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Spock

Spock or Mr. Spock is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise. Spock first appeared in the original Star Trek series serving aboard the starship Enterprise as science officer and first officer, as commanding officer of two iterations of the vessel. Spock's mixed human-Vulcan heritage serves as an important plot element in many of the character's appearances. Along with Captain James T. Kirk and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, he is one of the three central characters in the original Star Trek series and its films. After retiring from active duty in Starfleet, Spock serves as a Federation ambassador, becomes involved in the ill-fated attempt to save Romulus from a supernova, leading him to live out the rest of his life in a parallel timeline. Spock was played by actor Leonard Nimoy in the original Star Trek series, in the animated Star Trek series, eight of the Star Trek feature films, a two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation; the character has appeared in numerous Star Trek novels and video games.

Multiple actors have played the character after Nimoy: several portrayed the various stages of Spock's rapid growth in the film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Zachary Quinto has played Spock in the feature films Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond. Star Trek: Discovery has used actor Ethan Peck to portray the role of Spock. Spock's backstory has been explained during the course of several episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series, the 2009 film Star Trek and the episode "Yesteryear" of Star Trek: The Animated Series. Spock was born to the human Amanda Grayson. Due to this mixed race heritage Spock had to be removed from Amanda's body and raised in a test tube for two months, during which time Vulcan scientists made subtle chemical adjustments to the fetus to ensure its survival; the fetus was returned to Amanda's body to complete the human gestation period put in an incubator for four months to complete the Vulcan gestation period. He is the first such mixed race child.

Spock has a troubled childhood due to his mixed heritage. On his homeworld, he was bullied and tormented by full-blooded Vulcan children, who wished to incite the emotions of his human nature. For a time, he grew up alongside his older half-brother Sybok, until the older brother was cast out for rejecting logic. In the episode "Amok Time", it is revealed that Spock became betrothed to T'Pring during his childhood. Sarek supported Spock's scientific learning and supporting his application to the Vulcan Science Academy, as mentioned in "Journey to Babel". In the 2009 film Star Trek, Spock is seen rejecting his acceptance into the Vulcan Science Academy on the basis that they would never accept someone, only half-Vulcan. Although this film set up the Kelvin timeline seen in this and films, writer Roberto Orci stated that he felt that the actions were unaffected by the changes in this timeline and so would have occurred in the same manner prior to The Original Series; because Spock did not enter the VSA, sought to join Starfleet instead, he did not speak to his father for the following 18 years.

Spock appeared as the science officer on the USS Enterprise in the first pilot for the series, "The Cage". This was not shown on television at the time, but the events of the episode were shown in the two-part episode "The Menagerie" of the first season, Spock's previous 11 years of service on the Enterprise were described. Spock was one of the members of the away team who joined Captain Christopher Pike on a mission to Talos IV in order to investigate a distress call. Spock did appear in the second pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", but this was broadcast as the third episode. During the events of that pilot, Spock became concerned at the risk to the ship posed by Lieutenant Commander Gary Mitchell and suggested possible solutions to Captain James T. Kirk; the earliest appearance of Spock in the series as broadcast was "The Man Trap", the first such episode. When he needs to knock out an evil version of Kirk in "The Enemy Within", he uses a Vulcan nerve pinch. Spock and Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott work together to rejoin the good and evil versions of the Captain, split following a transporter accident.

During "Miri", he finds himself to be the only member of the landing party to be immune to the physical effects of the disease affecting human adults on the planet. However, he realises that he is a carrier and could infect the Enterprise if he were to return. Doctor Leonard McCoy manages allowing the team to return to the ship; when Simon van Gelder enters the bridge armed with a phaser in "Dagger of the Mind", Spock subdues him with a nerve pinch. He conducts a mind meld with van Gelder as part of the investigation into the activities of the nearby colony. After the power to the colony is shut down, a protective force field drops, Spock leads an away team to rescue Kirk. Spock is reunited with Christopher Pike in "The Menagerie". Pike had been promoted to Fleet Captain but suffered an accident, resulting in severe burns and confining him to a wheelchair and restricting his communication to yes/no answers via a device connected to his brainwaves. Spock directs the ship to travel to Talos IV, a banned planet.

