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Johann Homann

Johann Baptist Homann was a German geographer and cartographer, who made maps of the Americas. Homann was born in Oberkammlach near Kammlach in the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg, he soon turned to cartography. Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges; these protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were very important as a recommendation for potential customers. In 1716 Homann published. Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.

Homann died in Nuremberg in 1724. He was succeeded by his son Johann Christoph; the company carried on upon his death as Homann heirs company, managed by Johann Michael Franz and Johann Georg Ebersberger. After subsequent changes in management the company folded in 1852; the company was known as "Homann Erben", "Heritiers de Homann" abroad. Maps Auserlesene und allerneueste Landkarten: der Verlag Homann in Nürnberg 1702–1848: eine Ausstellung des Stadtarchivs Nürnberg und der Museen der Stadt Nürnberg mit Unterstützung der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesitz im Stadtmuseum Fembohaus vom 19. September bis 24. November 2002. Hrsg. von Michael Diefenbacher, Markus Heinz und Ruth Bach-Damaskinos. Nürnberg: Tümmels, 2002.. ISBN 3-925002-84-7 Christian Sandler Maps of Homann in Denmark online from Det Kongelige Bibliotek. Requires DjVu-Plugin Different Views of the Major Cities in Persia by Johann Homann

Charles F. Born

Charles F. Born was a Major General in an All-American football player. Born was born in Racine, Wisconsin in 1903, he died on May 24, 1979. Born graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1928. While there, he was an All-American member of the Army Black Knights lacrosse team, he was a member of the ice hockey team. He was selected as a first-team end by the All-America Board for the 1925 College Football All-America Team, he was named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press. Upon graduation he was assigned to the Cavalry. In 1934, he transferred to the Air Corps, he was given command of the 50th Observation Squadron in 1936. In 1937, he was named an instructor at the United States Military Academy. During World War II, he took command of the Antilles Air Command and Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training of the Northwest African Strategic Air Force before being named Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training and Deputy Commander of the Fifteenth Air Force.

Following the war, he was given command of the Fifteenth Air Force. In 1947, he was appointed Chief of Staff of Tactical Air Command, he would become Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations of the United States Air Forces in Europe. In 1951, he was named Deputy for Operations of Air Training Command, his retirement was effective as of January 1, 1955. Awards he received include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with oak leaf cluster. Born was an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath of the United Kingdom

Charlie Slater

Charlie Slater is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Derek Martin. Charlie's first appearance is in the episode first broadcast in the United Kingdom on 4 September 2000, he is played by Jason McGregor in flashbacks broadcast in Richie Daysh in a 2018 flashback. He makes a cameo appearance in the second series of the spin-off EastEnders: E20. In April 2010, the character was axed among five others by new executive producer Bryan Kirkwood as part of a plan to "breathe new life into the show"; the reaction to Charlie's axing was negative with Stuart Heritage from The Guardian saying that it "should be a national day of mourning" and Phil Daniels, who had played Kevin Wicks criticised the axings, stating that Charlie was a "good character". He departed from EastEnders on 13 January 2011. Martin returned for a two-episode stint in April. On 3 November 2013, it was announced that Martin would return again, this time on 24 and 25 December 2013, it was announced in October 2015 that Charlie would make another guest appearance in 2016, appearing in five episodes from 4 to 7 January.

It was confirmed that Charlie would die from a heart attack during this stint, making 7 January 2016 the character's final episode. Charlie, a taxicab driver, widowed from Viv Slater, arrives in Walford with Viv's mother Mo Harris and Charlie's five daughters: Lynne Slater, Kat Slater, Little Mo Morgan, Zoe Slater, plus Lynne's boyfriend Garry Hobbs, it soon emerges that Kat is Zoe's mother and that it has been kept a family secret until Zoe finds out. Demanding to know the identity of her birth father and Charlie are stunned to discover that it was Charlie's brother Harry Slater, who raped Kat when she was a teenager. Little Mo, now married to Billy Mitchell, is raped by Graham Foster; when Charlie finds out, he attacks Graham after locking him in his taxi. Charlie is arrested and remanded in custody for grievous bodily harm, to which he pleads guilty but the family has to pay Graham £10,000 compensation. Charlie's cab license is revoked, but is restored. Lynne, now married to Garry, leaves Walford after Vivienne, is stillborn.

