University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada is a non-profit government hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the only government run hospital operated by the Clark County Commission; the hospital was founded in 1931 and is affiliated with the UNLV School of Medicine and affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. The Clark County Commissioners serves as board members; as of 2010, UMC was the 18th largest public hospital in the United States, with a capacity of 564 beds for patients. Level I trauma center, the only one in Nevada; the trauma center provides both pediatric care over portions of four states. Burn care facility, the only one in Nevada, the Lions Burn Care Center. UMC Orthopedic Center Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department Physical Therapy Pulmonary Function Lab Cardiac Rehab Infusion Clinic Children's Hospital of Nevada UMC Quick Cares, located all around Las Vegas for urgent care UMC Medical Group, providing Primary Care for the community UMC Wellness Center, the largest HIV clinic in the state of Nevada Previous names included: Clark County Indigent Hospital Clark County General Hospital Southern Nevada Memorial HospitalUMC was designated as the first Level I trauma center in 1998.
A heliport is available for emergency air ambulance service. Tupac Shakur, 25, died on September 13, 1996, of complications from gunshot wounds from a drive-by shooting after having been in critical condition for 6 days. Chris Giunchigliani's husband, Gary Gray, 69, died on April 9, 2015, of complications from injuries sustained after a car accident caused by Gray himself drifting across the center line and crashing his red Ford pickup truck head-on into a white Jeep on State Route 157 eastbound, just northwest of Las Vegas, he was airlifted to the trauma center and pronounced dead. The driver of the white Jeep was in stable condition. Gray and Giunchigliani were married on June 20, 1987. Kenny Guinn, 73, Governor of Nevada, died on July 22, 2010, of complications from injuries sustained after falling from a roof of his Las Vegas home and following from a heart attack. Roy Horn, 64, of Siegfried & Roy was stabilized here after he was attacked by one of his own tigers on October 3, 2003, he was transferred to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California for recovery and rehabilitation.
Butch Laswell, 37, a professional motorcycle stunt rider, died on March 10, 1996, after succumbing to injuries he sustained during a dangerous motorcycle stunt that went wrong. The stunt was witnessed live in front of a crowd of spectators, he died en route to the hospital in a Flight for Life helicopter. Donald Schieve, 82, died on May 2, 2015, of complications from injuries sustained after severe burns caused by a travel trailer that caught on fire and was owned and operated by Schieve himself in Bullhead City, Arizona, he was airlifted to the burn care facility and pronounced dead after having been in critical condition for 4 days. Schieve was a former employee of Washoe Health Systems at Washoe Medical Center and the father of former KOLO-TV morning anchor and reporter Amanda Sanchez and Reno mayor Hillary Schieve. Dan Wheldon, 33, was airlifted to the trauma center after a 15-car pile-up crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the final race of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar season on October 16, 2011.
He was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma to his head at 1:54 pm. of complications from injuries sustained after a race accident. UMC treated 104 of the injured people — four unsuccessfully — following the 2017 Las Vegas shooting. Official website
The independent city of Rosenheim is located in the centre of the district of Rosenheim, is the seat of administration of this region. It is located on the west bank of the Inn at the confluence of the rivers Inn and Mangfall, in the Bavarian Alpine Foreland, it is the third largest city in Upper Bavaria with over 61,000 inhabitants and one of 23 administrative centres in Bavaria. Rosenheim is therefore the busiest place in the region; the population of the town proper is 60,000 inhabitants with up to 125,000 in the surrounding area. Rosenheim is situated in the Upper-Bavarian Alpine Foothills, 450 metres above sea level and covers an area of 37.52 square kilometres. The capital of Bavaria, Munich, is 52 kilometres away in North-West direction from Rosenheim. Rosenheim station is at the junction of the Munich–Rosenheim, the Rosenheim–Salzburg and the Munich–Innsbruck lines; the landscape around Rosenheim was formed during the last ice age from the advancement of the Inn Valley Glacier and from the Rosenheim lake.
The lake existed about 10,000 years ago, covering the whole Inn valley as far as Wasserburg am Inn, about 25 km north of Rosenheim. Today in many places around the city the former shoreline can be recognised where the former flat lake bed changes into steep embankment. Rosenheim's development can be traced from its location on intersecting major trade routes. In early times, the city's intersecting traffic stimulated its development as a market town, it subsequently evolved from a market to a salt trade and railway town to today's wood and college town. Crucial to the establishment of Rosenheim were the corresponding Inntal; the Romans arrived in the year 15 BC under the leadership of Tiberius. They founded to the west of the Inn Rhaetia; the colonizers built a road through the Brenner to Castra Regina, one running east-west road from Iuvavum to Augusta Vindelicum. The intersection of these two enormously important trade routes were protected by a military station whose name was "Pons Aeni". Less used terms were "Ponte Aoni", "Ad enum" or "stations Enensis".
