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Melrose Place

Melrose Place is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992 to May 24, 1999, for seven seasons. The show follows the lives of a group of young adults living in an apartment complex called Melrose Place, in West Hollywood, California; the show was created by Darren Star for Fox and executive produced by Aaron Spelling for his company, Spelling Television. It was the second series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. Season one and season two were broadcast on Wednesday at 9 p.m. after Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1994, for its third-season premiere, the show moved to Monday at 8 p.m. The show had many cast changes during the run. Thomas Calabro was the only cast member to remain on the series throughout its entire run; the show earned several Golden Globe nominations and placed #51 on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list. The show is set in a small apartment courtyard complex located at 4616 Melrose Place in the city of West Hollywood, California. Several young individuals reside in each with their own dreams and drives.

The original format for the show was to have self-contained stories that conclude in every episode, but when that formula proved unpopular, the producers and writers started developing long-term storylines to evolve during the season. By the second season, the show had adopted a full-on soap opera format. Melrose Place's premiere season featured eight main characters: Dr. Michael Mancini, a physician who works at Wilshire Memorial Hospital and changes from a kind, devoted husband in season 1 to a mean, adulterous villain from season 2 on. Locane was written off after 13 episodes and replaced by Daphne Zuniga as Jo Reynolds, a photographer running away from her abusive husband. Williams was not brought back for the second season, her character having become engaged to a wealthy restaurant entrepreneur. Actress Heather Locklear, who in season one had guest starred as Alison's ambitious and merciless boss Amanda Woodward, was promoted to series regular status in the second season after her character bought and moved into the Melrose Place apartment building.

Although she was always billed as a "special guest star", Locklear remained with the show for the rest of its run. Guest Laura Leighton, recurring as Jane's trouble-making younger sister Sydney Andrews in the first two seasons, was upgraded to series regular for season three. Marcia Cross, recurring as Dr. Kimberly Shaw in season 1, became a series regular by the end of the second season. Janet Carroll appeared in several episodes as Kimberly's domineering mother. Beata Pozniak was featured in the second season in 7 episodes as Dr. Katya Petrova Fielding, a doctor with a daughter from a previous marriage who befriends and marries Matt, who becomes an endearing father figure for her child. Season four saw two new regular characters: Peter Burns, the ruthless hospital Chief of Staff introduced in season three. Davis's character was subsequently killed off in the middle of the fourth season, while Zuniga left the series at the end of the season. Patrick Muldoon arrived in the third season as the villainous Richard Hart.

Although Muldoon was not billed with the main cast, he appeared in most of the fourth season's episodes and is Melrose Place's longest recurring character in terms of number of episodes. The fifth season saw the addition of Rob Estes as restaurateur Kyle McBride, Lisa Rinna as his opportunistic wife Taylor, Brooke Langton as Samantha Reilly, an artist and a new tenant in the apartment complex. Bissett and Cross left the series towards the end of the fifth season; the season finale featured the exits of series regulars Thorne-Smith and Leighton. The season premiere of season six featured the departure of original cast member Doug Savant while Alyssa Milano was bumped to series regular, with Linden Ashby joining the cast as Dr. Brett Cooper and Jamie Luner as his seductive and rich ex-wife, Lexi Sterling. Charvet was written out in the middle of season 6, the beginning of season seven saw the departure of Shue, Langton and Ashby; the show's seventh season introduced John Haymes Newton as Ryan McBride, Kyle's younger brother, Rena Sofer as Eve Cleary, a woman from Amanda's past who marries Peter.

