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Pepin of Herstal

Pepin II known as Pepin of Herstal, was a Frankish statesman and military leader who de facto ruled Francia as the Mayor of the Palace from 680 until his death. He took the title Prince of the Franks upon his conquest of all the Frankish realms; the son of the powerful Frankish statesman Ansegisel, Pepin worked to establish his family, the Pippinids, as the strongest in Francia. He became Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia in 680. Pepin subsequently embarked on several wars to expand his power, he united all the Frankish realms by the conquests of Neustria and Burgundy in 687. In foreign conflicts, Pepin increased the power of the Franks by his subjugation of the Alemanni, the Frisians, the Franconians, he began the process of evangelisation in Germany. Pepin's statesmanship was notable for the further diminution of Merovingian royal authority, for the acceptance of the undisputed right to rule for his family. Therefore, Pepin was able to name as heir his grandson Theudoald, but this was not accepted by his powerful son Charles Martel, leading to a civil war after his death in which the latter emerged victorious.

Pepin, sometimes called Pepin II and Pepin the Middle, was the grandson and namesake of Pepin I the Elder through the marriage of Pepin I's daughter Begga to Ansegisel. He was the grandfather of Pepin the Short and great-grandfather of Charlemagne; that marriage united the two houses of the Pippinids and the Arnulfings which created what would be called the Carolingian dynasty. Pepin II was born in Herstal, modern Belgium, whence his byname; as mayor of Austrasia and Martin, the duke of Laon, fought the Neustrian mayor Ebroin, who had designs on all Francia. Ebroin defeated the Austrasians in the Battle of Lucofao and came close to uniting all the Franks under his rule. Pepin made peace with his successor, Waratton. However, Waratton's successor and the Neustrian king Theuderic III, since 679, was nominal king of all the Franks, made war on Austrasia; the king and his mayor were decisively defeated at the Battle of Tertry in the Vermandois in 687. Berthar and Theuderic withdrew themselves to Paris, where Pepin followed and forced on them a peace treaty with the condition that Berthar leave his office.

Pepin was created mayor in all three Frankish kingdoms and began calling himself Duke and Prince of the Franks. In the ensuing quarrels, Berthar fled, his wife Anstrude married Pepin's eldest son Drogo, Duke of Champagne, Pepin's place in Neustria was secured. The Neustrians tolerated an Austrasian overlord, but Pepin preferred to put these local resistances aside to deal with Germany. Over the next several years, Pepin subdued the Alemanni and Franconians, bringing them within the Frankish sphere of influence. Between 690 and 692, Utrecht fell; this gave the Franks control of important trade routes on the Rhine to the North Sea. He supported the missionary work of Willibrord. In 695, he placed Drogo in the Burgundian mayorship and his other son, Grimoald, in the Neustrian one. Around 670, Pepin had married Plectrude, who had inherited substantial estates in the Moselle region, she was the mother of Drogo of Grimoald II, both of whom died before their father. However, Pepin had a mistress named Alpaida who bore him two more sons: Charles Martel and Childebrand.

Just before Pepin's death, Plectrude convinced him to disinherit the sons he had with his mistress Alpaida in favour of his grandson, still a young child. Pepin died at the age of 79 on 16 December 714, at Jupille, his grandchildren through Plectrude claimed themselves to be Pepin's true successors and, with the help of Plectrude, tried to maintain the position of mayor of the palace after Pepin's death. However, Charles had gained favour among the Austrasians for his military prowess and ability to keep them well supplied with booty from his conquests. Despite the efforts of Plectrude to silence her child's rival by imprisoning him, he became the sole mayor of the palace—and de facto ruler of Francia—after a civil war which lasted for more than three years after Pepin's death. In 2018, Dutch production company Farmhouse will release a movie called Redbad, based on the historical Redbad and directed by Roel Reiné. Jonathan Banks will play Pepin of Herstal, the main villain in this movie. Oman, Charles.

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Asie Swan House

The Asie Swan House is a historic house at 669 Prospect Street in Methuen, Massachusetts. Built c. 1720, it is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It is a 1-1/2 story frame house, five bays wide, with clapboard siding, central chimney, granite foundation, its central entrance is flanked by sidelight windows. The house stood at a location on Prospect Hill in what is now Lawrence, where it was used for the first town meetings beginning in 1726, it was moved in 1808 to its present location. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. National Register of Historic Places listings in Methuen, Massachusetts National Register of Historic Places listings in Essex County, Massachusetts

Chop Cut Rebuild

Chop Cut Rebuild is an automotive documentary-lifestyle series. The show is the creation of its host Canadian actor Dan Woods, known for his role as Principal Daniel Raditch in the first four seasons of the teen drama TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation; the series is directed by Edward Peghin. In 2012, Dan Woods and Edward Peghin were nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Lifestyle Program; the series was first shown on Speed Channel from 2004 through 2013. On March 5, 2013, Fox Sports announced that it would relaunch Speed Channel as Fox Sports 1 on August 17, 2013, with significant changes in programming but retaining NASCAR coverage. On June 21, 2013, Fox Sports 1 announced that a number of series that aired on Speed Channel would not be part of the new channel's line up, this included Chop Cut Rebuild. Starting April 8, 2014, Chop Cut Rebuild began appearing on MAVTV, new episodes are broadcast through 2017. Official website.

