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Imperial War Museum Duxford

Imperial War Museum Duxford is a branch of the Imperial War Museum near Duxford in Cambridgeshire, England. Britain's largest aviation museum, Duxford houses the museum's large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibition buildings; the site provides storage space for the museum's other collections of material such as film, documents and artefacts. The site accommodates several British Army regimental museums, including those of the Parachute Regiment and the Royal Anglian Regiment. Based on the historic Duxford Aerodrome, the site was operated by the Royal Air Force during the First World War. During the Second World War Duxford played a prominent role during the Battle of Britain and was used by United States Army Air Forces fighter units in support of the daylight bombing of Germany. Duxford remained an active RAF airfield until 1961. After the Ministry of Defence declared the site surplus to requirements in 1969 the Imperial War Museum received permission to use part of the site for storage.

The entirety of the site was transferred to the museum in February 1976. In keeping with the site's history many of Duxford's original buildings, such as hangars used during the Battle of Britain, are still in use. Many of these buildings are of particular architectural or historic significance and over thirty have listed building status, Duxford "retain the best-preserved technical fabric remaining from up to November 1918" and being "remarkably well-preserved"; the site features several purpose-built exhibition buildings, such as the Stirling Prize-winning American Air Museum, designed by Sir Norman Foster. The site remains an active airfield and is used by civilian flying companies, hosts regular air shows; the site is operated in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and the Duxford Aviation Society, a charity formed in 1975 to preserve civil aircraft and promote appreciation of British civil aviation history. The Imperial War Museum originated during the First World War in 1917 as the National War Museum committee, formed by the British government to record the war effort and sacrifice of Britain and her Empire.

The museum opened in 1920. With the outbreak of the Second World War, the museum's terms of reference were enlarged to include that conflict as well; the museum's terms of reference was broadened again in 1953 to include all modern conflicts in which British or Commonwealth forces were engaged. The effect of these expansions of remit was to cause the museum's collections to expand enormously, to the point that many parts of the collection those of aircraft and artillery, could not be stored or exhibited. Although the museum's south London home had been extended in 1966, by the end of the decade the museum was seeking additional space. RAF Duxford, a Royal Air Force fighter station had been declared surplus to requirements by the Ministry of Defence in 1969, the museum duly requested permission to use part of one of the airfield's hangars as temporary storage. Duxford featured three double bay hangars of First World War vintage, which together provided over 9000 m2 of space. Within two years, ten of the museum's aircraft had been brought to Duxford, were being restored by volunteers of the East Anglia Aviation Society.

While the museum's own aircraft were not restored to flying condition, by cooperating with private groups the museum was able to mount its first airshow in 1973. Further air shows followed, with a display in June 1976 attracting an audience of 45,000 people; the runway was bought by Cambridgeshire County Council in 1977. The success of these shows provided a valuable source of revenue, complemented the efforts of volunteers, so that the museum applied for the permanent transfer of the entire site to its use. Permission was received in February 1976 and Duxford became the first outstation of the Imperial War Museum. Open from March–October, Duxford received 167,000 visitors in the 1977 season, 340,000 in 1978. Two million visitors had been received by 1982 and Duxford welcomed its ten millionth visitor in August 2005. Duxford has been associated with British military aviation since 1917, when a site near the village of Duxford, in southern Cambridgeshire, was selected for a new Royal Flying Corps training aerodrome.

From 1925 Duxford became a fighter airfield, a role it was to retain until the end of its operational life, in August 1938 the Duxford-based No.19 Squadron RAF became the first to operate the Supermarine Spitfire. With the outbreak of war in September 1939 Duxford was home to three RAF squadrons engaged on coastal patrol duties. From July 1940, Duxford saw considerable action during the Battle of Britain as a sector station of RAF Fighter Command's No. 12 Group. In the middle years of the war Duxford was home to specialist units, such as the tacticians and engineers of the Air Fighting Development Unit. In April 1942 the first Typhoon Wing was formed at Duxford. Notable among the pilots of the Wing was Group Captain John Grandy who would rise to be Chief of the Air Staff and served as Chairman of the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum from 1978 to 1989. In March 1943 the United States Army Air Forces' 78th Fighter Group started to arrive at Duxford with their Republic P-47 Thunderbolts; the Group reequipped with North American P-51 Mustangs in December 1944 and until the end of the war in Europe the Group remained at Duxford carrying out bomber escort and fighter sweeps, ground strafing and ground attack missions.