Sofer was not billed with the main cast. Bissett reprised her role as Jane for the seventh season. Category: List of Melrose Place charactersThis table includes only main cast characters, those who are listed in the intro title sequence. Filming for the series took place at a studio in Santa Clarita, California. Melrose Place debuted on July 8, 1992 at #19 on the Nielsen ratings with a 10.3/19 share and 16

Mike Vanvleet

Michael Edward Vanvleet is an American former baseball umpire. Vanvleet umpired in Major League Baseball between 2000 and 2002. Vanvleet worked in the Midwest League in 1995 and 1996. While working in the International League in 2001, Vanvleet discovered the corked bat of Jose Guillen while the major leaguer was playing in a rehabilitation assignment with the Durham Bulls. Vanvleet umpired a full MLB season in 2000 appeared sporadically for the next two seasons, he umpired his last major league game on August 25, 2002. Vanvleet was the plate umpire for Mark McGwire's 548th career home run, which tied McGwire for seventh on the all-time career home run list. Vanvleet married Rosana Reboucas in 2010, he works in a human resources role for a medical device company. List of Major League Baseball umpires

Medal for Defence Operations Abroad

The Medal for Defence Operations Abroad is a military medal of Norway. Established 1 April 2005, the medal recognises 30 days of service abroad in a designated operational area with the Norwegian Armed Forces. Participation as part of an international military staff is creditable, so long as the service is in the area of operations. Upon its establishment on 1 April 2005, the Medal for Defence Operations Abroad was awarded for 90 days service in an overseas military operation as designated by the Chief of Defence. After 1 April 2011, personnel are eligible for award of the medal after 30 days of service, instead of the previous 90 days; this change in length of required service had no retroactive effect on eligibility for the Medal for Defence Operations Abroad. Personnel serve with a Norwegian Armed Forces unit to be eligible for this medal. Norwegian personnel who serve on a multinational staff, as part of the operation, are eligible as long as the service was performed in the area of operations.

Personnel who are wounded without completing the specified length of service may be awarded the medal. Foreign personnel who serve with Norwegian units are eligible for award of the Medal for Defence Operations Abroad; the Medal for Defence Operations Abroad is round made of a bronze colored metal with a matte finish. The obverse of the medal bears the Coat of Arms of Norway superimposed over a sword. On either side of the sword's hilt are the words SEMPER PARATUS; the reverse depicts. This design is used for all versions of the medal, with the suspension and service ribbons varying for service in different countries and operations. Roman numerals are attached to the ribbon to indicate multiple awards of the same medal; the ribbons of the medal are representative of the country where service was performed. The edges of each ribbon are the same, with the colors taken from the Flag of Norway; the colors in the center come from the colors in the flags of the countries where operations took place. When more than one medal representing service in multiple areas is worn, the medals and ribbons are worn by date of Norway's military involvement in the operation

Gao Shaoyi

Gao Shaoyi known by his princely title of Prince of Fanyang, was an imperial prince of the Chinese dynasty Northern Qi, who claimed the Northern Qi throne in exile under the protection of Tujue after rival Northern Zhou seized nearly all of Northern Qi territory and captured the emperors, Gao Shaoyi's cousin Gao Wei and Gao Wei's son Gao Heng in 577. In 580, after negotiating a peace treaty with Northern Zhou, turned Gao Shaoyi over to Northern Zhou, he was exiled to modern Sichuan, ending his claim on the Northern Qi imperial title. Most traditional historians do not consider Gao Shaoyi a true emperor of Northern Qi. Gao Shaoyi was the third son of Northern Qi's first emperor, his mother was Emperor Wenxuan's concubine Consort Feng, who carried the title of Shifu, a title for third class imperial consorts. It is not known. In 559, Emperor Wenxuan created him the Prince of Guangyang. After Emperor Wenxuan's death that year, Gao Shaoyi's older brother Gao Yin became emperor, around the new year 560, Emperor Fei changed Gao Shaoyi's title to Prince of Fanyang.

During Emperor Fei's reign and the subsequent reigns of Gao Shaoyi's uncles Emperor Xiaozhao and Emperor Wucheng, Gao Shaoyi was promoted through the official ranks, during Emperor Wucheng's reign, he was the mayor of the capital Yecheng. He was said to like drinking with his associates, he was accused of having his eunuchs kill his teacher Ren Fangrong. Emperor Wucheng caned him 200 times, sent him to Emperor Wenxuan's wife Empress Li Zu'e, who further caned him 100 times. Nothing is known about Gao Shaoyi's activities in the following years. In 577, with rival Northern Zhou having launched a major attack on Northern Qi, then-emperor Gao Wei fled from the secondary capital Jinyang back to Yecheng, he made Gao Shaoyi the governor of Ding Province. Subsequently, after Gao Wei was captured by Northern Zhou forces, most Northern Qi provinces surrendered. However, Zhao Mu, the former gubernatorial secretary of Northern Shuo Province, captured the Northern Zhou general Feng Fuxiang, whom Emperor Wu of Northern Zhou had made the military governor of the Northern Shuo Province and tried to welcome Gao Shaoyi's uncle Gao Jie the Prince of Rencheng to Northern Shuo Province to head the resistance, but could not do so.

