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Montebello, California

Montebello is a city in Los Angeles County, United States, located in the southwestern area of the San Gabriel Valley on 8.4 sq mi 8 mi east of downtown Los Angeles. It is considered part of the Gateway Cities, is a member of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments. In the early 20th century, Montebello was a well-known source for oil reserves. At the 2010 census, the population was 62,500; the estimated population as of July 1, 2018 was 62,632. Before the arrival of the Spaniards in the area known today as Montebello, the land along the Rio Hondo River was populated by the Tongva portion of the Uto-Aztecan family of Native Americans; the Tongva occupied much of the Los Angeles basin and the southern Channel Islands - Santa Catalina, San Nicolas, San Clemente and Santa Barbara. Because the language of the Tongva was different from the neighboring tribes it was called "Gabrielino" by the Spanish; as more non-natives arrived and settlements were established and disease came with them. By 1870, the area had few remaining indigenous inhabitants as disease brought by the Europeans killed many of the Tongva.

Father Angel Somera and Father Pedro Cambon, both Franciscan missionaries, founded the original Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, called Mission Vieja on September 8, 1771. The establishment of the mission marked the beginning of the Los Angeles region's settlement by Spaniards and the fourth of twenty-one missions established along California's El Camino Real; the mission did well as a farm and cattle ranch. Six years after its founding, however, a destructive flood led the mission fathers to relocate the establishment farther north, to its current location in what is the present day city of San Gabriel; the original mission site is now memorialized as California Historical Landmark #161. During the early years of the mission's existence, the region operated under a "Rancho" land grant system; the current city of Montebello consists of land from Rancho San Antonio, Rancho La Merced, Rancho Paso de Bartolo. The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe, built in 1844, still stands at the center of old Rancho la Merced in East Montebello.

Restored, Rancho la Merced is the city's oldest standing structure. On January 8, 1847, the Battle of Rio San Gabriel took place in what are today parts of the cities of Whittier, Pico Rivera and Montebello; the battle was a decisive victory for the U. S. Army, giving control of Los Angeles and Alta California to the United States, is viewed by historians as a critical juncture in the Mexican-American war. Today the site is California State Historical Landmark #385. Following the American Civil War, some 5,000 acres of the East Los Angeles area was owned by Alessandro Repetto, an Italian immigrant settler from Genoa, Italy. Following Repetto's death in 1885, his brother sold his rancho to a consortium of five Los Angeles businessmen including banker Isaias Hellman and wholesale grocer/historian Harris Newmark for $60,000 $12 per acre; the land was divided among the partners, one large parcel of 2,000 acres going to a partnership of Newmark and his nephew, banker Kaspare Cohn. It was out of the Newmark and Cohn share of 1,200 acres that city Montebello had its beginnings in May 1899.

After receiving the advice of hydraulic engineer William Mulholland for the drafting and building of the town's water system, the land was subdivided. In 1900 the completed water system was incorporated as the Montebello Water Company. An area of 200 acres adjacent to the tracks of what was the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad was developed into a townsite called Newmark, bounded by Los Angeles Avenue on the south, 1st Street on the east, Cleveland Avenue on the north, & 5th Street on the west; the remainder of the land was subdivided into 5 acres lots suitable for small-scale agriculture. On Mulholland's suggestion, Montebello was adopted as the city's name, replacing the original name Newmark. An agricultural community, Montebello was known for its prolific production of flowers, berries and vegetables; the first public flower show was sponsored by the Montebello Women's Club and held in the Montebello High School auditorium on Whittier Boulevard in 1912. The Montebello – El Carmel Improvement Association, the predecessor of the Montebello Chamber of Commerce, operated from September 1907 to April 1912.