The Romano Celtic settlement existed for some 500 years with that name. Pons was between Aeni Isinisca and Bedaium, as shown on the Roman road map Tabula Peutingeriana from the 4th century; the name "Pons Aeni" can still be recognised in local place names, "Pfunzen" in the name of the district "Langenpfunzen" and "Leonhardspfunzen". The origin of the city's name is not clear. First mentioned in 1234, Rosenheim castle is on the eastern bank of the Inn, on today's castle hill, overlooking a new bridge over the Inn; the name comes from the Rosenheim Rose emblem of the Wasserburger Earl Hall, who built the castle. Another theory is that the name Ross was derived from the Rössern steeds that were used in medieval times to pull the river transport vessels, for which there were large stables in Rosenheim. Still in use today the street names Am Am Roßacker are possible indications. Another theory suggests that there could be a kindred word Roas, Roze oder Ried, that used to mean swamp and peat bogs, which are still to be found around Rosenheim - evident by the name of the neighboring town of Rosenheim Kolbermoor.
An example of the old names, the nearby village of Riedering. Maybe the name is derived from Rosenheim personal names Roso/Hrodo; the most beautiful word for word theory is. It was well known among the Inn boatmen that there were many beauties to admire in this city! The sailors of the town liked to control what was called "home of the Rose" - in other words Rosenheim. At about the time the first mention of Rosenheim castle in 1234, a settlement of boatmen developed on the western shore; the area around the Inn Bridge was not developed for a long time due to marshy soil at the proximity of the mouth of the river Mangfall, so the settlement was located several hundred meters away. The centre of Rosenheim is therefore not directly on the riverside; the town grew in importance as a hub for all types of goods that were transported to the Inn, received the 1328 Markets status. The Rosenheim ship masters made Rosenheim wealthy during this era through the transport of goods, due to the location between Hall in Tirol the Inn and onwards to the Danube down to Vienna and Budapest.
Until about 1600 the settlement had grown into one of the largest and most important markets in Bavaria though City status was only attained in 1864 from the Bavarian King Ludwig II. Rosenheim experienced economic decline during the 17th century in the wake of the decline of Inn Shipping Company and the consequences of the Thirty Years' War. There were a plague epidemic and a market fire. In the 19th century Rosenheim developed as an economic centre in the Southeast of Bavaria due to brine. In 1810 an early type of wooden pipeline brought brine from the salt mines in the area Reichenhall and Traunstein to Rosenheim. Boiling the salt made Rosenheim the centre of Bavarian salt production until 1958. Expansion of the railways brought early connection to the railway. In 1858 Rosenheim station was inaugurated, which however would soon be too small and prove a hindrance for further urban development, in 1876 the station moved to its present site; the old railway line was the straight through road, the roundhouse of the first station now serves as an
20/20 (U.S. TV program)
20/20 is an American television newsmagazine, broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Created by ABC News executive Roone Arledge, the program was designed to CBS's 60 Minutes in that it features in-depth story packages, although it focuses more on human interest stories than international and political subjects; the program's name derives from the "20/20" measurement of visual acuity. The hour-long program has been a staple on Friday evenings for much of the time since it moved to that timeslot from Thursdays in September 1987, though special editions of the program air on other nights. Starting in the fall of 2018, the show shifted formats to a weekly 2 hour host-less docu series of former famous scandals, with no formal announcement of the change; the anchors on the premiere telecast of 20/20 were renowned Esquire magazine editor Harold Hayes, who served as the program's senior producer, famed Time art critic Robert Hughes. The programs's debut received harsh reviews. In his autobiography Roone: A Memoir, Roone Arledge recalled that the most embarrassing part of that initial program was the Claymation segments featuring caricatures representing then-President Jimmy Carter and Walter Cronkite.
