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Peter I, Count of Savoy

Peter I was count of Savoy and margrave of Turin jointly with his brother Amadeus II of Savoy from c. 1060 to 1078. He ruled only nominally, as true power was in the hands of Adelaide of Susa. Peter presided over court hearings alongside Adelaide and issued several donation charters with her and his brothers Amadeus II of Savoy and Otto. Shortly before his death, Peter united with Bishop Cunibert of Turin in an attempt to drive Abbot Benedict II from his abbey of San Michele della Chiusa. Peter married Agnes of Aquitaine, c.1065. They had two daughters: Agnes, who married Frederick of Montbéliard in 1080. After marrying Agnes, Frederick became margrave of Turin. Alice, who may have married Margrave Boniface of Vasto and Saluzzo in 1099 C. W. Previté-Orton, The Early History of the House of Savoy, accessible online at: archive.org S. Hellmann, Die Grafen von Savoyen und das Reich: bis zum Ende der staufischen Periode, accessible online at: Genealogie Mittelalter A. M. Patrone, ‘Agnes di Poitiers,’ in “Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani” – Volume 1 Peter I, Graf von Savoyen Cawley, Medieval Lands Project on Peter of Savoy, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Cawley, Medieval Lands Project on Agnes of Aquitaine, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy

Academy of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan

The Academy of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan is a body for the training of qualified military personnel for the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It was established as an inter-service educational institution that serves the purpose of training officers for higher level leadership positions. Cadets who study at the acadeny are enrolled for at least 2 years, it was the first institution of its kind to be established on the militaries of Central Asia. The school requires all cadets to be fluent in the Uzbek language as well as have a basic knowledge of Russian, it was established on 2 September 1994 in accordance with the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Establishment of the Academy of Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan" of 15 August 1994. In January 2017, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the school to give instructions on the organization of an new academy on its basis. While addressing the school administration, noted the importance reestablishing the academy, stating the following: "It will take a major place in the unified system of military education in the Uzbek military" The reorganization resolution was adopted by presidential decree on 25 April 2017.

In late 2017, the Uzbek government signed an agreement with China on coorperation between the school and educational institutions in the PLA. The academy serves all branches of the armed forces, rather than just the Uzbek Ground Forces. Cadets in the academy specialize in the highest command of the military, scientific studies, as well as operational experience for senior officers, studying the problems of military science in order to increase professional and qualitative training of officers and to explore practical issues of military policy and the development of the armed forces. Alumni website ТВОКУ 100 лет

Christopher John Lewis

Christopher John Lewis was a New Zealander who made a 1981 unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Elizabeth II, the Queen of New Zealand and other Commonwealth realms including the United Kingdom. He planned attempts at assassinating other British royal family members and was kept at arm's length from them by the authorities in New Zealand. Lewis was born in Dunedin on 7 September 1964, he had a troubled life. He was unable to write or read until the age of eight; as a boy, he idolised Charles Manson. In his teens, he formed a would-be guerrilla army with two friends; the group stole weapons, sent a threatening letter to the police, robbed a post office of $5,244. On 14 October 1981, 17-year-old Lewis had been tracking the New Zealand tour of the royal family, who were to visit Otago Museum in Dunedin. Lewis concealed a.22 caliber rifle wrapped up in an old pair of jeans, traveled by bicycle to the Adams Building, where he took up a position in a toilet cubicle. He fired through the window at the Queen.

The shot did not impact near the Queen or anyone else. While Lewis did not have a proper vantage point nor sufficiently powerful rifle for his purposes, a 1997 report by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service notes that his intent was to kill the queen. Eight days after firing the shot, Lewis was arrested and charged with public possession of a firearm, public discharging of a firearm; as the charges were read to him, Lewis responded "Only two charges, what? Shit... Had the bullet hit her, would it be treason?" Lewis served three years with the last part in a psychiatric prison. The New Zealand Police covered up the story, charging him with possession of a firearm, but purposely keeping the event under wraps, concerned that it would create a negative image of New Zealand, endanger future royal visits. According to police files, Lewis was being asked about an unrelated robbery, when he took police to the position where he had fired at the Queen and showed police the empty casings and the rifle.