With its stated purpose "to improve and beautify the community." Some of its early achievements included: seeing Whittier Boulevard paved, trees planted along the streets, establishment of the city's first high school, working to drop the name of "Newmark" and having the entire area incorporated as "The City of Montebello". On October 19, 1920, the city was incorporated and its name changed to "Montebello". In honor of Montebello's agricultural roots, the city's official seal contains a red poinsettia in the center. Much of south Montebello, was populated by Japanese American farmers who would lose their property during the WW II internment of US citizens. Many of the displaced residents were unable to return to their homes. Citation Executive Order 1066; the Family of M's Flowers can trace their history and participation In the growth of the all flower industry through their efforts. The Standard Oil Company discovered oil in the Montebe

Abraham Lincoln High School (Des Moines, Iowa)

Abraham Lincoln High School referred to as Lincoln High School or Lincoln, is a secondary school located in Des Moines, United States. It is one of five secondary schools under the district of the Des Moines Public Schools, was named after the 16th United States president Abraham Lincoln; the school sports team is named after one of President Lincoln's nicknames, the "Rail Splitter". Their mascot is a senior at the school or a recent alumni dressed up as Abraham Lincoln; the school is known as the Pride of the South Side. Lincoln High School was constructed to address the increasing enrollment of students at nearby East High School. During this time, the south side of Des Moines was home to new urban development; this further increased the need for an additional school. A bond issue was passed on March 1918, that provided the funds to build the school. By 1923, construction was completed, at a cost of $949,754.95 USD. At that time, the school had 55 classrooms, a swimming pool, two gymnasiums, several labs, an art and music room, a cafeteria, an auditorium, providing for a total student capacity of 1,300.

In 1962 an additional wing was constructed, with classrooms, laboratory areas, a library with over 13,000 volumes. A male faculty lounge was added in 1963. An existing light-well was enclosed to provide for this new room. In 1964, further expansions were contracted at a total cost of $1,667,000; this provided for the construction of the Roundhouse, home to the indoor sporting venues. On the lower level, a new swimming pool and boys' locker room were constructed; the old swimming pool was converted to classroom space. The old locker rooms were remodeled into the girls' locker rooms. There are a number of prized possessions at the school. In the floor of the vestibule is the school monogram done in bronze, surrounded by a design in variegated marble. On the south wall is a portrait of The Boy Lincoln, painted by Russell Cowles, a former student of West High School. On the north wall is Lincoln the Statesman, painted by William Reaser. In the main corridor is a bronze bust of Lincoln, the work of Laurence Stewart, former student of East High.

The cornerstone of the old Lincoln School, which used to be at Ninth and Mulberry Streets, has been set as a memorial on the Lincoln High lawn. It was presented to the school with appropriate ceremonies; this cornerstone is only one of the many reminders of President Lincoln that are preserved by the school. There is a steel engraving of the Lincoln family when Lincoln was in office, one of the President himself, both presented to the school by Fred Foss. A piece of a log from Lincoln's cabin birthplace was presented by W. L. King, a former school teacher. An engraving of the national monument in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, dedicated by President Lincoln with his famous Gettysburg Address, is in the collection. In the auditorium above the stage are the words of that famous address, in gold. Lincoln has three levels of classrooms, with the Commons and music classrooms located on the lowest level; the old "small gym" occupies the third levels in the main concourse. The Roundhouse is the primary gymnasium in use at Lincoln.

The upper level holds an arena with a capacity of 2,500. The lower level of the Roundhouse holds the weight-training area, boys' locker rooms, swimming pool. All freshman classes were held at RAILS academy from 2005-2019. On the opposite side of Bell Avenue are two student parking lots, tennis courts, a general practice field, Hutchens Metro Stadium. Hutchens Metro Stadium has a capacity of 7,500. Drama – The Drama Department has won awards in the area of IHSSA, it presents two full-length performances each year. The department is led by Karen Sissel. Music – Musical groups at Lincoln include Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band I, Jazz Band II, Pep Band, Chamber Choir, Treble Choir, Concert Choir, RAILS Ninth Grade Choirs, Infinity Varsity Show Choir, Omega JV Show Choir, Jazz Choir; the Lincoln Vocal Music Department is led by Director Christian White, assisted by Director Paige Harpin. The band department is led by Kevin Steggmann; the Lincoln High School Fight Song is based on the fight song of the College of Washington and Lee, in Virginia.

