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Shire of Wangaratta (Queensland)

The Shire of Wangaratta was a local government area in the North Queensland region of Queensland, Australia. On 11 November 1879, Wangaratta Division was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 789. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Wangaratta Division became the Shire of Wangaratta on 31 March 1903. On 2 April 1960, the Shire of Wangaratta was amalgamated with the Town of Bowen creating the new Shire of Bowen. 1927: Arthur Henry Wickham Cunningham "Wangaratta Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland

Orchard Lake Village, Michigan

Orchard Lake Village is a city in Oakland County in the U. S. state of Michigan and a small, exclusive suburb of Detroit. The population was 2,375 at the 2010 census; the city is surrounded by West Bloomfield. It shares a border with Keego Harbor, to the east. About 43 percent of the City of Orchard Lake Village is occupied by ponds. Orchard Lake Village is home to St. Mary's Preparatory and SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, in addition to the Orchard Lake Country Club and Pine Lake Country Club, it is the home of Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory and Orchard Lake Schools Michigan Military Academy. Orchard Lake Village is ranked as the most affluent town in Michigan with a median household income of $400,289. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.12 square miles, of which 2.44 square miles is land and 1.68 square miles is water. Orchard Lake, Cass Lake, Upper Straits Lake are all within or within the city limits. Terrain is high. Orchard Lake Village surrounds the third-largest lake in Oakland County.

The city is surrounded by West Bloomfield Township, except for the northeast which abuts Keego Harbor. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,375 people, 802 households, 665 families living in the city; the population density was 973.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 869 housing units at an average density of 356.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 83.9% White, 6.4% African American, 7.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population. There were 802 households of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 17.1% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.08. The median age in the city was 46.9 years.

23.2% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,215 people, 750 households, 648 families living in the city; the population density was 855.7 per square mile. There were 805 housing units at an average density of 311.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 91.87% White, 3.84% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.66% Asian, 0.09% from other races, 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population. 8.8% of Orchard Lake's population reported ancestries that were characterized as "Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac" by the U. S. Census, making Orchard Lake Village the community with the highest percentage of people in that category of any place in the United States. There were 750 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.7% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 13.5% were non-families.

9.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.18. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 34.4% from 45 to 64, 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $121,126, the median income for a family was $126,058. Males had a median income of $83,680 versus $41,250 for females; the per capita income for the city was $67,881. About 0.6% of families and 0.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty-five or over. All of Orchard Lake Village is within the West Bloomfield School District. One portion is instead in Walled Lake Consolidated Schools. There is another school called St. Mary's Preparatory, a Catholic Preparatory for boys.

Bob Seger, American rock musician City of Orchard Lake Village

Doña Soledad Avenue

Doña Soledad Avenue is an east-west route in the southern Metro Manila city of Parañaque, Philippines. It is located in Don Bosco, Sun Valley and Moonwalk, which are Barangays located in northeastern Parañaque, it runs from its intersection with E. Rodriguez Avenue in the eastern edge of Moonwalk; the road continues to the east. It curves north for a few blocks turns east and heads for its terminus at Doña Soledad interchange of South Luzon Expressway and the Manila Skyway. East of SLEX, the avenue enters San Martin de Porres followed by Lower Bicutan, Taguig where it continues as General Santos Avenue, it was intended to be a private road meant for Better Living Subdivision residents, but was opened to outsiders because of the heavy traffic when Dr. Arcadio Santos Avenue was expanded; this caused poor road conditions on the private road and. It is plagued with Heavy Traffic due to non residents passing by. Better Living Subdivision Residents are hoping to have Doña Soledad Avenue be a private road again in the upcoming years With Limited or Tolled access to finance extensive rehabilitation.

The avenue was named after Doña Soledad Lirio Dolor, a former Assemblywoman from the province of Batangas and real estate developer who pursued several subdivision projects, including Better Living in Parañaque where this road passes. It is sometimes referred to by non-Parañaqueños as Bicutan Road being the road that goes to and from Bicutan. Starting the early 2000s, there has been a continued buildup of traffic along Doña Soledad Avenue; this can be attributed to the increasing number of homeowners and tenants within Better Living Subdivision and adjacent properties that use the avenue. Conversely, a high volume of pass-thru vehicular traffic has been observed. Most of these are private and delivery vehicles that use the avenue as a shortcut to and from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport; as of 2015, it can take two hours to traverse the 3.7 kilometer avenue during rush hours by commute. Three new property developments once completed can add to the volume of traffic which clogs the avenue.

These are: Azure Urban Resort Residences - located at the west service road corner Doña Soledad Avenue Amaia Steps Bicutan - located at the West Service Road corner Sun Valley Drive Amaranthe Land Development - located at the east service road near the DOST campus. Azure Urban Resort Residences Château Élysée Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp. Parañaque Doctors Hospital PLDT - North Parañaque Office SM City Bicutan National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians The Cake Planet - bakeshop/cafe

German submarine U-877

German submarine U-877 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during the Second World War. The ship was ordered on 2 April 1942, laid down on 22 May 1943, launched on 10 December 1943, she was commissioned into the Kriegsmarine under the command of Kapitänleutnant Eberhard Findeisen on 24 March 1944. Assigned to the 4th U-boat Flotilla, she was transferred to the 33rd U-boat Flotilla on 1 December 1944. German Type IXC/40 submarines were larger than the original Type IXCs. U-877 had a displacement of 1,144 tonnes when at 1,257 tonnes while submerged; the U-boat had a total length of 76.76 m, a pressure hull length of 58.75 m, a beam of 6.86 m, a height of 9.60 m, a draught of 4.67 m. The submarine was powered by two MAN M 9 V 40/46 supercharged four-stroke, nine-cylinder diesel engines producing a total of 4,400 metric horsepower for use while surfaced, two Siemens-Schuckert 2 GU 345/34 double-acting electric motors producing a total of 1,000 shaft horsepower for use while submerged.