As a result of the scathing reviews and drastic changes were made: Hayes and Hughes were fired, a semi-retired Hugh Downs was recruited to take on the role of sole host on the following week's program. Featured in the premiere telecast of 20/20, the opening sequence consisted of a pair of eyeglasses, whose lenses showed colored bars, which are seen in the SMPTE test pattern; the eyeglasses were keyed over a yellow background, rotated to its rear position to reveal the 20/20 studio. Under Downs as host, 20/20 changed into a more standard yet unique newsmagazine and received kinder reviews from critics; the program was launched as a summer replacement series. Emmy-award winning producer, Bernard I. Cohen began his career with ABC evening news in 1964. From 1979 to 1992, he was a lead Producer at 20/20 and helped solidify the program's top Nielsen Ratings. Ratings were very good during the summer months during its eight years on Thursday nights despite competition from Knots Landing on CBS and Hill Street Blues on NBC.
It was around this time that the program started using the Brock Brower-written signoff line "We're in touch, so you be in touch" to end each program, which continues to be used to now. Barbara Walters joined the program in 1979 in a role something less than a co-anchor and soon became a regular special contributor in the fall of 1981. In 1984, she became Hugh Downs's equal, thus reuniting a duo which had anchored together on NBC's Today from 1964 to 1971; the team would remain together on-air for the next 15 years. In the fall of 1987, 20/20 was moved to Fridays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern, it aired in that same Friday time slot until the fall of 2001, when ABC replaced the program with the scripted family drama series Once and Again, only for 20/20 to return to the lineup again four months later. While the program moved to the 8:00 p.m. timeslot on October 12, 2007, it reverted to its usual time two weeks later. In 1997, a second weekly edition of 20/20 made its debut on Thursday evenings. For a time from 1998 to 2000, ABC News chose to consolidate its newsmagazine programs by combining 20/20 and Primetime Live into a singular brand under the 20/20 name and format in order to compete with Dateline NBC, which itself ran for four nights a week at the time.
At its peak, 20/20 ran on Mondays and Sundays, in addition to its longtime Friday timeslot. In 2000, ABC reinstated Primetime under the title Primetime Thursday, spun off 20/20 Downtown as a separate newsmagazine titled Downtown. By early 2002, 20/20 once again was airing only in its original Friday timeslot. On March 3, 1999, Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern, infamously revealed to have been involved in an affair with then-President Bill Clinton a few years earlier, was interviewed by Barbara Walters on the program. After Downs' retirement in 1999, Walters became the solo anchor of 20/20; this lasted until John Miller was hired as a permanent co-host of the program in 2002. For a few months in early 2003, Barbara Walters temporarily anchored solo again. However, in May of that year, John Stossel – an investigative correspo
Nevada is a state in the Western United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 32nd most populous, but the 9th least densely populated of the U. S. states. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where three of the state's four largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital, however, is Carson City. Nevada is known as the "Silver State" because of the importance of silver to its history and economy, it is known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War. Nevada is desert and semi-arid, much of it within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. About 86% of the state's land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U. S. federal government, both civilian and military.
Before European contact, Native Americans of the Paiute and Washoe tribes inhabited the land, now Nevada. The first Europeans to explore the region were Spanish, they called the region Nevada because of the snow. The area formed part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, became part of Mexico when it gained independence in 1821; the United States annexed the area in 1848 after its victory in the Mexican–American War, it was incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that became an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, as the second of two states added to the Union during the Civil War. Nevada has a reputation for its libertarian laws. In 1940, with a population of just over 110,000 people, Nevada was by far the least-populated state, with less than half the population of the next least-populated state. However, legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination in the 20th century.
Nevada is the only U. S. state where prostitution is legal, though it is illegal in Clark County, Washoe County and Carson City. The tourism industry remains Nevada's largest employer, with mining continuing as a substantial sector of the economy: Nevada is the fourth-largest producer of gold in the world; the name "Nevada" comes from meaning "snow-covered", after the Sierra Nevada. Most Nevadans pronounce the second syllable of their state name using the TRAP vowel. Many from outside the Western United States pronounce it with the PALM vowel. Although the latter pronunciation is closer to the Spanish pronunciation, it is not the pronunciation preferred by most Nevadans. State Assemblyman Harry Mortenson proposed a bill to recognize the alternate pronunciation of Nevada, though the bill was not supported by most legislators and never received a vote; the Nevadan pronunciation is the de facto official one, since it is the one used by the state legislature. At one time, the state's official tourism organization, TravelNevada, stylized the name of the state as "Nevăda", with a breve mark over the a indicating the locally preferred pronunciation, available as a license plate design.
