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Nicollet County, Minnesota

Nicollet County is a county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,727, its county seat is St. Peter. Nicollet County is part of the Mankato -- MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1849 the Minnesota Territory legislature defined the boundaries of nine future counties. One of those, contained the area north of the Minnesota River where it altered its flow from southeast to northeast. In 1853 the first settler had homesteaded an area on the northeast run of the river, the following year the settlement of Saint Peter was platted there. Seeing the inflow of settlers into the areas adjoining the river, on 5 March 1853 the territorial legislature partitioned off the lower portion of Dakota County to form a separate entity, it was named for Joseph Nicolas Nicollet, a French explorer whose maps of the area had been instrumental in the territory's development. The county seat was established at Saint Peter; the Minnesota River flows eastward along the south border of Nicollet County, from its northwest corner to its northeast corner, defining the county's south line.

The county terrain consists of low rolling hills devoted to agriculture where possible. The terrain slopes to the east; the county has an area of 467 square miles, of which 448 square miles is land and 18 square miles is water. Nicollet County's highest point is the lowest high point of all Minnesota counties, with an elevation of 1,065 feet; the county's high point is east of west of the town of Lafayette. Fort Ridgely State Park Minneopa State Park Seven Mile Creek County Park As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 29,771 people, 10,642 households, 7,311 families in the county; the population density was 66.5/sqmi. There were 11,240 housing units at an average density of 25.1/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 96.37% White, 0.80% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, 0.75% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 49.2 % were of 6.8 % Swedish and 5.4 % Irish ancestry.

There were 10,642 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.30% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05. The county population contained 24.70% under the age of 18, 16.40% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $46,170, the median income for a family was $55,694. Males had a median income of $36,236 versus $25,344 for females; the per capita income for the county was $20,517. About 4.30% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.70% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over.

West Newton Nicollet County has been politically balanced in past decades. Since 1976 the county has selected the Democratic and Republican Party candidates in equal measure in national elections. National Register of Historic Places listings in Nicollet County, Minnesota Nicollet County official website

Haldimand (electoral district)

Haldimand was a federal electoral district in the province of Ontario, represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1892 and from 1904 to 1953. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867, it consisted of the Townships of Oneida, Cayuga North, Cayuga South, Rainham and Dunn. In 1872, the Township of Dunn was excluded from the riding. In 1882, it was defined to consist of the townships of Walpole, Rainham and North Cayuga, the villages of Cayuga and Caledonia; the electoral district was abolished in 1892 when it was merged into Monck riding. Haldimand riding was recreated in 1903; the electoral district was abolished in 1952 when it was merged into Brant—Haldimand riding. List of Canadian federal electoral districts Past Canadian electoral districts Riding history 1867 to 1892 from the Library of Parliament Riding history 1904 to 1953 from the Library of Parliament

Just a Little Misunderstanding

"Just a Little Misunderstanding" is a 1966 song by Motown Records R&B group The Contours on the company's Gordy subsidiary label. It was composed by Stevie Wonder, along with Motown staff songwriters Clarence Paul and Morris Broadnax; the song did not appear on any original Contours studio album. Paul and Motown A&R Director William "Mickey" Stevenson were the song's producers, Wonder plays drums on the recording; this song was not a big chart success, only reaching # 85 on the Billboard Hot 100. It did much better on the Billboard R&B chart, reaching the Top 20, peaking at #18, it was a Top 40 hit in the UK in 1970, reaching # 31 on the UK Chart. The first hit by the group that did not feature original lead singer Billy Gordon, "Just a Little Misunderstanding" featured lead vocals by his replacement, Joseph Stubbs, who sang for the Detroit-based R&B group The Falcons. In this hard-driving, uptempo song, Stubbs, as the song's narrator, portrays a man trying to apologize to his wife for his bad behavior, only to find out that she is about to leave him.

