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John Dixwell

John Dixwell was an English man who sat in Parliament, fought for the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War, was one of the Commissioners who sat in judgement on King Charles I and condemned him to death. At the Restoration he fled to Connecticut where he lived out the rest of his life as John Davids untroubled by the authorities who thought him dead, he was the younger son of Edward Dixwell, but was raised by his uncle Basil Dixwell of Broome Park, near Canterbury in Kent. He became a colonel in the Parliamentary army and was active on various county committees, was elected to the Long Parliament of 1640 as MP for Dover, he was appointed governor of Dover Castle by Oliver Cromwell. Dixwell was a member of four parliaments, he was one of fifty-nine signatories of the death warrant of King Charles I. After the Restoration, the Act of Indemnity and Oblivion was passed in August 1660, granting pardon to those who supported the Commonwealth and Protectorate, but it exempted those who had played a direct role in the trial and execution of King Charles I eleven years previously.

Dixwell was condemned to death as a regicide, but escaped this punishment by fleeing to New Haven, Connecticut. He assumed the name John Davids and was reunited in 1664 with two other men condemned, William Goffe and Edward Whalley, who had found refuge in Hadley, Massachusetts; the two had settled in Massachusetts, but fled for New Haven when their safety was compromised. They were housed by the Rev. John Davenport. After a reward was offered for their arrest, they pretended to flee to New York City, but instead returned by a roundabout way to New Haven. In May, the Royal order for their arrest reached Boston, was sent by the Governor to William Leete, Governor of the New Haven Colony, residing at Guilford. Leete delayed the King's messengers, allowing Whalley to disappear, they spent much of the summer in Judges' Cave at West Rock. Dixwell was not the subject of any searches or arrest warrants, as it was believed in England that he was dead, he was known in New England only by his pseudonym: only on his deathbed was his identity revealed.

His house in New Haven was at the corner of Grove and College Streets, near his friend the Rev. James Pierpont, his favorite study in exile was the History of the World, which Raleigh had written in prison, he cherished a constant faith that the spirit of liberty in England would produce a new revolution. Dixwell died in New Haven in March 1689, a month after the House of Commons of England had approved a Declaration of Right following the Glorious Revolution of 1688, he was buried in the Old Burying Ground behind the Center Church on New Haven Green. The original monument is still visible; the Dixwell family monument is in Holy Trinity church Warwickshire. The three regicides are commemorated by three intersecting streets in New Haven, by place names in other Connecticut towns. Dixwell married twice during his time in America. In 1673 he married widow of Benjamin Ling, her maiden name is not known. His second marriage, in 1677, was to Bathsheba Howe, with whom he had a son and two daughters.. A Harvard College Class of 1796 graduate and a maternal descendant of Dixwell named John Hunt changed his name to that of his ancestor John Dixwell in 1804.

List of regicides of Charles I This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, J. G.. "Dixwell, John". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. Major, Dr Philip, "Chapter 10:'The good old cause for which I suffer': The Life of a Regicide in Exile", Literatures of Exile in the English Revolution and its Aftermath, 1640-1690, Ashgate Publishing, pp. 167–180, ISBN 978-1-4094-7614-6 Firth, C. H. "Dixwell, John", in Stephen, Dictionary of National Biography, 15, London: Smith, Elder & Co, p. 130 Peacey, J. T. "Dixwell, John ", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/7710 Plant, John Dixwell, Regicide, c.1607-89, British Civil Wars & Commonwealth website, retrieved 21 September 2011 Stiles, History of Three of the Judges of Charles I, Goffe, Hartford Texts on Wikisource: "Dixwell, John". The American Cyclopædia. 1879. "Dixwell, John". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900. "Dixwell, John".

