturer with his brother Maurice Farman. Before dedicating himself to aviation he gained fame as a sportsman in cycling and motor racing, his family was British and he took French nationality in 1937. Born in Paris and given the name Henry, he was the son of a well-to-do British newspaper correspondent working there and his French wife. Farman trained as a painter at the École des Beaux Arts, but become obsessed with the new mechanical inventions that were appearing at the end of the 19th century. Since his family had money, he was able to pursue this interest as an amateur sportsman. In the 1890s he became a championship cyclist, at the turn of the century he discovered motor racing, competing for Renault in the Gordon Bennett Cup; when the Voisin brothers started their aircraft construction business in 1907 Farman was one of their first customers, ordering a copy of the aircraft, built for Leon Delagrange. He used this aircraft, the Voisin 1907 biplane to set numerous official records for both distance and duration.

These include the first to fly a complete circuit of 2 kilometres. Some sources state that on 29 March, he became the first to take a passenger into the air, Leon Delagrange. In 1908, on 30 October, Farman went on to make the first cross-country flight in Europe, flying from Châlons to Reims. In 1909, he opened a flying school at Châlons-sur-Marne at which George Bertram Cockburn was the first pupil; the same year he made further record breaking flights of 180 kilometres in just over 3 hours and 232 kilometres in 4 hours 17 minutes and 53 seconds. In October 1909 he appeared at the Blackpool Aviation Week, Britain's first air show, at which he won over £2000 in prizes. At the end of 1909 Farman fell out with Gabriel Voisin because Voisin had sold an aircraft, built to Farman's specifications to J. T. C. Moore-Brabazon, started manufacturing aircraft to his own design; the first of these, the Farman III, was an immediate success and was imitated. In partnership with his two brothers Maurice and Richard, he built a successful and innovative aircraft manufacturing plant.

Their 1914 model was used extensively for artillery observation and reconnaissance during World War I. The Farman Aircraft company's Goliath was the first long-distance passenger airliner, beginning regular Paris-London flights on 8 February 1919, he was made a chevalier of the French Légion d'honneur in 1919. He, along with Maurice, retired in 1937 when the French Popular Front government nationalised the aircraft industry. Henry Farman took French nationality in 1937, he is buried in the Cimetière de Passy in Paris. In 1988, Farman was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Farman Aviation Works Farman III Farman F.60 Goliath Farman F.121 Jabiru Farman F.170 Jabiru Farman F.222 Farman F 402 Léon Lemartin – Farman's support engineer for the Gnome Omega rotary engine. Notes References Media related to Henri Farman at Wikimedia Commons A more extensive telling of the Farman brothers story


Makrandgad Fort / Madhumakrandgad मकरंदगड is a fort near Pratapgad Fort. It is located 156 km in Satara district, of Maharashtra; the fort is located in the midst of the famous Javli forest. The trek to this fort is an easy one day trek for visitors at Mahabaleshwar; the fort consists of two flattened humps with a ridge between them. This fort was constructed by King Shivaji in 1656 at the same time; this fort was though of less importance as it did not command any trade routes or pass but, it was a link between Pratapgad and fort Vasota. It was surrendered by private negotiations to the British in 1818; the nearest town is Mahabaleshwar, 37 km from Ghonsapur. The base village of the fort is Ghonaspur, 27km from Pratapgad. There are good hotels in Mahabaleshwar; the trekking path starts from the hillock west of the Ghonsapur. The route is safe and narrow. There is a dense forest on the trekking route, it takes about one hour to reach the col between the two humps. The right path goes Malikarjun temple and a water spring on the fort and the left path goes to another hump.

The night stay on the fort cannot be made due to lack of potable water on the fort. The villagers from the local village make night food arrangements at a reasonable cost; the other route is from the village Hatlot. The fort is said to consist of two portions Makrandgad; the Madhu peak is a geographical boundary between Satara and Ratnagiri district. The Makrandgad fort is occupied on a small spur. There are few ruins of buildings and water tanks, it takes about half an hour to encircle the fort. The Fort walls are now in ruins. From the top of the fort Pratapgad, Mahipatgad and Sumargad can be seen on a clear sky. List of forts in Maharashtra List of forts in India Mahabaleshwar Marathi People List of Maratha dynasties and states Maratha War of Independence Battles involving the Maratha Empire Maratha Army Maratha titles Military history of India List of people involved in the Maratha Empire

