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Ricky Meléndez

Ricky Meléndez is a Puerto Rican singer and actor. He was raised in Guaynabo, he became a member of Menudo at the age of nine. He was one of the original five in the group, he is the cousin of group founder Edgardo Díaz. As a member of Menudo, he acted in two films: Menudo: Una Aventura Llamada Menudo. Meléndez retired from Menudo in 1984 at the mandatory age of 16, but since he had started at age nine, he became the band member with the longest tenure at eight years, he gave up his place to Ricky Martin. His final concert with Menudo was in Caguas. Once Meléndez left Menudo, he tried various business ventures, including a shop at Plaza Las Americas in San Juan, became a lawyer. In 1998, he got together with former bandmates Rene Farrait, Johnny Lozada, Ray Reyes, Charlie Masso and Miguel Cancel to make a comeback tour under the name of El Reencuentro, they toured the world. Meléndez was the voice responsible for Menudo super hits "Y Yo No Bailo" and "Cámbiale Las Pilas". Meléndez now lives in San Juan with his wife and children and practices corporate and real estate law at Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC.

Meléndez attended the University of Central Florida where he took several broadcasting classes. Melendez is married to Miriam "Muñeca" Calderín, he has one daughter. His brothers and Oscar, are former members of Menudo. List of Puerto Ricans

Rhea County Courthouse

The Rhea County Courthouse is a historic county courthouse in the center of Dayton, the county seat of Rhea County, Tennessee. Built in 1891, it is famous as the scene of the Scopes Trial of July 1925, in which teacher John T. Scopes faced charges for including Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in his public school lesson; the trial became a clash of titans between the lawyers William Jennings Bryan for the prosecution and Clarence Darrow for the defense, epitomizes the tension between fundamentalism and modernism in a wide range of aspects of American society. The courthouse, now housing a museum devoted to the trial, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976; the Rhea County Courthouse stands prominently in the center of Dayton, on the courthouse square bounded by 2nd and 3rd Avenues, Market Street, Court Street. It is a three-story brick building with Italianate features, it has a broad hip roof with a low hip-roofed tower at one corner of the main facade, a taller square tower with an open octagonal belfry above a clock on the other.

Some windows are set in round-arch openings. The building interior has many original features, including the main courtroom on the second floor, where the Scopes Monkey Trial took place; the building was constructed in 1890-91, after Dayton was named the county seat, replacing Washington. It was designed by W. Chamberlain and Co. architects from Knoxville and was built by contractors from Chattanooga. In July 1925 the courthouse was the scene of one of the widely reported trials of the 1920s, the Scopes Trial. Cooked up as a publicity stunt by locals after passage of the state's Butler Act banned the teaching of biological evolution in public schools, science teacher John T. Scopes was arrested and charged with violating the act; the state was represented by the renowned orator and fundamentalist Christian icon William Jennings Bryan, Scopes was defended by an ACLU-funded team headed by noted criminal defense lawyer Clarence Darrow. Although Scopes was convicted in a sensationalized trial, the culture clash between legal principles as well as fundamentalism and modernism left an enduring mark on American society.

The defense called Bryan to the stand to defend fundamentalism, exposed the underlying ignorance of his views. In subsequent years, many states that had enacted similar laws repealed them. A $1-million project which restored the second-floor courtroom to the way it looked during the Scopes trial was completed in 1979; the Rhea County Museum called the Scopes Trial Museum, is located in the courthouse basement and contains such memorabilia as the microphone used to broadcast the trial, trial records, an audiovisual history of the trial. Every July local people re-enact key moments of the trial in the courtroom. In front of the courthouse stands a commemorative plaque erected by the Tennessee Historical Commission: 2B 23 THE SCOPES TRIAL Here, from July 10 to 21, 1925 JohnThomas Scopes, a County High School teacher, was tried for teaching that a man descended from a lower order of animals in violation of a passed state law. William Jennings Bryan assisted the prosecution. Scopes was convicted; the Rhea County Courthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976.

