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Real Unión

Real Unión Club de Irún, S. A. D. is a Spanish football club based in Irun, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, in the province of Gipuzkoa, near the border with France. Founded on 15 May 1915 it plays in Segunda División B – Group 2, holding home matches at the 5,000-seater Stadium Gal. Real Union was one of the founding members of La Liga in 1929; the club spent four seasons in the Spanish elite, suffering relegation in 1932. Real is yet to return to the top tier, spending the rest of its history bouncing between the second and fourth tiers of Spanish football. Real Unión were among the early pioneering Spanish football teams and, along with fellow Basque clubs Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Arenas Club de Getxo were founding members of La Liga, in 1928; the club was formed in Racing Club de Irún. The former was founded in 1902 as Irún Foot-Ball Club, changing its name in 1907; the latter, formed in 1908, had won the 1913 Copa del Rey, beating Athletic Bilbao 1–0 in a replayed final.

The club was known as Unión Club Irún before Alfonso XIII gave the club royal approval. During the Second Spanish Republic the club reverted to this name. Real Unión subsequently won the Copa del Rey a further three times, beating Real Madrid in 1918 and again in 1924. In 1927 they defeated Arenas Getxo in the only all-Basque final to date. In 1922 they were runners-up; the club were relegated from La Liga in 1932. In 1920, when Spain made their international debut at the Olympic Games, the club provided the squad with three players—Egiazabal, Vázquez and Arabolaza. Another Real Unión player, René Petit, took part in the same Olympic Games with France. In the 70s and 80s, Spanish internationals Javier Irureta and Roberto López Ufarte began their career with the club. On 11 November 2008, in the 2008–09 Copa del Rey against Real Madrid, Real Unión lost 3–4 at the Santiago Bernabéu, but secured a famous aggregate victory following a 3–2 home victory in the first leg, it was the first time in history that Real Madrid were eliminated by a Segunda División B team at home.

The club returned to the Segunda División after a 44-year absence, successively defeating CE Sabadell FC and AD Alcorcón in the 2008–09 promotion play-offs. However, it would be a short-lived return, as the team was relegated, after ranking 21st. 4 seasons in La Liga 10 seasons in Segunda División 27 seasons in Segunda División B 40 seasons in Tercera División 7 seasons in Categorías Regionales As of 6 November 2017Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Copa del Rey: Winners 1913, 1918, 1924, 1927 Runners-up: 1922 Copa Federación de España: Winners 2014–15 Segunda División B: Winners: 2002–03, 2008–09 Tercera División: Winners1957–58, 1963–64. Category:Real Unión footballers Steve Bloomer Javier Zubillaga Official website Futbolme team profile

Lonoke Downtown Historic District

The Lonoke Downtown Historic District encompasses a portion of the central business district of Lonoke, Arkansas. It extends south along Center Street, from the Lonoke County Courthouse to Front Street, one block east and west on both sides of Front Street, it extends eastward on the south side of Front Street another 1-1/2 blocks. Lonoke was founded as a railroad community in 1862, this area represents the core of its downtown area for the period 1900-1945. Most of the district's 23 buildings are commercial structures, one to two stories in height, with brick facades; the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Listed contributing properties in the district include the Lonoke County Courthouse, the Joe P. Eagle and D. R. Boone Building, the Rock Island Depot, the Lonoke Confederate Monument. National Register of Historic Places listings in Lonoke County, Arkansas

Edmund De Wind

Edmund De Wind, was a British Army officer during the First World War, posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Both his native Northern Ireland and his adopted home of Canada count De Wind amongst the men of their militaries who have earned the VC De Wind was born in Comber, County Down, Northern Ireland on 11 December 1883 to Arthur Hughes De Wind, C. E. and Margaret Jane De Wind. He was educated at Campbell College and went to work for the Bank of Ireland, Clones branch. De Wind was living in Canada in 1914 and working for the Edmonton branch of the CIBC when World War I broke out, he served with The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada for a period of six months prior to his enlistment as a private on 16 November 1914 in the 31st Battalion-Alberta Regiment, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force. He arrived in France with 2nd Division of C. E. F. in September 1915.

He saw action at Vimy Ridge. He earned a commission in September 1917 in the British Army; as a 34-year-old Second Lieutenant in the 15th Battalion, The Royal Irish Rifles, he was awarded the VC for deeds committed during the 1918 Spring Offensive on 21 March 1918. He died on that day. For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice on the 21st March, 1918, at the Race Course Redoubt, near Grugies. For seven hours he held this most important post, though twice wounded and single-handed, he maintained his position until another section could be got to his help. On two occasions, with two N. C. O.'s only, he got out on top under heavy machine gun and rifle fire, cleared the enemy out of the trench, killing many. He continued to repel attack after attack until he was mortally collapsed, his valour, self-sacrifice and example were of the highest order. De Wind is commemorated by a pillar, bearing his name and date of death, commissioned by his mother and installed at the main entrance on the west front of St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast.

The entire west front, dedicated in 1927, forms a memorial to the Ulster men and women who served and died in the Great War. He is named on the Pozières Memorial, in the Somme department of France, to the missing of the Fifth Army. There is a plaque memorial in Campbell College, Belfast. In his home town of Comber, he is commemorated by an Ulster History Circle blue plaque, unveiled in 2007. Mount De Wind, Canada, is named after him. A housing estate in Comber is named in his honour. List of Canadian Victoria Cross recipients Listed in order of publication year The Register of the Victoria Cross Clarke, Brian D. H.. "A register of awards to Irish-born officers and men". The Irish Sword. XVI: 185–287. Ireland's VCs Monuments to Courage Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross Edmund de Wind's digitized service file Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia - Mount De Wind Edmund De Wind on Legion Magazine