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United States at the 1904 Summer Olympics

The United States hosted the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri; the United States won 239 medals. The Soviet Union came closest to beating the record with 195 medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics and lies in second place; the Soviets won a then-record 80 gold medals, surpassing the 78 golds won by the Americans in 1904, but were surpassed once again by the United States, who would win 83 gold medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics, setting another all-time record. The United States first competed in archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics; the United States first competed in boxing in 1904. The sport made its debut that year; the United States competed in cycling. The United States and Germany were the two nations; the United States made its first appearance in football, known there as soccer, in 1904. Two American club teams played in a round-robin with a Canadian team, with the Canadian team defeating both of the American squads; the Americans played two scoreless draws against each other before one won the third contest, 2-0.

SummaryStandingsMatches Roster – Christian Brothers CollegePlayer-coach: Joseph Lydon Charles Bartliff Warren Brittingham Oscar Brockmeyer Alexander Cudmore Charles January John January Thomas January Raymond Lawler Joseph Lydon Louis Menges Peter RaticanRoster – St. Rose ParishJoseph Brady George Cooke Thomas Cooke Cormic Cosgrove Edward Dierkes Martin Dooling Frank Frost Claude Jameson Henry Jameson Johnson Leo O'Connell Harry Tate The United States was one of two nations to compete in tennis; the United States wrestling team competed in 1904 for the first time. De Wael, Herman. "Herman's Full Olympians". Retrieved 19 December 2006. Wudarski, Pawel. "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Archived from the original on February 16, 2009

Bianca de Jong-Muhren

Bianca de Jong-Muhren, née Muhren, is a Dutch chess Women Grandmaster, Dutch Women's Chess Championship medalist. Bianca de Jong-Muhren has been playing chess since the age of five. Between 1994 and 2006 she represented the Netherlands at the World and European Youth Chess Championships in all age groups. In 2004, in Ürgüp Bianca de Jong-Muhren won the title of runner-up in European Youth Chess Championship in U18 age group, she was a multiple national champion of youth in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2003. Of these championship titles, gold in Leiden in 1998 in the U20 age group deserves special distinction, as she was only 12 when she won the competition. Bianca de Jong-Muhren won the medals of the individual Dutch Women's Chess Championships four times: three silver and bronze. Bianca de Jong-Muhren played for Netherlands in the Women's Chess Olympiads: In 2004, at first reserve board in the 36th Chess Olympiad in Calvià, In 2006, at first reserve board in the 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin, In 2014, at fourth board in the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø.

Bianca de Jong-Muhren played for Netherlands in the European Team Chess Championship: In 2005, at fourth board in the 6th European Team Chess Championship in Gothenburg, In 2007, at third board in the 7th European Team Chess Championship in Heraklion, In 2009, at fourth board in the 8th European Team Chess Championship in Novi Sad, In 2015, at third board in the 11th European Team Chess Championship in Reykjavik. In 2004, she was awarded the FIDE Women International Master title and received the FIDE Women Grandmaster title three years later. Bianca de Jong-Muhren rating card at FIDE Bianca de Jong-Muhren player profile and games at Bianca de Jong-Muhren chess games at

Edward William Cox

Edward William Cox was an English lawyer and legal writer, a successful publisher. He has been described as "the greatest entrepreneur of'class' journalism". Cox was born in Taunton, the son of William Cox, a manufacturer and Harriet, daughter of William Upcott of Exeter, he became a solicitor in Taunton, in 1836 established a local newspaper there, the Somerset County Gazette. He was called to the bar in 1843, joined the Western Circuit, sold the title. Cox moved to London to pursue his career as a barrister, his periodicals and textbooks led to him being raised to the dignity of serjeant at law in 1868 – rather than his modest practice as a lawyer. He held various significant legal appointments – Recorder of Helston and Falmouth 1857–1868 which he resigned when gaining the more important appointment as Recorder of Portsmouth. In 1870 he became Deputy Assistant Judge of the Middlesex Sessions, a position he continued to discharge until his death. Around the time he was called to the bar, Cox founded the weekly Law Times which he conducted for nearly 25 years.