He recounts the events of "The Cage" under a tribunal to Kirk and Commodore Jose I. Mendez; as the Enterprise arrives at the planet, Mendez is revealed to be a Talosian illusion. At the same time, the real Mendez communicates from Starfleet, giving permission for Pike to be transported to the planet, all charges agains

Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler

Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler was a daughter of Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler and his first wife, Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken. She married on 18 October 1659 Johann Reinhard II of Hanau-Lichtenberg, a posthumous member of the House of Hanau, who never got to rule; the marriage produced five children: Johanna Magdalene of Hanau-Lichtenberg. She is said to have been buried in the St. Mary's Church in Hanau. Louise Sophie of Hanau-Lichtenberg. Philip Reinhard, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg Johann Reinhard III of Hanau-Lichtenberg. Anna Magdalena's widow seat was Babenhausen Castle in Babenhausen. Anna Magdalena died on 12 December 1693 was buried on 6 February 1694 in the family vault of the St. John's Church in Hanau; this tomb, including Anna Magdalena's grave, was in destroyed by bombing during the Second World War. On the occasion of her funeral, several funeral sermons appeared in print: Anonymous, Klüglich gewählet, seelig entseelet... printed in Hanau in 1694 by Johann Adolph Aubry Anonymous, Kürzlich entworfene Personalia...

Friedrich Christian of Edelsheim, Hanau in 1694? Johann Daniel Guckelin, M. Langermann und Johannes Laurentius, Lob- und Ehrengedächtnis... printed in Hanau by Johann Adolph Aubry Adam Sellius, Katalog der fürstlich Stolberg-Stolberg’schen Leichenpredigten-Sammlung. Bd. 3, Leipzig 1930. Katalog der Leichenpredigten und sonstigen Trauerschriften im Hessischen Staatsarchiv Darmstadt = Marburger Personalschriften-Forschungen, vol. 13, Sigmaringen, 1991. Rudolf Lenz u.a.: Katalog der Leichenpredigten und sonstigen Trauerschriften in der Universitätsbibliothek Gießen = Marburger Personalschriften-Forschungen, vol. 7,1. Marburg,1985. Reinhard Suchier: Genealogie des Hanauer Grafenhauses, in: Festschrift des Hanauer Geschichtsvereins zu seiner fünfzigjährigen Jubelfeier am 27. August 1894, Hanau, 1894. Reinhard Suchier: Die Grabmonumente und Särge der in Hanau bestatteten Personen aus den Häusern Hanau und Hessen, in: Programm des Königlichen Gymnasiums zu Hanau, Hanau, 1879. P. 1 - 56. Ernst J. Zimmermann: Hanau Stadt und Land.

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2016 North Carolina A&T Aggies football team

The 2016 North Carolina A&T Aggies football team represented North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. This season marked the 93rd for the program, led by sixth-year head coach Rod Broadway, they played their home games at Aggie Stadium and were a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. They finished the season 7 -- 1 in MEAC play to finish in second place, they received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs. The Aggies finished the season 10–2, 7–1 in MEAC play to finish in a three-way tie, earning the school's 8th MEAC Championship and 13th overall; as a result of the MEAC Tiebreaker system, the Aggies were invited to represent the conference in the inaugural Celebration Bowl against Southwestern Athletic Conference Champion Alcorn State. The Aggies defeated Alcorn State earning their 4th Black college football national championship. At the conclusion of the 2015 football season, the Aggies lost key players such as quarterback Kwashaun Quick, the only quarterback in the program's history to finish with more than 2,000 passing and 1,000 rushing yards.