This was Stubbs' only lead on a Contours single. Shortly after this song was recorded, Stubbs left the Contours and Motown. Stubbs' lead spot in the Contours was taken by future Temptation Dennis Edwards on the group's next single release,"It's So Hard Being a Loser" b/w "Your Love Grows More Precious Everyday". Stubbs went on to Holland-Dozier-Holland's Hot Wax label, became lead singer of the group 100 Proof. Just a Little Misunderstanding has appeared on several Contours' "Greatest Hits" CD compilations on the Motown label, Lead vocals by Joseph Stubbs Backing vocals by Sylvester Potts, Council Gay, Jerry Green, The Andantes Guitar by Huey Davis Drums by Stevie Wonder Other instruments by The Funk Brothers See The Contours perform this song here

Miloje Vasić

Miloje Vasić was a Serbian archaeologist, regarded as one of the most distinguished representatives of the humanistic studies in Serbia. Professor at the University of Belgrade and member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, he was the first educated Serbian archaeologist, is considered as the founder of the modern archaeology in Serbia. Known for his eclectic interests outside of archaeology, his most significant accomplishment was discovery of the Neolithic site of Vinča culture in 1905 and subsequent excavation, which began in 1908. Vasić was born on 16 September 1869 in Veliko Gradište, eastern Serbia, to Persa, a housewife, Milojko Vasić, a tailor. Miloje was one of eleven children, he graduated from the gymnasiums in Veliko Gradište and Belgrade, the Faculty of Philology and history at the Grandes écoles from 1888 to 1892. He became a gymnasium professor at Veliko Gradište, Negotin and Belgrade. In March 1895 he accepted an invitation by Mihailo Valtrović director of the National Museum in Belgrade, to become his deputy.

Obtaining a scholarship from the Serbian government, Vasić went to Germany to study philology, art history and classical archaeology. He spent four semesters in Berlin, before moving to Munich. Mentored by one of the greatest names of classical archaeology of the day, professor Adolf Furtwängler, he received a PhD in 1899 with the thesis Torch in the culture and arts of the Greeks, published in Belgrade in 1900. After returning from Germany in 1901, he became an archaeology lecturer at the Belgrade Higher School, an honorary docent in October 1903 and full from March 1905 when Higher School was transformed into University; when Valtrović retired in 1906, Vasić replaced him as director of the National Museum, which allowed narrow cooperation between two institutions, both dealing with archaeology. He spent World War I in exile and when government refused funds to museum's renewal after the war ended, Vasić resigned as director. In 1920 he became an assistant professor at the University and was promoted to the full professorial tenure in 1922.

He retired in 1939, after turning 70, but continued to teach honorary until 23 March 1941 when he was removed from the University and Veselin Čajkanović took over Archaeological seminar. Due to the lack of personnel, he was reactivated after the World War II in 1947 before retiring in 1955. Vasić was interested in prehistoric and classical archaeology and medieval Serbian archaeology and sculpture. After graduating in Belgrade, he published two noted, scientifically well documented works in Starinar, oldest journal of the Serbian archaeological society, on Roman cities of Pincum and Viminacium, modern Veliko Gradište and Kostolac, respectively. After finishing his studies in Germany he excavated prehistoric settlements of Jablanica, near Međulužje, Čaršija, near Ripanj and Mali Drum, near Popović, all south-east of Belgrade, he published his findings in foreign scientific journals. Based on those articles, he compiled a massive study Contributions to the solving Trojan problems, published in the Serbian Royal Academy's journal Glas SKA.

In his study, Vasić pointed out that the Neolithic cultures of Danube valley are connected to the existing cultural complex of the Southeastern Europe, rather than those of the Northern Europe, a dominant scientific opinion at the time. He continued with excavations of the prehistoric, late Neolithic settlements throughout Serbia, including Žuto Brdo in 1906, near Veliko Gradište, Gradac in 1909, near Zlokućane. Findings in Gradac, a large settlement, include the anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figurines from the Neolithic, but some from the Eneolithic and the Iron Age, he conducted extensive surveillance of the terrain in eastern and southern Serbia. After he was forced to retire from University in 1941 though in advanced age, he continued to do some excavations, though he wrote. Through his work in Higher School and University, Serbian archaeological society and with his many articles published in English, German and Serbian languages, within one decade he elevated Serbian archaeological science to the world level.

