William Chalmers was a Swedish merchant and freemason. He was born in Gothenburg in 1748 to the Scottish merchant, William Chalmers, Sr. and his Swedish wife, Inga Orre. William Chalmers Jr. was George Andreas and Charles Chalmers. He became a director of the Swedish East India Company and in 1783 he was appointed as their resident representative in Canton, he would stay there and in Macau for ten years before returning home. He died in Gothenburg in 1811 leaving half his fortune to Gothenburg. After some other donations, the remainder was donated to create a crafting school for poor children, which in 1829 became a college, that today is named the Chalmers University of Technology. William Chalmers studied commercial & marketing in Gothenburg and United Kingdom, before continuing his studies in a travelling manner to France and Holland. At the age of 35, he was nominated to become the purchaser of the Swedish East India Company in Canton, China which became his most enriching investment. In 1793, when Chalmers was 45 years old, he had been living in Canton for ten years.
Afterwards, he returned to Sweden as the manager of the Swedish East India Company as well as the manager of Trollhätte Kanalverk. He faithfully contributed to the finalization of the canal and was able to leave the company seven years later. Six years post the finalization of the canal, the last Swedish East India Company-ship arrived into Sweden. On it was merchandise from China and Spain; the imports from Spain and China allowed Sweden to widen its international relations, thus the porcelain from China and the silver from Spain was exported to other countries, as well as Sweden's own products: wood and artillery
Clarence Don Clark was an American teacher and politician from New York. He participated in the constitutional convention for Wyoming's statehood and was that state's first congressman, he served as both United States Senator. Clark was born in New York to Oratia D. Clark and Laura A. Clark, he attended the University of Iowa at Iowa City. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1874, he was a practiced law in Manchester, Iowa. Clark married Alice Downs in 1874. In 1881, he moved to Evanston and continued the practice of law before becoming the county attorney of Uinta County, a job he held between 1882 and 1884. In 1889, he began his political career as a delegate to the Wyoming constitutional convention, he was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives for the Fifty-first United States Congress and was reelected to the Fifty-second United States Congress. He was one of the new state's first representatives, he remained in office two terms, from December 1, 1890, until March 3, 1893.
He lost his bid for reelection in 1892. He was elected as a United States Senator in a special election to fill a vacancy in 1895 and was reelected to that seat three times, serving from January 23, 1895, until March 3, 1917. After losing the election in 1916, he resumed the practice of law in Washington, D. C. but was appointed as a member of the International Joint Commission in 1919. He served as its chairman from 1923 until his retirement in 1929. After retirement, he moved back to Wyoming where he lived until his death. Clark died on November 18, 1930, is interred at the Masonic Cemetery in Evanston. United States Congress. "Clarence D. Clark". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Govtrack.us The Political Graveyard
Lord Beaverbrook High School is a public high school in Calgary, Canada operated by the Calgary Board of Education. It was founded in 1967 and the first year of attendance was in 1968, it has 1,100 students and 100 staff members. It is named after Lord Beaverbrook; the school's mascot is a "Lord"—a black and white lion wearing a crown. The school is part of the Action for Bright Children Society. Don Cairns, former National Hockey League player. Ron Tarrant, Head Sound Designer & Voice of The Howard Stern Show. Tommy Campbell, stand-up comedian and comedy writer/director Owen Hargreaves, former professional footballer for Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City F. C. Tim Hunter, former National Hockey League player Stu Laird, former Canadian Football League player Lisa Lobsinger, vocalist for the band Reverie Sound Revue and Broken Social Scene Jeff Pain, Olympic Silver medallist Patricia Relf, author Mark Tewksbury, Canadian gold medalist swimmer and actor Robert Thirsk, CSA astronaut Kent Warnock, former Canadian Football League player.
Mangelia subaustralis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae The length of the shell attains 11.5 mm, its diameter 4.5 mm. The spire is about of the same height as the aperture; the protoconch has a smooth nucleus, the second whorl is reticulate. Each subsequent whorl contains about 18 axial riblets; the spiral cords are equidistant, do not pass over the riblets. The suture is submargined, it is turriculate, distinctly axially costate and with fine spiral threads. The siphonal canal is narrow; the sculpture consists of close straight rounded and prominent axial ribs, about 18 on the body whorl. The interstices have about the same width as the ribs, which are obsolete on the lower part of the base and less prominent on the shoulder; the surface is crossed by equidistant spiral riblets, separated by linear grooves, rubbed off on the top of the ribs, much finer and dense on the shoulder. The colour is yellowish-white; the spire is conic, turreted, of the same height as the aperture.
The protoconch consists of about 2 whorls. The nucleus is smooth, convex lateral,the second whorl convex, minutely reticulated; the 6 1/2 subsequent whorls are distinctly shouldered. The base is much narrowed; the suture is submargined. The aperture is oblique narrow, angled above and drawn out to a short siphonal canal below, its base is not notched. The outer lip is thickened by the last rib, angled above moderately convex, with a shallow sinus below the suture; the columella is vertical, excavated on meeting the faintly convex parietal wall. The inner lip is thin; this marine species is endemic to New Zealand and occurs off Ninety Mile Beach, North Island Suter, T. N. Z. I. Xxxi, 1898, 72, pi. 3, f. 2. "Mangilia subaustralis". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019. Tucker, J. K. 2004 Catalog of recent and fossil turrids. Zootaxa 682:1-1295
Oleg Basilashvili is a well-known Soviet/Russian film and theatre actor, as well as political figure in the former Soviet Union and in the new Russia. Born to a family of mixed Russian and Georgian origin. He's half-Russian. Oleg Valerianovich Basilashvili was born on 26 September 1934 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, his father, named Valerian Basilashvili, was a director of the Moscow Polytechnical College. His mother, named Irina Ilyinskaya, was a teacher of linguistics, his father made up a humorous story that his grandfather had once arrested a dangerous criminal, named Dzhugashvili, Joseph Stalin. In reality Basilashvili's maternal grandfather was a Russian orthodox priest and an architect, who participated in the construction of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. During the World War II young Oleg Basilashvili was evacuated from Moscow to the Transcaucasian republic of Georgia. There young Basilashvili went to a primary school and lived with his paternal grandfather until the end of World War II.