Nevada is entirely within the Basin and Range Province, is broken up by many north-south mountain ranges. Most of these ranges have endorheic valleys between them, which belies the image portrayed by the term Great Basin. Much of the northern part of the state is within the Great Basin, a mild desert that experiences hot temperatures in the summer and cold temperatures in the winter. Moisture from the Arizona Monsoon will cause summer thunderstorms; the state's highest recorded temperature was 125 °F in Laughlin on June 29, 1994. The coldest recorded temperature was −52 °F set in San Jacinto in 1972, in the northeastern portion of the state; the Humboldt River crosses the state from east to west across the northern part of the state, draining into the Humboldt Sink near Lovelock. Several rivers drain from the Sierra Nevada eastward, including the Walker and Carson rivers. All of these rivers are endorheic basins, ending in Walker Lake, Pyramid Lake, the Carson Sink, respectively. However, not all of Nevada is within the Great Basin.
Tributaries of the Snake River drain the far north, while the Colorado River, which forms much of the boundary with Arizona, drains much of southern Nevada. The mountain ranges, some of which have peaks above 13,000 feet, harbor lush forests high above desert plains, creating sky islands for endemic species; the valleys are no lower in elevation than 3,000 feet, while some in central Nevada are above 6,000 feet. The southern third of the state, where the Las Vegas area is situated, is within the Mojave Desert; the area is closer to the Arizona Monsoon in the summer. The terrain is lower below 4,000 feet, creating conditions for hot summer days and cool to chilly winter nights. Nevada and California have by far the longest diagonal line as a state boundary at just over 400 miles; this line begins in Lake Tahoe nearly
Las Vegas Valley
The Las Vegas Valley is a major metropolitan area in the southern part of the U. S. state of Nevada. The state's largest urban agglomeration, it is the heart of the Las Vegas–Paradise-Henderson, NV MSA; the Valley is defined by the Las Vegas Valley landform, a 600 sq mi basin area surrounded by mountains to the north, south and west of the metropolitan area. The Valley is home to the three largest incorporated cities in Nevada: Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. Five unincorporated towns governed by the Clark County government are part of the Las Vegas Township and constitute the largest community in the state of Nevada; the names Las Vegas and Vegas are interchangeably used to indicate the Valley, the Strip, the city, as a brand by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to denominate the region. The Valley is affectionately known as the "ninth island" by Hawaii natives and Las Vegans alike, in part due to the large number of people from Hawaii who live in and travel to Las Vegas. Since the 1990s the Las Vegas Valley has seen rapid growth, tripling its population of 741,459 in 1990 to 2,227,053 estimated in 2018.
The Las Vegas Valley remains one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, in its short history has established a diverse presence in international business, urban development and entertainment, as well as one of the most iconic and most visited tourist destinations in the world. In 2014, a record breaking 41 million visited the Las Vegas area, producing a gross metropolitan product of more than $100 billion; the first reported non-Native American visitor to the Las Vegas Valley was the Mexican scout Rafael Rivera in 1829. Las Vegas was named by Mexicans in the Antonio Armijo party, including Rivera, who used the water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from Texas. In the 19th century, areas of the valley contained artesian wells that supported extensive green areas, or meadows, hence the name Las Vegas; the area was settled by Mormon farmers in 1854 and became the site of a United States Army fort in 1864, beginning a long relationship between southern Nevada and the U.
S. military. Since the 1930s, Las Vegas has been identified as a gaming center as well as a resort destination targeting adults. Nellis Air Force Base is located in the northeast corner of the valley; the ranges that the Nellis pilots use and various other land areas used by various federal agencies, limit growth of the valley in terms of geographic area. Businessman Howard Hughes arrived in the late 1960s and purchased many casino hotels, as well as television and radio stations in the area. Legitimate corporations began to purchase casino hotels as well, the mob was run out by the federal government over the next several years; the constant stream of tourist dollars from the hotels and casinos was augmented by a new source of federal money from the establishment of what is now Nellis Air Force Base. The influx of military personnel and casino job-hunters helped start a land building boom, now leveling off; the Las Vegas area remains one of the world's top entertainment destinations. The valley is contained in the Las Vegas Valley landform.
This includes the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, the unincorporated towns of Summerlin South, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor, Enterprise and Whitney. The valley is technically located within the larger metropolitan area, as the metropolitan area covers all of Clark County including parts that do not fall within the valley; the government of Clark County has an "Urban Planning Area" of Las Vegas. This definition is a rectangular area, about 20 mi from east to west and 30 miles from north to south. Notable exclusions from the "Urban Planning Area" include Red Rock, Blue Diamond, Mount Charleston; the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is the largest police department in the valley and the state and exercises jurisdiction in the entire county. There are 3,000 police officers that cover the city of Las Vegas; the department does not exercise primary jurisdiction in areas with separate police forces such as North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Nellis Air Force Base and the Paiute reservation.
