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John Fell (bishop)

John Fell was an English churchman and influential academic. He served as Dean of Christ Church and concomitantly as Bishop of Oxford. Born at Longworth, the eldest son of Samuel Fell, who would himself be installed as Dean of Christ Church in 1638, his wife Margaret née Wylde, he received his early education at Lord Williams's School at Thame in Oxfordshire. In 1637 aged only 11 he became a student at Christ Church, in 1640 because of his "known desert", he was specially allowed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, to proceed to his degree of BA when wanting one term's residence, he took Holy Orders. During the Civil War he held a commission as ensign. In 1648 he was deprived of his studentship by the parliamentary visitors, during the next few years he resided chiefly at Oxford with his brother-in-law, Thomas Willis, at whose house opposite Merton College he and his friends Richard Allestree and John Dolben kept up the service of the Church of England throughout the Commonwealth.

After the Restoration, Fell was made prebendary of Chichester, canon of Christ Church, master of St Oswald's hospital, chaplain to the king, D. D.. He filled the office of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1666 to 1669, was consecrated bishop of Oxford, in 1676, retaining his deanery in commendam; some years he declined the primacy of Ireland. Fell showed himself a capable administrator, he restored good order in the university by the archbishop, which during the Commonwealth had given place to a general disregard of authority. He ejected the intruders from his college or else "fixed them in loyal principles." "He was the most zealous man of his time for the Church of England," says Anthony Wood, "and none that I yet know of did go beyond him in the performance of the rules belonging thereunto." He attended chapel four times a day, restored to the services, not without some opposition, the organ and surplice, insisted on the proper academic dress which had fallen into disuse. He was active in recovering church property, by his directions a children's catechism was drawn up by Thomas Marshall for use in his diocese.

"As he was among the first of our clergy," says Thomas Burnet, "that apprehended the design of bringing in popery, so he was one of the most zealous against it." He made many converts from the Roman Catholics and Nonconformists. On the other hand, he opposed the incorporation of Titus Oates as D. D. in the university in October 1679. He excluded the undergraduates, from convocation, he obliged students to attend lectures, instituted reforms in the performances of the public exercises in the schools, kept the examiners up to their duties, was present in person at examinations. He encouraged the students to act plays, he suppressed "coursing," i.e. disputations in which the rival parties "ran down opponents in arguments," and which ended in blows and disturbances. He was a disciplinarian, possessed a talent for the education of young men, many of whom he received into his own family. Tom Brown, author of The Dialogues of the Dead, about to be expelled from Oxford for some offence, was pardoned by Fell on the condition of his translating ex tempore the 32nd epigram of Martial: Non amo te, nec possum dicere – quare.

To which he replied with the well-known lines: Delinquents were not always treated thus mildly by Fell, Acton Cremer, for the crime of courting a wife while only a bachelor of arts, was punished by having to translate into English the whole of Scheffer's history of Lapland. As Vice-Chancellor, Fell visited the drinking taverns and ordered out the students. In the university elections he showed great energy in suppressing corruption. Fell's building operations were ambitious. In his own college he completed in 1665 the north side of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey's great quadrangle begun by his father but abandoned during the Commonwealth. In 1670 he laid out the Broad Walk, he spent large sums of his own on these works, gave £500 for the restoration of Banbury church, erected a church at St Oswald's, the parsonage house at Woodstock at his own expense, rebuilt Cuddesdon Palace. Fell disapproved of the use of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin for secular purposes, promoted the building of the Sheldonian Theatre by Archbishop Gilbert Sheldon.

