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James Ussher

James Ussher was the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656. He was a prolific scholar and church leader, who today is most famous for his identification of the genuine letters of the church father, Ignatius of Antioch, for his chronology that sought to establish the time and date of the creation as "the entrance of the night preceding the 23rd day of October... the year before Christ 4004". Ussher was born in Dublin to a well-to-do family, his maternal grandfather, James Stanihurst, had been speaker of the Irish parliament. Ussher's father, Arland Ussher, was a clerk in chancery who married James Stanihurst's daughter, a Roman Catholic. Ussher's younger, only surviving, Ambrose, became a distinguished scholar of Arabic and Hebrew. According to his chaplain and biographer, Nicholas Bernard, the elder brother was taught to read by two blind, spinster aunts. A gifted polyglot, he entered Dublin Free School and the newly founded Trinity College Dublin on 9 January 1594, at the age of thirteen.

He had received his Bachelor of Arts degree by 1598 and was a fellow and MA by 1600. In May 1602, he was ordained in the Trinity College Chapel as a deacon in the Protestant, Church of Ireland by his uncle Henry Ussher, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. Ussher went on to become Chancellor of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin in 1605 and Prebend of Finglas, he became Professor of Theological Controversies at Trinity College and a Bachelor of Divinity in 1607, Doctor of Divinity in 1612, Vice-Chancellor in 1615 and vice-provost in 1616. In 1613, he married Phoebe, daughter of a previous Vice-Provost, Luke Challoner, published his first work. In 1615, he was involved with the drawing up of the first confession of faith of the Church of Ireland. In 1619 Ussher travelled to England, his only child was Elizabeth, who married Sir Timothy Tyrrell, of Buckinghamshire. She was the mother of James Tyrrell, he became prominent after meeting James I. In 1621 James I nominated Ussher Bishop of Meath.

He became a national figure in Ireland, becoming Privy Councillor in 1623 and an substantial scholar. A noted collector of Irish manuscripts, he made them available for research to fellow-scholars such as his friend, Sir James Ware. From 1623 until 1626 he was again in England and was excused from his episcopal duties to study church history, he was nominated Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh in 1625 and succeeded Christopher Hampton, who had succeeded Ussher's uncle Henry twelve years earlier. After his consecration in 1626, Ussher found himself in turbulent political times. Tension was rising between England and Spain, to secure Ireland Charles I offered Irish Catholics a series of concessions, including religious toleration, known as The Graces, in exchange for money for the upkeep of the army. Ussher was a convinced Calvinist and viewed with dismay the possibility that people he regarded as anti-Christian papists might achieve any sort of power, he called a secret meeting of the Irish bishops in his house in November 1626, the result being the "Judgement of the Arch-Bishops and Bishops of Ireland".

This begins: The religion of the papists is superstitious and idolatrous. The Judgement was not published until it was read out at the end of a series of sermons against the Graces given at Dublin in April 1627. Following Thomas Wentworth's attainder in April 1641, King Charles and the Privy Council of England instructed the Irish Lords Justices on 3 May 1641 to publish the required Bills to enact the Graces. However, the law reforms were not properly implemented before the rebellion in late 1641. During a four-year interregnum between Lord Deputies from 1629 on, there was an increase in efforts to impose religious conformity on Ireland. In 1633, Ussher wrote to the new Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, in an effort to gain support for the imposition of recusancy fines on Irish Catholics. Thomas Wentworth, who arrived as the new Lord Deputy in Ireland in 1633, deflected the pressure for conformity by stating that firstly, the Church of Ireland itself would have to be properly resourced, he set about its re-endowment.