The Las Vegas Valley lies in the Mojave Desert. The surrounding land is desert with mountains in the distance; the Las Vegas Valley lies in a high-altitude portion of the Mojave Desert, with a subtropical hot-desert climate. The Valley averages less than 5 in of rain annually. Daily daytime summer temperatures in July and August range from 100 °F to 110 °F, while nights range from 72 °F to 80 °F. Low humidity, tempers the effect of these temperatures, though dehydration, heat exhaustion, sun stroke can occur after a limited time outdoors in the summer; the interiors of automobiles prove deadly to small children and pets during the summer and surfaces exposed to the sun can cause first- and second-degree burns to unprotected skin. July and August can be marked by "monsoon season", when moist winds from the Gulf of California soak much of the Southwestern United States. While not only raising humidity levels, these winds develop into dramatic desert thunderstorms that can sometimes cause flash flooding.
Winters in the Las Vegas Valley are chilly, but sunny. Winter highs in December and January range from 52 °F to 60 °F, while nighttime lows range from 34 °F to 42 °F (
Bassie & Adriaan
Bassie & Adriaan are a former Dutch circus duo who starred in their own television series. Bassie is a ginger-haired red-nosed clown who wears green trousers. Adriaan is an acrobat in a blue 1970s-style shirt, they performed together till the mid-2010s and still enjoy a huge popularity in Netherlands and Belgium. Bas van Toor left school at an early age to pursue a number of odd-jobs. At 19 he spent a year on the road. After this, he decided to form an acrobat duo with his brother Aad. In 1959, The Melton Brothers/The Crocksons were born. In 1965, they embarked on. During this period they befriended Siegfried & Roy, incorporated the wives into their act and staged children's matinees in Dutch and English while residing in Spain for nightclub-shows; the seeds for Bassie & Adriaan were sown in 1964 when the brothers did a clown act as part of Rudi Carrell's travelling circus. In 1975, Bassie & Adriaan went back home for what was supposed to be their last five years as acrobats. A pilot was taped in 1976 and integrated in the actual series, broadcast by TROS from January 10 to April 4, 1978.
In De Plaaggeest Bassie & Adriaan find themselves abandoned by their own circus because they overslept, with no tour-schedule in sight or any money they're forced to take other jobs but lose each. Responsible is The Poltergeist, who's more a prankster than a poltergeist wearing a black cape, comedy cheeks and a fool's hat. Bassie & Adriaan are saved by a self-proclaimed free spirit called Douwe whom they met on the work-floor. Adriaan suspects that Douwe is the Poltergeist. In fact, the Poltergeist disappears from the scene. In the final episode Bassie & Adriaan return to the circus. Bassie & Adriaan were a hit and soon worked on their second series, shot on location in Spain and broadcast from October 9, 1978 to May 21, 1979. In Het Geheim van de Sleutel they take a well-earned holiday but find themselves chased by two diamond thieves who mistook Bassie for the go-between who came to collect the key to the vault of the stolen diamonds. B1 and B2 stage many fruitless efforts to get the key back in Spain.
After release, Bassie & Adriaan set up a booby trap at Rotterdam's Central Station. For the third year in a row Bassie & Adriaan worked on a new series, but by now the camera-crew, led by Guus Verstraete, had left; because replacements didn't work out Adriaan decided to direct the series himself. In De Diamant Bassie & Adriaan have a diamond named after them. Escaped from prison, the diamond thieves from the previous series attempt to steal it, dressed like Bassie & Adriaan; the real Bassie & Adriaan are arrested but soon released because their fingerprints don't match any on the crime-scene. They're given three days to prove their innocence; because of their damaged reputations Bassie & Adriaan had to leave the circus. Unable to return afterwards, they start their own; this series ran from November 17, 1979 to June 7, 1980, by which time Circus Bassie & Adriaan was touring across the country. The November 30, 1980 show included the last-ever performance by The Crocksons; the early 1980s were busy times.