In 1956 Oleg Basilashvili graduated from the Acting School of the Moscow Art Theatre, where he had studied under Pavel Massalsky. His group was one of the most talented: among his group mates there was Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev, Mikhail Kozakov and Tatiana Doronina, his first wife, he made his film debut as a young groom in film Nevesta by director Grigori Nikulin based on a story by Anton Chekhov. At that time together with his first wife, Tatiana Doronina, Basilashvili joined the troupe at the Bolshoi Drama Theatre in Leningrad under the leadership of the legendary director Georgi Tovstonogov. Since 1959 Basilashvili has been a permanent member of the troupe at the BDT in St. Petersburg. There his stage partners were such stars as Kirill Lavrov, Tatyana Doronina, Alisa Freindlich, Lyudmila Makarova, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Zinaida Sharko, Valentina Kovel, Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Oleg Borisov, Pavel Luspekayev, Sergei Yursky, many other remarkable Russian actors. Basilashvili's most memorable stage works were in the play Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, Kholstomer based on the eponymous story of Leo Tolstoy, The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky, other classic plays directed by Georgi Tovstonogov at the BDT in St. Petersburg.
Oleg Basilashvili shot to fame with his roles in films by director Eldar Ryazanov. They collaborated in such popular films as Office Romance, Station for Two, Promised Heaven, Prediction, which became significant box-office hits. Among Basilashvili's film partners were such actors as Alisa Freindlich, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Nikita Mikhalkov, Nonna Mordyukova, Evgeni Leonov, Natalya Gundareva, among many other Soviet/Russian film actors, his most acclaimed film role was made in collaboration with director Georgi Daneliya in the remarkable Autumn Marathon. The film is a cross-genre melodrama with a bitter humor and satire of the Soviet life. In it Basilashvili plays a man in his mid-life crisis, torn between two nice women, his wife and his mistress, all three of them become entangled in the game of lies and personal demands, being at the same time strangled by the stagnant Soviet reality. Basilashvili co-created a memorable acting ensemble with such actors, as Natalya Gundareva, Evgeni Leonov, Marina Neyolova, Nikolai Kryuchkov.
The film became a Soviet classic, was awarded at International film festivals in Berlin and San Sebastián. In the 1980s he appeared in eccentric films by Karen Shakhnazarov; those were Kurer, Gorod Zero, Sny. Dreams, a wild comedy about Perestroika is remarkable: in it Basilashvili tried on several images, those of a noble count from the past, a pornographer and a rock star. In 2001 Oleg Basilashvili starred in Karen Shakhnazarov's comedy Yady, ili vsemirnaya istoriya otravleniy; the actor performed both as the Pope Alexander VI Borgia in it. Among the actor's other works of the early 21st century one can mention the role of Prof. Fyodorov in the historical film The Romanovs: A Crowned Family and General Yepanchin in the TV series The Idiot directed by Vladimir Bortko after the famous novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; the Foundling as boy on the bike The Seventh Companion as arrested officer Eternal Call as Arnold Lakhnovsky Take Aim as Boris Pash A Slave of Love as Savva Yuzhakov The Days of the Turbins as Vladimir Talberg Office Romance as Yuri Samokhvalov Autumn Marathon as Andrey Buzykin Say a Word for the Poor Hussar as count Merzlyaev Station for Two as Platon Ryabinin Confrontation as police colonel Kostenko Courier as writer Semyon Kuznetsov Zerograd as writer Vasily Chugunov Promised Heaven as Fedor Yelistratov Prediction as writer Oleg Goryunov Dreams as Count Dmitry Prizorov Heads and Tails as Professor Savitsky The Romanovs: An Imperial Family as professor Sergey Fedorov Poisons or the World History of Poisoning as Prokhorov / Pope Alexander VI Azazel as general Lavrenty Mizinov The Idiot as general Ivan Yepanchin The Master and Margarita as Woland Liquidation as esoteric Igor Semenovic
Sir Stephen Wilson Furness, 1st Baronet was a British shipping magnate and a Liberal Party politician. A member of a prominent ship-owning family from West Hartlepool, Furness was educated at Ashville College, Harrogate, he was a member of West Hartlepool Town Council in 1897 and of Durham County Council in 1898. He was a Justice of the Peace, a member of the Hartlepool Port and Harbour Commission, he was elected as Member of Parliament for The Hartlepools at a by-election in June 1910, after the re-election in January 1910 of his uncle Sir Christopher was voided as a result of an electoral petition. When his uncle Christopher died in 1912, he succeeded him as Furness and Company, became chairman of over a dozen other companies and director of more, he was made a baronet on 18 June 1913, of Tunstall Grange, in the borough of West Hartlepool, in the County of Durham, held his seat in the House of Commons until his death in 1914, aged 42, in an accident while on holiday. In 1899 he married Eleanor Forster, with whom he had one daughter.