In addition to Quick, the Aggies lost defensive back Tony McRae, defensive tackle Michael Neal and linebackers Denzel Jones & Landis Shoffner. Source: This game marked the 4th meeting between Division II Saint Augustine's and the Aggies; the two teams have not faced each other since 1935 when the Aggies defeated the Falcons 33–0. Going into the matchup, the Aggies held the all-time series at 2–0–1; the Aggies outmatched Saint Augustine's with performances such as quarterback Lamar Raynard's 17 completions and 2 touchdowns. Other top performances include running back Tarik Cohen's 2 touchdowns and 8 carries. Cohen now owns the school record for receiving and rushing touchdowns with a career number of 42; this game marked the first meeting between the Aggies and Division I FBS Kent State. Going into the game, A&T held an 0-3 all-time record against FBS opponents, while Kent State was 13-0 against FCS opponents over the last 15 years; the Aggies were able to upset the Golden Flashes with a 39-36 victory in 4 overtimes.

Fifth-year senior quarterback Oluwafemi Bamiro threw the game-winning pass to Denzel Keyes securing the program's first victory over FBS competition. This game marks the first meeting between Division I FBS Tulsa; the Golden Hurricanes were able to establish a commanding 48–0 lead by halftime. A&T's offense was held off by Tulsa's defense until late in the 3rd quarter, when the Aggies posted their first points of the game; this game marked the 45th meeting between Hampton. Going into the game, Hampton held a 26–17–2 all-time record against A&T. In their last two meetings, the Aggies had beaten Hampton by a combined 76-45, including their 45-31 victory last season in Hampton. Both the Aggies and Pirates went into the game with extra time to prepare courtesy of a bye week Hampton faced the additional challenge of playing an A&T team, 24-5 at home since 2011. Tarik Cohen put in a 256-yard performance, including 3 touchdowns in the second half to give the Aggies their victory, his performance in this game broke 2 A&T school records.

This game marked the 40th meeting between Norfolk State. Going into the game, The Aggies held a 29-11 all-time record against NSU. In their last meeting, the Aggies defeated the Spartans 27–3 in Norfolk; this game marked the 37th meeting between the Bethune-Cookman. Going into the game, Bethune-Cookman held a 22–15 all-time record against the Aggies. In their last meeting, the Aggies defeated the Wildcats 24–14 in front of a home crowd in Greensboro; the Aggies scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter for a come-from-behind win over Bethune-Cookman. Tarik Cohen finished the game with 220 yards and three touchdowns, a performance that made him the first player in A&T history to rush for at least 200 yards in three straight games; this game saw quarterback Lamar Raynard throw for a career-high 277 yards and 3 touchdowns. This game marked the 39th meeting between the Howard. Going into the game, A&T held a 27–20–2 all-time record against Howard. In their last meeting, the Aggies cruised to a 65–14 victory over the Bison in front of sold out Homecoming crowd at Aggie Stadium.

The Aggies were able to cruise to a near shutout over Howard in Washington to play spoiler to the Bison's Homecoming. Quarterback Lamar Raynard threw 3 touchdowns. Cohen's performance put him over 5,000 career rushing yards; this game will mark the 64th meeting between the A&T and Florida A&M. Going into the game, Florida A&M holds a 44-17-3 all-time record against the Aggies. In their last meeting, the Aggies defeated the Rattlers 28-10 in Tallahassee; this game will mark the 54rd meeting between rival South Carolina State. Going into the game, South Carolina State holds a 32-19-2 all-time record against the Aggies. In their last meeting, the Aggies defeated the Bulldogs 9-6 in Orangeburg, SC; this game marks the 45th meeting between the North Carolina Delaware State. Going into the game, both teams are tied at 22-22-1 in the all-time record against one another, with Delaware state holding the lead over A&T. In their last meeting, the Aggies tied the series; this game marks the 88th meeting between North Carolina A&T and arch rival North Carolina Central.

Going into the game, the Aggies hold a 49–33–5 all-time record against the Eagles. In their last meeting, t