He therefore welcomed Gao Shaoyi instead, when Gao Shaoyi arrived at Mayi, the capital of Northern Shuo Province, the people of the local region supported his resistance movement. He led his troops south to try to recapture Jinyang, but was unsuccessful in first sieging Xinxing, Northern Zhou's counterattack was successful in capturing Lu Qiong, the governor of Xian Province, Gao Shaoyi retreated to Mayi; as the Northern Zhou general Yuwen Shenju approached Mayi and defeated Gao Shaoyi, Gao Shaoyi decided to flee to Tujue. At this time, he still had about 3,000 men, he issued an order, "If you want to return, do so." More than half left him. When Gao Shaoyi arrived at Tujue, Tujue's Tuobo Khan, who had long admired Emperor Wenxuan, saw that Gao Shaoyi, like Emperor Wenxuan, had a large ankle, therefore favored and respected Gao Shaoyi, he transferred the former Northern Qi subjects, whether they fled to or were captured to Tujue, to be under Gao Shaoyi's command. All of Northern Qi territory fell into Northern Zhou hands, but Gao Baoning, a distant relative of the Gao imperial line and governor of Ying Province, refused to surrender.

Around the new year 578, Gao Baoning, sent a petition to Gao Shaoyi, requesting that he take imperial title. Gao Shaoyi therefore declared himself emperor, with military assistance from Tujue. In summer 578, Northern Zhou's Emperor Wu died, Gao Shaoyi believed this to be a good opportunity to reestablish Northern Qi. At the same time, Lu Changqi, the leader of an agrarian rebellion at Youzhou captured Fanyang and welcomed Gao Shaoyi to join him. Gao Shaoyi, commanding Tujue forces, sought to aid Lu by attacking Jicheng, he defeated Yuwen Shenju's subordinate Yuwen En, but meanwhile, Yuwen Shenju captured Fanyang and killed Lu. Gao Shaoyi took up mourning clothes and publicly mourned Lu, but withdrew back to Tujue. Gao Baoning, who had tried to come to Lu's aid withdrew back to Ying Province. In spring 579, Tuobo Khan sought peace with Northern Zhou. Emperor Xuan of Northern Zhou created the daughter of his uncle Yuwen Zhao the Prince of Zhao the Princess Qianjin, offering to give her to Tuobo Khan in marriage if Tuobo Khan would be willing to surrender Gao Shaoyi.

Tuobo Khan refused. In 580, after Emperor Xuan's death, Yang Jian, the regent for Emperor Xuan's son Emperor Jing of Northern Zhou sent Princess Qianjin to Tujue to marry Tuobo Khan. After the marriage, Yang sent the official Heruo Yi to Tujue to bribe Tuobo Khan to give up Gao Shaoyi. Tuobo Khan agreed, as a ruse, he invited Gao Shaoyi to a hunt, but instead had Heruo Yi capture Gao Shaoyi. In fall 580, Gao Shaoyi was delivered to Northern Zhou's capital Chang'an, he was exiled to modern Sichuan. Meanwhile, his wife Princess Feng had fled back from Tujue, while they were not able to reunite, Gao Shaoyi sent her a letter that stated, "The barbarians were faithless, they sent me here." He died in exile, but the year of his death is not known. Wup