Charlie's great-niece Stacey Slater moves in, Charlie becomes a father figure to her, helping her curb her rebellious and wayward attitude. At the same time, he comforts Zoe. Zoe leaves, soon followed by Kat, now married to Alfie Moon. However, Stacey's mother Jean Slater moves in with the family. Charlie puts an advertisement in a lonely hearts column and becomes a member of an internet dating website and falling for Brenda Boyle, a Salvation Army member from Clacton. However, their romance begins to fizzle out. After not seeing each other for several weeks, Brenda ends the relationship, telling Charlie that she and her brother are moving to Madeira. Not wishing to end the relationship, Charlie gets approval from Mo to go with her, he returns not long after with a Russian woman named Orlenda. Mo follows her around. On seeing her with another man, Mo takes a photo to show Charlie. Charlie confronts Orlenda who admits that she was using Charlie for his money and he asks her to leave; when Stacey stops taking medication for her bipolar disorder, Charlie insists that she has to start again as she lost her baby Lily.

Charlie asks Dot Branning to speak to Stacey as he believes that Lily's father is Stacey's deceased husband Bradley, Dot's step-grandson. Dot reveals that Lily is not Bradley's. Charlie asks Stacey why she has not told the truth and begs her to take her pills, trying to force one into her mouth. Stacey says she has taken them and Charlie apologises walks out of the house in tears, he spends the night at Patrick Trueman's house, invites Patrick and Jim Branning for drinks. Sam Mitchell asks Charlie to take her to the hospital because she is worried her baby Richard is unwell, however after driving part way, Charlie tells her the symptoms are normal; as he turns around, he reverses into some boxes in front of a van, is stopped by a police officer. The next day, Mo opens a letter for learns was caught driving over the limit, they argue as he could lose his driving licence, Charlie apologises to Stacey for forcing her to take her pills. Charlie is shocked. Kat is trying to avoid some thugs to, they catch up with her at Charlie's house, Kat tries to escape.

In the commotion, Charlie reminds Kat that she hasn't asked about his life or anyone else's in Walford. Kat's estranged husband Alfie arrives and chases the thugs away. However, Charlie is dismayed to learn that Kat is pregnant, Alfie is not the father. Alfie and Kat give Charlie a job there as a potman. Kat gives birth to Tommy, on the same day Ronnie Branning gives birth to James. Kat is rushed to hospital, leaving Tommy in Charlie's care, but he joins the New Year's Eve party instead. James dies of cot death, so Ronnie secretly swaps him with a healthy Tommy. Alfie and the rest of the family discover the dead baby, believing it to be Tommy. Charlie admits to Kat that the baby was left alone as he was drinking, so Kat blames him for the baby's death. Charlie tries to make things right, but e

Occupation of Gori

The Occupation of Gori was the military occupation of Gori and its surrounding areas by Russian military forces, which started on 13 August 2008 as part of the Russo-Georgian War, ended with the withdrawal of Russian units from the city on 22 August 2008. Gori is a strategic city in central Georgia, about 25 km from Tskhinvali. Gori is a major military transportation hub in Georgia. 75 tanks and armored personnel carriers were assembled near Gori on 7 August. Around 6:27 AM on 9 August 2008, Reuters reported that two Russian fighters had bombed a Georgian artillery position about 10 km north of Gori. On 9 August, a Russian air attack targeted military barracks in Gori. In the resulting explosion, besides the base, several apartment buildings and a school were damaged; the Georgian government reported that 60 civilians were killed when bombs hit the apartment buildings. According to the Russian media, Russian aircraft dropped three bombs on an armament depot, the façade of one of the adjacent 5-story apartment buildings suffered damage as a result of exploding ammunition from the depot.

Russian aircraft had bombed at least five Georgian cities by 9 August. Following its defeat in Tskhinvali, the Georgian Army regrouped at Gori. Georgian military entered the city on 10 August. On 10 August, BBC reported that people were leaving Gori because they feared of Russian advance towards the city; the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and World Food Programme determined that about 80 percent of residents had left Gori as of 10 August. Russians began advancing towards Gori. On 11 August 2008, the Georgian forces retreated from Gori. A senior Georgian security official, Kakha Lomaia, said that the troops were ordered to defend Tbilisi. Police sealed off the highway from Tbilisi, did not allow any cars into the city; the Russian attacks were met with Georgian artillery firing towards South Ossetia, at least six Georgian helicopters were reported to have attacked targets in South Ossetia. A Times reporter described the Georgian withdrawal as "sudden and dramatic", saying that the "residents watched in horror" as their army abandoned their positions.

