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John Dillinger

John Herbert Dillinger was an American gangster in the Great Depression-era United States. He operated with a group of men known as the "Dillinger Gang" or "The Terror Gang", accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations, among other crimes. Dillinger escaped from jail twice, he was charged with the murder of an East Chicago, Indiana police officer who shot Dillinger in his bullet-resistant vest during a shootout, prompting him to return fire. However, it was Dillinger's only homicide charge, despite his infamy, he courted publicity and the media ran exaggerated accounts of his bravado and colorful personality, styling him as a Robin Hood figure. In response, J. Edgar Hoover Director of the Bureau of Investigation, used Dillinger and his gang as his campaign platform to evolve the BOI into the FBI, developing more sophisticated investigative techniques as weapons against organized crime. After evading police in four states for a year, Dillinger was wounded and returned to his father's home to recover.

He returned to Chicago in July 1934 and sought refuge in a brothel owned by Ana Cumpănaș, who informed police and federal agents of his whereabouts. On July 22, 1934, the police and the Division of Investigation closed in on the Biograph Theater. Federal agents, led by Melvin Purvis and Samuel P. Cowley, moved to arrest Dillinger as he exited the theater, he attempted to flee, but was killed. This was ruled as justifiable homicide. John Dillinger was born on June 22, 1903, in Indianapolis, the younger of two children born to John Wilson Dillinger and Mary Ellen "Mollie" Lancaster. According to some biographers, his German grandfather, Matthias Dillinger, immigrated to the United States in 1851 from Metz, in the region of Lorraine still under French sovereignty. Matthias Dillinger was born near Dillingen in the present-day German state of Saarland. John Dillinger's parents had married on August 23, 1887. Dillinger's father was a grocer by trade and a harsh man. In an interview with reporters, Dillinger said that he was firm in his discipline and believed in the adage "spare the rod and spoil the child".

Dillinger's older sister, was born March 6, 1889. Their mother died in 1907 just before his fourth birthday. Audrey married Emmett "Fred" Hancock that year and they had seven children together, she cared for her brother John for several years until their father remarried in 1912 to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Fields. They had three children, born 1912, Doris M. and Frances Dillinger. Dillinger disliked his stepmother, but he came to fall in love with her; the two began a relationship that lasted 3 years. As a teenager, Dillinger was in trouble with the law for fighting and petty theft, he quit school to work in an Indianapolis machine shop. His father feared that the city was corrupting his son, prompting him to move the family to Mooresville, Indiana in 1921. Dillinger's wild and rebellious behavior was unchanged, despite his new rural life. In 1922, he was arrested for auto theft, his relationship with his father deteriorated. In 1923, Dillinger's troubles led to him enlisting in the United States Navy, where he was a Petty officer third class Machinery Repairman assigned aboard the battleship USS Utah, but he deserted a few months when his ship was docked in Boston.

He was dishonorably discharged some months later. Dillinger returned to Mooresville where he met Beryl Ethel Hovious; the two were married on April 12, 1924. He attempted to settle down. Unable to find a job, he began planning a robbery with his friend Ed Singleton; the two robbed a local grocery store, stealing $50. While leaving the scene, the criminals were spotted by a minister who recognized the men and reported them to the police. During the robbery, Dillinger had struck a victim on the head with a machine bolt wrapped in a cloth and had carried a gun which, although it discharged, hit no one; the two men were arrested the next day. Singleton pleaded not guilty, but after Dillinger's father discussed the matter with Morgan County prosecutor Omar O'Harrow, his father convinced Dillinger to confess to the crime and plead guilty without retaining a defense attorney. Dillinger was convicted of assault and battery with intent to rob, conspiracy to commit a felony, he expected a lenient probation sentence as a result of his father's discussion with O'Harrow, but instead was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for his crimes.