Johann Bauhin

Johann Caspar Bauhin was a Swiss botanist, born in Basel. He was the brother of physician and botanist Gaspard Bauhin. Johann Bauhin studied botany at Tübingen under Leonhart Fuchs, he travelled with Conrad Gessner, after which he started a practice of medicine at Basel, where he was elected Professor of Rhetoric in 1566. Four years he was invited to become the physician to Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg at Montbéliard, in the Franche-Comté where he remained until his death, he devoted himself chiefly to botany. His great work, Historia plantarum universalis, a compilation of all, known about botany, remained incomplete at his death, but was published at Yverdon in 1650–1651. Bauhin nurtured several botanic gardens and collected plants during his travels. In 1591, he published a list of plants named after saints called De Plantis a Divis Sanctisve Nomen Habentibus. Johann Bauhin died in Montbéliard. Carl Linnaeus named the genus Bauhinia for the brothers Gaspard Bauhin. Johann Bauhin info from the Hauck Botanical online exhibit Online Galleries, History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries – High-resolution images of works by and/or portraits of Johann Bauhin in.jpg and.tiff format.

Historia at Edward Worth library Johann Bauhin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

Ger Fennelly

Ger Fennelly is an Irish retired hurler who played as a centre-forward and as a midfielder for the Kilkenny senior team. Born in Piltown, County Kilkenny, Fennelly first arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Kilkenny minor team before joining the under-21 side, he joined the senior panel during the 1974 championship. Fennelly subsequently became a regular member of the starting fifteen and won three All-Ireland medals, six Leinster medals and three National Hurling League medals; the All-Ireland-winning captain of 1979, he was an All-Ireland runner-up on two occasions. Fennelly was a member of the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, however, he never won a Railway Cup medal. At club level he is a three-time All-Ireland medallist with Ballyhale Shamrocks. In addition to this Hennessy has won four Leinster medals and nine championship medals, his brothers,Michael, Brendan, Liam and Seán Fennelly,Dermot and his nephews and Colin Fennelly, have all enjoyed All-Ireland success with Kilkenny.

Throughout his career Fennelly made 33 championship appearances. His retirement came following the conclusion of the 1990 championship. In retirement from playing Fennelly became involved in team coaching, he was a selector with the Kilkenny minor team that won the Leinster title in 1998. Fennelly is regarded as one of the greatest club hurlers of his era. During his playing days he won one All-Star awards as well as being named at left wing-forward on the Club Hurling Silver Jubilee Team. In 1978 Fennelly enjoyed his first success with the Ballyhale Shamrocks senior team. A 0-15 to 0-10 defeat of reigning champions Fenians secured a first title for the club and a first championship medal for Fennelly, he added a Leinster medal to his collection following a subsequent 1-13 to 1-6 defeat of Dublin champions Crumlin in the decider. On 25 March 1979 Ballyhale faced Blackrock in the All-Ireland decider. Two first-half Ray Cummins goals gave the Rockies a narrow lead while a fifth goal from Tom Lyons resulted in a narrow 5-7 to 5-5 defeat for Fennelly's side.

Fennelly added a second championship medal to his collection in 1979 as Ballyhale retained the title following a 3-12 to 1-6 defeat of Erin's Own following an earlier drawn game. Ballyhale made it three-in-a-row in 1980 following a 3-13 to 1-10 replay defeat of Muckalee/Ballyfoyle Rovers. After collecting a third successive championship medal Fennelly added a second Leinster medal to his collection as Coolderry were accounted for on a 3-10 to 1-8 score line. On 17 May 1981 Ballyhale faced. On that occasion all seven Fennelly brothers lined out in an exciting contest; the sides were level on five occasions during the opening thirty minutes, the Shamrocks had the edge after a Liam Fennelly goal. Jimmy Barry-Murphy pegged one back for the Barr's in the closing stages, however, a 1-15 to 1-11 victory secured an All-Ireland medal foe Fennelly. Four-in-a-row proved beyond Ballyhale, Fennelly won a fourth championship medal in 1982 following a 3-10 to 2-4 defeat of James Stephens. Fennelly missed Ballyhale's championship decider defeat of James Stephens in 1983, however, he was restored to the starting fifteen and collected a third Leinster medal following a 3-6 to 0-9 defeat of Kinnitty.