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Dor Daniel

Dor Daniel born in Hod HaSharon, Israel on August 29, 1982 is an Israeli singer and composer. In 2000, his debut song was "Im Haiti Eloim", he was just 18 at the time. After his military service in the Israeli Defense Forces, Dor Daniel started a songwriting career in earnest with his catchy melodic pop and rock compositions from 2005 to 2008, writing for Harel Skaat, who he knew while in the Army, he wrote for Miri Mesika, a friend of Skaat. But it was with the song "Ahava ktana" אהבה קטנה meaning small love) on Shiri Maimon's debut album that gained him huge fame, it was a song he had written when he was young and forgot in a drawer alongside tens of other songs he had written. With success of "Ahava ktana", came a contract offer from Helicon Records CEO Roni Baron for a songwriting deal. Encouraged by the success, he wrote for Hila Zaitun, Maya Bouskilla amongst others, he composed theme song "Time Tunnel" (מנהרת הזמן for the TV series Mean Girls an adaptation of an American teen comedy film.

Despite earning fame as a writer, Dor Daniel saw himself first and foremost as a performing singer-songwriter and started preparing for his own debut album, but put it on hold after he passed a needed surgery on his vocal cords. In April 2009 Daniel saw the release of his first album Between Dreams בין החלומות pronounced Bein chalomot. Daniel composed all the songs on the album, in cooperation with songwriter Meir Goldberg; the album was expected after the pre-released singles "Makom Letzidech" מקום לצידך meaning Place your side and "I wanted to" from the upcoming debut album proved to be successful, put on Israeli radio playlists and both peaked at number 1 in the weekly Galgalatz charts. With the album Between Dreams, an autobiographical album after his break-up with his long-running girlfriend, the title track was released as a third single, again topping the Israeli charts, "Tomorrow will be fine". With these successes, Dor Daniel won the "Israeli Breakthrough Artist of the Year" by Galgalatz.

In March 2011, he released his follow-up album Ten months, again writing and composing all the songs on the album. "Calling You" קורא לך had been pre-released from the album in December 2010 reaching the top of the charts. Shortly before the album was released, another single was released, "I'm all yours", he cooperated with Idan Yaniv in the latter's album Yes love in the song "Never give up". In 2012, the Israeli Hot 3 station broadcast a docu-reality show Goldstar גולסטאר, a soccer-themed series with Dor Daniel as one of the participants of the football side. In preparation of his third album he released two pre-releases from the album: "Old North" in April 2013 and "Tmuna Mishtana". In 2014, Daniel was chosen to perform the song "כנראה שניצחנו", for Honor Day יום ההוקרה, in recognition for the Israeli victims of war; the song was played in official event attended by the Israeli president and at ceremonies in schools and events throughout the country. In 2015, Art Garfunkel performed in Israel and Daniel was chosen to produce a special performance of "The Sounds of Silence" with a host of Israeli singers including Kobi Aflalo, Miki Gavrielov and Sivan Talmor.

That same year, he collaborated with singer Shiri Maimon in her song "זכוכיות". In 2016, Daniel was in the panel to select the Israeli candidates for the Junior Eurovision competition and co-wrote "Follow My Heart" the Israeli entry to the competition sung by Shir & Tim. In 2016, he co-wrote "לאט לאט" (pronounce Leat leat meaning "Slowly slowly" for Shlomi Shabat that appeared in the latter's platinum album "הלב". In 2017, he released ארבע שנים in preparation for his third album, he has written a number of scores for ad campaigns notably for Mitsubishi, Tiv Ta'am and arrangements for the Israeli TV dance competition רק רוצים לרקוד. 2005: Soundtrack for short Et Effi Dofkim Rak Pa'am Ahat 2012: Goal Star Dor Daniel Official Facebook Facebook

Timeline of Mexican history

This is a timeline of Mexican history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events and improvements in Mexico and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see history See the list of heads of state of Mexico and list of years in Mexico. List of years in MexicoCities in MexicoTimeline of Acapulco Timeline of Aguascalientes city Timeline of Campeche city Timeline of Chihuahua city Timeline of Guadalajara Timeline of Guanajuato city Timeline of Ciudad Juárez Timeline of León Timeline of Mérida Timeline of Mexico City Timeline of Monterrey Timeline of Puebla city Timeline of Tijuana Timeline of Villahermosa George Henry Townsend, "Mexico", A Manual of Dates, London: Frederick Warne & Co. William Henry Overall, ed.. "Mexico". Dictionary of Chronology. London: William Tegg. Louis Heilprin. "Mexico". Historical Reference Book... Chronological Dictionary of Universal History. New York: D. Appleton and Company – via Hathi Trust. Charles E. Little, "Mexico", Cyclopedia of Classified Dates, New York: Funk & Wagnalls Benjamin Vincent, "Mexico", Haydn's Dictionary of Dates, London: Ward, Lock & Co.

