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Spike Jones

Lindley Armstrong Jones, known as Spike Jones, was an American musician and bandleader specializing in satirical arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Ballads receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles and outlandish and comedic vocals. Jones and his band recorded under the title Spike Jones and his City Slickers from the early 1940s to the mid-1950s, toured the United States and Canada as The Musical Depreciation Revue. Jones' father was a Southern Pacific railroad agent. Young Lindley Jones got his nickname by being so thin. At the age of 11 he got his first set of drums; as a teenager he played in bands. A railroad restaurant chef taught him how to use pots and pans, forks and spoons as musical instruments. Jones played in theater pit orchestras. In the 1930s he joined the Victor Young orchestra and got many offers to appear on radio shows, including Al Jolson's Lifebuoy Program and Allen, Bing Crosby's Kraft Music Hall. Jones became bored playing the same music each night with the orchestras.

He found other like-minded musicians and they began playing parodies of standard songs for their own entertainment. The musicians wanted their wives to share their enjoyment, so they recorded their weekly performances. One of the recordings made its way into the hands of an RCA Victor executive, who offered the musicians a recording contract. One of the City Slickers' early recordings for the label was "Der Fuehrer's Face"; the record's success inspired Jones to become the band's leader. He thought the popularity the record brought them would fade. However, audiences kept asking for more. From 1937 to 1942, Jones was the percussionist for the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, which played on Bing Crosby's first recording of "White Christmas", he was part of a backing band for songwriter Cindy Walker during her early recording career with Decca Records and Standard Transcriptions. Her song "We're Gonna Stomp Them City Slickers Down" provided the inspiration for the name of Jones's future band; the City Slickers developed from the Feather Merchants, a band led by vocalist-clarinetist Del Porter, who took a back seat to Jones during the group's embryonic years.

They made experimental records for the Cinematone Corporation and performed publicly in Los Angeles, gaining a small following. Original members included vocalist-violinist Carl Grayson, banjoist Perry Botkin, trombonist King Jackson and pianist Stan Wrightsman; the band's early records were issued on RCA Victor's budget-priced Bluebird label, but were soon moved to the more-prestigious Victor label. They recorded extensively for the company until 1955, they starred in various radio programs and in their own NBC and CBS television shows from 1954 to 1961. During the 1940s, prominent band members included: George Rock Mickey Katz Doodles Weaver Red Ingle Frank Rehak Del Porter Carl Grayson Perry Botkin Country Washburne Luther "Red" Roundtree Earl Bennett, AKA Sir Frederick Gas Joe Siracusa Joe Colvin Roger Donley Dick Gardner Paul Leu Jack Golly John Stanley Don Anderson Charlotte Tinsley Eddie Metcalfe Dick Morgan George Lescher Freddy Morgan A. Purvis Pullen, a.k.a. Dr. Horatio Q. Birdbath The band's 1950s personnel included: Billy Barty Gil Bernal Mousie Garner Bernie Jones Phil Gray Jad Paul Peter James Marilyn Olsen Oliveri The liner notes for at least two RCA compilation albums claimed that the two Morgans were brothers, but this was not true.

Peter James and Paul "Mousie" Garner were former members of Ted Healy's stage act on Broadway. James joined Healy for a two-year run in the Shubert revue A Night in Spain where he worked alongside Shemp Howard and Larry Fine. Mousie joined with Healy from 1931 – 1932 after Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard had their first split with Ted, with fellow Healy "stooges" Dick Hakins and Jack Wolfe, appeared in the Broadway shows The Gang's All Here and Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt. Mousie, with Hakins and Sammy Glasser rejoined Healy in 1937 for radio and personal appearances, until Healy's death in December 1937. Spike Jones's second wife, singer Helen Grayco, performed in his television shows. Jones had four children: Linda, Spike Jr. Leslie Ann and Gina. Spike Jr. is a producer of live events and television broadcasts. Leslie Ann is the Director of Music and Film Scoring at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. In 1942, a strike by the American Federation of Musicians prevented Jones from making commercial recordings for over two years.