On 15 April 1984 Ballyhael faced Gort in the All-Ireland decider. A 59th-minute Dermot Fennelly goal secured; the replay on 3 June 1984 was a close affair. A first-half Fennelly goal paved the way for a 1-10 to 0-7 victory and a second All-Ireland medal for Fennelly. In 1985 Fennelly won a fifth championship medal following a high-scoring 4-18 to 3-13 defeat of Glenmore. After back-to-back defeats Ballyhale bounced back in 1988. A 2-15 to 0-4 trouncing of Thoamstown secured a sixth championship medal for Fennelly. Ballyhale retained the title in 1989 following a narrow 2-11 to 1-13 defeat of Glenmore with Fennelly collecting a seventh championship medal, he added a fourth Leinster medal to his collection as Cuala endured a 2-11 to 0-7 defeat in the provincial decider. On 17 March 1990 Ballyhale faced Ballybrown in the All-Ireland final; the Shamrocks were trailing by six points when a 24th-minute Fennelly goal brought them back into the game. The margin was four points at the interval, however, a second-half surge gave Ballyhale a 1-16 to 0-16 victory and a third All-Ireland medal for Fennelly.

Fennelly won an eighth and final championship medal in 1991 following a 3-16 to 1-8 defeat of St. Martin's. Fennelly first played for Kilkenny as a member of the minor team in 1972. A 7-10 to 0-4 trouncing of Wexford secured a second successive provincial title for the team and a Leinster medal for Fennelly. On 3 September 1972 Kilkenny faced Galway in the subsequent All-Ireland decider; the game was a one-sided affair, at the full-time whistle Kilkenny were the champions by 8-7 to 3-9. The victory gave Fennelly an All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship medal. By 1974 Fennelly was captain of the side, he won his first Leinster medal that year as Kilkenny accounted for Wexford by 3-8 to 1-5. The subsequent All-Ireland decider against first-time finalists Waterford was a close affair, however, at the final whistle Kilkenny were the champions by 3-8 to 3-7, it was a first All-Ireland medal for Fennelly while he had the honour of lifting the cup in Kilkenny's first title in that grade. Fennelly added a second Leinster medal to his collection in 1975 as Kilkenny once again defeated Wexford by 3-14 to 0-8.

The subsequent All-Ireland final against Cork was rated the best hurling game of the year. Kilkenny ‘keeper Kevin Fennelly brought off two brilliant saves from

The Visitors (American band)

The Visitors were an American rock band that formed in Little Rock, Arkansas in the summer of 1997. They played a brand of rock with fuzzy tones and emphasized anthemic melodies with prevalent harmonies. Headed by singer-songwriter Jonathan Berry, they played many concerts around the state of Arkansas. After they disbanded guitarist Will Boyd went on to join the band Evanescence and bassist Elliott Walker formed the group Caulfield's Aside. Berry went on to release a single entitled Hayseed in 2003. In 2004 Jonathan Berry formed a new lineup under The Visitors name in Texas; the band was started by Jason Lapp. Jonathan and Jason had played in other projects including 13 O'Clock and one other prior performance under the Visitors moniker, they acquired the young and talented Elliott Walker to play bass and played their first performance on September 29, 1997 at Vino's in Little Rock. The Visitors were joined by new guitarist Will Boyd. Boyd agreed to join the band during the recording and so contributed only backing vocals to the demo.

He does appear on the cover. Throughout 1998 The Visitors continued to play shows to a growing audience playing with popular Little Rock metal acts such as Mindrage; as the summer of 1998 waned, buoyed by the addition of Boyd, The Visitors entered the studio to record the Gone For Days EP. Included on the cd were 4 new Berry compositions and 1 new Boyd tune, "Valentine's Day". Included on the cd erroneously was a track off their demo tape "Some Other Day". In June, 1999 the band dissolved under conflicting interests within. Chief songwriter Jonathan Berry moved to Austin, TX in 2003 to lay groundwork for a new band and write new material. In late 2003 he travelled to AR to record a single entitled Hayseed. In May 2004 a new lineup emerged with the help of new drummer Mark bassist Sean Angeles. After playing scattered shows for months they disbanded at the end of 2005. Jonathan Berry - vocals, guitar Will Boyd - guitar, vocals Elliott Walker - bass Jason Lapp - drumsJonathan Berry - vocals, guitar Seth Truett - guitar, vocals Sean Angeles - bass Mark Evans - drums - Official website