New International Encyclopedia. 1905. "Dixwell, John". Encyclopedia Americana. 1920. Signatory of Charles' death warrant

Shelburne Museum Vermont House

The Vermont House is an exhibit building at Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, United States. It features rotating exhibits. Asa R. Slocumb built Vermont House in the 1790s shortly after moving to Vermont, his descendants continued to live there until 1929. According to legend, Slocumb’s first home was a log cabin which resembled the Museum’s Settlers House. Over time he constructed the wood frame and clapboard exterior that would become Vermont House’s original façade around and over the log cabin. After completing the new exterior, he carried the logs away; when the Shelburne Museum acquired Vermont House in 1950, the building’s clapboard siding and interior walls had deteriorated beyond repair. While preserving its basic structure, the Museum built a new façade with stone from a Shelburne Falls gristmill, randomly laying the stones using a technique known as scatter-stone, reconstructed the interior with salvaged feather-edged boards from Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut houses. Although the museum preserved the structure’s four original fireplaces, it changed the floor plan so that it would include a study and a larger kitchen.

Shelburne Museum Settlers House Shelburne Museum. 1993. Shelburne Museum: A Guide to the Collections. Shelburne: Shelburne Museum, Inc. Vermont House

Latifa (singer)

Latifa Bint Alaya El Arfaoui, better known as Latifa, is a Tunisian pop singer and former actress. Latifa Bint Alaya El Arfaoui was born in Tunisia. In 1983, shortly after her father died and her family took a trip to Egypt to rest and mourn. During that time, she met composer Baleegh Hamdi, who advised her that she ought to move to Egypt for the sake of her career; however Latifa wanted to concentrate on her education. She returned to Tunisia to finish her high school final exams. Due to financial issues, she could not go back to Egypt, so she attended college in Tunisia, studying Dutch literature for a year and a half, her family decided to help her make her dream come true by sending her to Egypt, so she quit college in Tunisia and joined the Arab Academy of Music in Egypt, from which she earned her bachelor degree. She is preparing for her master's degree. Composer Mohammed Abdel Wahab happened to hear her on the radio. Two days he went to the Academy to find out more about her, leaving Latifa speechless as she discovered he wanted to speak with her.

At the time she performed long Tarab songs, but she was interested in doing something new. She began to work with composer Ammar Al Sherai'ei and poet Abdulwahab Muhammed, whom she met during her first visit to Egypt. Many of Latifa's early albums have Arab style; the album Mesa Al Jamal made Latifa Bint Alayah Al Arfaoui famous in Egypt. "Akthar Min Roohi", was released in 1986. She began singing Arab pop songs with music by lyrics by Abdulwahab Muhammed; the album was hugely successful all over the Arab world. The songs had original ideas and distinctive styles, Latifa began making her songs shorter and adding different influences such as tango music, she shot a music video for the single "Ew'ah Tegheer", popular. The huge success of this album allowed Latifa Bint Alayah Al Arfaoui to buy half the shares of her producer's company and studio, La Reine. Since she has co-produced all her own albums and music videos. In 1997, Latifa released the album Al Ghinwa considered follow up to "Akthar Min Roohi" from a previous album.

Latifa decided to perform a new style of songs called Qasa'ed Fos'ha. Her next album, 1998's Taloomoni Al Donya, featured Latifa singing lyrics written by the poet Nizar Qabbani. Latifa came back with a hit album, known in the Arab world with the title Wadeh and internationally known with the title Inchallah in 1999; the album was distributed by Universal Music France, it was the first album in which Latifa performed in another language. The Franco-Arab song "Inchallah" made the Elle Magazine top 5. In the Arab World, "Inchallah", Kerehtak and Wadeh were popular singles; the 2002 variety album Desert Roses and Arabian Rhythms II featured Latifa performing an Arab Mawwal in the song "Take Me I'm Yours," and singing a small part in both Arabic and English with Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of the band Squeeze. Latifa won the World Music Award 2004 for best selling artist in the Middle East and North Africa because of the album Ma Etrohsh Ba'ed produced in the year 2003 by Alam El Phan. In 2004, Latifa produced an album distributed by Warner Brothers France, titled Les Plus Belles Chansons De Latifa.