He was treasurer during its construction, presided at the formal opening on 9 July 1669, was nominated curator, along with Christopher Wren, in July 1670. In the theatre was placed the Oxford University Press, the establishment of, a favourite project of Laud and now engaged a large share of Fell's energy and attention, which as curator he controlled. "Were it not you ken Mr Dean extraordinarily well," wrote Sir Leoline Jenkins to John Williams

John Gilbert (bushranger)

Johnny Gilbert was an Australian bushranger shot dead by the police at the age of 23 near Binalong, New South Wales on 13 May 1865. Gilbert was a member of Ben Hall's gang. Hall and Gilbert were both shot by police within a week of each other. Hall was shot dead on 5 May 1865 near New South Wales. After Hall was killed his gang split up and Gilbert and John Dunn travelled to Binalong where Dunn had relatives, he was born in Hamilton, Canada in 1842. His mother Eleanor died shortly after his birth, his father William subsequently married Eliza Cord, a girl only older than his eldest surviving daughter, Eleanor. In 1852 John accompanied his family to the Victorian goldfields. Nine members of the Gilbert family arrived in Port Phillip on board the Revenue in October 1852, they included William and Eliza, Frank, Charles, Thomas Charbonnelle and Nicholas Wiseman. A contemporary of Hall and Gardiner, Johnny Gilbert, alias Roberts, was one of the gang charged with the robbery of the gold escort at Eugowra Rocks, but had not been captured.

His uncle, John Davis, was found shot in April 1854 Gilbert was charged with murder. He was acquitted but jailed for horse stealing; some suggest Gilbert accompanied John Davis, to the Victorian goldfields. However, there is no mention of Davis on the passenger list for the Revenue, though there is a ten-year-old John Gilbert. Roy Mendham, in his book, The Dictionary of Australian Bushrangers, asserts that Gilbert was responsible for the murder of his uncle. In 1854, Davis was found shot dead, a Joseph Roberts, an alias of John Gilbert, was tried for Davis's murder but acquitted. Roberts was tried for horsestealing. Roberts however was said to be about seventeen, Davis's murder occurred at the Waverley Arms at Bondi Junction, New South Wales, it would seem that Roberts, although an alias for a John Gilbert, is not the same John Gilbert. The Gilbert family history does not include the names Roberts or Davis in Australia, although Wilson was used as an alias by Charles, his older brother who fled first to New Zealand's gold fields to California to avoid arrest.

When he was only twelve, Gilbert worked as a stablehand at Kilmore, Victoria for his sister Eleanor and her new husband, John Stafford, for a time before moving on to the Kiandra goldfields in New South Wales. John was described as quite a smart man who could read and write, a jolly fellow, always laughing, it was because of his happy disposition. He was of thin slight build, an excellent horseman. At eighteen he fell under the influence of the bushranger. In 1862, John Gilbert was first named as an accomplice of Gardiner when they and two others held up a storekeeper. Just over a month John Gilbert was involved in another robbery, this time with Gardiner, Ben Hall. From on John Gilbert was identified as being involved in several hold-ups between Lambing Flat and Lachlan. Frank Gardiner enlisted the assistance of John Gilbert, Ben Hall, John O'Meally, Dan Charters, Henry Manns, Alexander Fordyce and Johnny Bow, to rob the Forbes gold escort at a place called Eugowra Rocks. On 15 November 1864 the gang robbed the Gundagai Mail near Jugiong and Gilbert shot Sergeant Parry dead.

Senior Constable Charles Hales of the Binalong police station received information at 8:00 PM on 12 May 1865 that the two bushrangers had "stuck up" the Woolshed near Murrumburah. He suspected, he thought they might visit Dunn's grandfather. Senior Constable Hale gathered constables John Bright and Michael King and headed out to watch Kelly's house, they watched most of the night, but saw no one enter, so returned to the police station about half a mile away. The next morning at 8:00 AM, John Kelly informed Senior Constable Hales that Gilbert and Dunn were at his hut. Hales headed to Kelly's place. Two parties were formed and Hall went to the back of the hut and were stationed in the creek. Hales and King were stationed at the front of the hut; the troopers watched for about an hour in the rain. At some stage Kelly's son, approached the stockyard. Hales called him over to ask if there were strangers in the house, to which he said "No." Hales and King approached the dogs started barking. John Kelly and his wife came to the door of the hut, seeing Trooper Hales, Kelly called out "Look out, the hut is surrounded by bloody troopers."

