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Shire of Ravenswood

The Shire of Ravenswood was a local government area located in North Queensland, Australia. Its administrative centre was in Ravenswood. Ravenswood Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1412. On 18 January 1882, the subdivisions were abolished. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, the Ravenswood Division became the Shire of Ravenswood on 31 March 1903. However, with the decline in Ravenwood's population after World War I, it became financially unviable to have a separate local government authority. On 1 January 1930, the Shire of Ravenswood was abolished and absorbed into the Shire of Dalrymple as its No. 3 division. On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the Shire of Dalrymple was amalgamated with the separate City of Charters Towers to form the Charters Towers Region. 1927: Joseph Podosky University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Ravenswood

San Carlos, Paraguay

San Carlos del Apa is a city of Paraguay in the Concepción Department, a historical site located between River Apa and Stream Blandengues. San Carlos is far from Asunción at 589 km, 90 km from the Brazilian port of the same name "San Carlos do Apa" and 200 km from Concepción, it is located on the border with Brazil. The maximum temperature reaches 40 degrees in summer, while the minimum in winter is up to minus 2 degrees; the average is 24 degrees Celsius. The rainfall times are plentiful from November to January, the driest months are from June to September. Winds are from the north and southeast. San Carlos has a total of 690 inhabitants, of which 438 are 252 women. In urban areas there are 444 people and in rural areas 246. Residents of San Carlos are principally engaged in agriculture; the city is a reserve of clover plantation. San Carlos has a landing field for light aircraft. You reach the city by the west through farms, by the east, passing through agricultural settlements, such as Colony Jose Felix Lopez, "Puentesiño" and Paso Bravo National Park.

It has runways for air transport. It is located 680 km north of Asunción; the Fortress of San Carlos was built in 1796 by order of Governor of Paraguay, Don Joaquin de Alos y Bru, years after the founding of the Villa Real de la Concepcion, on a small hill a few metres from the Apa River, with the aim of defending the region against the advance of bandits and Mbayaés Indians allied with the conquerors from Brazil. There, several battles were fought; the Governor sent the commander of Villa Real de Concepción, Don Luis Bernardo Ramirez on an expedition to establish a fort on the banks of River Apa. It had barracks, oratory and cooking places for the soldiers guarding it, it is a sign of the presence of Spaniards since late 1700 and the government of José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia. During the Paraguayan War there were fought several battles in 1867, Cnel. Urbieta thus regained control of the fort. San Carlos is considered historic and touristic, because the ruins of Fort San Carlos del Apa are located there, scenario of numerous battles.

The fort has high walls surrounding it and nowadays it receives many tourists. Another attraction of San Carlos is its exuberant nature; the Caxoeira hills and the Cerro Paiva, complement the beautiful landscape next to River Apa. In the river it is possible to fish; the Fortress of San Carlos is a historical heritage of both Paraguay, Brazil. It is close to the Mato Grosso. Illustrated Geography of Paraguay, Distributed Arami SRL, 2007. ISBN 99925-68-04-6 Geography of Paraguay, First Edition 1999, Publisher Hispanic Paraguay SRL National Secretary of Tourism The World Travel

Fulton, Wisconsin

Fulton is a town in Rock County, Wisconsin, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 3,158; the unincorporated communities of Fulton and Indianford are located in the town. The unincorporated community of Newville is located in the town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.9 square miles, of which, 31.9 square miles of it is land and 1.0 square miles of it is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,158 people, 1,229 households, 920 families residing in the town; the population density was 99.0 people per square mile. There were 1,637 housing units at an average density of 51.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.80% White, 0.16% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.19% from other races, 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population. There were 1,229 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.1% were non-families.

19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96. In the town, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $56,691, the median income for a family was $61,121. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $27,309 for females; the per capita income for the town was $24,033. About 2.5% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over. Ira B. Bradford, Wisconsin State Representative, was born in Fulton. Hellen M. Brooks, Wisconsin State Representative and educator Lorenzo D. Harvey, Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin, lived in Fulton.

