Sarsen stones are sandstone blocks found in quantity in the United Kingdom on Salisbury Plain and the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. They are the post-glacial remains of a cap of Cenozoic silcrete that once covered much of southern England – a dense, hard rock created from sand bound by a silica cement, making it a kind of silicified sandstone; this is thought to have formed during Neogene to Quaternary weathering by the silicification of Upper Paleocene Lambeth Group sediments, resulting from acid leaching. The word "sarsen" is a shortening of "Saracen stone". "Saracen" was a common name for Muslims, came by extension to be used for anything regarded as non-Christian, whether Muslim or pagan. The builders of Stonehenge used these stones for the sarsen circle uprights. Avebury and many other megalithic monuments in southern England are built with sarsen stones. Fire and in times explosives were sometimes employed to break the stone into pieces of a suitable size for use in construction. Sarsen is not an ideal building material, however.
William Stukeley wrote that sarsen is "always moist and dewy in winter which proves damp and unwholesome, rots the furniture". In the case of Avebury, the investors who backed a scheme to recycle the stone were bankrupted when the houses they built proved to be unsaleable and prone to burning down. However, despite these problems, sarsen remained prized for its durability, being a favoured material for steps and kerb stones. Hertfordshire puddingstone Blowing Stone - Kingston Lisle Wayland's Smithy Fyfield Down Coronation Stone Ashdown House, Oxfordshire Photo of Sarsens on Fyfield Down, Wiltshire King, N. E.. "The Kennet Valley Sarsen Industry". Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine. 63: 83–93. Retrieved 23 November 2016. Media related to Sarsen stones at Wikimedia Commons
The SS Brainerd Victory was a Victory-class cargo ship built during World War II. The Brainerd city Mayor Frank Johnson wrote to the Oregon Shipbuilding Company: The naming of a ship for Brainerd is appreciated by our citizens. Boys of this community who formed a tank company fought and were taken prisoner on Bataan and naming of the S. S. Brainerd Victory stands as a tribute to them; the ship was christened by Mrs. J. A. McEachern, wife of the corporation's president John Alexander McEachern; the Brainerd Victory was sponsored by Oregon Shipbuilding Company shipyard employees to let them share in the last Victory ship built under government contract. In a letter to Mayor Johnson, Robert Horton, the public relations director for the United States Maritime Commission wrote: It is a pleasure to advise you that the Maritime Commission is naming one of the new Victory ships in honor of the city of Brainerd, Minnesota; this vessel is one of a series going into service during 1945, which will be named after cities of the United States.
Victory ships were designed to replace the earlier Liberty ships. Liberty ships were designed to be used just for World War II. Victory ships were designed to serve the US Navy after the war; the Victory ship differed from a Liberty ship in that they were faster and wider, had a thinner stack, set farther toward the superstructure and had a long raised forecastle. As the war was over, the Brainerd Victory steamed the West Coast, delivering goods to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Suisun Bay. In 1950 Brainerd Victory was renamed SS P&T Voyager. In March 1962 she was sold to Sumner A. Long of New York City and renamed SS Smith Voyager, was operated by the Anne Quinn Corporation; the Smith Voyager on Dec. 20, 1964 was loaded with a cargo of $500,000 worth of grain. The load shifted violently about 780 miles South East of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean; the shifted load caused a crack in the hull and she took on water. The foundering ship developed a heavy starboard angle of list; the sea was rough with waves 20 to 30 feet high.
Due to fear of sinking, her crew abandoned the Smith Voyager at 1:20 pm. The other crew members shot out red distress flares. Due to the rough sea, the 26-foot-long lifeboats capsized and four members of the crew drowned; the USCGC Rockaway steamed to help the crew. The 533-foot German freighter M. V. Mathilde Bolton came to her aid. U. S. Coast Guard aircraft from Bermuda and Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States Air Force aircraft from the 55th Air Rescue Suadron flew rescue missions, they dropped survival equipment to the crew. On Dec. 25, 1964, the Smith Voyager was in tow by the British salvage tug Marinla to be saved, but on the trip she sank by the stern on Dec. 27, 1964 at 28.30 N 50.48 W, about 850 miles from Bermuda. The captain and three crew members were saved. A US district court found; the Smith Voyager was overloaded with grain when she departed Texas. The court found evidence that the steam boilers were not working correctly. There was a leak in the rudder stock gland, thus sea water was leaking into the steering room and was draining into the bilge.