He could, make records for radio broadcasts. These were released on the Standard Transcriptions label and have been reissued on a CD compilation called Your Standard Spike Jones Collection. Recorded just days before the recording ban, Jones scored a huge broadcast hit late in 1942 with "Der Fuehrer's Face", a song ridiculing Adolf Hi

38th United States Congress

The Thirty-eighth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D. C. from March 4, 1863, to March 4, 1865, during the last two years of the first administration of U. S. President Abraham Lincoln; the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Eighth Census of the United States in 1860. The Senate had a Republican majority, the House of Representatives had a Republican plurality. American Civil War, which had started in 1861, continued through this Congress and ended in 1865 January 8, 1863: Ground broken in Sacramento, California, on the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States November 19, 1863: Gettysburg Address November 8, 1864: President Abraham Lincoln is reelected, defeating George McClellan. April 22, 1864: Coinage Act of 1864, Sess. 1, ch. 66, 13 Stat. 54 June 30, 1864: Yosemite Valley Grant Act, Sess.

1, 16 Stat. 48 March 3, 1865: Freedmen's Bureau, Sess. 2, ch. 90, 13 Stat. 507 Wade–Davis Bill passed both houses July 2, 1864 but Pocket vetoed January 31, 1865: Approved an amendment to the United States Constitution abolishing slavery in the United States and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime, submitted it to the state legislatures for ratification 13 Stat. 567 Amendment was ratified on December 6, 1865, becoming the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution February 9, 1865: Chippewa Indians, 13 Stat. 393 June 19, 1863: West Virginia admitted, 13 Stat. 731 October 31, 1864: Nevada admitted, 13 Stat. 749 May 26, 1864: Montana Territory organized, Sess. 1, ch. 95, 13 Stat. 85 The Confederacy fielded armies and sustained the rebellion into a second Congress, but the Union did not accept secession and secessionists were not eligible for Congress. Elections held in Missouri and Kentucky seated all members to the House and Senate for the 38th Congress. Elections held among Unionists in Virginia and Louisiana were marred by disruption resulting in turnouts that were so low compared with 1860, that Congress did not reseat the candidates with a majority of the votes cast.

In rebellion 1862–64 according to the Emancipation Proclamation were Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Tennessee was not held to be in rebellion as of the end of 1862; the count below identifies party affiliations at the beginning of the first session of this Congress, includes members from vacancies and newly admitted states, when they were first seated. Changes resulting from subsequent replacements are shown below in the "Changes in membership" section. During this Congress, two seats were added for each of the new states of Nevada and West Virginia, thereby adding four new seats. Before this Congress, the 1860 United States Census and resulting reapportionment changed the size of the House to 241 members. During this Congress, one seat was added for the new state of Nevada, three seats were reapportioned from Virginia to the new state of West Virginia. President: Hannibal Hamlin President pro tempore: Solomon Foot, until April 13, 1864 Daniel Clark, elected April 26, 1864 Republican Conference Chairman: Henry B.

Anthony Speaker: Schuyler Colfax Republican Conference Chairman: Justin S. Morrill Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means: Thaddeus Stevens This list is arranged by chamber by state. Senators are listed by class, Representatives are listed by district. Skip to House of Representatives, below Senators were elected by the state legislatures every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress. Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election. In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term began in this Congress, requiring reelection in 1868; the count below reflects changes from the beginning of the first session of this Congress. Replacements: 2 Democratic: no net change Republican: no net change Unionist: no net change Unconditional Union: no net change deaths: 1 resignations: 2 interim appointments: 1 seats of newly admitted states: 4 Total seats with changes: 4 replacements: 6 Democratic: no net change Republican: no net change Unionist: no net change Unconditional Union: no net change deaths: 3 resignations: 3 contested election: 1 seats of newly admitted seats: 4 Total seats with changes: 7 Lists of committees and their party leaders, for members of the committees and their assignments, go into the Official Congressional Directory at the bottom of the article and click on the link, in the directory after the pages of representatives biographies, you will see the committees of the Senate and Joint and after the committee pages, you will see the House/Senate committee assignments in the directory, on the committees section of the House and Senate in the Congressional Directory, the committee's members on the first row on the left side is the chairman and on the right side is the ranking member.

