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Moses Cleaveland

Moses Cleaveland was a lawyer, politician and surveyor, from Connecticut who founded the U. S. city of Cleveland, while surveying the Western Reserve in 1796. Cleaveland was born in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut to Colonel Aaron Cleaveland and Thankful Cleaveland, he studied law at Yale University, graduating in 1777. That same year, with the American Revolutionary War in progress, he was commissioned as an ensign in the 2nd Connecticut Regiment of the Continental Army. In 1779 he was promoted to captain of a company of "sappers and miners" in the newly formed Corps of Engineers, he started a legal practice in Canterbury. As a Freemason he was initiated in a military lodge and he became W. Master of Moriah Lodge, Connecticut. Cleaveland was known as a energetic person with high ability. In 1788, he was a member of the Connecticut convention, he was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly several times and in 1796 was commissioned brigadier general of militia. He was a shareholder in the Connecticut Land Company, which had purchased for $1,200,000 from the state government of Connecticut the land in northeastern Ohio reserved to Connecticut by Congress, known at its first settlement as New Connecticut, in times as the Western Reserve.

Cleaveland was approached by the directors of the company in May 1796 and asked to lead the survey of the tract and the location of purchases. He was responsible for the negotiations with the Indians living on the land. In June 1796, he set out from New York, his party included 50 people, including six surveyors, a physician, a chaplain, a boatman, 37 employees, a few emigrants and two women, who accompanied their husbands. Some journeyed by land with the horses and cattle, while the main body went in boats up the Mohawk, down the Oswego, along the shore of Lake Ontario, up Niagara River, carrying their boats over the long portage of seven miles at the falls. On 2 March 1794, Cleaveland married Esther Champion. At Buffalo, a delegation of Mohawk and Seneca Indians opposed their entrance into the Western Reserve, claiming it as their territory, but waived their rights on the receipt of goods valued at $1,200; the expedition coasted along the shore of Lake Erie, landed, on July 4, 1796, at the mouth of Conneaut Creek, which they named Port Independence.

Nearby Indians were upset at the encroachment on their land, but were appeased with gifts of beads and whiskey, allowed the surveys to proceed. General Cleaveland, with a surveying party, coasted along the shore and on July 22, 1796, landed at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, he ascended the bank, beholding a beautiful plain covered with a luxuriant forest-growth, divined that the spot where he stood, with the river on the west and Lake Erie on the north, was a favorable site for a city. He accordingly had it surveyed into town lots, the employees named the place Cleaveland, in honor of their chief. There were but four settlers the first year, and, on account of the insalubrity of the locality, the growth was at first slow, reaching 150 inhabitants only in 1820. Moses Cleaveland went home to Connecticut after the 1796 expedition and never returned to Ohio or the city that bears his name, he died in Canterbury, where he is buried. Today, a statue of him stands on Public Square in Cleveland; the statue makes occasional appearances in popular media referencing Cleveland, including the movies Major League and Draft Day.

The place called "Cleaveland" became known as "Cleveland". One explanation as to why the spelling changed is that, in 1830, when the first newspaper, the Cleveland Advertiser, was established, the editor discovered that the head-line was too long for the form, accordingly left out the letter "a" in the first syllable of "Cleaveland", which spelling was at once adopted by the public. An alternative explanation is that Cleaveland's surveying party misspelled the name of the future town on their original map. Cleaveland is third cousin trice removed of his son Grover Cleveland. "Moses Cleaveland". Ohio History Central. "Cleaveland, Moses" at the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History Moses Cleaveland at Find a GraveAttribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, J. G.. "Cleaveland, Moses". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1. New York: D. Appleton. P. 647

George Wilson (chemist)

Prof George Wilson PRSSA FRSE was a 19th-century Scottish chemist and author. He was Regius Professor of Technology at the University of Edinburgh, the first Director of the Industrial Museum of Scotland, he was born in Edinburgh at 55 Potterow, the son of Archibald Wilson, a bookbinder, his wife, Janet Aitken. He was the younger brother of the anthropologist Sir Daniel Wilson, he was first educated at a small private school at 10 George Street in Edinburgh by George Knight from 1828 at the Royal High School and studied Medicine at Edinburgh University from 1832, studying under Thomas Charles Hope and Robert Christison. He was taught Chemistry by Kenneth Kemp. From 1835 he undertook practical experience at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Drummond Street. In 1837 he became assistant to Christison, he served as assistant editor on the "Maga" journal under Edward Forbes. In 1838 he moved to London to join his brother Daniel, working under Thomas Graham, working alongside James Young and Lyon Playfair.