John Fisher, "Monumental Chronology", Rough Guides, London, p. 601+, OL 24935876M BBC News. "Mexico Profile: Timeline"

Dangerous Summer (film)

Dangerous Summer is a 2000 Latvian film directed by Aigars Grauba starring Inese Cauna, Uldis Dumpis, Eduards Pāvuls, Jānis Reinis, Artūrs Skrastiņš. Set in Riga, the capital of Latvia, the film tells a tragic love story before and during the Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1940 and the early stages of World War II. Roberts (Artūrs Skrastiņš, a radio journalist, falls in love with Baltic German student Isolde, who's about to be deported to Germany. Isolde is torn between her love for Roberts and her chance at escaping for Germany with the help of Latvian foreign minister Vilhelms Munters. Baiga vasara on IMDb

Iowa Federation of Colored Women's Clubs

The Iowa Federation of Colored Women's Clubs was an umbrella organization serving African-American women's clubs in Iowa. The motto of IFCWC was "Sowing Seeds of Kindness," and the organization was affiliated with the National Association of Colored Women; the club produced. IFCWC sent delegates to represent the state at national conventions and opportunities such as "Colored Women's day" at the 1939 New York World's Fair; the IFCWC is known for creating a black women's dormitory for the University of Iowa before the school was integrated. The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the IFCWC was created in May 1902 and was at first known as the Iowa Association of Colored Women's Clubs. The first convention met in Ottumwa with their clubs attending; the first president was Helen Downey. By 1904, there were 300 women attending the annual conference and clubs from all cities large enough to support them sent representatives. By 1914, the IFCWC represented 40 different African-American women's clubs in Iowa.

In that year, the IFCWC created a committee dedicated to women's suffrage, headed by Teresa Adams. In 1912, it was proposed by the president of IFCWC, Mrs. J. B. Rush, that a home for black working women be established. In 1919, the IFCWC purchased a home, known as the "Federation Home," at 942 Iowa Avenue in Iowa City. White neighbors protested the sale of a house to African Americans demanding that the lot's price be reassessed, causing IFCWC to pay more money for their purchase. In 1934, the home was renamed "Sue Brown Hall" after a prominent member of the IFCWC; the home allowed black women who wanted to attend the University of Iowa to have a place to stay, since they were not allowed in the dorms until 1947. The home closed in 1950; the building is protected as a local landmark in Iowa City, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019. Breaux, Richard M.. "'Maintaining a Home for Girls': The Iowa Federation of Colored Women's Clubs at the University of Iowa, 1919-1950".

The Journal of African American History. 87: 236–255. Doi:10.2307/1562465. JSTOR 1562465. IFCWC convention schedule, 1910 Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Session of the Iowa Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, 1919 Iowa Federation Home, 1929

Frank Stamper

Frank Fielden Thorpe Stamper was an English professional footballer who played as a centre half and wing half in the Football League for Hartlepools United. Stamper's career began with hometown club Hartlepool as an amateur, he represented Hesleden Colliery before joining the Army. After World War II, Stamper signed a professional contract with Southern League club Colchester United, where he spent two-and-a-half seasons, before returning to Hartlepool, he went on to make over 300 appearances for Hartlepools United over the course of nine years. He represented Blyth Spartans. Stamper, born in West Hartlepool, began his playing career with Hartlepools United as an amateur. Prior to World War II, Stamper had represented Hesleden Colliery, before joining the Army where he was stationed with the Army Fire Fighting Centre at Cherry Tree Camp. After the war, following a trial game in which he scored two goals, Stamper signed a professional contract with Southern League side Colchester United on 3 March 1947.

He played two games in the closing stages of the 1946 -- 47 season. He played numerous reserve team games as an inside right, he continued in the reserve team during the 1947–48 campaign for the majority of the season, again playing wing half, before making six appearances late in the season in the same position. Demobbed by the Army in July 1948, Stamper switched to centre half for the 1948–49 season, while he began training on a full-time basis, he replaced the outgoing player-manager Ted Fenton in the centre of defence and went on to make 43 appearances over the course of the season. He refused terms with the club at the end of the season, instead opting to return to his native Hartlepool. Opting to return to Hartlepools United for the 1949–50 season, Stamper made his Football League debut in the Third Division North win against Bradford City on 3 September 1949, he made 16 appearances in his first season with the club and went on to make 301 Football League and 25 FA Cup appearances for the club between 1949 and 1958, scoring 30 goals in all competitions.

He is joint-tenth in the list of Hartlepool's all-time leading appearances, tied with Keith Nobbs on 326, while he is ranked tenth with 301 Football League appearances. After leaving Hartlepool in 1958, Stamper joined Blyth Spartans and became a builder, before retiring in 1991