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Knoxville, Arkansas

Knoxville is a city in Johnson County, United States. The population was 731 at the 2010 census. Knoxville is located at 35°22′59″N 93°21′57″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 511 people, 194 households, 138 families residing in the city; the population density was 230.3 people per square mile. There were 210 housing units at an average density of 94.7/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 95.89% White, 1.57% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.37% from other races, 0.98% from two or more races. 4.11 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 194 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.4% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $22,031 versus $22,857 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,404. About 9.2% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over

EchoStar XVI

EchoStar XVI is an American geostationary communications satellite, operated by EchoStar. It is positioned in geostationary orbit, will be located at a longitude of 61.5° West, from where it is intended to provide direct broadcasting of high-definition television services to the United States for Dish Network. EchoStar XVI was built by Space Systems/Loral, is based on the LS-1300 satellite bus, it is equipped with 32 J band transponders. At launch it had a mass of 6,258 kilograms, it has a design life of fifteen years. It has a common configuration with EchoStar XI and EchoStar XV; the launch of EchoStar XVI was conducted by International Launch Services, using a Proton-M carrier rocket with a Briz-M upper stage. The launch occurred on 20 November 2012, 18:31 UTC from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan; the arts organization Creative Time launched an archival disc created by artist Trevor Paglen called The Last Pictures into orbit on EchoStar XVI. Made of ultra-archival materials, the disc is expected to orbit the planet Earth for millions of years and up to several billion years affixed to the exterior of the communications satellite if left untouched.

The silicon wafer disc, protected by a gold-plated aluminum cover bolted to the satellite's exterior, contains one hundred black-and-white photographs selected to represent the artist's take on modern human history. EchoStar 2012 in spaceflight "The Last Pictures: Contemporary Pessimism and Hope for the Future", by Larry Klaes, Centauri Dreams, January 18, 2013 "A Temporal Map in Geostationary Orbit: The Cover Etching on the EchoStar XVI Artifact", J. M. Weisberg, T. Paglen, Submitted on 22 August 2012

1935 in Mandatory Palestine

Events in the year 1935 in the British Mandate of Palestine. High Commissioner - Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope Emir of Transjordan - Abdullah I bin al-Hussein Prime Minister of Transjordan - Ibrahim Hashem According to official statistics there were 61,854 Jewish immigrants during 1935. 4 January – The British open the Mosul-Haifa oil pipeline, a major oil pipeline between the Mosul oil fields in Iraq and the Mediterranean port of Haifa in Palestine. 10 February - Nahariya is founded. April - Palestine Arab Party established. 2-10 April - 2nd Maccabiah Games are held in Tel Aviv, despite British opposition. 5-6 May - Renowned Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum performs in the Mugrabi Theater in Tel Aviv, continuing after to Jerusalem and Haifa. 23 June - Reform Party established. 16 October – Discovery of a Zionist arms shipment at the port of Jaffa leads to unrest throughout Palestine. 20 November – Sheikh Muhammad Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, the Sunni Islamic preacher and leader of the armed organization Black Hand which used violence against Jewish civilians and the British, is killed in a gunbattle with British police forces near Jenin.

National Bloc established. 7 January – Noam Sheriff, Israeli composer and conductor 18 January – Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister, ambassador to the United Nations, Labor Party Knesset member 19 January - Ilan Amit, Israeli strategist, government adviser, Mossad analyst 1 February - Ze'ev Almog, Israeli naval officer, former Commander in Chief of the Israeli Navy and manager of Israel Shipyards. 17 February - Uri Ilan, Israeli soldier who committed suicide in Syrian captivity, national hero in Israel 27 February - Yaakov Turner, Israeli politician, military officer, police commander, mayor of Beersheba 24 March - Jacob Turkel, Israeli judge, former judge on the Supreme Court of Israel 26 March – Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the Palestinian National Authority 29 March - Boaz Kofman, Israeli footballer and football manager 2 April - Uriel Lynn, Israeli lawyer and politician 8 April - Avi Primor, Israeli diplomat and publicist 15 June - Shimon Even, Israeli computer scientist 1 July - Shmulik Kraus, Israeli singer and actor 13 July – Dan Almagor, Israeli playwright 9 September – Chaim Topol, Israeli actor 30 October - Avraham Stern, Israeli politician 1 November – Edward Said, Palestinian-American literary theorist 4 November – Uri Zohar, former Israeli film director and comedian who left the entertainment world to become a rabbi.