Here he formed a lifelong friendship with one of his students: David Livingstone. He returned to Edinburgh, he lectured in chemistry at the Royal College of Surgeons from 1840, was appointed lecturer at the Veterinary College in 1843. In 1843 following an injury, his left foot was amputated (by James Syme. In 1845 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, his proposers was Sir Robert Christison. He served as President of Royal Scottish Society of Arts, 1855-1857. On the establishment of the Industrial Museum of Scotland in 1855, Wilson was appointed its director, he recruited expatriate Scots from around the world to send back specimens for the national collection, gave many public lectures. Though battling ill health, he served in the directorship for four years until his death. In 1855 he was created Professor of Technology at Edinburgh University. In 1858 he declined the chair in Chemistry due to ill-health, he died at his home, Elm Cottage on Whitehouse Loan in south Edinburgh on 22 December 1859 following complications after a cold.

He was buried in the Old Calton Burial Ground on 28 December. The grave lies next to the southmost vaults, his twin brother John died in 1836. His sister Jessie Aitken Wilson married James Sime. On the Employment of Oxygen as a Means of Resuscitation in Asphyxia Life of Henry Cavendish Life of Dr John Reid Researches on Colour-Blindness - this led to compulsory testing for colour-blindness in many critical jobs The Five senses of Knowledge Three works were published posthumously: Counsels of an Invalid Memoir of Edward Forbes Religio Chemici He co-authored Inorganic Chemistry with Stevenson Macadam. P. J. Hartog, ‘Wilson, George ’, rev. R. G. W. Anderson, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004. Retrieved 5 September 2007. Jesse Aitken Wilson, Memoir of George Wilson. Edinburgh and Douglas, 1860

LKL All-Star Game

The LKL All-Star Game is the All-Star Game of the professional Lithuanian Basketball League. The game is held once every year; the participants of the game are chosen in two ways: the first is via fan ballot, with the leading vote recipients at each position starting the game. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players. If a player is injured, cannot participate, the league's commissioner will select a replacement; the All-Star Game is played under normal FIBA rules, but there are notable differences from an average game. The player introductions are accompanied by a significant amount of fanfare, including lighting effects, dance music, pyrotechnics. Special uniforms are designed for the game each year green for the Lithuanians, white for the Time Team. A major recording artist sings the national anthem, prior to tip-off. Game play involves players attempting spectacular slam dunks and alley oops. Defensive effort is limited, the final score of the game is much higher than an average LKL game.

The coaches try to give most of the reserve players some playing time on the court, instead of using a limited rotation, as they would in a normal game. The fourth quarter of the game is played in a more competitive fashion, if the game is close. Halftime is longer than a typical LKL game, due to musical performances, by various artists; every few years, LKL alternates matches from Time Team to Vilkai and Ereliai. The All-Star Game is the featured event of the All-Star Day, which includes a number of popular exhibition games, competitions featuring LKL players; such as the LKL Three-point Shootout and the LKL Slam Dunk Contest. LKL All-Star Day LKL Three-point Shootout LKL Slam Dunk Contest LKL All-Star Game MVP

Fort Savage Raiders

Fort Savage Raiders is a 1951 American Western film directed by Ray Nazarro and written by Barry Shipman. The film stars Charles Starrett, Smiley Burnette, John Dehner, Trevor Bardette, Peter M. Thompson and Fred F. Sears; the film was released on March 1951, by Columbia Pictures. Charles Starrett as Steve Drake / The Durango Kid Smiley Burnette as Smiley Burnette John Dehner as Capt. Michael Craydon Trevor Bardette as Old Cuss Peter M. Thompson as Lt. James Sutter Fred F. Sears as Col. Sutter John Cason as Gus Frank Griffin as Rog Beck Sam Flint as Col. Markham Dusty Walker as Musician Fort Savage Raiders on IMDb

Kung Fu VS Acrobatic

Kung Fu VS Acrobatic is a 1990 Hong Kong martial arts fantasy comedy film directed by Taylor Wong and starring Andy Lau, Natalis Chan and Joey Wong. The film is a homage to the 1964 martial arts film Buddha's Palm which starred Cho Tat-wah, who acts in a supporting role in this film. Advertising company staff Mo Tak-fai and his friend Lai Chi go to mainland China for a business trip. Chi smuggles some relics, they go into a cave to escape capture. He shares it with Tak-fai. Not only does the medicine detoxifies Chi, it bestows Tak-fai and Chi internal strengths, they rescue Princess Yunluo and her maid Xiao Man from the Yuan Dynasty after 800 years of slumber but in the process releasing a two-hundred-year-old evil martial arts expert Tian Can. Fai and Chi remain skeptical about the things that happened and they bring the two ladies to Hong Kong. Yunluo is able to adapt to modern life in Hong Kong quickly. On the other hand, in order to defeat Tian Can, Yunluo helps Fai to learn the "Buddha's Palm" technique while Chi, due to poor qualifications, only excel at the "Seven Rotary Slice" technique.