As Hales entered the hut two shots were fired, Hales looked through the slabs of the bedroom wall to see the shadows of two men. Hales fired and ran to the front room of the hut, he called out "Men, surround the hut—the bushrangers are inside". Hales warned Kelly if he did not turn out, they would burn the hut. Hales heard firing in the paddock at the end of the hut, he saw the bushrangers firing at Constables King and Hall. The bushrangers kept up the fire as they got through a bush fence that led to the creek and took up position behind a large tree. Gilbert used his revolving rifle on Hales and Bright but it misfired. Meanwhile and Hall took up positions. Dunn and Gilbert started firing their revolvers at Hall and King, ran down to the creek. Hales and Bright fired at the bushrangers, at which time Gilbert dropped. Hales ordered his men to chase Dunn. King was left to guard Gilbert's body; the three constables chased Dunn for about a mile and a half, they were exhausted and h

Kent City School District

The Kent City School District is a public school district based in Kent, United States. It serves 3,300 students living in Kent, Franklin Township, Brady Lake, Sugar Bush Knolls, as well as a small portion of southern Streetsboro; the district has seven schools including four elementary schools housing kindergarten through fifth grade with preschool housed at one elementary school. The superintendent is George Joseph, who began his tenure in July 2014 after working as Executive Director of Administrative Services for the Worthington City School District in Worthington, Ohio; the district offices are located in the historic and former DePeyster School on North DePeyster Street in Kent. The district was formed around 1860 by merging several smaller one-room school house districts into one centralized district for the village; as Kent was still known as Franklin Mills, the district was known as the "Franklin Union School District". The district would continue to be known as a "Franklin Union" district after residents voted to change the name of the village from Franklin Mills to Kent in 1864.

During the 1860s, the district began to divide the students in the school houses by grade level. As a result of the curriculum and management changes, the district elected to close the schoolhouses and erect a centralized building for all grades. Although planned for 1868, construction delays prevented the building from opening until March 1869. During the school year leading up to the opening of the new building, which would be known as the "Union School" and as "Central School," students in the high school grades were housed at the Franklin Township Hall in Kent while all other grades remained at their respective school house; the building would serve as the home of all students until growth in the community necessitated the construction of two additional elementary schools: South School in 1880 and DePeyster School in 1888. With the new schools, the original Union/Central building would be the home of Kent High School until 1922; as Kent continued to grow throughout the twentieth century, new schools and changes became necessary.

A new high school was named in honor of Theodore Roosevelt. The original Union School continued to be used as an elementary school known as Central School until 1953 when a new Central Elementary School was constructed on its predecessor's front yard. Following the completion of the new school, the Union School building was torn down. Additional elementary schools followed first with the construction of Longcoy Elementary School on the city's west side. By 1958 the high school had outgrown its facility, so a new high school building was built on the north side of the city, it retained the name of Theodore Roosevelt and the former high school building was rechristened as Davey Junior High School in the fall of 1959 when the new high school opened. 1959 saw the merging of the Franklin Local School District and the Brady Lake School District into the Kent City Schools, which added two more elementary schools: Franklin Elementary and Emma Williard Elementary. The 1960s saw the last elementary schools built in Kent with the opening of Holden Elementary in 1965 on the city's south side and Walls Elementary on the east side in 1966.

Most of South School was razed in 1966 following the completion of Holden except for the building's gym, leased to the Kent Parks and Recreation Department and used as the Kent Recreation Center. Enrollment growth through the 1960s and into the 1970s resulted in additions at Walls School, Davey Junior High School, Roosevelt High School. In 1970, the district entered into a cooperative agreement with the Stow-Munroe Falls, Cuyahoga Falls, Woodridge and Hudson school districts to provide vocational education; this compact, known as the Six District Compact, was the first of its kind in the state of Ohio. In 1978, ninth graders were moved from Davey to Roosevelt, Emma Williard School was closed, the school board moved into offices in the renovated DePeyster School building. *= Davey Elementary School enrollment includes the district's preschool. History of Kent, Ohio Kent City School District official website Kent City School District state report cards