Journals in which he published his works include Austrian Jahreshefte des Österreichischen Archäologischen Instituts, German Römische Mitteilungen, Archiv für Anthropologie, Prähistorische Zeitschrift and Jahrbuch des deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, French Revue Archeologique and British The Annual of the British School at Athens. Vasić's greatest archaeological successes were excavations in Vinča. At the time a village on the bank of the Danube, east of Belgrade, today its suburb, the find was discovered in 1905. A tell on the loess terrace above the river, site of Vinča-Belo Brdo is one of the most important prehistoric localities in Europe, it gave name, Vinča culture, to the culture of the late Neolithic and early Eneolithic, beginning from c. 5700 BCE. It is considered to be the earliest known example of copper metallurgy in history; the find was discovered in Vasić excavated it in four turns. Initial work was done in 1908, he published his findings in several foreign journals, getting the scientific circles familiar with the site.

He returned to Vinča in 1911–13, financially backed by the Russian Archaeological Institute of Constantinople. In this period, in 1911 and 1912, he discovere

Frank Wild Holdsworth

Sir Frank Wild Holdsworth was an English orthopaedic surgeon remembered for pioneering work on rehabilitation of spinal injury patients. He described the Holdsworth fracture of the spine in 1963. Holdsworth was born and brought up in Bradford, the son of John William Holdsworth, a joiner and builder, Martha Elizabeth Denison, he was baptised into the Wesleyan Methodist Church. He was educated at Bradford Grammar School, he studied medicine at Downing College, where he had won an exhibition, St. George's Hospital Medical School, he qualified MRCS, LRCP in 1929, was awarded FRCS in 1930 and M. Chir in 1935. On his return to Yorkshire, he worked at the Sheffield Royal Infirmary, becoming consultant orthopaedic surgeon there, at the Sheffield Children's Hospital, in 1937, he established the orthopaedic and accident service in Sheffield, developed the registrar rotation system which has become standard in the United Kingdom. His interest in trauma surgery, which stemmed from working in a industrialised area, led to his becoming one of the first surgeons in the United Kingdom to develop rehabilitation for spinal injury patients under the aegis of the Miners' Welfare Commission.

He visited the United States and Canada to study paraplegia, common after coal mining accidents. Paraplegia remained an interest throughout his career, he campaigned to establish a spinal unit at Lodge Moor Hospital in Fulwood, South Yorkshire, he became President of the British Orthopaedic Association, Senior Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He received a knighthood in 1968, became professor at the University of Sheffield in 1969, he died while in London that year


Jagirpally is a village in the Karimnagar District of Telangana, India. Coming under Saidapur Mandal, it is situated near the famous temple village Godisaala. During the Kakatiya dynasty, one of the Kakatiya senaani built the Shiva temple here; this temple came into the light during some archaeological excavations and the people believed that this temple is more famous than the Vemulavaada temple. Jagirpally is near to Vangara, the hometown of the former Prime Minister of India, P. V. Narasimha Rao, it is believed. It was part of Saidapur Gram Panchayit's ward. Entire village received one ward but no political importance until the early 1990s. After the number of voters reached 1,000, the government elected separate Sarpanch elections to the village. Jagirpally has produced some good talent. Children used to walk for 3 km to reach the High School located at Venkapally to continue their studies from 6th to 10th; the majority of the population is dependent on agriculture. There are a few good doctors from this village like Laxmaiah Avula, Indrasena Reddy K and Srinivas K, as well as scientists like Prashanth A and Satyanarayana K and software engineers like Vishnuvardhan K, Srinivas Reddy K, Sridhar K, Srikanth B, Praveen T and Anjaneyulu M, among others.

There are government employees like Sampath P and Ravinder G. There are people who are working in different areas, like medical, education institutes and other private institutes. Agriculture in this village is 100% based on the rain water and under the lakes. Between 1990 and the early 2000s, there was a severe drought resulting in many people migrating to Hyderabad. Some, went to Dubai and worked in bad conditions. There was no bank until the early 2010s in the village as people were not used to getting loans for crops