However, when Tian Can arrives he effortlessly defeats Fai since he has not mastered the "Ten Thousand Buddhas" technique. Tian Can forces Fai to eat a cursed silkworm, which can cause pain to people who consume it when Tian Can plays his drum; the next day, Tian Can goes on a spree. He steals money from a bank ATM, threatens Fai and Chi to go to their boss' home and capture his family, as well as defeating the police who come after them. Yunluo saves the two men but Fai is furtherly injured by Tian Can in the process, they come across Yim Chan, leader of a supernatural performing troupe from China, who heals Fai from his injuries while channelling energy to him. A few days Fai masters the "Ten Thousand Buddhas" technique, he and his friends confront Tian Can in a final duel and Fai uses "Ten Thousand Buddhas" to cripple Tian Can's martial arts ability, becoming a true hero in the end. Andy Lau as Mo Tak-fai Natalis Chan as Lai Chi Joey Wong as Princess Wan-lo Yuen Wah as Tin-chan Cutie Mui as Siu-man Cho Tat-wah as Ku Se / Lung Kim-fei Lau Shun as Yim Chan Ngai Ping-lung as Mo Tak-fai's boss Lau Chi-wing as Police captain Shing Fui-On as Cop on motorcycle Chan King as Human smuggler San Kuai as Kao Li-chiu Kong Chuen as Kao Li-pa Lee Siu-kei as One of Pa's men Jameson Lam as One of Pa's men Lee Hang as One of Chiu's men Lam Foo-wai as One of Chiu's men Yiu Yau-hung as Taxi driver with spanner Kwan Hoi-san as Man in intro Ko Lo-chuen as Man in intro Chan Wai-yu as Woman in intro Yu So-chow as Woman in intro Lam Fung as Woman in intro Wong Chi-keung as Bus driver Chin Tsi-ang as Old woman with child boarding bus Hon San as National treasure seller Martial Arts Supreme Composer: Lowell Lo Lyricist: Peter Lai Singer: Andy Lau Young Hero ( Composer: Lowell Lo Lyricist: James Wong Singer: James Wong The film grossed HK $21,160,216 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 21 July to 11 August 1990 in Hong Kong.

Andy Lau filmography Yuen Wah filmography Wong Jing filmography Kung Fu VS Acrobatic at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase Kung Fu VS Acrobatic at Hong Kong Cinemagic Kung Fu VS Acrobatic on IMDb

Nick Best

Nick Best is an American professional strongman competitor and world champion powerlifter. Prior to competing in strongman, Best won the USAPL National Powerlifting Championships in the 125 kg class in 1996 and 1997, as well as the WDFPF World Powerlifting Championships in 1996. Best holds the International Federation of Strength Athletes world record for the 125 kg, 75 m Farmer's Walk, with a time of 47.3 seconds. He won the All-American Strongman Challenge in 2010, his career best win; this victory qualified him for the 2010 Arnold Strongman Classic, he finished ninth overall in that contest. He competed in the 2010 World's Strongest Man, his first time in the competition and qualified for the finals and finished in sixth place overall. Best finished second at the Strongman Super Series Swedish Grand Prix on December 17, 2010, behind Brian Shaw, he was placed second at the 2011 All-American Strongman Challenge on January 30, which earned him an invite to the 2011 Arnold Strongman Classic, where he took seventh place.

He failed to qualify for the finals. Best competed in the 2012 All-American Strongman Challenge and finished in third place overall. Best was placed second at the Giants Live event in Melbourne, Australia on March 17, 2012, behind Mike Jenkins, he set a joint world record in the hip lift event with Mike Jenkins with a lift of 1,150 kg.. This placing qualified Nick for the 2012 World's Strongest Man contest, he finished third in his heat and failed to qualify for the finals. In the television series, The Strongest Man in History, on the History channel, Best beat his previous record up to 1,266 kg, he competed in the inaugural SCL North American Championships in Warwick, Canada, on July 5–8, 2012, placing third overall. Best finished second in the 2013 Giants Live Australia Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia behind winner Derek Poundstone; this placing qualified Nick for the 2013 World's Strongest Man contest. List of strongmen