His father told reporters he was appalled by the sentence. He with no success. En route to Mooresville to testify against Singleton, Dillinger escaped his captors, but was apprehended within a few minutes. Singleton was sentenced to a jail term of 2 to 14 years, he was killed on August 1937, by a train when he passed out, drunk, on a railroad track. Within Indiana Reformatory and Indiana State Prison, from 1924 to 1933, Dillinger began to become embroiled in a criminal lifestyle. Upon being admitted to the prison, he is quoted as saying, "I will be the meanest bastard you saw when I get out of here." His physical examination upon being admitted to the prison showed. The treatment for his condition was painful, he became embittered against society because of his long prison sentence and befriended other criminals, such as seasoned bank ro

Committee for State Security of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic

Committee for State Security of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic or KGB of ArSSR was the security agency of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, being the local branch of Committee for State Security of the USSR. It was the principal intelligence agency of Armenia from 1954 to 1991, it was succeeded by the National Security Service after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The KGB in Armenia provided undercover agents to be stationed inside the Armenian Apostolic Church, due to the church's prevalence in the country; the Armenian KGB fell under the direct control of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia, although the Communist Party of the Soviet Union could take control and direct its activities. In 1929, the NKVD of the Armenian SSR, the Armenian equivalent to the national NKVD headquarters in Moscow was dissolved and was reestablished in 5 years as a more organized political department. In February 1941 the People's Commissariat for State Security of USSR was made into an independent institution from the NKVD, before it was reunited again that July.

On 13 March 1954, the Supreme Soviet of USSR made the decision to create a republican affiliate for the Committee of State Security in the republic. During its existence, it was subordinate to the Council of Ministers of Armenian SSR. In April 1990, the KGB headquarters in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, was burned down by rioters as a result of the agency's arrest of four people on accusations of stealing Soviet Army weapons. In September 1991, the Supreme Soviet of Armenia signed the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Armenia, which resulted in the agency's disestablishment in December of that year. George Badamyants Arkady Ragozin Hrayr Mikhaelyan Marius Yuzbashyan Valery Badamyants Usik Harutyunyan

Amina Figarova

Amina Figarova is an Azerbaijani jazz pianist and composer, now based in Manhattan. Trained as a classical pianist in Baku, she became interested in the local folk music specializing in jazz. Since the late 1980s, together with her husband, the flutist Bart Platteau, she has performed in jazz festivals around the globe. Born in Baku on 2 December 1964, Amina Figarova learnt to play the piano as a small child and began composing when only six, she attended the Baku Academy of Music. In 1988, while at the Moscow Jazz Festival, she was invited to study at the Rotterdam Conservatoire where she soon developed an interest in jazz, she completed her education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. While in the United States, she became involved in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Colony in Aspen, Colorado. Together with the flutist Bart Platteau whom she married, she began to perform in jazz concerts around the world, her albums September Suite and more Blue Whisper were inspired in part by the events of 11 September 2001 when she was in New York playing at the Blue Note Jazz Club.

Chicago critic Neil Tesser rates her as one of the leading contemporary jazz composers both with September Suite and Come Escape With Me. Figarova's compositions include the musical Diana, Tehora which she wrote for the Israeli singer Shlomit Butbul, she has released 13 albums, becoming one of DownBeat's Rising Star Composers of the year in both 2014 and 2015

Men's 400 metres hurdles world record progression

The first world record in the men's 400 metres hurdles was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1912. That inaugural record was the performance by Charles Bacon at the 1908 Olympics. Three athletes, all from the United States, have had long-standing records. Glenn Hardin broke the world record three times and was the record holder for over 21 years, between 1932 and 1953. Edwin Moses improved his own world record three times, he held the record from 1976 until 1992, when it was beaten by the current record holder Kevin Young with a time of 46.78 seconds at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. As of June 21, 2009, 21 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event. "y" denotes time for 440 yards, ratified as a world record in this event From 1975, the IAAF accepted separate automatically electronically timed records for events up to 400 metres. Starting January 1, 1977, the IAAF required automatic timing to the hundredth of a second for these events. John Akii-Bua's 1972 Olympic gold medal run was the fastest recorded electronic 400 metre race to that time, at 47.82.

Women's 400 metres hurdles world record progression Hurdling 400 Metres Hurdles All Time List from the IAAF

R.E.B.E.L.S.