She had two 1.92 m propellers. The boat was capable of operating at depths of up to 230 metres; the submarine had a maximum submerged speed of 7.3 knots. When submerged, the boat could operate for 63 nautical miles at 4 knots. U-877 was fitted with six 53.3 cm torpedo tubes, 22 torpedoes, one 10.5 cm SK C/32 naval gun, 180 rounds, a 3.7 cm Flak M42 as well as two twin 2 cm C/30 anti-aircraft guns. The boat had a complement of forty-eight, she carried out a single war patrol, departing Horten Naval Base on 25 November 1944. Two days she was attacked by Bristol Beaufighters of No. 489 Squadron, which launched two depth charges at her. She crash dived, losing her radar antenna. U-877 was attacked on 27 December 1944 in the North Atlantic, north-west of the Azores, by the Royal Canadian Navy's Castle-class corvette St. Thomas, she was badly damaged by St. Thomas's squid mortar and sank at position 46°25′N 36°38′W, after her crew had abandoned ship. All 56 were picked up by St. Thomas; the end of the submarine and the friendship that develops between both capitain is described in the book "Ne Tirez Pas " written by Jean-Louis Morgan and Linda Sinclair published by Edition l'Archipel ISBN 978280980013.

Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type IXC/40 boat U-877". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 25 August 2010

5 Thompson Square, Windsor

5 Thompson Square is a heritage-listed residence and now offices at 5 Thompson Square, City of Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999, it was built in 1852 by John Cunningham. It was acquired by the State Planning Authority in 1970 in order to protect its historic interest, as an early conservation measure prior to the existence of heritage listing, it was restored by its then-owner, the Department of Planning and Environment, in 1972. It is now used as a medical practice, it is a brick Georgian single storey cottage of three bays with corrugated iron roof and timber verandah. The front door has been altered and replaced and the ridges altered, but otherwise the building appears original. A timber outbuilding is heritage-listed, it is an authentic early cottage. It is located in the Thompson Square Conservation Area. 5 Thompson Square was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. Attraction Homepage.

"Windsor Heritage Walk". Nichols, Michelle. Macquarie and the Hawkesbury District; this Wikipedia article was based on House & Outbuildings, entry number 5 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 13 October 2018. This Wikipedia article was based on House and Outbuildings, entry number 1741047 in the New South Wales Heritage Database published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 30 October 2018

26th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

The 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The 26th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 20, 1861 and mustered in May 27, 1861 for a three-year enlistment under the command of Colonel William F. Small; the regiment was attached to Defenses of Washington, D. C. to August 1861. Hooker's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October 1861. Grover's Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, III Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, II Corps, to June 1864. The 26th Pennsylvania Infantry mustered out June 18, 1864. Veterans and recruits were transferred to the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry. Moved to Washington, D. C. June 15, 1861. Duty in the defenses of Washington, D. C. until October 1861, at Budd's Ferry, Md. October 20, 1861 to April 1, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula, Siege of Yorktown, April 5-May 4.

Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage's Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until August 16. Action at Malvern Hill August 5. Movement to Centreville August 16-26. Pope's Campaign in northern Virginia August 26-September 2. Bristoe Station, Kettle Run, August 27. Battle of Groveton August 29. Second Battle of Bull Run August 30. Battle of Chantilly September 1. Duty in the defenses of Washington, D. C. until November. Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad October 10-12. Movement to Falmouth, Va. November 18-28. Battle of Fredericksburg. Va. December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Whapping Heights, Va. July 23.

Duty on line of the Rapidan River until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Near Brandy Station until May. Rapidan Campaign May 4-28. Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spotsylvania May 8-12. Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. Harris Farm, on Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 24. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Left the front May 28; the regiment lost a total of 222 men during service. Colonel William F. Small- wounded in action at the Battle of Williamsburg. Tilghman - wounded in action at the Battle of Chancellorsville. S. Colored Infantry Lieutenant Colonel Robert Lewis Bodine Private Thomas Valentine Cooper, Company C - Pennsylvania State Senator and Representative 1st Sergeant George W. Roosevelt, Company K - Medal of Honor recipient for actions at the Second Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Gettysburg Captain Daniel W. Broadbent, Company B - Pennsylvania State Senator and Patent Attorney.

Pennsylvania's Memorial Days, September 11 and 12, 1889: The 26th Pennsylvania Volunteers address of Thomas V. Cooper, Private of Company C, 1889. Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, 1908. Attribution This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H.. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co. 26th Pennsylvania Infantry monument at Gettysburg Battlefield