The facts of the attempt were classified, until released in February 2018 in response to a request from Fairfax Media. In 1983, when Charles, Prince of Wales, toured New Zealand with his wife Diana and their son William, Lewis unsuccessfully attempted to escape from a psychiatric ward. Lewis was released, when a third royal visit occurred the government sent him to Great Barrier Island to keep him away from the royal family, he was charged with the murder of a young mother, Tania Furlan, the kidnapping of her child. He killed himself in Mount Eden Prison, Auckland, in 1997 while awaiting his trial

Hincheyville Historic District

Hincheyville Historic District is a 53-acre historic district in Franklin, Tennessee. It is one of seven local historic districts in Franklin and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Hincheyville was Franklin's first residential addition, subdivided in 1819, it was located outside the original town boundaries and was subdivided for development by Hinchey Petway, a wealthy merchant for whom the area is named. Its streets are wide and lined with trees. A few substantial homes were built in Hincheyville before the Civil War, but significant residential development did not occur until the latter decades of the 19th century; the oldest building in the area dates from circa 1828 and most were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Colonial Revival and English Tudor architectural styles were popular in the 1920s and 1930s; when listed, the National Register historic district included 70 contributing buildings, 20 non-contributing buildings, one non-contributing site.

Most are single-family residences. The antebellum St. Paul's Episcopal Church is located in the district and is separately listed on the National Register; the Hincheyville historic district is one of five National Register historic districts in the city of Franklin. Four of these, including Hincheyville, are designated as local historic districts by city ordinance, making them subject to design review. Franklin has seven local historic districts

Vasojevići

The Vasojevići is a historic Montenegrin Highland tribe and a territorial unit in northeastern Montenegro, in the region of Brda. It is the largest of the historical tribes, occupying the area between Vjetarnih Lijeva Rijeka in the South and Bihor under Bijelo Polje in the North, Mateševo in the West to Plav in the East; the tribe is one of seven Highland tribes. Vasojevići is the name of the region inhabited by the Vasojevići. Most of the tribe's history prior to the 16th century has been passed on through oral history. Although the unofficial center is Andrijevica in north-eastern Montenegro, the tribe stems from Lijeva Rijeka in central Montenegro; the tribe was formed by various tribes that were united under the rule of the central Vasojević tribe. These tribes migrated to the Komovi mountains and the area of Lim; the emigration continued into what is today other parts of Montenegro. Though sense of tribal affiliation diminished in recent years, is not a thing of a past. Tribal association and organizations still exist.

It could be seen during the 2006 Montenegrin independence referendum with the Vasojevići united opposition. It occupies the area between Vjetarnih Lijeva Rijeka in the South and Bihor under Bijelo Polje in the North, Mateševo in the West to Plav in the East; the oldest mention of the Vasojevići dates to 1444, where it is described as not a tribe, but as an ethnic group. The Ragusan Senate report filed by Ragusan merchants dating to October 29, 1444, speaks of the Vasojevići, living near Medun, in Rikavac, having together with the Bjelopavlići and Piperi attacked Ragusan merchants, doing material damage. According to some historians, the fact that the Vasojevići were not mentioned in the 1455 document, points to them having migrated from Upper Zeta. According to the 1485 defter, the Vasojevići and Bratonožići were not yet established tribes. In 1658, the seven tribes of Kuči, Vasojevići, Bratonožići, Klimenti and Gruda allied themselves with the Republic of Venice, establishing the so-called "Seven-fold banner" or "alaj-barjak", against the Ottomans.

In 1689, an uprising broke out in Piperi, Bjelopavlići, Bratonožići, Kuči and Vasojevići, while at the same time an uprising broke out in Prizren, Peć, Priština and Skopje, in Kratovo and Kriva Palanka in October. Documents the letter of Ivan Radonjić from 1789, show that the Montenegrins were identified as Serbs, that the Banjani, Kuči, Bjelopavlići, Zećani, Vasojevići, Bratonožići were not identified as "Montenegrins" but only as Serb tribes, they were all mentioned only in a regional and tribal manner, never as an ethnic category. In the 18th century the folklore of the tribe was influenced by the Orthodox millenarianism that had developed during the mid Ottoman era. According to one such folk legend, an elder of the Vasojevići, foretold Greek priests the advent of a Serbian messiah, a dark man who would liberate the Serbs from the Turks; these myths as part of the official Serbian Orthodox doctrine provided both a de facto recognition of Ottoman rule and the denial of its legitimacy. During the Second World War, the Vasojevići were divided between the two armies of Serb Chetniks and Yugoslav Partisans that were fighting each other.

As a result, the conflict spread within the tribal structures. In May 2006, Montenegro gained independence after a referendum on the future of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. However, 72% of voters in Andrijevica municipality, the unofficial centre of the Vasojevići region, voted against Montenegrin independence, it was the second highest result against breaking the state union with Serbia. The People's Assembly of Vasojevići stated many times that, apart from being Montenegrin, all Vasojevići are Serb and, thus oppose and have always opposed Montenegrin secession from Yugoslavia; the Montenegrin census of 2003 revealed that 89,81% of the Vasojevići declared themselves as Serb while 9,43% declared themselves as Montenegrin. During the War in Ukraine, some locals of villages of Andrijevica, part of the Vasojevići tribe, decided to sell and give up land for free to Russia, stating that "we are brothers", it is a tradition of all brotherhoods to show respect to ancestors by knowing genealogy and the history of the tribe and a family.