Georgian tanks and armored personnel carries fled to Tbilisi. A tank exploded on the mountain road due to unspecified reasons, an armored car pushing it out of the way caught fire. Georgian infantry fled. Five soldiers escaped the city on one Quad bike. By late 11 August, Gori was deserted. Georgia said that Russian forces had captured Gori, but a Reuters witness saw no troops in the empty town. Initial Georgian reports that Russian troops were in Gori, were discounted by Georgia. Georgian armed forces concentrated 15 miles from the capital Tbilisi. Deputy Defense Minister Batu Kutelia said. On 12 August 2008, a Dutch television journalist Stan Storimans was killed and another journalist injured when Russian warplanes bombed the city; as a result of the explosion 7 people were killed, over 30 were injured. Georgian officials said. Russia's deputy head of the General Staff, Colonel-General Anatoliy Nogovitsyn, denied that Russian forces had attacked the town; that day, a missile struck the Gori Military Hospital, despite the fact that Red Cross flag was flying over the roof, killing doctor Goga Abramishvili.

President Mikheil Saakashvili said his country had been sliced in half with the capture of a critical highway crossroads near Gori. Human Rights Watch, an international rights group, accused Russia of deploying indiscriminately deadly cluster bombs in civilian areas. HRW said that Russian aircraft had dropped RBK-250 cluster bombs, each containing 30 PTAB 2.5M submunitions or bomblets on the town of Ruisi in the Kareli district of Georgia, on 12 August. On the same day a cluster strike in the centre of Gori killed at least eight civilians, including Stan Storimans and injured dozens. Russian military official denied using cluster munitions, calling the assertion "slanderous". Numerous unexploded submunitions were subsequently found by local population in the Gori district and the HRW documented them. Several hours after the ceasefire agreement was reached, a Russian tank battalion occupied parts of Gori. Rumors of a possible attack on Tbilisi circulated. Russian troops took control of Gori on 13 August 2008.

Sergey Lavrov said that when Georgian troops abandoned their military headquarters near Gori, they left "a major arsenal of armaments and military equipment" and the Russian troops were guarding it. Russian troops said they were removing military hardware and ammunition from an arms depot outside Gori. A Russian armored column left Gori. Russian forces halted their advance and camped out in a field about an hour's drive from Tbilisi. In the morning of 14 August, Georgian police and military vehicles prepared to re-enter Gori after the expected departure of Russian forces. Reports of a collapse in negotiations triggered a confrontation between Georgian and Russian troops at a checkpoint on the main road, however no shots were fired. By the afternoon, Russian tanks had moved in to guard the entrance to town. Russian major general Vyacheslav Borisov told Aleksandre Lomaia, secretary of Georgia's National Security Council, that the residents of Gori were not disturbed by the Russians' presence. Russian forces allowed Georgian police to return.

Vyacheslav Borisov claimed that the city of Gori was controlled jointly by Georgian Police and Russian troops. He furth

Ian Robinson (rugby league)

Ian Robinson is a former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s. He played at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers, as a fullback, or centre, i.e. number 1, or 3 or 4. Ian Robinson played fullback in Hull Kingston Rovers' 7-8 defeat by Leeds in the 1980–81 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1979–80 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 8 November 1980, played right-centre, i.e. number 3, scored a try in the 12-29 defeat by Hull F. C. in the 1984–85 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull on Saturday 27 October 1984. Ian Robinson played fullback in Hull Kingston Rovers' 3-13 defeat by Hull F. C. in the 1979 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1979–80 season at The Boulevard, Kingston upon Hull on Tuesday 18 December 1979. Ian Robinson played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Hull Kingston Rovers' 12-0 victory over Hull F. C. in the 1984–85 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1984–85 season at Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull on Saturday 26 January 1985, played as an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 14, in the 8-11 defeat by Wigan in the 1985–86 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1985–86 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 January 1986.

Ian Robinson's Testimonial match at Hull Kingston Rovers took place in 1984

Bass Communion III

III is the name of the third studio album released by British musician and producer Steven Wilson under the pseudonym Bass Communion. It is a compilation of leftover pieces recorded between 1995-1999 that were not included on either of the previous two Bass Communion albums. In 2008, the album was re-issued together with II in a 2-CD edition limited to 1,200 copies. All tracks are written by Steven Wilson. Three Pieces for Television: appeared on Atmospherics "Sonar" appears as "Sonar" "Lina Romay" appears as "Night Creatures" "Grammatic Fog" appears as "The Fog" Steven Wilson – All instruments Theo TravisSaxophone on "Reformat Spiders" Carl Glover - Photography Aleph - Graphic design