List of state leaders in 1350

This is a list of heads of state, heads of governments, other rulers in the year 1350. Ethiopian EmpireNewaya Krestos Hadiya Sultanate - Kanem Empire – - Idris I Kingdom of KanoYaji I Mali Empire – Suleiman Aztec Empire – Tenoch, Great Speaker Ahom Kingdom – Sukhrampha Bahmani SultanateAla-ud-Din Bahman Shah Kingdom of Champa – Tra Hoa China - Emperor Huizong Kingdom of ChūzanSeii Kingdom of Dambadeniya – Bhuvanaikabâhu IV Delhi Sultanate – - Muhammad bin Tughluq Kingdom of HokuzanHaniji Japan Monarch - Emperor Go-Kōgon Monarch - Emperor Go-Murakami Ashikaga shogunate - Ashikaga Takauji Korea – Chungjeong Madurai SultanateNasir-ud-Din Mahmud Damghani, Sultan of Madurai Kingdom of NanzanOfusato Siam Ayutthaya KingdomUthong Sukhothai KingdomMaha Thammaracha I​ Đại Việt - Trần Dụ Tông Vijayanagara Empire - Harihara I Principality of AchaeaRobert, Prince of Taranto Kingdom of Aragon - Peter IV Blue HordeJani Beg, Khan of the Blue Horde Bulgarian EmpireIvan Alexander, Tsar of Bulgaria Byzantine EmpireJohn V Palaiologos and John VI Cantacuzenus, Co-emperors Crown of CastileAlfonso XI Peter I Kingdom of DenmarkValdemar IV Kingdom of EnglandEdward III Kingdom of FrancePhilip VI John II Holy Roman Empire - Charles IV County of ArenbergEberhard I Duchy of AustriaAlbert II the Wise Duchy of Bavaria - Albert, Duke of Bavaria Louis V, Duke of Bavaria Louis VI, Duke of Bavaria Otto V, Duke of Bavaria Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria William I, Duke of Bavaria County of Hainaut and County of Holland in Hainaut and parts of Holland and Zeeland: - Margaret, Countess of Hainaut and Holland in most of Holland and Zeeland: - William I, Duke of Bavaria Kingdom of Hungary - Louis I Grand Duchy of LithuaniaAlgirdas Principality of MoldaviaDragoș, Voivode of Moldavia Grand Duchy of Moscow – Simeon Kingdom of NaplesJoanna I Kingdom of NavarreCharles II Kingdom of Norway Monarch – Haakon VI de facto - Magnus VII, Regent Papal StatesPope Clement VI Kingdom of PolandCasimir III the Great Kingdom of Portugal and the AlgarvesAfonso IV Kingdom of Scotland - David II Kingdom of SwedenMagnus II Principality of Taranto – Louis Republic of VeniceAndrea Dandolo, Doge of Venice Principality of WallachiaBasarab I, Voivode of Wallachia Kingdom of CyprusHugh IV Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt – Nasir-ad-Din al-Hasan Ottoman EmpireOrhan I, Bey of the Ottoman Empire

William Pitkin

William Pitkin was a colonial governor of the Connecticut Colony. Pitkin was born to a politically prominent family in Hartford in 1694, he married Mary Woodbridge on May 7, 1724, had five children, Timothy, George and Ashebel. Pitkin was first elected to the colonial assembly in 1728, where he served through 1734, the last two years as speaker of the house, he was a member or the Council of Assistants from 1734 to 1754. He was Captain of the Trainband, East Society from 1730 to 1738, he was active in the colonial militia, raising troops in East Hartford for an expedition to the Spanish West Indies during the War of Jenkins' Ear in 1740. In 1735 Pitkin was elected county judge, in 1741 he became a superior court judge, a post he would hold until he was elected governor in 1766. In 1754 he was elected deputy governor, serving under Thomas Fitch, as Chief Justice, Connecticut Superior Court, an office tied to the deputy governorship. Fitch's attempts to implement the unpopular Stamp Act may have led to Pitkin's election ahead of Fitch in the 1766 election.

Pitkin was opposed to the Stamp Act and other attempts by the British Parliament to tax the colonies, he served as governor from 1766 to 1769. Pitkin died in East Hartford on October 1, 1769, while serving as governor, is interred there at Center Cemetery, he is commemorated by that town's Governor William Pitkin School. The Pitkin Papers East Hartford: its History and Traditions William Pitkin at Find a Grave