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Hutchinson County, South Dakota

Hutchinson County is a county in the U. S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 7,343, its county seat is Olivet. The county was created in 1862 and organized in 1871. Hutchinson County was created by act of the territorial legislature on May 8, 1862, its boundaries included portions of present day Davison and Hanson Counties, part of what is presently Hutchinson County was within the boundaries of Jayne County. Maxwell City was established as the county seat, it remained there until October 1873 when it was moved to Olivet following an election. On 13 January 1871, the territorial legislature established the present county boundaries and completed its governing organization. In two actions in January 1873, the legislature divided Hutchinson County into two counties - the northern half was named Armstrong County, with Milltown as the seat. However, in 1879, Armstrong County was dissolved and its area re-annexed into Hutchinson County; the James River flows south-southeasterly through the central part of Hutchinson County.

The county's terrain consists of rolling hills, with the area devoted to agriculture. The terrain slopes to the river valley from both sides, with the county's highest point at its SW corner: 1,880' ASL. Hutchinson County has a total area of 814 square miles, of which 813 square miles is land and 1.5 square miles is water. Mogck Slough State Public Shooting Area Weigher Slough State Public Shooting Area As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 8,075 people, 3,190 households, 2,191 families in the county; the population density was 10 people per square mile. There were 3,517 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.82% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.06% from other races, 0.36% from two or more races. 0.52 % of the population were Latino of any race. 63 % of the population of Hutchinson County reports 8.3 % speak German at home. There were 3,190 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.30% were non-families.

29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03. The county population contained 24.90% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, 26.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,026, the median income for a family was $37,715. Males had a median income of $25,654 versus $18,141 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,922. About 9.60% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.30% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,343 people, 2,930 households, 1,871 families in the county; the population density was 9.0 inhabitants per square mile.

There were 3,351 housing units at an average density of 4.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 97.4% white, 0.7% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 67.7% were German, 8.7% were Russian, 7.4% were Norwegian, 6.9% were Irish, 3.6% were American. Of the 2,930 households, 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.1% were non-families, 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.82. The median age was 46.8 years. The median income for a household in the county was $39,310 and the median income for a family was $52,390. Males had a median income of $35,180 versus $25,417 for females; the per capita income for the county was $21,944.

About 6.4% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over. Hutchinson County is the most Mennonite-populated county of South Dakota. German-speaking Mennonites from Russia settled in the county beginning in 1874 until the early 1880s. South Dakota has the nation's largest population of Hutterites, a communal Anabaptist group that emigrated from Russia during the same period as the Mennonites, with whom they share the Anabaptist faith. Hutterites live in communities each of about 150 people. Wolf Creek Colony is in Hutchinson County; this colony is north of Olivet and Menno. Freeman Parkston Kaylor Milltown Clayton Lake Tripp Wolf Creek Like most of South Dakota, Hutchinson County is overwhelmingly Republican. Only one Democratic presidential candidate – Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1932 landslide – has carried the county. In the 1928 and 1972 Republican landslides Hutchinson County voted more Democratic than the nation at-large due to German Lutheran anti-Prohibition voting for Al Smith in the first case and a strong “favorite son” vote for George McGovern in the latter.