He settled the long-running primacy dispute between the sees of Armagh and Dublin in Armagh's favour. The two clashed on the subject of the theatre: Ussher had the usual Puritan antipathy to the stage, whereas Wentworth was a keen theatre-goer, against Ussher's opposition, oversaw the foundation of Ireland's first theatre, the Werburgh Street Theatre. Ussher soon found himself at odds with the rise of Arminianism and Wentworth and Laud's desire for conformity between the Church of England and the more Calvinistic Church of Ireland. Ussher resisted this pressure at a convocation in 1634, ensuring that the English Articles of Religion were adopted as well as the Irish articles, not instead of them, that the Irish canons had to be redrafted based on the English ones rather than replaced by them. Theologically, he was a Calvinist although on the matter of the atonement he was a hypothetical universalist, his most significant influence in this regard was John Davenant an English delegate to the Synod of

Purdue University

Purdue University is a public research university in West Lafayette and the flagship campus of the Purdue University system. The university was founded in 1869 after Lafayette businessman John Purdue donated land and money to establish a college of science and agriculture in his name; the first classes were held on September 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The main campus in West Lafayette offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 69 masters and doctoral programs, professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has more than 900 student organizations. Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference and enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana, as well as the fourth largest foreign student population of any university in the United States. Purdue University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". Purdue has 25 American astronauts as alumni and as of April 2019, the university has been associated with 13 Nobel Prizes.

In 1865, the Indiana General Assembly voted to take advantage of the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act of 1862 and began plans to establish an institution with a focus on agriculture and engineering. Communities throughout the state offered facilities and funding in bids for the location of the new college. Popular proposals included the addition of an agriculture department at Indiana State University, at what is now Butler University. By 1869, Tippecanoe County’s offer included $150,000 from Lafayette business leader and philanthropist John Purdue. On May 6, 1869, the General Assembly established the institution in Tippecanoe County as Purdue University, in the name of the principal benefactor. Classes began at Purdue on September 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. Professor John S. Hougham was Purdue’s first faculty member and served as acting president between the administrations of presidents Shortridge and White. A campus of five buildings was completed by the end of 1874. Purdue issued its first degree, a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, in 1875, admitted its first female students that autumn.

Emerson E. White, the university’s president, from 1876 to 1883, followed a strict interpretation of the Morrill Act. Rather than emulate the classical universities, White believed Purdue should be an "industrial college" and devote its resources toward providing a broad, liberal education with an emphasis on science and agriculture, he intended not only to prepare students for industrial work, but to prepare them to be good citizens and family members. Part of White's plan to distinguish Purdue from classical universities included a controversial attempt to ban fraternities, overturned by the Indiana Supreme Court, leading to White's resignation; the next president, James H. Smart, is remembered for his call in 1894 to rebuild the original Heavilon Hall "one brick higher" after it had been destroyed by a fire. By the end of the nineteenth century, the university was organized into schools of agriculture and pharmacy. S. President Benjamin Harrison served on the board of trustees. Purdue's engineering laboratories included testing facilities for a locomotive, for a Corliss steam engine—one of the most efficient engines of the time.

The School of Agriculture shared its research with farmers throughout the state, with its cooperative extension services, would undergo a period of growth over the following two decades. Programs in education and home economics were soon established, as well as a short-lived school of medicine. By 1925, Purdue had the largest undergraduate engineering enrollment in the country, a status it would keep for half a century. President Edward C. Elliott oversaw a campus building program between the world wars. Inventor and trustee David E. Ross coordinated several fundraisers, donated lands to the university, was instrumental in establishing the Purdue Research Foundation. Ross's gifts and fundraisers supported such projects as Ross–Ade Stadium, the Memorial Union, a civil engineering surveying camp, Purdue University Airport. Purdue Airport was the country's first university-owned airport and the site of the country's first college-credit flight training courses. Amelia Earhart joined the Purdue faculty in 1935 as a consultant for these flight courses and as a counselor on women's careers.