Charles R. Van Hise, President of the University of Wisconsin, was born in Fulton. Town of Fulton, Wisconsin website

Eastern Bank

Eastern Bank is the oldest and largest mutual bank in the United States and the largest community bank in Massachusetts. With 95 branches, Eastern had a 3.2% market share in Massachusetts in 2016. It was founded in 1818 in Salem, moved to Lynn, Massachusetts; the company began an aggressive expansion campaign near the end of the 1990s and moved its headquarters to Boston's Financial District. Eastern Bank was established on April 15, 1818 as Salem Savings Bank and became insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on October 1, 1983. On October 19, 1989, Eastern Savings Bank's parent company Lynn, Massachusetts-based Eastern Bank Corporation, renamed it Eastern Bank, reorganized it into a mutual holding company, making it the first of its kind in Massachusetts. In the years following its reorganization, it made several acquisitions of local banks, they included Shore Bank And Trust Company, Malden Trust Company, First Colonial Bank For Savings, Saugus Bank And Trust Company. In 1997, Eastern began an aggressive expansion program with the aim of doubling its size within five years.

The first acquisition of the program was initiated in early 1998 when Eastern bought the ten-branch Quincy-based Hibernia Savings Bank and its parent holding company Emerald Isle Bancorp, Inc for $80 million and converted all branches to Eastern Banks. Eastern, with the bulk of its branches north of Boston, gained exposure to the market south of Boston through the acquisition. In November 2002, Eastern Bank merged its operations with its subsidiary, Salem-based Eastern Bank & Trust Company; the following year in March 2003, company headquarters were moved from Lynn to Boston's Financial District, positioning it alongside the regional headquarters of other large banks including FleetBoston Financial and Citizens Bank. Continually expanding its footprint in the region, Eastern purchased Wareham's Plymouth Savings Bank in May 2005 and Sharon Co-operative Bank in May 2007. Eastern Bank announced in March 2008 its intention to buy Reading-based MassBank Corp. for $170 million. Eastern's third acquisition in four years, it doubled its deposits in Middlesex County to more than $1.4 billion, garnering a 4% market share in the county.

In late June 2010, it was announced that Eastern Bank was the winning bidder to acquire independent Massachusetts bank Wainwright and its 12 branches located in Boston and the surrounding communities. The bank, "known for its social activism and lending to nonprofit organizations", was purchased for $163 million or $19 a share; the merger was completed in November 2010, the 12 branches were converted to Eastern Bank branches in March 2011, over 100 new employees joined Eastern Bank. In July 2012, Eastern announced a merger with The Community Bank, a $300 million cooperative mutual bank headquartered in Brockton, with five branches in southeastern Massachusetts; the mutual merger of the two banks, including the conversion to Eastern, was concluded on November 30, 2012, marked the fifth mutual-mutual merger for Eastern. In March 2014, Eastern signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bedford, N. H.-based Centrix Bank & Trust. The acquisition was completed on Friday, Oct. 24, 2015, the two banks were merged over the weekend.

The merger added six new branch locations in southern and coastal New Hampshire, marking the first retail locations for Eastern in the Granite State. Official website

Antique Temple

The Antique Temple is a small round temple in the west part of Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. Frederick the Great had the building constructed to house his collection of antique artifacts and antique gems. Carl von Gontard created the building in 1768/69 near the New Palace north of the Central Alley, as a complement to the Temple of Friendship situated south of the Alley. Since 1921 the Antique Temple has been used as a mausoleum for members of the House of Hohenzollern and is not open to the public; the Antique Temple was, like the Sanssouci Picture Gallery, envisioned from the beginning as a museum and at the time of Frederick the Great could be visited after notifying the castellan at the New Palace. Next to dozens of antique ornaments, such as marble urns, bronze figurines, tools and ceramics, could be found the so-called'Family of Lycomedes', ten life-sized marble statues on marble plinths, they came to Frederick the Great from the art collection of the French Cardinal Melchior de Polignac.

Fifty busts of marble and bronze sat on brackets, 31 of which came from Polignac's collection. In a square annex that could only be reached through opening a door from the round central hall, the Coin Chamber was created. Four cedar wood cupboards were filled with over 9,200 gold and bronze coins, around 4,370 engraved gems and cameos, 48 marble, terra cotta and bronze reliefs, books from Frederick the Great's archaeological library. Frederick William III, who ruled Prussia from 1797, announced in a Cabinet Order on 1 September 1798: "...for the progress of the study of the antiquities and art... the collection of medals and antiques in the Antique Temple in Potsdam shall be united with the similar collections in Berlin and entrusted with the Academy of Sciences..." The coin and gem collection were placed in the Antique Chamber of the Berlin City Palace. In 1828 the sculptures and busts followed, after being restored in the workshop of the sculptor Christian Daniel Rauch, found their place in the Altes Museum in Lustgarten.