Apart from these two hugely anomalous cases, only four Democrats have topped forty percent of the county’s vote, only four statewide Republican nominees failed to wi

Oregon Veterans Medal of Honor Memorial

The Oregon Veterans Medal of Honor Memorial, or Oregon's Medal of Honor Memorial, is an outdoor memorial commemorating all veterans, Medal of Honor recipients, installed in Salem, Oregon's State Capitol State Park, in the United States. The memorial features seven granite pillars on each side of the Oregon State Capitol. East of the building, the pillars surround a flagpole with the American flag, on the opposite side, the pillars encompass a flagpole with the state flag. Thirteen pillars have a bronze plaque depicting one of thirteen Medal of Honor recipients from Oregon. Bob Maxwell's name appears on the fourteenth pillar; the monument was erected by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation and Oregon Veterans Group in 2003. 2003 in art Kentucky Medal of Honor Memorial Medal of Honor Memorial Texas Medal of Honor Memorial "Oregon Veterans Medal of Honor Memorial – Salem, Oregon". Waymarking

Cameron Newbauer

Cameron Newbauer is an American college basketball coach and the current head coach of the women's basketball program at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators are members of the Southeastern Conference and compete in the NCAA's Division I. Newbauer played one season at Madonna College before returning to his hometown to complete his education at Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne. At IPFw, he was a student assistant to the Mastodons and coached at Leo High School before receiving his elementary education degree in 2001, he and the former Sarah Millender were married in 2011. On May 17, 2013, after a dozen years as an assistant coach for successful programs at three Division I schools, Cameron Newbauer was introduced as the fourth head coach in the history of Belmont University women's basketball. In the opening round of the 2014 WNIT, Coach Newbauer faced an Indiana team that included his sister, Andrea Newbauer, a senior guard. On March 27, 2017, Newbauer was announced as the 10th head coach of the University of Florida women's basketball program.

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Padshah Begum

Padshah Begum was a superlative imperial title conferred upon the'imperial' or'First Lady' of the Mughal Empire and was considered to be the most important title in the Mughal harem or zenana. This title can be equivalent with "empress" in English, but in only approximate terms in the Mughal context. Padeshah, Padishah, or Badishah is a superlative royal title, composed of the Persian pād "master" and the widespread shāh "king", adopted by several monarchs claiming the highest rank equivalent to the ancient Persian notion of "The Great" or "Great King", adopted by post-Achaemenid and Christian Emperors, its Arabized pronunciation as Badshah was used by Mughal emperors, Bashah or Pasha was used by Ottoman Sultans. Begum, baigum or beygum is a female royal and aristocratic title from Central and South Asia, it is the feminine equivalent of the title baig or bey, which in Turkic languages means chief or commander. It refers to the wife or daughter of a beg; the title of'Padshah Begum' could only be bestowed upon the chief or principal wife, a sister, or a favored daughter of the Mughal emperor and could not be held by more than one lady simultaneously.

This was evidenced by the fact that Emperor Jahangir's wife, Nur Jahan, could only be given the title after his chief wife, Saliha Banu Begum, had died in 1620. Where the consorts of the Mughal emperors were concerned, the title could only be bestowed upon the chief wife of the emperor; the title was first bestowed upon Maham Begum, the chief wife of Emperor Babur. It was held by Bega Begum during the reign of Humayun. Emperor Akbar bestowed this title on his chief wife, Ruqaiya Sultan Begum, who held the title for her whole life. Jahangir bestowed this title upon his chief wife, Saliha Banu Begum, to her successor, Nur Jahan Begum. Emperor Shah Jahan bestowed this title upon his chief wife, Mumtaz Mahal Begum but after she died, he bestowed it upon his daughter Jahanara Begum, Emperor Muhammad Shah bestowed this title upon his chief wife, Badshah Begum; the title was bestowed upon the daughter of the emperor, such as Emperor Shah Jahan's daughter, Princess Jahanara Begum and Emperor Aurangzeb's daughter, Princess Zinat-un-Nissa, both of whom bore the title throughout their lives.

In some cases the title was bestowed upon the sister of the emperor. Such as in the case of Emperor Babur's older sister, Khanzada Begum; when the princesses held the title it meant "Empress amongst princesses". Padshah Begum Mughal Empire