In 1937, the Purdue Research Foundation provided the funds for the Lockheed Electra 10-E Earhart flew on her attempted round-the-world flight. Every school and department at the university was involved in some type of military research or training during World War II. During a project on radar receivers, Purdue physicists discovered properties of germanium that led to the making of the first transistor; the Army and the Navy conducted training programs at Purdue and more than 17,500 students and alumni served in the armed forces. Purdue set up about a hundred centers throughout Indiana to train skilled workers for defense industries; as veterans returned to the university under the G. I. Bill, first-year classes were taught at some of these sites to alleviate the demand for campus space. Four of these sites are now degree-granting regional campuses of the Purdue University system. Purdue's on-campus housing became racially desegregated in 1947, following pressure from Purdue President Frederick L. Hovde and Indiana Governor Ralph F. Gates.

After the war, Hovde worked to expand the academic opportunities at the university. A decade-long construction program emphasized science and

Harry Brophy

Henry Frederick Brophy was an English professional footballer who played for Southampton in the years before World War II. After the war, he emigrated to Australia where he coached and captained the national football team, including acting as team manager for two games in 1954 and 1955. Brophy moved to North London as a child, he captained Islington schoolboys to the English Schools Shield in 1931 and his maturity was soon spotted by Arsenal who signed him up as a trainee in 1933. He never appeared for Arsenal's first team and was sent out on loan, firstly to Canterbury Waverley of the Kent League and to Margate for the 1935–36 season, he signed professional papers for Arsenal in May 1936, was sent out on loan again, this time to Brighton & Hove Albion. He broke a leg, he failed to break into the first team. Whilst with the "Gunners" his potential had been spotted by Tom Parker and in May 1938, now the Saints manager, Parker signed him for Southampton. Although Brophy was a half back, he was drafted in as centre forward for the first three games of the 1938–39 season in the absence of Reg Tomlinson.

Brophy scored in each of the first three games of the season before injury sidelined him for two games. All three of the games ended as defeats, he scored again. After that flurry of goals, he only scored once more; the outbreak of war brought Brophy's playing career to a premature end. He joined the police before joining the Merchant Navy and served on the hospital ship "St Andrew" during the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940. During the war he guested for several clubs including Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace and Clapton Orient. In 1949 he joined Corinthian Club in Brisbane, he graduated to coaching for Australia and took charge of the team in 1954 and 1955

Abdul Rahman Dahlan

Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Abdul Rahman bin Dahlan is a Malaysian politician. He is the former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and the Minister of Urban Wellbeing and Local Government, he is the former Member of Parliament of Malaysia for the Kota Belud constituency in Sabah, representing the United Malay National Organisation party, a component of Barisan Nasional. Abdul Rahman was elected to Parliament in the 2008 general election for the UMNO-held seat of Kota Belud, after UMNO dropped its incumbent member Salleh Said Keruak. Before his election he was a party official for UMNO. On 16 May 2013, after the 2013 general elections he was appointed as Minister of Urban Wellbeing and Local Government under the cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Razak. On 28 June 2016, he was appointed to be the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. In the 2018 general elections, Abdul Rahman had switched to contest the Sepanggar parliamentary seat but had lost to Azis Jamman of Sabah Heritage Party.

Federal Territory: Grand Commander of the Order of the Territorial Crown - Datuk Seri Pahang: Knight Companion of the Order of the Crown of Pahang - Dato' Sabah: Commander of the Order of Kinabalu - Datuk Grand Commander of the Order of Kinabalu - Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Rahman Dahlan on Facebook

L'égyptienne (Lecocq)

L'égyptienne is an 1890 operetta in 3 acts and 11 scenes by Charles Lecocq, to a libretto by Henri Chivot, Charles Nuitter and Alexandre Beaumont. The operetta was publicized as an "opérette militaire", it premiered 8 November 1890 at the Paris. The Revue d'art dramatique noted that the production took place at the reopened Eden Théâtre, now transformed into an opera house; the reviewer of the Courrier de l'art commented that Lecocq was no longer producing operettas with the frequency of the past and was more selective in choice of material. The piece ran for 22 performances. Cassegrain – M. Gobin Hector – M. Herault Aboul-Abbas – M. Guyon, fils Kacem – M. Montaubry Descharmettes – M. Maillard Delphine – Mdlle. Pierny Djemileh – Juliette Nesville Théréson – Madame Aciana Madame de Montalban – Madame Genat Myrza – Mddle. VialdaSource: The Era. Captain Hector, a gallant French infantry officer, Mdlle. Delphine, daughter of Madame de Montalban, go up in a captive balloon at Toulon in 1798, but she plays a trick on her new son-in-law: she is the widow of a general, using her influence at army headquarters she has him appointed to General Kléber's staff and posted to Egypt.