Carl McClellan Hill

Carl McClellan Hill was an African American educator and academic administrator who served as president of Kentucky State University from 1962 to 1975, as the 11th president of Hampton University from 1976 to 1978. Carl McClellan Hill was born July 27, 1907 in Norfolk, Virginia, to William Franklin and Sarah Rowe Hill. Hill attended Norfolk public schools, he earned a B. Sc. degree in organic chemistry from Hampton Institute in 1931. During the 1930s, Hill taught science at the George P. Phenix Laboratory School, a high school associated with the Hampton Institute. After working as an assistant professor of chemistry at Hampton Institute, Hill returned to the high school as principal. Hill received his M. Sc. degree in organic chemistry from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1935. His master's thesis was on The action of Grignard reagents on, -unsaturated ethers. Denied admission at the University of Virginia, Hill applied for a Rosenwald Fellowship to complete his doctorate at Cornell, he received $1,500 and was awarded his Ph.

D. in organic chemistry by Cornell in 1941. His Ph. D. thesis topic was Studies of ketenes and their derivatives. Carl McClellan Hill worked as an assistant professor of chemistry at North Carolina A&T University beginning in 1941. In 1944, he joined Tennessee State University, where he served as dean of the school of chemistry from 1944 to 1951, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as maintaining an active research career. By 1962 he was considered one of the top six chemists in the country. On December 4, 1962, Hill became president of Kentucky State College, succeeding Rufus B. Atwood. Under his direction, the college was formally raised to university status, renamed Kentucky State University in 1972. Hill pushed for increased integration, increasing white enrollment at the black school. Hill would remain at KSU until retiring in 1975, the second-longest presidential term at KSU at that time. A year after his retirement he returned to Hampton Institute, serving as its interim president from 1976 to 1977 and president from 1977 to 1978.

As an organic chemist, Hill was a chief investigator collaborating with his first wife, chemist Mary Elliott Hill on joint research projects, which continued to focus on Grignard reagents and ketenes. He published more than fifty research papers; the Hills collaborated on textbooks such as General College Chemistry with Myron B. Towns and Experiments in Organic Chemistry. Hill received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Kentucky in 1966, an honorary doctorate of science from Eastern Kentucky University in 1975, an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Louisville in 1975, he was named Outstanding Alumnus at Large of Hampton University in 1969. Hill was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Hampton, served on the General Executive Board and Executive Committee of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, he was active as a member of its Board of World Missions. Between 1925 and 1927, he married Mary Elliott, with whom he worked for much of his career.

In 1970, he married Helen Ware Collins. Among other activities and Helen were active members of the Virginia Peninsula Rose Society

Prince Edward Road

Prince Edward Road East and Prince Edward Road West are roads in Kowloon, Hong Kong, going in an east-west direction and linking Tai Kok Tsui, Mong Kok, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon City and San Po Kong. The roads were named after Prince Edward in 1922 Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, after his visit to Hong Kong. Prince Edward Station and the Prince Edward area in Hong Kong are both named after Prince Edward Road, rather than Prince Edward himself. In the beginning of the 1920s, the Hong Kong government was developing the Mong Kok district and decided to build a road connecting this to Kowloon City. In April 1922, Prince Edward visited the construction of this road. Due to this visit, the government named this road Prince Edward Road. In the 1930s, Prince Edward Road was extended to the area of Ngau Chi Wan. During Japanese occupation, the road was renamed as Kashima-dori. Prince Edward Road West is a road between Mong Kok, Kowloon Tong and Kowloon City; this road was named Edward Avenue before 1924.

It was renamed Prince Edward Road in 1924, in 1958 the Chinese name was changed from what was "British Royal Prince Road" to a new name, "Crown Prince Road". In 1979 it became the Prince Edward Road West. Prince Edward Road West starts from Kowloon City, it runs across Kowloon City and Prince Edward, ends at Tai Kok Tsui at an intersection with Tong Mi Road and West Kowloon Corridor. It is worth noting that the section of Prince Edward Road West from Olympic Park to Nathan Road runs unidirectionally from east to west. Boundary Street serves as its complement by providing a nearby route. Prince Edward Road East is a road between San Po Kong, it was the Sai Kung Road and part of the Clear Water Bay Road. It became part of the Prince Edward Road. In 1979 it became the Prince Edward Road East; the modern Prince Edward Road East starts from Choi Hung Interchange, where it meets Clear Water Bay Road to the northeast and Kwun Tong Road to the southeast. It goes west along the boundary between San Po Kong and the retired Kai Tak Airport, ends at Olympic Park in Kowloon City, where it branches into three roads, Ma Tau Chung Road, Argyle Street and Prince Edward Road West.

Prince Edward Road East was once misspelled as "Princess Edward Road East" by MTR Corporation in the map describing Sha Tin to Central Link. Diocesan Boys' School Mong Kok Stadium Kowloon Hospital St Teresa's Hospital Olympic Park former Kai Tak Airport Prince Edward Station On May 9, 2005, a dozen stacks of shelving on a construction site next to the road fell off due to adverse weather conditions; the relevant section of the road was closed, leading to a severe disruption of traffic among East Kowloon, affecting more than 100,000 people. Prince Edward, Hong Kong List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Google Maps of Prince Edward Road

Lake Isabella – Cal Brewer Memorial Airport

Lake Isabella – Cal Brewer Memorial Airport is a public use airport located one nautical mile east of the central business district of Lake Isabella, in Isabella County, United States. The airport is owned by the Village of Lake Isabella, it was known as Lake Isabella Airpark. The airport covers an area of 18 acres at an elevation of 886 feet above mean sea level, it has one runway designated 11/29 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,582 by 50 feet. For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010, the airport had 1,264 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 24 per week. At that time there were nine aircraft based at all single-engine. Aerial image as of April 1998 from USGS The National Map Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for D15 AirNav airport information for D15 FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker SkyVector aeronautical chart for D15