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Vasily Chichagov

Vasili Yakovlevich Chichagov was an admiral in the Russian Navy and an explorer. He was the father of a Russian admiral during the Napoleonic Wars. Joining the Navy at the age of 16, Chichagov was educated in Great Britain. Throughout his life, he would be enthusiastic for all things British, would marry an English woman, spend his declining years in the United Kingdom. In 1764, the scientist Lomonosov organized an expedition to find the Northeast Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by sailing along the northern coast of Siberia. Chichagov serving as the deputy commandant of Arkhangelsk Port, was put in charge of the expedition with three ships, the Chichagov, the Panov and the Babayev. Although he sailed past Svalbard and reached 80°26'N in 1765 and 80°30'N in 1766, both expeditions failed to find the route. Islands of Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, the Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska, the bay and cape of Nuka Hiva, in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia, a mountain at Spitzbergen are named after Chichagov.

During the first Russo-Turkish War, Chichagov was made responsible for the defense of the Kerch Strait, preventing the Ottoman warships from gaining access to the Sea of Azov. When the war over, he administered the ports of Arkhangelsk and Kronstadt. During the Russo-Swedish War, he was the Commander-in-chief of the Baltic Fleet, he won Battle of Reval and the Battle of Vyborg Bay. A. Sokolov. Lomonosov's Chichagov's Expedition. SPb, 1854

Coinage Act of 1864

The Coinage Act of 1864 was passed on April 22, 1864. The United States federal law changed the composition of the one-cent coin and authorized the minting of the two-cent coin; the Director of the United States Mint developed the designs for these coins for final approval of the Secretary of the Treasury. As a result of this law, the phrase "In God We Trust" first appeared, on the 1864 two-cent coin. An Act of Congress, passed on March 3, 1865, allowed the Mint Director, with the Secretary's approval, to place the phrase on all gold and silver coins that "shall admit the inscription thereon." In 1956, "In God We Trust" replaced "E Pluribus Unum" as the national motto. All currency was minted with the new motto. Coinage Act of 1792 Coinage Act of 1834 Coinage Act of 1849 Coinage Act of 1857 Coinage Act of 1873 Coinage Act of 1965

Paul Brown (English footballer)

Paul Henry Brown is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder. He plays for Workington. Brown made his debut for Tranmere Rovers, coming on as a substitute in the 87th minute, at home to MK Dons, in the 2–0 victory in League One on 27 November 2004, he made a further two appearances in League Two during the 2004–05 season. The following season, 2005–06, he was sent out on loan to Accrington Stanley in September, made three appearances in the Conference National, he joined Barrow in August 2006, before leaving March 2007. He joined Australian club Kingston City, returning to Barrow in August 2007, helping them to achieve promotion from the Conference North via the play-offs in 2007–08. After one season in the Conference National he was released by Barrow. Brown signed for Droylsden in the 2009–10 season following his release by Barrow, he left the club in September 2011. In October 2012, Brown joined Workington. Byron played for England C in a 4–0 victory over the Malta under-21 team in February 2009.

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Vice Regent Stakes

The Vice Regent Stakes is a thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1997 at the end of August at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada. An Ontario Sire Stakes, it is a restricted race for three-year-olds raced over a distance of one mile on Turf and carries a purse of $95,200; the race was named to honor the important Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame sire. Vice Regent's son Randy Regent, won the inaugural running in 1997 in record time that stood until 2008. Speed record: 1:33.76 - Sand Cove Most wins by an owner: 2 - RMC Stable 2 - Paul Buttigieg Most wins by a jockey: 2 - Na Somsanith 2 - Ray Sabourin 2 - Emile Ramsammy Most wins by a trainer: 2 - Paul Buttigieg Woodbine Entertainment Group The Vice Regent Stakes at Pedigree query

Selva (actor)

Selva is an Indian film actor who has worked on Tamil-language films in leading and supporting roles. After appearing in several films as a lead actor in the 1990s, he made a comeback in two films directed by Mysskin in the 2010s. Selva was born in Lakshmipuram, Theni district of Tamil Nadu in a Tamil family to D. C Varadharajan, a retired Police Officer and Andal, his brother Rajasekhar, is a leading actor who has appeared in Telugu language films. Selva attended Madras Christian College in Chetput. In 1991, Selva made his acting debut in the village drama Aatha Un Koyilile co-starring with Kasthuri and directed by Kasthuri Raja; the film completed a 100-day run at the box-office. He acted in R. Umashankar's Thambi Oorukku Pudhusa. In 1992, he appeared in Kizhakku Veedhi. In 1993, he appeared in the double hero subject Maamiyar Veedu starring Saravanan, in Rakkayi Koyil and in his first city-based film Madurai Meenakshi. In the beginning of 1994, he acted in the village drama Sakthivel co-starring with Kanaka, the film was directed by K. S. Ravikumar and produced by AVM Productions.

In mid-1994, he played the role of a student in the Telugu film Gangmaster, in which his brother Rajasekhar played the lead role. He played the role of an angry young man in the village drama Maindhan. In late 1994, he acted in Gangai Amaran's Atha Maga Rathiname. In 1995, he teamed up for the second with director R. Umashankar in Mannai Thottu Kumbidanum. In 1996, he acted as a folk dancer in the successful Nattupura Pattu, directed by Kasthuri Raja, he appeared in Puthiya Parasakthi, co-starring Sukanya and Napoleon. In 1997, he acted in Rama Narayanan's Nattupura Nayagan. In 1998, he acted in the comedy entertainer Golmaal; the film was declared as a below average venture at the box office and it became his final project before leaving the film industry. He accepted to act in Bala's debut film Sethu, but he was replaced by Vikram. After being away from the industry for 14 years, he worked as a dialogue writer for the Tamil dubbed versions of the Telugu films of his brother Rajasekhar. Director Mysskin called him to appear in a negative role in the crime thriller Yuddham Sei, which marked his comeback.

Mysskin signed him on to work on his next film, the superhero film Mugamoodi, portraying a Kung Fu master to Jiiva's character. In order to get ready for the film, he practised Kung Fu for six months under the supervision of the Mansuria Kung Fu teacher R. Shekhar, read books on the martial art; the film, opened to negative reviews and became a box office disaster. Selva on IMDb