List of Victory ships Liberty ship Type C1 ship Type C2 ship Type C3 ship Sawyer, L. A. and W. H. Mitchell. Victory ships and tankers: The history of the ‘Victory’ type cargo ships and of the tankers built in the United States of America during World War II, Cornell Maritime Press, 1974, 0-87033-182-5. United States Maritime Commission: Victory Cargo Ships Sawyer, L. A. and W. H. Mitchell. Victory ships and tankers: The history of the ‘Victory’ type cargo ships and of the tankers built in the United States of America during World War II, Cornell Maritime Press, 1974, 0-87033-182-5. United States Maritime Commission: Victory Cargo Ships
The College of Business Administration of Savannah State University offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Global Logistics & International Business and Marketing. The college offers an MBA program; the college offers a teaching certification for business majors in a program with Armstrong State University's College of Teacher Education and partners with Armstrong Atlantic to operate the Coastal Georgia Center for Economic Education, a joint program which conducts workshops for area teachers to help meet student economic standards and teachers from the Economics America Program of the Savannah-Chatham school system. The College of Business Administration bachelor's degree in business administration and an MBA programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Accounting Computer Information Systems Global Logistics & International Business Management Marketing Business Administration Master of Business Administration
Pine Hill Cemetery is located in Dover, New Hampshire, was first used as a burial ground in 1730. Following are interments of notable people: Daniel Meserve Durell, U. S. congressman, elected to represent New Hampshire as an at-large delegate from 1807 to 1809 George Frost, Revolutionary War Continental Congressman from 1777 to 1779 Jonathan Grout, U. S. congressman elected to represent Massachusetts's 8th District, serving from 1789 to 1791 Joshua James Guppey, Civil War Union brevet brigadier general John Parker Hale, U. S. congressman, Civil War U. S. senator, elected as a Democrat to represent New Hampshire as an at-large delegate to the House of Representatives in 1843-1845 William Hale, U. S. congressman. S. congressman representing New Hampshire's 1st District from 1879 to 1883, mayor of Dover in 1866, member of the New Hampshire Senate in 1871, member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1874, U. S. District Attorney for New Hampshire from 1874 to 1879 John William Kingman, Civil War Union Army officer Noah Martin, New Hampshire governor Charles Henry Sawyer, 41st governor of New Hampshire from 1887 to 1889 Fred Wesley Wentworth, architect known for many buildings in downtown Paterson, New Jersey, for the Lucius Varney House in Dover.
John Wentworth, Jr. Revolutionary War Continental Congressman
Ahmet Patterson known as Pattycake Patterson or Punch Picker Patterson is an English boxer residing in Leyton in east London, England. Patterson holds British nationality, he first started boxing. He left Fitzroy in mid 2010 and moved to Repton ABC due to the fact he thought he wasn't getting'enough sparring', he now is managed by Martin Bowers. In his early amateur career Patterson was boxing for England, he had a total of 67 fights and lost only 7. Patterson won a multi-nations tournament in Cyprus, he was asked to fight for Jamaica in the Commonwealth games as he was not picked for England, but at that point Patterson decided to go pro. In his pro career Patterson has lost none, his last opponent was Phil Gill for the Southern Weight Area title. Patterson resides in Dulwich with his wife, Daina'Tootsie' Clarke; the pair have been together for 3 years and married since April 2013. Their wedding aired on the BBC Three show'Don't Tell The Bride' He has a YouTube channel with his wife'Daina Patterson' known as'Tootsie Time' on YouTube, called and Ahmet
Boleslaw III the Wasteful, was a Duke of Legnica, Brzeg from 1296 until 1342, Duke of Wrocław from 1296 until 1311. He was the eldest son of Henry V the Fat, Duke of Legnica and Wrocław, by his wife Elisabeth, daughter of Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland. Bolesław's father died in 1296, his mother, the Duchess Elisabeth and his paternal uncle Bolko. Both soon died, Bolko in 1301 and Elisabeth in 1304. Between 1301-02 the official guardianship of Henry V's sons was taken by Henry of Würben, Bishop of Wrocław, but after a year he was removed from this post for his alleged prodigality. By that time, King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia was determined to take advantage over the rich and strategically Duchy of Wrocław. In 1302 the young Bolesław was sent to the court of Prague, was betrothed to the seven-year-old Princess Margareta, the King's youngest daughter, one year later; the wedding took place five years in 1308. Bolesław was favored by the King, threatening the closest male relatives of the King, who saw the young Duke of Legnica as a potential rival for the throne.