He founded or transformed the English journals The Field, bought cheaply from Benjamin Nottingham Webster,and the Exchange & Mart. An enduring publication was Crockford's Clerical Directory, started in 1858, although whether it was his creation or that of his junior partner, John Crockford, remains an area of debate. Cox set up his own newspapers; some of them, like The Critic, had only limited success. Long before his death, he relinquished direct control over the publishing businesses but he continued to write. A lifelong Conservative, he unsuccessfully contested Tewkesbury in 1854 and Taunton in 1866, he was unseated on petition by Henry James. Cox was a Deputy Lieutenant and JP for Middlesex, a JP for Westminster. Cox spent on his joint interests on orchids and psychology, he had lectured on phrenology in 1834, retained an interest in it. The London Dialectical Society, founded in 1867, set up in 1869 a committee to investigate spiritualism, of which Cox was a member. In 1871 he assisted William Crookes in his experiments into what Cox called "psychic force" Cox was interested in the psychological side of mediumship.

Some have viewed him as a spiritualist rather than one interested in "secular" psychology. In 1875, he founded the Psychological Society with George Harris. In 1876 he passed to the medium Daniel Dunglas Home details of trickery used by others in séances. Cox bought the fee simple of the Serjeants' Inn in Chancery Lane at auction in 1877 for £57,100; the Inn's hall was reconstructed at his new house at Mill Hill with the original stained glass windows from the hall and chapel at the inn. His diversification proved profitable; when one of his heirs offered their reversionary interest in Cox's probate estate for sale the advertisement listed the sources of income. These included various leasehold properties in the City of London, Marlow Mills in Buckinghamshire, his newspaper and magazine titles as well as his landed property. Taken together, these had produced £54,000 a year for some years, although the bulk of the income came from Cox's magazines and newspapers. Cox is an example of the wealthy early Victorian middle class men who established large landed estates.

He began in 1866 by the purchase of Moat Mount. He rebuilt the house as a Renaissance-style stuccoed villa to include a large main block with a carriage porch, by 1873 owned 209 acres in Middlesex, he and his son continued to add to the estate in Hendon and Edgware until it covered 2,000 acres of valuable land near London. The estate included Moat Mount Park, plus Coventry Farm, Broadfields, Bays Hill, Barnet Gate. Cox kept a pack of hounds, he and his son hunted over what are now Golders Green, Mill Hill and Hampstead Garden Suburb. While some land was sold in 1906, 1,090 acres remained to form public open spaces and part of the Broadfields housing estate in Edgware when the Cox estate was broken up in June 1923. Cox was lord of the manors of Taunton Deane and Trull in Somerset, he owned small estates at Ugborough and Widecombe in Devon. He died worth a reputed £400,000. Cox married twice, his first wife, was the daughter of William Harris of the Royal Artillery, they married in 1836. In 1845 he married Rosalinda Fonblanque, the only daughter of John Samuel Martin Fonblanque, a Commissioner in Bankruptcy.

The son from his first marriage was Irwin E. B. Cox, he had a daughter now known as the novelist Mrs H. Bennett Edwards. Irwin Cox carried on his father's business interests, his acquisition of land and his preservation of game on the Mill Hill estate until his death in 1922 when the estate was broken up. Cox's works included: 1829, a Poem, 1829. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law determined in all the Courts in England and Wales, 1846–78, 13 vols. Railway Liabilities, 1847. Chancery Forms at Chambers, 1847; the Law and Practice of Registration and Elections, 1847. The New Statutes relating to the Administration of the Criminal Law, 1848; the Powers and Duties of S

David Aliu

David Aliu is a retired professional basketball player. He last played for Cheshire Phoenix in the British Basketball League. Aliu was part of the Mersey Tigers' treble-winning 2010/11 team, in November 2011, became the Tigers' record points scorer in the BBL. Born in Liverpool, Aliu started playing basketball at the age of 14 in his home town of Liverpool, playing for local side Toxteth Tigers, he landed a scholarship in the USA, playing at the Notre Dame Academy in Virginia, before moving on to and graduating from Moorhead State University in 2004. The power forward made his British Basketball League debut on 01/10/2004 playing for Scottish Rocks against Newcastle Eagles, he went on to make 11 appearances for the Rocks, averaging 6.27 PPG. He moved on to play for three teams in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild karla - Tindastóll, Hamar/Selfoss and Þór Þorlákshöfn - from 2005 to 2007, with a short spell at Leicester Riders in the BBL in the middle. After a brief spell with Celso Míguez Procolor in Spain, Aliu returned to his home city to play for the new professional franchise, Everton Tigers.