LHS Fight Song Lyrics:'We are the dear old gang from LHS And we are pretty good we must confess We'll have you understand this is our team We're gonna win this game or know the reason why We're gonna fight, fight, just watch your step We're gonna win this game and save our rep, save our rep LHS has lots of pep, lots of pep RA! RA! RA! L L LIN N N NCO O O OLN LINCOLN!! LINCOLN!! LINCOLN!!" Journalism – The official school newspaper is The Railsplitter. It has received merit recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association, Columbia School of Journalism, the highest recognition given to a high school publication. There is an independent newspaper, The Random Independent, created by freshmen at Lincoln South. Visual arts – Art classes include Painting/Drawing/Multi-Media, 3D design, AP Studio Art; each year the art department competes in exhibitions and art shows. The art club is called the Dorian Art Club. Lincoln is a member of the Central Iowa Metropolitan League, which consists of 19 schools across central Iowa and is divided into four conferences.

Lincoln competes in the CIML Metro conference. The league includes seven teams: the five Des Moines schools and Ottumwa. Lincoln High School has 19 sports – ten

Harry Gill (politician)

Sir Thomas Harry Gill was a British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1929 to 1931. Born at Hutton Cranswick, Gill was educated at Driffield Grammar School, he became active in the Railway Clerks' Association, serving as its president from 1919 until 1932. He was prominent in the York Co-operative Society, serving as its president in 1916. Gill was a supporter of the Labour Party, for which he stood unsuccessfully in York in 1918 and 1922 switched to contest Blackburn, he was again unsuccessful in 1924, but won the seat in 1929, before losing it in 1931. Out of Parliament, Gill focused his time on the co-operative movement, serving on the board of the Co-operative Wholesale Society from 1932 to 1951, as its president in 1948, as president of the International Co-operative Alliance from 1948 to 1955, he was knighted in the 1950 King's Birthday Honours List. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Gill

2018 WNBA Finals

The 2018 WNBA Finals was the best-of-five championship series for the 2018 season of the Women's National Basketball Association. It featured the three-seeded Washington Mystics; the series began on September 7, 2018 and ended on September 12, 2018. After winning the first two games at home, the Storm went on the road and completed the 3–0 series sweep, it was the franchise's first title in eight years and third overall. Notes – Conference Standing, Playoff Seeds shown to the right of team name x – Clinched Playoff Berth e – Eliminated from playoffs Note: Teams re-seeded after second round and semi-finals. SemifinalsWNBA Finals The Mystics' regular home of Capital One Arena was not available during the 2018 postseason due to renovations; the team had played its previous home playoff games at Charles Smith Center on the campus of George Washington University in Washington's Foggy Bottom neighborhood, but that venue would be unavailable for the Finals due to scheduling issues. The team moved its home Finals games to EagleBank Arena at George Mason University near Fairfax, Virginia.

In Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, Jewell Loyd rebounds. Loyd scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting and regular season MVP Breanna Stewart added 20 points in a 13 point Storm win; the Storm never looked back. Seattle lead by as many as 27 in the third quarter. Game 2 of the finals was a forth affair. In the first quarter, the Storm started and held a 9 point lead. However, the Mystics took a 4 point lead into halftime; the Storm cut the lead to 3 at the end of the third quarter and prevailed in the final period. Seattle was now one win short of its third WNBA title. Since the WNBA Finals went to a best-of-five format in 2005, no team has gone down 0–2 and forced a game five. In Game 3, Seattle dominated the first half in the second quarter. By halftime, the Storm held a 17 point lead. Washington showed life in the third quarter, pulling to within five points, but Seattle responded with an 8–0 run to reclaim control. From there, the Storm put the finishing touches on their third title as Finals MVP Breanna Stewart finished with a series-high 30 points while Sue Bird managed 10 assists.