14 November – Hussein of Jordan, the King of Jordan between 1952-1999 24 November - Shlomo Amar, Israeli politician 15 December – Adnan Badran, former Jordanian Prime Minister 24 December - Arnon Soffer, Israeli demographer Full date unknown Said Aburish, Palestinian Arab journalist and writer. Imil Jarjoui, Palestinian Arab politician. Avigdor Nebenzahl, Israeli rabbi and posek Moshe Levinger, Israeli rabbi and settlement activist. Eitan Tchernov, Israeli conservationist. David Ussishkin, Israeli archaeologist. 9 June - Shmaryahu Levin, Russian -born rabbi and Zionist activist. 1 September – Abraham Isaac Kook, Russian -born first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandate for Palestine. 20 November - Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Syrian-born Palestinian Muslim cleric who founded and headed the militant Black Hand movement and a number of other extreme anti-Jewish and anti-British groups. He was based in Haifa and president of the Young Men's Muslim Association there

Closed on Sunday

"Closed on Sunday" is a song by American recording artist Kanye West, from his ninth studio album Jesus Is King. West and Sunday Service performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live in October 2019, it charted in Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom in 2019. The song received negative reception from critics. "Closed on Sunday" was released on October 25, 2019, as the fourth track on West's ninth studio album Jesus Is King. West and his group Sunday Service performed the song live at the Oculus in Manhattan on October 25, 2019, with the performance airing that same day on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. A brass section was played by Sunday Service, while the group and West wore matching dark navy blue tops. American contemporary Christian music artist Chris Tomlin released a video of him covering the song via Twitter on October 28. During Sunday Service on November 1, 2019 in Baton Rouge, the group opened with a performance of "Closed on Sunday". "Closed on Sunday" was panned by music critics.

Insider named the song as one of the worst tracks of 2019, with Callie Ahlgrim saying it is "hard to believe" that after releasing "lyrical masterpieces" such as "Black Skinhead" and "Runaway" that West "actually wrote and released a song that's all about comparing his iconic wife to... Chick-fil-A." The song was listed as one of the year's worst by Spin, the staff claimed that it "might be the most forgettable Kanye West song to date if not for the sheer inescapability of one line:'Closed on Sunday, you're my Chick-fil-A.'" Forbes ranked the song as the second worst track of 2019, with Bryan Rolli calling it "a dour, preachy ballad anchored by melodramatic acoustic guitar arpeggios and ham-fisted lyrics about waging spiritual warfare." Will Rosebury was more enthusiastic in ClashMusic, citing the song as one of the best tracks on Jesus Is King and claiming that it manages "to thematically balance out, as Kanye discusses his life within the context of his new found faith." Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


The Franc-Garde was the armed wing of the French Milice and was taken alone or alongside German forces in major battles against the Maquis from late 1943 to August 1944. The creation of the Franc-Garde was announced on 30 January 1943 and it was deployed June 2 of the same year in the Calabres camp near Vichy with Jean de Vaugelas serving as its commander; this group was successful in its recruitment because the volunteers were promised a salary of 3,600 francs. By 1944, the auxiliary group swelled to 131 men, it was composed of young fighters. Once it saw action, the Franc-Garde became the most important connecting link to the SS; some of its members were documented serving in the 1945 battle of Berlin, taking part in the defense of the city's government district. The Milice used the group as a recruitment ground for volunteers who will serve in the Waffen SS those that would be deployed in the SS Charlemagne Division; this recruitment earned the Milice light arms. Its field of action confined to the former free zone, was formally extended to the former occupied zone as of January 27, 1944.

His role was to support the national revolution undertaken by the Vichy government in predominantly involved in policing, but assisting, inter alia, the clearing of bombed cities. In the words of Secretary General of the French Militia, Joseph Darnand, in his keynote address January 30, 1943, the Franc-Garde should be "educated and technically prepared to fight to be always ready to maintain the order ", it was his review: The Assault. The Franc-Garde consisted of two parts: Free-Standing Garde and unpaid, the franc-Garde volunteer, whose members, militiamen ordinary screened, could be mobilized through precise and timely action when summoned; the first two were trained thirty piloted in cities where dissent was the most active: Lyon and Annecy. The names of thirty should not be misled on the real effective. For example, the trentaine d'Annecy, became hundred, had only 72 men in May 1944. According to the Information Service of the French Committee of National Liberation in February 1944, the Franc-Garde men gathered in 1687, a cohort in Vichy, a hundred in Lyon and Toulouse, thirty in each of forty-five departments of the south.

In any case with the mobilization of volunteers in the spring and summer 1944, the size of the Franc-Garde never exceeded 4,000 men. In principle, any intervention by the Free Guard should be preceded by a verbal or written requisition sent by the prefect to the officer commanding the unit required, not always the case in practice. In October – November 1944, facing the advance of allied troops, thousands of militiamen left the national territory. Among them, about 2,500 franc-gardes were declared fit to fight. 1800 were sent to the camp Lager Heuberg near the city of Ulm in Germany where they were located within the 57th SS Infantry Regiment, formed by survivors of the LVF, in the 58th SS Infantry Regiment formed by survivors of the Sturmbrigade Frankreich, in the context of the 33rd SS Grenadier Division Charlemagne. 500 others formed a battalion of infantry, under the direct command of the naval officer Carus, former head of staff of the Militia, who will fight Italian partisans alongside the fascists RSI in Northern Italy.