This allows members of the clan to be unite, to act together and always to recognise kin. According to a folk myth, the founder of the tribe was Vaso. According to one myth Vaso was a descendant of the medieval Serbian Nemanjić dynasty. Vaso's great-grandfather was Stefan Konstantin, the rival King, defeated by his half-brother Stefan Uroš III in 1322. Stefan Konstantin had a son, Stefan Vasoje, brought up at the court of Dušan the Mighty. Stefan Vasoje participated in the battles of Dušan, when he had received sufficient experience, he was put by the Emperor as voivode at Sjenica. Stefan Vasoje had a son, Stefan Konstantin II, who participated in the Battle of Kosovo, where he died. Is believed to be either the grandfather or great-grandfather of Vaso; the legend further alleges that Vaso, one of five sons of Stefan Konstantin II, moved to Lijeva Rijeka. After the fall of Smederevo fortress and the subsequent fall of the whole Serbian Empire, Serbs from Kosovo, Metohija and Šumadija

1956 NFL Championship Game

In the 1956 National Football League Championship Game was the league's 24th championship game, played at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx in New York City on December 30. The New York Giants won the Eastern Conference title and hosted the Chicago Bears, the Western Conference champions; the teams had met in the regular season five weeks earlier on November 25 at Yankee Stadium and played to a 17–17 tie. The Giants hosted. Both teams had been absent from the league title game for a decade, when the Bears won the championship over the Giants at the Polo Grounds in 1946; the Giants' most recent NFL title was before World War II, in 1938. The 1956 season marked the Giants' first at Yankee Stadium, moving across the Harlem River from the Polo Grounds; this was the first championship since 1949 without the Cleveland Browns, who had appeared in six consecutive since joining the NFL in 1950. The 1956 Giants featured a number of Hall of Fame players, including running backs Frank Gifford and Alex Webster, offensive tackle Roosevelt Brown, linebacker Sam Huff, defensive end Andy Robustelli.

Two assistants of Giants head coach Jim Lee Howell, offensive coordinator Vince Lombardi and defensive coordinator Tom Landry became Hall of Fame head coaches with other franchises. He was the head coach of the Cowboys for 29 seasons, through 1988; the game was played on an icy field, with temperatures hovering around 20 °F. To adjust to the slick conditions, the Giants opted to wear sneakers instead of traditional football cleats; the advantage the white sneakers provided in footing was cited as a major factor in New York's romp. Twenty-two years earlier on an icy Polo Grounds field, the Giants had employed the same tactic and beat the Bears to win the 1934 NFL Championship Game in the famous "Sneakers Game." The Giants led 13–0 after the first quarter and built a 34–7 halftime lead on their way to a 47–7 win before 56,836. Although the home team, the Giants wore the Bears their navy blue. New York's custom at the time was to alternate between white jerseys at home; the blue jerseys were designated as the "home jerseys" beginning in 1957.

The 1956 NFL title was the Giants' fourth. After the 1956 title, it was another thirty years before their next, Super Bowl XXI in January 1987. Sunday, December 30, 1956 Kickoff: 2:05 p.m. EST First quarter NY – Mel Triplett 17 run, 7–0 NY NY – FG Agajanian 17, 10–0 NY NY – FG Agajanian 43, 13–0 NY Second quarter NY – Alex Webster 3 run, 20-0 NY CHI – Rick Casares 9 run, 20–7 NY NY – Webster 1 run, 27–7 NY NY – Henry Moore recovered blocked punt in end zone, 34–7 NY Third quarter NY – Kyle Rote 9 yard pass from Charlie Conerly, 40–7 NY Fourth quarter NY – Frank Gifford 14 yard pass from Conerly, 47–7 NY Referee: William Downes Umpire: Samuel Wilson Head Linesman: Cleo Diehl Back Judge: Don Looney Field Judge: George Rennix The NFL had five game officials in 1956. A total of twelve officials were on hand for this championship: the game crew, a full alternate crew, two to operate the clock; the gross receipts for the game, including $205,000 for radio and television rights, were over $517,000, the highest to date.

Each player on the winning Giants team received $3,779. "The Big One: 1956 NFL Championship Game," YouTube.com/