Bird is the only player to have been a member of all three of the Storm's championship teams. WNBA Playoffs Home

Summit, New York

Summit is a town in Schoharie County, New York, United States. The population was 1,123 at the time of the 2000 census; the name is derived from a peak, thought to be the highest elevation in the county. The Town of Summit is northeast of Oneonta; the first settlement began around 1794, after the end of the American Revolution. Summit was created in 1819 from parts of the Towns of Cobleskill; the House at 461 Spruce Lake Road was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.5 square miles, of which, 37.1 square miles of it is land and 0.3 square miles of it is water. Mount Wharton in Summit is the highest location in Schoharie County; the mountain is named after the land owner of the property. Charlotte Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River flows southwestward from the town; the west town line is the border of Otsego County. New York State Route 10 is a north-south highway; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,123 people, 459 households, 313 families residing in the town.

The population density was 30.2 people per square mile. There were 879 housing units at an average density of 23.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.15% White, 1.25% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population. There were 459 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.6% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.83. In the town, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.3 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $37,386, the median income for a family was $40,139. Males had a median income of $32,279 versus $24,792 for females; the per capita income for the town was $16,778. About 10.9% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over. Hh Beards Hollow – A hamlet on the town line in the northeast part of the town on County Road 23. Bear Gulch – A valley in the northern part of Summit. Bear Gulch Lake – A small lake southeast of Summit village. Charlotte Creek – A stream flowing out of the southwest part of Summit through Charlotte Valley. Charlotte Valley – A long valley in the southwest part of Summit. Charlotteville – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town in Charlotte Valley at County Roads 6 and 64. A Methodist seminary that operated from 1850 to 1875 once made this community the most populous in the town.

Eminence – A location southeast of Summit village, once called "Dutch Hill." Lutheranville – A hamlet west of Summit village near the west town line. It was once called "Tar Hollow" due to a feathering incident. Rossman Pond – A lake in the northeast corner of Summit. Summit – The hamlet of Summit is located on NY-10 at County Roads 6, 16, 20 in the eastern part of the town, it was at one time called "Summit Four Corners." Summit Lake – A small lake northeast of Summit village. Town of Summit, NY Archived 10 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine Early history of Summit Lake View House

Jendrassik Cs-1

The Jendrassik Cs-1 was the world's first working turboprop engine. It was designed by Hungarian engineer György Jendrassik in 1937, was intended to power a Hungarian twin-engine heavy fighter, the RMI-1. Following the running of an experimental gas turbine engine of 100 bhp output, in 1937 György Jendrassik began work on a turboprop engine, which would be produced and tested in the Ganz works in Budapest. Of axial-flow design with 15-stage compressor and 7-stage turbine, it incorporated many modern features; these included a rigid compressor-turbine rotor assembly carried on rear bearings. There was a single annular combustion chamber, of reverse-flow configuration to shorten the engine, air cooling of the turbine discs and turbine blades with extended roots to reduce heat transfer to the disc; the annular air intake surrounded a reduction gear for propeller drive takeoff, the exhaust duct was annular. With predicted output of 1,000 bhp at 13,500 rpm the Cs-1 stirred interest in the Hungarian aircraft industry with its potential to power a modern generation of high-performance aircraft, construction was begun of a twin-engined fighter-bomber, the Varga RMI-1 X/H, to be powered by it.

The first bench run took place in 1940. However, although the design was inherently sound, combustion problems were experienced which limited the output to around 400 bhp. There was nothing inherently wrong with the design and continued work on the flame cans should have allowed it to develop to full power. Work on the engine stopped in 1941 when the Hungarian Air Force selected the Messerschmitt Me 210 for the heavy fighter role, the engine factory converted over to the Daimler-Benz DB 605 to power it; the prototype RMI-1 was fitted with these engines in 1944. Related lists List of Bill; the Development of Jet and Turbine Aero Engines, 4th Edition. Sparkford, England, UK: Patrick Stephens, Haynes Publishing. ISBN 0-7509-4477-3. Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines, 5th Edition. Phoenix Mill, England, UK: Sutton Publishing Limited. ISBN 0-7509-4479-X