Revolutionary Elite Brigade to Eradicate L. E. G. I. O. N. Supremacy is the name of two separate fictional revolutionary paramilitary groups in the DC Comics Universe. Both incarnations have been L. E. G. I. O. N. Adversaries and are led by Vril Dox. R. E. B. E. L. S. ’94, R. E. B. E. L. S. ’95, R. E. B. E. L. S. ’96 is a comic-book series of contiguous numbering published by DC Comics from October 1994 to March 1996 and created by Tom "Tennessee" Peyer. The three "series" consisted of issues #0–2, 3–14 and #15–17. R. E. B. E. L. S. is a comic-book series published by DC Comics which debuted in February 2009. Writer Tony Bedard and artist Andy Clarke comprise the creative team, it ended May 2011 with issue #28. R. E. B. E. L. S. is a team of ex-lawmen on the run from their former peace-keeping organization, L. E. G. I. O. N.. Led by the ruthless Vril Dox, R. E. B. E. L. S. Roster includes among others Strata, Borb Borbb and Lobo. An alien telepath, who went by the name of'Telepath' was unwillingly part of the team. At first Telepath was imprisoned but was let free and assists the team.

Vril Dox's insane, super-smart toddler son had taken over Dox's organization and turned it into a ruthless, brainwashing dictatorship. The group escapes the coup in a semi-sentient ship that runs off brain power. Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner, guest-starred in the first issue and was manipulated into killing some of the group's pursuers. Vril would confront his ex-girlfriend Ignea, who wields flame powers and attempts to burn him to death. John Sin, the leader of a criminal organization called the Blood Circle, causes Vril to become addicted to a certain drug without his knowledge. Vril's shipmates believe he has perished until they hear rumours of his existence from a doctor who had come to treat Garv, the injured husband-to-be of Strata; the Blood Circle is taken down and Sin learns Vril plans to replicate the drug until he can wean himself off it. Further conflict is caused by Borb Borbb who does not know how to keep his romantic feelings for Stealth appropriately restrained. Captain Comet becomes involved, as he returns to confront what L.

E. G. I. O. N. has turned into. The team is forced to fight old friends, such as Zena Moonstruk and Davroth. Behind the scenes, help comes from old ally Marij'n, who fails in his attempt to stop a brainwashing broadcast; the group encounters the demon Neron. Borbb willingly sacrifices himself to save the group from brain-harvesting extra-dimensional entities; the team gains the assistance of a guard captain, caught up in their adventures. The heroes regain control in the last issue of the series. Dox and Stealth retire to take care of Lyrl, while Captain Comet is placed in charge of L. E. G. I. O. N. Vril Dox Strata Stealth Lobo Borb Borbb Dox finds his authority of L. E. G. I. O. N. Usurped a second time. Hunted by the organization he founded, Dox once again assembles a team in hopes of regaining control of L. E. G. I. O. N. Vril Dox, upon losing control of his L. E. G. I. O. N. Robots is followed to Earth by a team of bounty hunters, he has her heat vision encrypt a file onto a cd. Brainiac 5 of the Legion of Super-Heroes told him to do so.

Upon uploading the disc, Brainiac Five contacts Vril directly and offers him the entire data catalogue on the Legion of Super-Heroes in order for Vril to set up a new team and to guarantee the survival of the Brainiac lineage into the 31st century. Instead of using the heroes, Vril Dox decides to use the data of their villains; the Omega Men are seen fleeing from attacking L. E. G. I. O. N. Robots. Vril manipulates Hakk into shooting the other bounty hunter, he seizes a device, used to control Tribulus and implants the device into his own head. Vril gains control over Tribulus and they take the bounty hunter ship as their new headquarters. Vril finds the next member of the team, Wildstar and sick and convinces her that he can heal her. After luring her onto his ship he shoots her with an energy gun, leaving her in an energy form and trapped in a containment suit. Wildstar contemplates killing Vril, but instead helps him escape her home planet and the two of them hunt down Strata and Bounder. Strata tries to convince Wildstar that she will be turned on soon enough if she stays with someone like Vril Dox.

