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Wilhelm Maybach

Wilhelm Maybach was an early German engine designer and industrialist. During the 1890s he was hailed in France the world centre for car production, as the "King of Designers". From the late 19th century Wilhelm Maybach, together with Gottlieb Daimler, developed light, high-speed internal combustion engines suitable for land and air use; these were fitted to the world's first motorcycle and after Daimler's death, a new automobile introduced in late 1902, the Mercedes model, built to the specifications of Emil Jellinek. Maybach rose to become technical director of the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft but did not get along with its chairmen; as a result, Maybach left DMG in 1907 to found Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH together with his son Karl in 1909. After the signing of the Versailles Treaty in 1919 the company started producing large luxury vehicles, branded as "Maybach"; the company joined the German war effort in 1940, ceasing automotive production in favour of tank engines, including those for the Tiger I and Tiger II heavy tanks.

Revived after the war Maybach Motorenbau which remained a subsidiary of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin was making diesel engines. During the 1960s Maybach was renamed MTU Friedrichshafen. In 2002 the Maybach brand name was revived. On 25 November 2011 Daimler-Benz announced they would cease producing automobiles under the Maybach brand name in 2013. In 2014, Daimler announced production of an ultra-luxury edition of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class under the new Mercedes-Maybach brand. Wilhelm Maybach was born in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg in 1846, the son of a carpenter and his wife Luise, he had four brothers. When he was eight years old the family moved from Löwenstein near Heilbronn to Stuttgart, his mother died in 1856 and his father in 1859. After his relatives published an announcement in the Stuttgarter Anzeiger newspaper, a philanthropic institution at Reutlingen took in Maybach as a student, its founder and director, Gustav Werner, discovered Maybach's technical inclination and helped to stimulate his career by sending him to the school's engineering workshop.

At 15 years old, Maybach was heading for a career in Industrial design and took extra classes in physics and mathematics at Reutlingen's public high school. By the time he was 19 years old, he was a qualified designer working on stationary engines, his workshop manager, Gottlieb Daimler 29, noticed his efforts and took him on as his main assistant, a post he held until Daimler's death in 1900. In 1869, Maybach followed Daimler to Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft Karlsruhe AG in Karlsruhe, a manufacturer of heavy locomotives. Daimler was on the Executive Committee and they spent long nights discussing new designs for engines, lumber machinery, metalworking. In 1872, Daimler moved to Deutz-AG-Gasmotorenfabrik in Cologne the world's largest manufacturer of stationary gas engines. Nikolaus Otto, part owner of the company, focused on engine development with Daimler. Maybach joined them as Chief Designer. In 1876, Nikolaus Otto patented the Otto cycle engine, it was a four-stroke cycle gas internal combustion engine with intake, compression and exhaust strokes.

One of Otto's more than 25 patents on this engine was challenged and overturned, allowing Daimler and Maybach to produce their high-speed engine. In 1876, Maybach was sent to show Deutz's engines at the Philadelphia World's Fair. On returning to Cologne in 1877, he concentrated on improving the four-stroke design to prepare it for its impending commercial launch. In 1878, Maybach married a friend of Daimler's wife, Emma Kunz, her family members were landowners. On 6 July 1879 Karl Maybach was born, the first of their three children. In 1880, Daimler and Otto had serious disagreements, resulting in Daimler's leaving Deutz-AG. Daimler received 112,000 goldmarks in Deutz-AG shares as compensation for patents granted to him and Maybach. Maybach left shortly afterwards, followed his friend to found a new company in Cannstatt. In 1882, Maybach moved to Taubenheimstrasse in Cannstatt, where Daimler had purchased a house with 75,000 goldmarks from his Deutz compensation, they added a brick extension to the glass-fronted summer house in the garden, which became their workshop.