Although the album was a collection of greatest hits, it featured a brand-new Raï song called "Khalleoni", Latifa's first attempt at Raï. In November, 2006 Latifa re-signed a contract with Rotana to distribute her records all over the Arab World. In February 2016, Latifa released her single Fresh. In 2007 she appeared in the seventh episode of the Arabic version of ER known as Lahazat Harega starring as herself. During her 20 + year career, Latifa has released singles. Translated English titles and Romanization of Arabic by Latifa's official site. Fresh Ahla Haga Feyya Atahadda Fil Kam Yom Illi Fato Ma'alomat Akeeda International release Ma'alomat Akeeda Ma Etrohsh Ba'ed Wadeh Les Plus Belles Chansons De Latifa Inchallah Ma Wahashtaksh? Wa Akheeran Hokom Al Ro'ayan Sokoot... Ha Ensawwar Desert Roses 4 Viva Arabia 4 Desert Roses 2 Etre Femme During her career, Latifa released more than 70 music videos. Ila Tughat al-Alam Arabic pop music Arabic music Raï Official website Latifa's channel on YouTube Latifa on Instagram Latifa on Twitter

The Partland Brothers

The Partland Brothers are a Canadian pop/rock band, best known for their 1987 hit single "Soul City". Fronted by brothers Chris and G. P. Partland with supporting session musicians, more they have recorded and performed as a trio with their brother Robin Partland. From the small community of Colgan in Ontario's Simcoe County, they played in area bands before moving their act to Toronto in 1979 and forming Oliver Heavyside. In 1982, they entered and won the “Q107 Homegrown” contest, which attracted the attention of Capitol Records, their first album as the Partland Brothers, Electric Honey, was released in 1986. It was described by Cashbox as an "appealing exercise in pop/rock", reached number 146 on the Billboard 200; the single "Soul City", a soaring anthem featuring the brothers' distinctive close-harmony vocals which saw them compared to a more contemporary version of The Righteous Brothers, was a Top 40 hit in both Canada and the United States. This success earned them tours with The Moody Blues and The Beach Boys in the United States, as well as headline gigs of their own at home in Canada and television appearances on American Bandstand and The Late Show with Arsenio Hall.

Their live band engaged seasoned live performers, including Tom Lewis, John Bride, Richard Evans, Greg Critchley, Mike Skinner. Produced by Vini Poncia, the album was reissued in 1987 with the Jim Vallance-produced new song "One Chance", still played on many adult radio stations today; that same year, their song "Outside the City" was featured in the horror film Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II. At the Juno Awards of 1987, they received a nomination for Most Promising New Group. Management struggles ensued, it took until 1990 for them to record and release their second album, Between Worlds; the album was supported with a smaller-scale Canadian tour. It was another three years and a label change before their next studio album, Part Land, Part Water, was released on Kinetic Records. Part Land, Part Water was recorded at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga. Production was given over to Ken Greer, who played lead guitars, pedal steel, mandolin and all keyboards on the album. Occasional dates ensued, but the band chose to stay close to home rather than tackling an all-out tour.

Following Part Land, Part Water, the band were inactive for a number of years until 2002, when they performed at a Ronnie Hawkins tribute show at Massey Hall. Afterward they returned to touring as an opening act for Hawkins, performed at various benefit concerts before relaunching their own tour of Southern Ontario. In 2009, they released This Is Who I Am, their first album of new material since Part Land, Part Water; the album included "That's My Home", a charity single the band recorded as a benefit for the Canadian Forces Military Families Fund. They followed up in 2010 with Every Now...and Again, a compilation of songs from throughout their career. In recent years, Chris Partland has played a number of shows in the Greater Toronto Area as a solo artist. In 2016 he attributed the band's lack of activity to one of his brothers having lost two fingers in an accident, but stated that the band still planned to return to performing in the future. G. P. Partland - Chris Partland - Robin Partland - Electric Honey Between Worlds Part Land, Part Water This Is Who I Am Every Now...

