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Creston, British Columbia

Corra Linn Dam the Kootenay becomes a river again, but not for long. The river drops over several waterfalls at Bonnington falls, all of which are taken advantage of to generate hydropower. Four run-of-the river dams (Run-of-the-river hydroelectricity) impound the river in the stretch that follows. At Brilliant (Brilliant, British Columbia) it widens into a small inland delta (River delta), then at Castlegar (Castlegar, British Columbia) it joins


War broke out in 1741, the government of Anna Leopoldovna appointed him Commander-in-Chief as the most experienced among Russian generals. Lacy quickly struck against Finland and won his last brilliant victory at Lappeenranta (August 1741). The following year he rallied his forces and proceeded to capture Hamina, Porvoo and Hämeenlinna, by August encircling more than 17,000 Swedes near Helsinki and effectively bringing the hostilities to an end.


was sent to Pozsony (Bratislava) (today Bratislava), subsequently completing his education at the Calvinist college at Pápa, where he first met Sándor Petőfi, Sándor Kozma, and several other brilliant young men who subsequently became famous. Capitals The capital of the county was the Komárom Castle and later the town of Komárom (the town was divided into Komárom-Komárno). He was flying with the Prime Minister Béla Imrédy to Berchtesgaden and asked Hitler

Queenston, Ontario

Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British general Sir Isaac Brock near Queenston, Ontario. The explosion did serious and irreparable damage to the monument although it failed to bring it down. Although Lett was presumed to have orchestrated the plot , a subsequent Assizes (court hearing) failed to confirm this.

Cache Creek, British Columbia

of Pavilion, British Columbia, approximately midway between the towns of Lillooet (Lillooet, British Columbia) and Cache Creek (Cache Creek, British Columbia). A collapsed karst formation, the canyon's name comes from the brilliant limestone of its walls. Despite the name, however, the bedrock is microcrystalline limestone (sedimentary rock) rather than marble (metamorphic rock). The north wall is over 965m (3150

Córdoba, Veracruz

family and grew up in Córdoba, Veracruz. After a brilliant university career, he became a teacher in the national college of St. John Lateran and doctor of theology at what was then the University of Mexico (National Autonomous University of Mexico). He was a famous preacher and made some translations from Hebrew (Hebrew language). He went to Europe and lived for some time in Paris.

Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec

on the city of Quebec (Quebec City). Major General Jeffrey Amherst (Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst), the newly appointed Commander-in-Chief of British forces in North America (Commander-in-Chief, North America), had a brilliant and definitive idea: He dispatched Rogers and his rangers on an expedition far behind enemy lines to the west against the Abenakis at Saint-Francis (Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec) in Quebec, a staging base for native raids into New England. Rogers led


of World War II at Westerplatte (Battle of Westerplatte). However this victory was not followed up politically and militarily. Despite's all of Koniecpolski's brilliant efforts, a ceasefire in Stary Targ (Truce of Altmark) on 26 October 1629 was in favour of the Swedes, to whom Poland ceded the larger part of Livonia with the important port of Riga. Swedes also got the right to tax Polish trade moved through the Baltic (3.5% on the value

Port Antonio

Ark studio. The album featured illustrious backing singers such as Gregory Isaacs, The Meditations, and Barry LLewellyn and Earl Morgan of The Heptones. The album has been described as "the most consistently brilliant album of Scratch's entire career".


-el-Kebir (13 September 1882), he headed a brilliant advance upon Cairo, taking possession of both the town and citadel. He was three times mentioned in despatches, and made a brevet-colonel, CB (Order of the Bath), and ''aide-de-camp'' to the Queen (Queen Victoria). In January 1884, he was sent to Suakin in command of the cavalry under Sir Gerald Graham (Gerald Graham), and took part as brigadier in the actions from El Teb (Battles of EL Teb) to the advance on Battle

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