He averaged 15.8 points per game in 33 appearances for the Tigers, before leaving to play for BBC Lausanne in Switzerland. He took a year out of the sport following the birth of his daughter, but returned to the re-branded Mersey Tigers for the 2010/11 season. Aliu won the BBL Championship, BBL Trophy and BBL play-off titles, playing alongside Great Britain players Andrew Sullivan and Nate Reinking, in a successful season. In August 2011, Aliu signed a new two-year deal with the Tigers to keep him at the club until the end of the 2012/13 season. In September 2012, Aliu signed with a contract with the Manchester Giants. In June 2014, Aliu signed a two-year contract with the Cheshire Phoenix. On 20 July 2016 Aliu retired from basketball. Aliu was the first person to score a basket at the ECHO Arena in Liverpool. Official website David Aliu Column on BBL Fans Úrvalsdeild statistics at Icelandic Basketball Association College statistics at Sports Reference

David McLaren (politician)

David McLaren was a Mayor of Wellington and Member of Parliament in New Zealand. Born in Glasgow, Scotland and an operative in the boot trade, he was member of the Burns Club. On arriving in Wellington McLaren became involved in the Union movement seeking to improve the lot of lower paid workers. McLaren was Secretary of the Wellington Wharf Labourers Union in New Zealand, he was considered a moderate socialist. He was a member of the Wellington City Council for 11 years from 1901 to 1912 and was elected Mayor of Wellington from 1912 to 1913. McLaren was member of the Hospital Board for 12 years. During World War I McLaren was appointed to the Military Service Board, served on the War Relief Association from its inception in 1914. At the end of the war he was appointed to the Influenza Epidemic Commission. McLaren was one of nine candidates who contested the three-member City of Wellington electorate in the 1902 election. In the 1908 election, McLaren stood in the Wellington East electorate for the Independent Political Labour League.

Two Liberal candidates received both were eliminated in the first ballot. This left McLaren face a conservative candidate, Arthur Richmond Atkinson, in the second ballot, with many liberal voters transferring their allegiance to McLaren, he became the only candidate of the IPLL, elected to the House of Representatives. McLaren attended the Liberal Party's caucus, but maintained his independence in the house, voting both with and against them. In 1911 he was defeated by Alfred Newman, by 65 votes. At the 1914 contest, McLaren was again unsuccessful, this time by 48 votes. McLaren became estranged from the Labour Party during World War I, he was concerned about the rise of militant elements within the party. On, McLaren organised the wartime Welfare League and through this was associated with Edward Kellett, he died on 3 November 1939 at Wellington Public Hospital. He was survived by his daughter who were living in London. Gustafson, Barry. Labour's path to political independence: The Origins and Establishment of the New Zealand Labour Party, 1900–19.

Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press. ISBN 0-19-647986-X. No Mean City by Stuart Perry includes a paragraph and a portrait or photo for each mayor

Norwegian County Road 410

Norwegian county road 410 is a Norwegian county road which runs for 33.8 kilometres between the Harebakken mall in Arendal municipality and Rødmyr in Tvedestrand municipality. Prior to 2010, this was a Norwegian national road, but in the transportation reforms that year, the road was transferred to county control; the northern end of the road begins at the junction of the European route E18 highway and it heads south a short distance into the town of Tvedestrand. The road intersects with Norwegian County Road 411 in the town. After about 8 kilometres, the road enters the municipality of Arendal, where the road is locally called the Kystveien since it follows the coastline throughout the municipality; the road passes through the villages of Borås, Strengereid and Saltrød before entering the town of Arendal. At Barbu, the road turns north into the Barbudalen valley, it passes the Arendal Station before intersecting with Norwegian County Road 420. The road passes the Harebakken mall before reaching the southern terminus of the road at the junction with the European route E18 highway