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USS Preble (1839)

USS Preble was a United States Navy sloop-of-war with 16 guns, built by the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Maine, launched June 13, 1839 and commissioned in 1840. She was named after Commodore Edward Preble. Preble first sailed for Labrador, went to cruise in the Mediterranean Sea in 1843, she was attached to the African Squadron in 1845. In 1846, Preble sailed for New York and joined the Pacific Squadron on the West Coast of the United States, where she participated in the Mexican–American War. In 1848, Captain James Glynn took her first to Hong Kong and to Nagasaki, where she picked up some fourteen American and Hawaiian seamen who had become castaways in that "closed country". In November 1850, she returned to the east coast of the United States, where she became a practice ship for midshipmen until 1857, when she was placed in ordinary service. During the American Civil War, in July 1861, Preble joined the Gulf Blockading Squadron and participated to the blockade of the Mississippi River, she was posted at Head of the Passes on the Mississippi River on 12 October 1861 when the blockading squadron there was attacked by a Confederate States Navy force that included the first ironclad warship, CSS Manassas.

Being a-sail-powered ship, she did not join the battle but rather made a swift retreat out the Southwest Pass to safety in the Gulf of Mexico. Preble was serving as a guard ship when, on 27 April 1863, while moored in Pensacola Bay off Pensacola, she caught fire due to the carelessness of a crewman, she was exploded. In 1963, U. S. Navy divers discovered the wreck of Preble, they retrieved a number of artifacts. United States Navy List of United States Navy ships This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. Arnold, Bruce Makoto. Diplomacy Far Removed: A Reinterpretation of the U. S. Decision to Open Diplomatic Relations with Japan. Unpublished Thesis. University of Arizona, May 2005. United States Navy. Deposition of Ranald MacDonald regarding his imprisonment in Japan, made to Commander James Glynn, USS Preble. G. P. O. Available online through the Washington State Library's Classics in Washington History collection Senate executive document, 31st Congress, 1st session, no. 84 NavSource Online Archive with image of the Preble

4057 Demophon

4057 Demophon, provisional designation 1985 TQ, is a larger Jupiter trojan from the Greek camp 46 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 15 October 1985 by American astronomer Edward Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona; the dark Jovian asteroid has a longer-than-average rotation period of 29.8 hours. It was named after the Athen prince Demophon. Demophon is a dark Jovian asteroid in a 1:1 orbital resonance with Jupiter, it is located in the leading Greek camp at the Gas Giant's L4 Lagrangian point, 60° ahead on its orbit. It is a non-family asteroid of the Jovian background population, it orbits the Sun at a distance of 4.6 -- 5.9 AU once 1 month. Its orbit has an inclination of 3 ° with respect to the ecliptic; the body's observation arc begins with a precovery taken at Crimea–Nauchnij in September 1985, just three weeks prior to its official discovery observation at Anderson Mesa. Demophon is an carbonaceous C-type asteroid, it has a high V–I color index of 1.06.

Most larger Jupiter trojans are D-type asteroids. In June 1994, a first rotational lightcurve of Demophon was obtained from photometric observations by Stefano Mottola and Anders Erikson using the Dutch 0.9-metre Telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. Lightcurve analysis gave a rotation period of 29.31 hours with a brightness variation of 0.23 magnitude. In August 2015, photometric observations by the Kepler space telescope rendered another two lightcurves; the best-rated one showed a brightness variation of 0.21 magnitude. Most asteroids have a shorter rotation period between 20 hours. According to the survey carried out by the NEOWISE mission of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Demophon measures 45.68 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo of 0.077, while the Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link assumes a standard albedo for a carbonaceous asteroid of 0.057 and calculates a diameter of 53.16 kilometers based on an absolute magnitude of 10.1. This minor planet was named from Greek mythology after the Athen prince Demophon, son of King Theseus and Phaedra.

After participation in the Trojan War, Demophon married Phyllis, who committed suicide after he had abandoned her. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 22 April 1997. Asteroid Lightcurve Database, query form Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center Asteroid 4057 Demophon at the Small Bodies Data Ferret 4057 Demophon at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info 4057 Demophon at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters

Geordie Shore (series 11)

The eleventh series of Geordie Shore, a British television programme based in Newcastle upon Tyne was confirmed on 23 May 2015 when it was confirmed that MTV had renewed the series for a further three series. The show began on 20 October 2015; this is the first series not to include original cast member James Tindale after he departed at the beginning of the previous series. Ahead of the series it was confirmed. In September 2015 when the series premiere was announced, it was confirmed that the cast members would air for 10 episodes, making it the longest series to date, it was confirmed that the cast had travelled to Zante, Mykonos, Ios as well as Athens for the series. Aaron Chalmers Charlotte-Letitia Crosby Chloe Ferry Gary Beadle Holly Hagan Kyle Christie Marnie Simpson Nathan Henry Scott Timlin = Cast member is featured in this episode. = Cast member leaves the series. = Cast member is not a cast member in this episode


Bočna is a settlement in the Municipality of Gornji Grad in Slovenia. Traditionally the area belonged to the Styria region and is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region; the settlement includes the hamlets of Čeplje, Kropa, Nadbočna, Podhom and Slatina. Bočna was attested in written sources in 1231 as Vöcen; the name is derived from *Bočьna'Bok's village', derived from the Slavic personal name Bokъ and thus referring to an early inhabitant of the place. It is unlikely that the name is derived from the common noun boč'mound-shaped elevation' because names formed with the historical suffix *-ьna were based on personal names; the local parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter and belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje. It was first mentioned in written documents dating to 1426 but was rebuilt in the mid-19th century. Bočna on Geopedia Media related to Bočna at Wikimedia Commons

The Cleansing (album)

The Cleansing is the debut studio album by American deathcore band Suicide Silence. The album was released on September 2007 through Century Media Records. Upon its release it debuted at #94 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 7,250 copies within the first week, became one of the best-selling debut albums in Century Media's history; the album is noted for its unique engineered style, as it was tracked live in-studio as opposed to being recorded track-by-track. The Cleansing was recorded at King Size Soundlabs in Los Angeles with engineer John Travis and was produced and mixed by Danish producer Tue Madsen. Suicide Silence began recording The Cleansing during the first half of 2007 with engineer John Travis. On June 22, 2007 the complete track listing was confirmed online and the songs "Bludgeoned to Death" and "Unanswered" were released by the band via streaming media for promotion prior to the album's release; the entire album was recorded live. The Cleansing was released on September 18, 2007 and debuted at #94 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 7,250 copies in the first week, became one of the best-selling debut albums in Century Media history.

The record was released on vinyl format, with a limited pressing of 2,000 copies. Music videos have been released for the songs "Unanswered", "The Price of Beauty" and "Bludgeoned to Death"; the music video for "The Price of Beauty" was banned from the MTV playlist for being deemed too "visually and lyrically explicit", as the theme of the video depicted graphic gore imagery revolving around a woman undergoing a facelift surgery, but having her face instead horribly dismembered and mutilated in the process. The album cover artwork was designed by graphic artist Dave McKean; the opening track, "Revelations" includes a sound sample from the film Jason. The hidden track, "Destruction of a Statue" features guest vocals by Nate Johnson, former vocalist of the bands Through the Eyes of the Dead and Deadwater Drowning and Fit for an Autopsy; the videos were shot for the songs "Unanswered", "The Price of Beauty", "Bludgeoned to Death", "No Pity for a Coward". All lyrics are written by Mitch Lucker.