Their activities alarmed the neighbours. The police raided the property in their absence using the gardener's key, but found only engines. Photo of Maybach and the 1883 engine and the 1885 Reitwagen In late 1883, Daimler and Maybach patented the first of their engines fueled by Ligroin; this engine was patented on December 16, 1883. It achieved Daimler's goal of running fast enough to be useful at 750 rpm. Daimler had three engines built in 1884. Maybach persuaded him to put one in the result being the Reitwagen; the 1883 Daimler Maybach engine. The first compression engine which ran on liquid Petroleum. In 1884, Maybach's second son Adolf was born. By the end of 1885, Maybach and Daimler developed the first of their engines, regarded as a precursor to all modern petrol engines, it featured: single vertical cylinder air cooling large cast-iron flywheel revolutionary hot tube ignition exhaust valve controlled by a camshaft allowing high speeds a speed of 600 rpm, when at the time most engines could only achieve about 120 to 180 rpm.

In 1885, they created the first carburetor, which mixed evaporated gasoline with air to allow its efficient use as fuel. It was used that year on a larger but still compact versi

Jarunee Suksawat

Jarunee Suksawat known by her french name Caroline Desneiges, is a Thai actress and businesswoman of French and Thai ancestry. She has been called "Action Queen of Thailand", is best known for her hundreds of appearances in action movies in the 1970s and 80s. Jarunee attended secondary school at Bangkapi, followed by a vocational course at Chao Phaya Commercial receiving a Bachelor degree in Social Science from Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University and a Master in Cosmetical Sciences from Maefah Luang University in Chiang Rai, Thailand, her family was poor and she was raised by her grandmother. Her father Ferdinand Desneiges was French, her Thai mother was Rabiab Suksawat. Desneiges did not realise he was her father and they did not meet him until around 2000, shortly before his death. Jarunee starred in hundreds of films and was known as the "action movie queen", although she had no training in martial arts, she began acting in films in 1977, first in Sawasdee Khun Kroo and in Rak Laew Raw Noi with popular actor Sorapong Chatree.

She was a protégé of director Promsin Sibunruang. In 1980, she starred in the drama film Baan Sai Thong, directed by Ruj Ronnapop, in the sequel Pojjaman Sawangwong, seen as a breakthrough role. Before that, she said, she left acting in the mid 1980s after being injured while filming, but returns to acting, including in the 2008 film Queens of Langkasuka directed by Nonzee Nimibutr, her first role in ten years. She found it difficult to return to filming. In 2013, she received the Lotus Award for lifetime achievement from the World Film Festival of Bangkok. Golden Star 1980 Popular Vote Mekhala Queen of Thai Film 2014 Jarunee runs an alternative health and beauty products company, Thaidham Alliance, she was on the steering committee of the 2011 conference of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists. Jarunee Suksawat on IMDb Jarunee Suksawat on Facebook

George Lawton (footballer, born 1862)

George Lawton was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke. George Lawton joined Stoke St Peter's in 1884. In July 1885, he signed for Stoke, playing in both FA Cup matches in the 1885–86 season as Stoke lost to Crewe Alexandra in a replay. In January 1886 he joined nearby Burslem Port Vale, where he scored three times in thirteen friendlies, before returning to Stoke in the May of that year. Stoke' major achievement from 1886–1888 was reaching the 1887–88 FA Cup Fifth Round; the tie was played on 7 January 1888 at Stoney Lane, the home of West Bromwich Albion. Stoke lost 4–1. Lawton scored two goals. Lawton made his League debut on 13 October 1888, playing as a winger, in a 2–1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers at Pike's Lane, he scored his home debut seven days against Burnley at the Victoria Ground, the score was 3–3 with three minutes of play left when Lawton scored the winner to make it 4–3. Lawton appeared in 13 of the 22 league matches played by Stoke in the 1888–89 season, scoring one league goal.

As a winger Lawton played in a Stoke midfield. Stoke at the end of the season Lawton joined Altrincham. In 1890 he moved from Altrincham to Belvedere