The museum was built to the design of the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and opened in 1830. In June 1828 Friedrich William III had the second version of a coffin designed by Christian Daniel Rauch set into the now empty Antique Temple; the coffin's famous original lay in the mausoleum in the park of Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, completed for Queen Louise, who died 19 July 1810. Until 1904 the copy remained in the Antique Temple, arrived in Spring 1877 in the Hohenzollern Museum, situated in Monbijou Palace, open to the public; the Monbijou Palace was destroyed during the Second World War. Plans for the use of the Antique Temple as a court chapel were made during the reign of Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor; the architect Ernst von Ihne drew up several designs. The first from 1904/05 suggested a conversion in the style of the Italian High Renaissance. Eight years in 1913, came plans for classical interior decoration. Due to other building projects and the outbreak of the First World War, the project was never realised, however.

A suggestion from 1918, to furbish a gravesite for the imperial leadership, did not come to fruition. However, on 19 April 1921, Empress Augusta Victoria was laid in the Antique Temple, according to her wishes, until the 1940s the Antique Temple became the final resting place of other members of the House of Hohenzollern. Five members of the House of Hohenzollern found their final resting place in the Antique Temple: Empress Augusta Viktoria The first wife of Emperor Wilhelm II died in exile in Doorn House, near Utrecht in the Netherlands, following a serious illness; the house was from 1920 the home of the abdicated German emperor. Prince Joachim of Prussia The youngest son of Wilhem II died one day after a suicide attempt with an army revolver in St. Josef Hospital, Potsdam; the prince's coffin lay in the sacristy of the Potsdam Church of Peace and was transferred to the Antique Temple in 1931. Prince Wilhelm of Prussia Prince William was the eldest son of Crown-Prince Wilhelm, German Crown Prince and his wife, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, as well as grandson of Wilhelm II.

The prince took part in the invasion of France during World War II. He was died in a field hospital in Nivelles. Prince Eitel Friederich of Prussia The second eldest son of Wilhelm II died in Ingenheim, his villa in Potsdam. Hermine Reuss, German Empress and Queen of Prussia Dowager Princess of Schönaich-Carolath, The second wife of William II died of a heart attack in a small flat in Frankfurt, where she was under heavy guard by the Russian occupation force; the building is an unadorned closed round temple, surrounded by ten Tuscan columns, forming a Beehive tomb. The inner diameter of the building is about sixteen meters in length; the square annex at the back of the building measures 9.4 metres × 9.4 metres, is overlooked by three windows. The arched roof is crowned by a cupola, from which four diagonal-oval window openings admit light into the central chamber; the building can be entered through a single entrance: a rounded, four-metre-high door at the head of a staircase. An oblong gable over the cornice accentuates the building's front.

The wall surfaces of the rotunda are decorated with grey Silesian marble. Large sculptu

Sack of Kraków (1241)

The sack of Krakow during the first Mongol invasion of Poland took place either on March 22 or on March 28, 1241. It ended in the victory of the Mongol forces, who captured the city and burned it, massacring most of its residents. In early February 1241, some ten thousand Mongol warriors concentrated near Wlodzimierz Wolynski, entered Lesser Poland; the invaders captured Zawichost, on February 13 reaching Sandomierz. The Polish army under voivode Włodzimierz Gryf was defeated in the Battle of Tursk and the Battle of Chmielnik; the latter victory meant. When news of Polish losses reached the city, its residents fled in panic to Silesia and Germany. Local peasants abandoned the villages, hiding in forests and other places; the Mongols entered Krakow on March 22, 1241. The city itself was not defended; those residents who had not fled, decided to hide on the fortified Wawel Hill. According to a popular-20th century legend, a Polish sentry on a tower of St. Mary's Church sounded the alarm by playing the Hejnał, the city gates were closed before the Mongols could ambush.

The trumpeter, was shot in the throat by a Tartar marksman and did not complete the anthem. The invaders stayed in the city for ten days, their stay resulted in the complete destruction of Krakow; the Mongols failed to capture the Wawel Hill or St. Andrew’s Church, the only church in Kraków to withstand the attack. On March 31, 1241, the Mongols set Krakow on fire, on the next day, they left the city, heading towards Silesia. Tomislaw Giergiel, Tatarzy w Sandomierzu Piastowie. Leksykon biograficzny, wyd. 1999, str. 397 Wielka Historia Polski cz. do 1320, wyd. Pinexx 1999, s. 187-188 Stanislaw Krakowski, Polska w walce z najazdami tatarskimi w XIII wieku, wyd. MON 1956, str.136-137