De Huilende Professor sees a nation moved to tears, when Professor Archibald Chagrijn exposes everyone to his blubbering gas, which makes them sad and causes them to cry. Bassie proves immune to the blubbering gas; the professor is hiding on the Canary Islands. This series featured the last scenes with Sweety and the first with Robin, a sidekick-robot born out of Bassie's attempt to fix the alarm-clock and the radio by merging into one; the Crying Professor was shown from April 4 to December 6, 1982. Van den Ende handed the circus off to others; the circus closed down, Bassie & Adriaan split with Van den Ende, TROS split with Bassie & Adriaan. Bassie & Adriaan made eight educational shorties for Belgian television. Dutch viewers took notice and by the end of 1983 Bassie & Adriaan were back on TROS. In 1984, they made the first of 38 radio-plays. Bas and Aad voiced all characters together with Dick Engelbracht. Throughout the mid-1980s, new shorties were made while the Circus Bassie & Adriaan-name was resurrected for seasonal shows at Circus Herman Renz.
Bassie & Adriaan converted one of the radio-plays into a TV-series. In Het Geheim Van De Schatkaart (The Secret of the Tr
Nordenham is a town in the Wesermarsch district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located at the mouth of the Weser river on the Butjadingen peninsula on the coast of the North Sea; the seaport city of Bremerhaven is located on the other side of the river. The Midgard-seaport in Nordenham is the largest private-owned harbor in Germany. Nordenham is located on the West Bank of the Weser River across from Bremerhaven along the river's mouth at the North Sea, north of the cities of Bremen and Oldenburg; the local environment is marshland Marsch oder Schwemmland. Nordenham is composed of 35 districts, each with a long history as a separate community: Abbehausen, Abbehauser Groden, Abbehauser Hörne, Atens, Blexen, Blexerwurp, Butterburg, Ellwürden, Esenshamm, Esenshammer Altendeich, Esenshammer Oberdeich, Esenshammergroden, Friedrich-August-Hütte, Großensiel, Heering, Kloster, Oberdeich, Rahden, Schockumerdeich, Schütting, Tettens and Volkers. Two nearby islands are part of the city: Langlütjen I und Langlütjen II.
Nordenham evolved from the town of Atens due to the efforts by merchant Wilhelm Müller who traded cattle and sheep to England in the late 19th century. Some of the oldest parts of the modern town area are the old villages or Wurtendörfer Blexen and Atens. Bishop Willehad, the Northumbrian-born missionary of the Frisians, died in Blexen in the year 789, commonly accepted to be Blexen's year of foundation. In 1407, the Vredeborch or Friedeburg was erected by the Hanseatic city of Bremen, a castle to protect interests against the rebellious inhabitants, the Rüstringer Frisians; the stronghold was destroyed in 1425 and it is possible that the site was used by a monastery. Nordenham's town founder Wilhelm Müller built his farm house and a restaurant on the same site. In 1959 those were demolished and the still existing community hall was built there; the town hall was built in 1953 and moved into by the local authority in January 1954. Between 1499-1514 the area was conquered by the County of Oldenburg and in 1813 by the French emperor Napoleon, whose army shot ten local inhabitants at the church in Blexen.
On May 1, 1908 Nordenham was granted 2nd class town rights and since 1955 Nordenham is an independent town in the Wesermarsch district. Due to government industrialisation programs in the 1960s and 1970s, various industries opened plants in Nordenham. Among others, the main industries are a nuclear power plant near Esenshamm, which politically belongs to the neighbouring borough of Stadland, airplane construction and chemical industry. On the Butjadingen peninsula outside Nordenham people do dairy farming or work in the tourism industry. Nordenham's twin cities include: Peterlee, County Durham, since 1981 Świnoujście, since 1992 Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, since 2011 Due to the town's location, transport connections are below par. There is a ferry to Bremerhaven at Blexen, though it has suffered from steady declines in passenger numbers since the Weser tunnel some 10 km south of Nordenham opened; the town is connected to the regional road network by Bundesstraße 212 which intersects with Bundesstraße 437 near the Weser tunnel, offering connections to the A 27 and A 28 motorways.
Nordenham can be reached by RegionalExpress trains. It is expected that Nordenham will be integrated into the Bremen S-Bahn network, believed to go operational by 2010. A large part of the population of the city - 4.500 persons - is employed in industrial companies including Premium Aerotec, Rhenus Midgard, Kronos Titan, Xstrata and NKT Cables Klaus Dede and writer Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn, is the city's most famous son, member of "Siegfried & Roy", who grew up in Blexen but soon left town after school and never returned for a visit after his remarkable breakthrough as a magician. In the IMAX movie "Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box" his youth in Blexen was mentioned, but the landscape shown therein does not bear any resemblance to the real landscape. Jürgen Rieger and politician Ina Korter and member of the Landtag Tolga Ciğerci, footballer Tolcay Ciğerci, footballer Official website