When King Wenceslaus II died in 1305, his son Wenceslaus III succeeded him. When Wenceslaus III was murdered one year in Olomouc, Bolesław began his fight for the Bohemian throne taking the title of "haeres Regni Poloniae". Bolesław's forces, as Duke of Legnica-Wrocław were inadequate to compete with the other candidates for the Přemyslid throne: Rudolph III of Austria, Henry of Carinthia and John of Luxemburg. Bolesław lost his attempt to rule the Polish Kingdom after he failed to control Kalisz during 1306–1307 losing Kalisz to Duke Henry III of Głogów. Bolesław's only substantial gain was Opava in 1308, after Duke Nikolaus. Bolesław renounced his claim two years after a treaty in Olomouc, paying 8,000 pieces of silver. Opava was merged with the Bohemian crown and restored to Nikolaus I's son and heir, Nikolaus II, in 1318. Bolesław's political ambitions exhausted his finances. In 1311, Bolesław was pressured into dividing his lands between his younger brothers Henry and Władysław; the Duchy was divided into three parts: Legnica and Brzeg.
As the eldest brother, Bolesław got first choice. He chose the least prosperous Brzeg, surprising everyone; the monetary compensation offered by the prince who took Brieg would have allowed Bolesław to continue his fight for the Bohemian throne. Bolesław was unsuccessful. Bolesław seemed to accept his fate, but one year he managed to deprive his youngest brother Władysław from the Duchy of Legnica, because Władysław wasn't able to pay his part of the monetary compensation for Brieg. In 1312 Bolesław and Henry VI entered into an alliance with the ruler of Lesser Poland, Władysław I Łokietek and with their combined forces began an expeditionary trip against the Dukes of Głogów, under the pretext that the late Duke Henry III was directly responsible for the premature death of Henry V, father of the Dukes of Legnica and Wrocław; the war lasted five years, 1312–1317. Władysław I Łokietek took most of Greater Poland, his allies taking the towns of Uraz, Wołów and Lubiąż. After this victory, Bolesław tried to reassert himself in the succession struggle for the Kingdom of Bohemia in the possession of John of Luxemburg.
Bolesław received his reward in 1321–1322, when King John appointed him Governor of Bohemia during his trip to Germany and Italy. In Silesia, Bolesław and his brothers Henry VI, Bolko II of Opole and Władysław I Łokietek formed a coalition and went to war against the Dukes of Głogów in 1321; this time they were successful due to Bolesław. On 10 August 1323, a peace treaty was signed in Wrocław. Duke Konrad I of Oleśnica ceded the Duchy of Namysłów with the fortresses of Namysłów, Byczyna and Kluczbork. By 1322, relations between Bolesław and his younger brother Henry VI began to deteriorate. Henry refused to support the aggressive politics of his brother when he signed a peace treaty with Konrad of Oleśnica regarding the possession of Wrocław. Bolesław offered to exchange his district of Legnica for Wrocław. Henry VI refused, the war between the brothers was imminent. Henry established contacts with the new King of Poland Władysław I Łokietek, promised him homage and was named his heir in exchange for aid.
Władysław declined the offer. Henry asked the help of Emperor Louis IV. On 20 April 1324, the Duke of Wrocław declared himself a vassal of the Empire. In return, Louis IV guaranteed the succession of Henry VI's lands to his daughters, prompting Bolesław to attack. Wrocław's defenses held, Henry VI maintained control. In 1327 the situation changed completely. John of Luxemburg persuaded Henry VI to break his alliance with the Emperor to become a vassal of Bohemia. In exchange, he received the County of Glatz from the King. Bolesław made a final attempt to capture Wrocław in 1327-28, during King John absence from Bohemia. Once again, he failed. In 1329, Bolesław's youngest brother Władysław unexpectedly returned to Silesia. Having been declared a vassal of Bohemia, Władysław took possession of Legnica in the name of King John, leaving Bolesław in a critical situation. Bolesław did not ha