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Tsin-is-tum known as Jennie Michel, was a Native American folklorist based on the Pacific Coast of Oregon. Called "Last of the Clatsops" at the time of her death in 1905, Tsin-is-tum was much photographed, she provided oral history for scholars of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Among her accounts was of family members who interacted with members of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the winter of 1805-1806. Tsin-is-tum was a Clatsop woman born about 1814 to a family on the coast of what is today part of the American state of Oregon, she was the daughter of a woman named Wah-ne-ask, an eyewitness of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that visited the Pacific Northwest in 1805 and 1806. The name of her father has been lost to history, he was killed in a bombardment of her village by a warship in the spring 1829. Tsin-is-tum was recognized by historians associated with the Oregon Historical Society as a source of folklore of the Clatsop people, as well as oral history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

She had family members who had engaged with the Anglo-America explorers during their 1805-1806 sojourn on the northwest coast of today's state of Oregon. In addition to her mother's recollections, Tsin-is-tum learned from her uncle Ka-ta-ta about his experiences of hunting elk with the explorers. At the time of contact with Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, their associates, the total population of the Clatsop people had plummeted to as few as 200 people, in the estimation of the Anglo-America visitors, they had suffered high mortality in the late 18th century due to new infectious diseases introduced into the population through contact with outsiders. Tsin-is-tum married the last chief of the Nehalem people, Wah-tat-kum; the couple lived along the Oregon coast between the outlets of the Columbia and Nehalem rivers until his death. She married again, this time to Michel Martineaux, a man of French Canadian descent and a retired steam-boat captain and sailing master, her alternative name, Jennie Michel was derived from this relationship.

The couple lived in the area of Oregon. In June 1900, Tsin-is-tum provided a statement to a committee of the Oregon Historical Society, she described the story of her life and helped identify the location of salt works used by the Lewis and Clark party during their stay in Oregon in the winter of 1805-1806. At the time, she was believed to be one of the last three surviving full-blooded Clatsops. Tsin-is-tum died in March 1905 at the age of 89. At the time of her death, she was referred to as "the last of the Clatsops" — the last surviving full-blooded member of that Native American tribe. "Testimony of Tsin-is-tum to the Oregon Historical Society," in Proceedings of the Oregon Historical Society, Including the Quarterly Meetings of the Board of Directors, the Second Annual Meeting of the Members of the Society, Held December 15, 1900. Salem, OR: W. H. Leeds, State Printer, 1901. Cain Allen, "Tsin-is-tum," The Oregon History Project, Oregon Historical Society, 2004. DOUGLAS DEUR, The Making of Seaside’s “Indian Place”, OHQ vol.

117, no. 4, Oregon Historical Society, 2016 Robert E. Lange, "Tsin-is-tum or Jennie Michel: One of the Last Clatsop Indians," We Proceeded On, vol. 12, pg. 20. Robert H. Ruby, The Chinooks: Traders of the Lower Columbia. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976

Avi Duan

Avraham "Avi" Duan was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Kadima between 2012 and 2013. Duan grew up in the Ramat Amidar neighbourhood of Ramat Gan and studied for a master's degree in social work and community administration at Bar Ilan University, he worked as a social worker at American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and ran centres for occupational development for Ethiopian immigrants in Ashdod and Rehovot. In 2008 he headed Shaul Mofaz's campaign for the Kadima leadership election, he was placed 33rd on the Kadima list for the 2009 Knesset elections. After failing to enter the Knesset as the party won 28 seats, he worked as a political advisor to Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich. On 25 January 2012 he entered the Knesset as a replacement for Eli Aflalo, who resigned after becoming co-chairman of the Jewish National Fund. Duan acted as Mofaz's campaign manager for the 2012 Kadima leadership election, he lost his seat in the 2013 elections. He died on 22 September 2018.

Avi Duan on the Knesset website