Within an hour of the wedding he embarks. After taking part in a French victory, winning promotion to the rank of major, Hector is wounded during a revolt in Cairo. A rich and beautiful young admirer, sends her servants to rescue him and bring him under her roof. There they bill and coo in a dangerously intimate way during his recovery, while their attendants and Myrza, do although the proprieties are – just – observed on all sides. Aboul-Abbas and Kacem – Djemileh's cruel uncle and her ferocious fiancé – cut short the double tête-à-tête. Hector and Cassegrain are bound with ropes, but vengeance is forestalled by the sudden arrival of Delphine, accompanied by Cassegrain's formidable wife; when Delphine hears of her husband's supposed affair with the Egyptienne, she flies into a rage and threatens to leave him to his conquest, but when the innocence of his flirtation is proved she relents, all winds up with the capture of Aboukir and the triumph of the invincible French, flourishing their Tricolore.

Source: The Era. Noël, Edouard. Les annales du théâtre et de la musique. Seizième année: 1890. Paris: G. Charpentier. OCLC 983192047

1985–86 Vancouver Canucks season

The 1985–86 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 16th in the National Hockey League. Changes were the order of the day after a disastrous 1984-85 campaign. Gone were Vice-President, General Manager, Head Coach Harry Neale and Associate Coach Ron Smith. Assistant GM Jack Gordon was promoted to GM and Director of Hockey Operations and 1982 Jack Adams Trophy winner Tom Watt was brought in to coach; the team would undergo a cosmetic change as well, altering their jerseys so that the big "V" on the front was replaced by the team logo, while smaller "V"s appeared on the shoulders. In the Entry Draft, the Canucks took 6'3" right-winger Jim Sandlak with the fourth overall pick, he would play 23 games for the team in the season. Stan Smyl became the first Canuck to reach the 200-goal plateau on November 22 in a 6-5 loss to New Jersey. Richard Brodeur would earn team MVP honours, appearing in a career-high 64 games and keeping the Canucks in many games they had no business being in. On February 28, he registered his 100th win as a Canuck in a 3-1 decision over Philadelphia.

Sophomore Petri Skriko earned career high marks in points. His point total led the team but he trailed Tony Tanti by one in the goal department. Otherwise, the only thing to keep fan interest was the three-way turtle derby between the Canucks and Kings for the final two playoff spots in the Smythe Division, since the Oilers and Flames were well ahead of them and had locked up the top two spots in the division. After a dreadful 20-game stretch in which they went 1-13-6 to drop to 20th overall in the NHL, the Canucks went 5-4-1 in their last ten to finish tied with Winnipeg for third place in the Smythe with 59 points, while Los Angeles was out with 54. On the basis of winning more games, the Jets claimed third place, while the Canucks drew fourth and a first-round date with the Oilers. Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals againstNote: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold; the first-round series between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks was painless.

Though Thomas Gradin scored a fluky goal to give the Canucks a 2-1 lead early in the second period of Game One, the Oilers scored six in a row and won by a 7-3 score. They completed the much-expected sweep with a pair of easy 5-1 victories. In his autobiography, Wayne Gretzky would attribute the Oilers' second-round loss to Calgary to the fact that the victory over Vancouver was so easy that it did not seem like they were in the playoffs yet; the Vancouver fans did not help enhance the playoff atmosphere any, as 7,854 showed up for Game Three. It was a worthy reflection of the condition. Vancouver's draft picks at the 1985 NHL Entry Draft held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario. 1985–86 NHL season "1985–86 Vancouver Canucks Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-06