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. On October 1, 2005, a statue of William Jennings Bryan was dedicated on the courthouse lawn, funded by a donation from nearby Bryan College; the statue was placed to commemorate the school's 75th anniversary. On July 14, 2017, a statue of Clarence Darrow was unveiled near Bryant's statue, funded by a donation from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. List of National Historic Landmarks in Tennessee National Register of Historic Places listings in Rhea County, Tennessee National Historic Landmark nomination file on the Rhea County Courthouse Rhea County Attractions: Rhea County Courthouse and Rhea County Museum Scopes Trial Museum - TN History for Kids

William Mullin

William Mullin was a British trade unionist. Mullin grew up in Oldham, left school at the age of nine to work in a local cotton mill, he joined a local trade union, was elected as its treasurer in 1880. Most cardroom workers in the town were not unionised and were locked out and lost their wages following the Oldham weavers' strike of 1885. Many of these workers formed a new union, the Amalgamated Association of Card and Blowing Room Operatives, Mullin was elected as its first general secretary; as secretary, Mullin's most famous contribution was leading the union through a 21-week strike in 1892/93. Around that time, he served as president of the United Textile Factory Workers' Association, a loose federation bringing together textile workers' unions. However, the Cardroom Amalgamation left the association in 1913 after its member William Henry Carr was not re-adopted as Parliamentary candidates. Mullin was active in the Trades Union Congress, served as President of the TUC in 1911. In this capacity, he was invited to attend the Coronation of King George V.

He was noted as one of the first trade unionists to be appointed as a magistrate, he served on the Board of Trade and the Cotton Control Board. Mullin became ill and underwent an operation in January 1920. Although his health improved enough for him to resume some of his trade union duties, this was temporary, he died in June

Robert Conny

Robert Conny, was an English physician. Conny was the son of John Conny and twice mayor of Rochester, was born in or about 1645, he was a member of Magdalen College and proceeded B. A. on 8 June 1676, M. A. 3 May 1679, M. B. 2 May 1682, M. D. 9 July 1685, on which occasion he'denied and protested,' because the vice-chancellor caused one Bullard, of New College, to be presented LL. B. before him. In 1692 he was employed by the admiralty as physician to the wounded landed at Deal, he married daughter of Richard Manley. He contributed a paper, in the form of a letter to Dr. Plot,'On a Shower of Fishes,' to the'Philosophical Transactions,' xx. and is said to have been a successful physician, to have improved the practice of lithotomy. He died on 25 May 1713, at the age of sixty-eight, was buried in Rochester Cathedral, his portrait is in the Bodleian Picture Gallery and in the lodgings of the president of Magdalen College. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Conny, Robert".

Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900

Phoebe Bacon

Phoebe Bacon is an American swimmer. She holds the 5th fastest 100m Backstroke swim in the world for the 2019 calendar year, was a member of the gold-medal winning 4x100m medley relay team at the 2019 Pan American Games, she won three gold medals at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, was a gold medalist in the 100m back at 2019 Pan American Games. Additionally, she was a gold medalist in the 100m back at the 2019 Toyota U. S. Open. Bacon began swimming during the summer at the age of 3 for the Tallyho Foxes, joined Nation's Capital Swim Club, the same club as Katie Ledecky, at the American University site. Under the Silver coach Ian Rowe, Bacon qualified for the 2016 US Olympic Trials, at the age of 14. During the 2017 season, Phoebe moved up to the Gold I group, where she is coached by Timothy Kelly

Kyara Stijns

Kyara Stijns is a Dutch professional racing cyclist. She started cycling with club team'WCL Bergklimmers' in the south of the province of Limburg. In 2013, she won the Dutch junior national championships road race; as a result she became pro riding for Giant-Shimano in 2014. On Friday 31 July 2015 she became third in the Profronde Heerlen, after winner Chantal Blaak and second Anna van der Breggen. On Sunday 6 September 2015 she started the last stage of the Holland Ladies Tour in her hometown Bunde. In the same month the team announced Stijns will be riding for Liv-Plantur in 2016. 2013 Dutch road champion 2014 Team Giant-Shimano season 2015 Team Liv-Plantur season Kyara Stijns at ProCyclingStats