The Franc-Garde consisted of volunteers, aged 18 to 45 years old, who lived in barracks and were paid based on the official salary of a sergeant of the Police National. Organisation: main consisting of a chief and four men. There were two types: "normal" – traveling on foot or bicycle and "mobile" – with motorbikes and trucks; the Francs-Gardes, the only militia in uniform, adopted the dark blue dress Alpine model 1941. The symbol of a white Greek letter gamma, on black, was used in a metal badge worn in the right buttonhole and in an embroidered badge on the beret. In combat situations in the fight against the guerrillas, the Franc-garde could wear an Adrian helmet; because of the reluctance of the German Army, the Franc-Garde was only and armed. Its officers had pistols from the outset, but it was not until autumn 1943, following the upsurge in attacks against its members, that the Franc-Garde received some pistols recovered from British drops to the Resistance. In January 1944 the Franc-Garde was authorized to draw on stockpiles of arms built up after the military armistice, in March 1944 it was authorized to form a section of machine guns and mortars to participate in the attack on the wooded country of Glières.

Each Ten was equipped with two Sten submachine guns, the French MAC 24/29 machine gun and MAS 36 rifles. Following a German refusal, the Franc-Garde could never get heavy weapons, artillery or armored vehicles. In 1944, a Franc-Garde school was set up in Poitiers. Secret police Joseph Darnand's Service d'ordre légionnaire Maquis des Glières Maquis du Vercors Jacques Delperrié de Bayac, Histoire de la Milice, 1918–1945, Fayard, 1969, reprinted in paperback Marabout. Pierre Giolitto, Histoire de la Milice, Editions Perrin, collection Tempus, 2002. David Littlejohn, Foreign Legions of the Third Reich (volum

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Florida

As of December 31, 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 156,961 members in 33 stakes, 260 Congregations, as well as four missions and two temples in Florida. Stakes are located in Boynton Beach, Cocoa, Coral Springs, DeLand, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Walton Beach, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lake Mary, Leesburg, Miami Lakes, Odessa, Panama City, Sarasota, Saint Petersburg, Tallahassee and Vero Beach. In April 1843, Joseph Smith called William Brown and Daniel Cathcart to serve a mission to Pensacola, but no record exists of them fulfilling the calling. Between April and June 1854, Phineas Young visited the Indian chiefs in Florida and distributed copies of the Book of Mormon. Missionaries began preaching in Pensacola in January 1895 and started a number of Sunday Schools soon afterwards; the first was in Coe Mills in May 1895. The first branch, known as the Hassell Branch, was created in Jefferson County on May 9, 1897. In September 1897, the Sanderson branch was organized.

George P. Canova, a well-to-do landowner and chairman of the Baker County Commission, became the Sanderson branch president in January 1898. Five months following threats of violence, Canova was killed as he returned home from a Church meeting. In 1906, Charles A. Callis became president of the Florida Conference; that same year, a meetinghouse was dedicated in Jacksonville. Another meetinghouse was completed in Oak Grove in 1907. In 1909, missionaries began working in Miami during the winter months. Three years four Mormon pioneer families from Arizona moved to Florahome, Putnam County and established a Sunday School there. In 1914, Julius C. Neubeck of Miami was called on a seven-month mission by Charles A. Callis and became the first missionary from that city, he became presiding elder of the Church in Miami following his mission. By 1925, branches or Sunday Schools existed in Florahome, Sanderson, Miami and in other places throughout the state. In February and March 1925, church president Heber J. Grant visited Jacksonville and held public meetings.

Ten years the Florida District had 22 branches, the West Florida District had another 13 branches. The first stake in Florida and in the South was created in Jacksonville on January 19, 1947, by Charles A. Callis of the Quorum of the Twelve. Alvin C. Chace, a grandson of early leader George P. Canova was called as the first president. In 1950, more than 50,000 acres was purchased by the church, now known as the Deseret Ranch; the initial purchase grew into a 300,000-acre ranch in Central Florida. As of 2003, Deseret Ranch had the largest cow-calf operation in the United States with 44,000 head of cattle, it includes various cattle enterprises and other agribusiness projects. Due to the influx of immigrants Florida received over the past few decades from the Caribbean and other countries and wards were created to accommodate foreign speaking individuals in Florida; the first Spanish-speaking stake in the southeastern United States was organized in Miami. This was followed by the creation of a second Spanish-speaking stake in Hialeah Gardens in 1998.

On October 9, 1994, church president Howard W. Hunter dedicated the Orlando Florida Temple. On January 19, 1997, church president Gordon B. Hinckley addressed more than 5,000 members at a conference Jacksonville commemorating the stake's 50th anniversary; the LDS church has assisted in recovery efforts from several natural disasters in Florida, many Florida church members have responded to additional calls to give aid in surrounding states, such as the cleanup efforts following hurricane Katrina, major flooding in Georgia a few years later. Increasing membership has enabled the magnitude of the church's involvement in disaster relief to grow over time. On March 1, 1894 Florida became part of the Southern States Mission; the Florida Mission was organized from the Southern States Mission on November 1, 1960. From the Florida Mission the Florida Tallahassee Mission and the Florida South Mission were formed on July 1, 1971. On June 20, 1974 the Florida South Mission changed its name to the Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission.

Three additional missions has been created in Florida since then. On October 9, 1994 the Orlando Florida Temple was dedicated by church president Howard W. Hunter. On October 3, 2009 the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple was announced by church president Thomas S. Monson; the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics Deseret Ranch LDS Newsroom The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Official Site The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Visitors Site