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Marcus Claudius Tacitus

Tacitus was Roman Emperor from 275 to 276. During his short reign he campaigned against the Goths and the Heruli, for which he received the title Gothicus Maximus. Tacitus was born in Italia, he circulated copies of the historian Gaius Cornelius Tacitus' work, read at the time contributing to the partial survival of the historian's work. Modern historiography rejects his claimed descent from the historian as a fabrication. In the course of his long life he discharged the duties of various civil offices, holding the consulship twice, once under Valerian and again in 273, earning universal respect. After the assassination of Aurelian, the army in remorse at the effects of the previous centuries' military license, which had brought about the death of the well-liked emperor, relinquished the right of choosing his successor to the senate; the Senate hesitated to accept the responsibility, but when the delay had gone on eight months from Aurelian's death it at last determined to settle the matter and offered the throne to the aged Princeps Senatus, Tacitus.

Tacitus, after ascertaining the sincerity of the Senate's regard for him, accepted their nomination on 25 September 275, the choice was cordially ratified by the army. This was the last time; the interregnum between Aurelian and Tacitus had been quite long, there is substantial evidence that Aurelian's wife, Ulpia Severina, ruled in her own right before the election of Tacitus. Tacitus had been living in Campania before his election, returned only reluctantly to the assembly of the senate in Rome, where he was elected, he asked the Senate to deify Aurelian, before arresting and executing Aurelian's murderers. Amongst the highest concerns of the new reign was the restoration of the ancient powers of the senate, he granted substantial prerogatives to the senate, securing to them by law the appointment of the emperor, of the consuls, the provincial governors, as well as supreme right of appeal from every court in the empire in its judicial function, the direction of certain branches of the revenue in its long-abeyant administrative capacity.

Probus respected these changes, but after the reforms of Diocletian in the succeeding decades not a vestige would be left of them. Next he moved against the barbarian mercenaries, gathered by Aurelian to supplement Roman forces for his Eastern campaign; these mercenaries had plundered several towns in the Eastern Roman provinces after Aurelian had been murdered and the campaign cancelled. His half-brother, the Praetorian Prefect Florianus, Tacitus himself won a victory against these tribes, among which were the Heruli, gaining the emperor the title Gothicus Maximus. On his way back to the west to deal with a Frankish and Alamannic invasion of Gaul, according to Aurelius Victor and the Historia Augusta, Tacitus died of fever at Tyana in Cappadocia in June 276, it was reported that he began acting strangely, declaring that he would alter the names of the months to honor himself, before succumbing to a fever. In a contrary account, Zosimus claims he was assassinated, after appointing one of his relatives to an important command in Syria.

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William R. Miller (architect)

Maine architect William Robinson Miller specialized in richly ornamented Romanesque- and French-Revival buildings. Born in Durham, Miller attended Bates College and the School of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the firm of William R Miller was located in Lewiston and lasted from 1896 until 1907. The firm designed schools, libraries and churches as well as private residences throughout the Maine. In 1907, Miller partnered with Raymond J. Mayo, shortly after, moved the practice to Portland, Maine; the practice continued to work on commissions in small towns across Maine. In 1926, Lester I Beal became a partner, this firm lasted until shortly before Miller's death. School, Winthrop Center, 1900, Demolished* Wilson School, Dunn Street, Auburn, 1900, Demolished Jordan High School, Lewiston, 1901–02, Extant* Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, 19 McKeen Street, Brunswick, 1903, Altered Coburn Dormitory, Colby College, Waterville, 1903, Demolished* Manual Training Building, Good Will Home, Hinckley, 1903, Extant* Morse High School, Bath, 1903, Demolished* High School, South Paris, 1903, Demolished School, Wilton, 1903, Demolished Bancroft-Foote Cottage, Good Will Home, Hinckley, 1904, Altered Administration Building, Maine Industrial School for Girls, Hallowell, 1905, Extant High School, Lisbon Falls, 1905, Extant Charles R.

Moody School, Good Will Home, Hinckley, 1905–06, Extant* Lawrence High School, Fairfield, 1906–07, Altered* Purington Hall, University of Maine Farmington, 1913–14, Extant* South Hall, University of Maine Farmington, 1925, Extant* Lawrence Library, Fairfield, 1900–01, Extant* Cutler Library, Farmington, 1901–02, Extant* Carnegie Library, Waterville, 1903–04, Extant Carnegie Library, Auburn, 1903–04, Extant Gerald Hotel, Fairfield, 1899-1900, Altered* Great Northern Hotel, Millinocket, 1900, Demolished* Hotel Rumford, Rumford Falls, 1901, Demolished Hotel, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, 1903, Unlocated Hotel, Bras d'Or Lake, Nova Scotia, 1903, Unlocated Hotel for George Pike, West Stewartstown, New Hampshire and Unlocated* Wesley Methodist Church, Washington Street, Bath, 1898–99, Extant First Congregational Church, Gray, 1900, Extant People's Baptist Church, Bath, 1901–02, Demolished* Episcopal Church, Millinocket, 1902, Altered* Universalist Church, Sabattus Avenue, Lewiston, 1903, Extant* William Greenleaf House, 9 Vine Street, Auburn, 1898, Extant Samuel R. Penney House, 38 Maple Street, Mechanic Falls, 1900, Extant H. B.