The Omega Men discover a secret plot involving Starro. Vril Dox Strata Tribulus Bounder Ciji Wildstar Amon Hakk Garv Adam Strange Captain Comet Kanjar Ro Xylon Starfire Lobo Lyrl Dox a.k.a. Brainiac 3 Comics Bulletin found the writing in the first issue "uninspired" but was more impressed by the "excellent" art, they felt that "t is so good that it brings all of the glaring weaknesses of the book to the surface." Comic Book Resources is more positive, saying that the first issue is "a compelling opening chapter, one that's worth taking a gander at." The original 1994-96 series has never been collected. The 2009 series was collected into four trade paperbacks: Volume 1: The Coming of Starro Volume 2: Strange Companions Volume 3: The Son and the Stars Volume 4: Sons of Brainiac Volume 5: Starstruck; this volume has never been published. R. E. B. E. L. S. At the DCU Guide

William Baer (writer)

William Baer is an American writer, editor and academic. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright, a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. William Baer was born in Geneva, New York, in 1948, he was raised in The Bronx, New York City, Wayne, New Jersey. After graduating from Rutgers University with a B. A. in English, he received an M. A. in English from New York University. He completed his doctoral dissertation in English at the University of South Carolina under the direction of James Dickey, before attending the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars where he earned an M. A. in Creative Writing, working under David St. John Barth, he graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts with an M. A. in Cinema, receiving the Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award. Baer is the author of six books of poetry, including The Unfortunates, recipient of the T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize, his other books include translations from the Luís de Camões: Selected Sonnets. In 1989, William Baer was the Founding Editor of The Formalist, a small poetry journal which played a significant role in the Formalist poetry revival.

He is the former poetry editor and film critic for Crisis Magazine. He serves as the founding director of the St. Robert Southwell Institute, he served as the director of the University of Evansville Press, the contributing editor at Measure, the faculty director of The Evansville Review, the founding director of the Richard Wilbur Poetry Series, the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. In 1995, William Baer received an N. E. A. Creative Writing Grant in fiction, his short stories have been published in such journals as The Iowa Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Chariton Review, The Dalhousie Review. In 2015, two collections of his short fiction were published: Times Square and Other Stories and One-and-Twenty Tales. More he published two novels: Companion and New Jersey Noir. William Baer's various plays have been produced at more than thirty American theaters, including the 13th Street Theatre in New York City, Chicago Dramatists, the Metropolitan Playhouse of New York.

A recent full-length drama, Three Generations of Imbeciles, received the New Works of Merit Playwriting Award and was chosen for the regionals of the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. AACT NewPlayFest Award, 2015 New Works of Merit Playwriting Award, 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2007 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, 2007 Melvin M. Peterson Chair in Literature, 2006 James H. Wilson Playwriting Award, 1999 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize, 1997 N. E. A. Creative Writing Fellowship in Fiction, 1995 Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award, 1986 Fulbright Lectureship in American Literature, Portugal, 1981 New Jersey Noir, Able Muse Press, 2018 Companion, James Ward Kirk Publishing, 2017 Thirteen on Form: Conversations with Poets, Measure Press, 2016 Love Sonnets, Kelsay Books, 2016 Times Square and Other Stories, Able Muse Press, 2015 One-and-Twenty Tales, Mockingbird Lane Press, 2015 Psalter, Truman State University Press, 2011 "Bocage" and Other Sonnets, Texas Review Press, 2008 Classic American Films: Conversations with the Screenwriters, Praeger, 2007 Rhyming Poems: A Contemporary Anthology, University of Evansville Press, 2007 The Ballad Rode into Town, Turning Point, 2007 Writing Metrical Poetry, Writer's Digest Books, 2006, Measure Press, 2015 The Conservative Poets, University of Evansville Press, 2006 Luís de Camões: Selected Sonnets, University of Chicago Press, 2005 Sonnets: 150 Sonnets, University of Evansville Press, 2005 Fourteen on Form: Conversations with Poets, University Press of Mississippi, 2004 "Borges" and Other Sonnets, Truman State University Press, 2003 Elia Kazan: Interviews, University Press of Mississippi, 2000 The Amistad Case, Eldridge Publishing, 1998 The Unfortunates, Truman State University Press, 1997 Conversations with Derek Walcott, University Press of Mississippi, 1996 Official website Poetry Foundation Guggenheim Poets and Writers Southwell Measure Press Measure Press Staff