Jo Eleanor Elliott

Jo Eleanor Elliott was a nurse based in the United States. She received the Living Legend Award from the American Nurses Association and was the head of the American Nurses Association, she was led the Department of Health and Human Service's Division of Nursing as the nation's top nurse. Elliott was born in Missouri in 1923 to parents E. Stanton and Kathryn Knight Elliott, she had four siblings. She was an active member of the Community United Church of Christ, she died in May 2011 in a Boulder, Colorado hospital at age 87. Elliott attended high school in Warrensburg and graduated as the valedictorian of her high school in 1941, she attended Central Missouri State College, two-year teacher's college located in Missouri. In 1947, Elliott earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Michigan after transferring there from Central Missouri State College. While a student at the University of Michigan, she was a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps from 1944 until 1947. In 1953, she received a master's degree in nursing education from the University of Chicago.

Her master's thesis was entitled "A History of the University of Michigan School of Nursing," and was completed in 1953. Elliott joined the University of Michigan faculty and taught at the University of Michigan from 1947 until 1952, she was an instructor in Nursing from 1947 to 1948, thereafter an instructor in Nursing from 1948 to 1952. She left the University of Michigan to pursue a master's degree in nursing education. After graduating, she became a faculty member at the University of Los Angeles, she was the head of the Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing from 1957 to 1980. This council was a collection of over 150 schools of nursing across 13 states, she advocated for continuing education, graduate education, basic education for nurses. Her work with the Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing was the first work done in evaluation of continuing education in the United States; the council launched a 12-year initiative for continuing education for nurses. Over 3,000 nurses completed continuing education programs through the council.

Elliott participated in numerous research projects and conferences about higher education for nurses. She developed many of her plans in collaboration with Lulu Wolf Hassenplug, who worked at the University of California, Los Angeles and Pearl Coulter, who worked at the University of Arizona. Elliott considered Hassenplug to be her mentor in her endeavors for advocating for continuing education. Elliott served as the president of the American Nursing Association from 1964 until 1968, she helped to advocate support for Medicare in the United States. In 1964, she helped to pass the Nurse Training Act to Aid Professional Nursing Education. In 1965, Elliott along with the American Nursing Association controversially advocated for nurses to have at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing, an associate degree for technical nursing. Elliott argued that this was essential for the field of nursing to evolve with the needs of patients, scientific knowledge, in mind. In 1965, she was present when the Medicare bill was signed into law.

She helped to set minimum salaries for nurses, devised a revised Code for Nurses, helped to overhaul the structure of the American Nursing Association, established practice divisions in the American Nursing Association, created the Congress on Nursing Practice. She was re-elected head of the American Nursing Association on June 17, 1966. Elliott was the United States' Department of Health And Human Services's director of the Division of Nursing from 1980 - 1989. Elliott headed the International Council of Nurses from 1965 until 1969. Elliott was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, she taught at several universities, including the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Texas, San Antonio, Loyola University Chicago, The University of Michigan. In 1966, Elliott was named a Woman of Achievement in the first annual Colorado Woman of Achievement ceremony, she was one of three selected out of a pool of 102 women throughout Colorado. In 1974, Elliott received an honor for Distinguished Leadership in Continuing Education in Nursing at the Sixth National Conference on Continuing Education in Nursing.

She was nominated for this award by her peers in the field. In 1987, she received a Distinguished Alumni Athena Award from the University of Michigan. In 1997, the American Academy of Nursing named Elliott a Living Legend, the organization's highest award; the University of Michigan established the Jo Eleanor Elliott Scholarship Fund in their school of nursing. In 1988, the Western Institute of Nursing established the Jo Eleanor Elliott Leadership Award, awarded continuously every year since. In 2010, then-President Barack Obama praised her for her lifelong contributions to, advocacy for, healthcare. In 2010, the National League for Nursing gave her the "President's Award: Champion in the Shaping of Nursing Education." Elliott was the recipient of six honorary doctorates. She received the American Nursing Association's Distinguished Membership Award