Estes Cottage, Pine Point, Old Orchard, c. 1900, Extant Almorit R. Penney House, 36 Maple Street, Mechanic Falls, 1900, Demolished Charles V. Penney House, Spring Street, Mechanic Falls, 1900, Altered Two Houses for Great Northern Paper Company, Millinocket, c. 1900, Unlocated* Snell House Hotel, Houlton, 1901, Demolished George W. Bean House, 67 Webster Street, Lewiston, 1903, Altered Five Cottages for C. F. Maines, Lewiston, 1903, Unlocated J. R. Goodspeed House, Village View Road, Wilton, 1906–07, Extant* J. R. Fairchild House, Hoyts Island, Belgrade, c. 1906, Unlocated Lewiston Daily Journal Building, 12-16 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, 1897, Demolished C. M. Rice Block, Market Square, Houlton, 1897, Extant The Lewiston and Bath Street Railway Company Carbarn, Lower Lisbon Street, Lewiston, 1899, Demolished Knights of Pythias Block, South Paris, 1900, Altered Casco Castle and Tower, South Freeport, 1902, Demolished* St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, 1902, Extant McGillicuddy Block, Lisbon Street, Lewiston, 1903, Altered* R. H. Greenleaf Block, New Mexico, 1903–04, Demolished Somerset Railroad Station, Madison, 1904, Extant A. H. Shaw Stable, High Street, Bath, 1904, Extant* H. A. Furbish Bank, Rangeley, 1905, Extant Fire Station, Skowhegan, 1905, Extant General J. A.

Hill Tomb, Oak Hill Cemetery, Auburn, 1905, Extant*The Maine Historical Society maintains a collection of drawings by William R. Miller and successor firms; these consist of working drawings on linen. When drawings exist they are noted with asterisks in the list of commissions. In addition, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission has plans and elevations for the Somerset Railroad Station in Madison. List of American Architects List of Carnegie libraries in Maine

Austria at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Austria competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. 102 competitors, 71 men and 31 women, took part in 72 events in 18 sports. In its third appearance in archery competition at the Olympics, Austria again entered only one competitor; this time, however, it was the first Austrian woman to compete in Olympic archery. Women's Individual Competition Ursula Valenta — 2395 points Men's Marathon Gerhard Hartmann Final — did not finish Men's Decathlon Georg Werthner Final — 8028 points Men's 20 km Walk Martin Toporek Final — 1:33:58 Men's Hammer Throw Johann Lindner Qualification — 71.28 m Men's Shot Put Erwin Weitzl Qualifying Round — 18.96 m Men's Welterweight Konrad König First Round — Bye Second Round — Lost to Khemais Refai, RSC-1Men's Super Heavyweight Olaf Mayer First Round — Lost to Peter Hussing, 0:5 Nine cyclists, seven men and two women, represented Austria in 1984. Men's individual road raceHelmut Wechselberger Kurt Zellhofer Johann Traxler Paul PoppTeam time trialKarl Krenauer Hans Lienhart Peter Muckenhuber Helmut Wechselberger1000m time trialPaul PoppIndividual pursuitKarl KrenauerPoints raceKurt Zellhofer Paul PoppWomen's individual road raceJohanna Hack → 26th place Hilde Dobiasch → 38th place Eight fencers, all men, represented Austria in 1984.

Men's foilRobert Blaschka Joachim Wendt Georg SomloiMen's team foilJoachim Wendt, Dieter Kotlowski, Georg Somloi, Robert Blaschka, Georg LoiselMen's épéeArno Strohmeyer Hannes LembacherMen's sabreHanns Brandstätter Women's Team CompetitionTeam Roster Ulrike Popp Martina Neubauer Susanne Unger Milena Gschiessl-Foltyn Maria Sykora Sylvia Steinbauer Karin Hillinger Elisabeth Zehetner Gabriele Gebauer Vesna Radovic Teresa Zielewicz Monika Unger Three male pentathletes represented Austria in 1984. Men's Individual Competition: Michael Billwein — 4760 points Ingo Peirits — 3682 points Horst Stocker — 3432 points Men's Team Competition: Billwein and Stocker — 11874 points MenOpen MenWomenOpen Men's 100m Freestyle Alexander Pilhatsch Heat — 52.25 Men's 100m Breaststroke Thomas Böhm Heat — 1:04.60 B-Final — 1:04.99 Gerhard Prohaska Heat — 1:06.41 Men's 200m Breaststroke Thomas Böhm Heat — 2:22.17 B-Final — 2:22.09 Gerhard Prohaska Heat — 2:27.85 Men's 200m Individual Medley Alexander Pilhatsch Heat — DNS Women's 200m Butterfly Sonja Hausladen Heat — 2:13.50 Final — 2:15.38 Brigitte Wanderer Heat — 2:21.16 Women's 200m Individual Medley Brigitte Wanderer Heat — 2:26.85 Women's 400m Individual Medley Sonja Hausladen Heat — 4:58.68 B-Final — 4:57.78 Monika Bayer Heat — 5:05.61