Ripon High School (California)

Ripon High School is a public high school located in Ripon, California at 301 N. Acacia Ave; the school averages around 909 students, from grades 9-12. It is the only high school in the Ripon Unified School District; the school colors are white. In 2006, Ripon High School became one of the first schools in California to install various video cameras around the school with a stream to the local police department. Ripon High School's mascot is Estanislao. Ripon High School is part of the Trans Valley League for division IV high schools. Sports facilities include the Abeyta-Horton Gym, North Gym, Stoffer Field, various other sport venues; the Abeyta-Horton Gym, North Gym, swimming facility have all had major renovations within the past several years. Ripon offers 6 boys varsity sports 4 Co-ed sports. Ripon's biggest rivals are the Ripon Christian Knights. Football Ripon High School's football team won their first Section Championship since 1996 in 2019 with their Varsity squad, claiming League and State titles that year.

The school was Southern League Champion and Sac Joaquin Section Runner Up in 1976, captained by Scott MacDonald, David O'Leary and Ed Beeler. Basketball Ripon's girls basketball team has done quite well the last couple years and is ranked 2nd in the TVL. Ripon's boys basketball team has done well and is ranked 1th in the TVL. Tennis Ripon tennis won 3 league titles: 1965, 1987, 2007. Army JROTC The high school has a JROTC unit, around 100 are enrolled in the program each year, it was formed in 1998 as an N. D. C. C and earned JROTC in the 2000-2001 school year; the next year 2001-2002. It competes throughout the year in drill competitions including the National Drill Competition in Daytona Beach Florida and performs in parades. Leadership Ripon High School has a Leadership/ASB program, the equivalent of the high school student government. Ripon Unified School District Ripon High School

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 846

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 846 is a 6th-century manuscript of a portion of the Greek version of the Hebrew Bible known as the Septuagint. It is one of the manuscripts discovered in Oxyrhynchus, was cataloged under the number 846. Palaeographically dates back to the sixth century CE, it contains Amos 2:6-12. It has been numbered as 906 in the list of Septuagint manuscripts according to classification by Alfreda Rahlfs; the fragment was published in 1908 by Bernard P. Grenfell and Artur S. Hunt in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, vol. VI, it is now in the University of Pennsylvania, catalogued as E 3074. Amos 2 Oxyrhynchus Papyri Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 847 John R Abercrombie.'A History of the Acquisition of Papyri and Related Written Material in the University Museum'. Web publication only, c. 1980. John R Abercrombie.'The University Museum's collection of Papyri and related Materials'. Expedition. B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrhynchus Papyri VI, Egypt Exploration Fund, pp. 3–4

Mence Dros-Canters

Mence Dros-Canters was a Dutch female hockey, badminton- and tennis player, active from the 1920s until her death in 1934. She made 12 appearances in the Dutch national hockey team. Dros-Canters became Dutch doubles tennis champion six times between 1927 and 1933. In addition she won the national mixed doubles title in 1930. Between 1925 and 1931 she participated in five Wimbledon Championships, her best result in the singles event was reaching the fourth round in 1930, losing in straight sets to eventual champion and World no.1 Helen Wills-Moody. In 1930 she reached the third round in the doubles events partnering compatriot Madzy Rollin Couquerque. With Henk Timmer she reached the third round of the mixed doubles in 1928 and 1930, she took part in the French Championships on three occasions. She reached the second round at the 1928 Championships after a bye in the first round. In 1932 and 1933 she lost in the first round of the singles event. With Madzy Rollin Couquerque she reached the quarterfinal of the doubles event in 1932.

In the winter months she played field hockey for HOC in The Hague. HOC, with Drost-Canters and her tennis doubles partner Madzy Rollin Couquerque, were the national champion between 1921 and 1935. Drost-Canters would make 12 appearances for the Dutch national team. In 1932 she became the Dutch badminton champion in the doubles and mixed doubles, she lived in Leiden. She became ill at the end of 1933 and died on 14 August 1934 at the age of 34