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Veliky Novgorod

of his principality, the Volga (Volga River) (''Mordvin'' "Rav" or "Rava"), and the Oka (Oka River), and Obran Osh was renamed Nizhny Novgorod. Its name literally means ''Lower Newtown,'' to distinguish it from the older Veliky Novgorod. Its independent existence was threatened by the continuous Mordvin attacks against it. The major attempt made by Inäzor Purgaz from Arzamas in January 1229 was repulsed, but after the death of Yuri II on March 4, 1238 at the Battle of Sit River the Mongols occupied the fortress and the remnants of small Nizhny Novgorod settlement which surrendered without any resistance in order to preserve what had been developed since Purgaz's attack nine years earlier. Later a major stronghold for border protection, Nizhny Novgorod fortress took advantage of a natural moat formed by the two rivers. thumb right A map of the White Sea (1635) (File:Whiteseamap.jpg) The sea was known to the Novgorod people (Veliky Novgorod) since at least the 11th century and was rapidly explored because of its commercial significance for navigation and coastal forests rich in fur animals. One of the earliest settlements near the sea shores was established in the late 14th century in Kholmogory, on the Northern Dvina River. From there, in 1492, a merchant fleet laden with grain and carrying ambassadors of Ivan III of Russia sailed to Denmark, marking the establishment of the first international seaport in Russia. The Conservatoire Rachmaninoff in Paris, as well as streets in Veliky Novgorod (which is close to his birthplace) and Tambov, are named after the composer. In 1986, Moscow Conservatory dedicated a concert hall on its premises to Rachmaninoff, designating the 252-seat auditorium Rachmaninoff Hall. A monument to Rachmaninoff was unveiled in Veliky Novgorod, near his birthplace, as recently as 14 June 2009. 0.86 - 50px (File:1000 Sergy Rad.jpg) Sergius of Radonezh, spiritual leader 50px (File:1000 Filaret.jpg) Filaret (Patriarch Filaret (Feodor Romanov)), Patriarch of Moscow 50px (File:1000 Marfa.jpg) Marfa Boretskaya, Posadnik of Novgorod (Veliky Novgorod) 50px (File:1000 Pushkin.jpg) Alexander Pushkin, poet and writer -


Asmara

of a few destroyers and submarines. However, the squadron was not used aggressively and mostly acted as a "fleet in being". As supplies of fuel decreased, its opportunities for action also decreased. The Italians made one major attempt to attack a convoy, and they were roundly defeated in doing so. Following that attack, most of the surface ships of the squadron were sunk, and the submarines that escaped travelled around the Cape of Good Hope to return to Italy. West


Achaean League

It had originally been organized during the reign of Philip II (Philip II of Macedon) by the cities of Aetolia for their mutual benefit and protection and became a formidable rival to the Macedonian monarchs and the Achaean League. The League


Durrës

February 2007 . The '''Kingdom of Albania''', or ''Regnum Albaniae'', was established by Charles of Anjou (Charles I of Naples) in the Albanian territory he conquered from the Despotate of Epirus in 1271. He took the title of "King of Albania" in February 1272. The kingdom extended from the region of Durrës (then known as Dyrrhachium) south along the coast to Butrint. A major attempt to advance further in direction of Constantinople, failed at the Siege


Portuguese India

Santa Maria; later came to be known as St Mary's Islands. In 1640, the Keladi Nayaka kingdom defeated the Portuguese. From the 16th century, the Portuguese meddled in the church affairs of the Syrian Christians of Malabar. The Udayamperoor Synod (1599) was a major attempt by the Portuguese Archbishop Menezes to Latinize the Syrian rite. Later in 1653, Coonan Cross Oath led to the division of the local church into Syrian Catholics and Syrian Christians (Jacobites). Bombay (present day Mumbai) was given to Britain in 1661 as part of the Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza's dowry to Charles II of England. Most of the Northern Province was lost to the Marathas of the Maratha Empire in 1739 when the Maratha General Chimnaji Appa defeated the Portuguese. Later Portugal acquired Dadra and Nagar Haveli in 1779. thumb Portuguese Indian coin from 1799 (File:Portuguese India 20 Bazaucos reverse.JPG) In 1843 the capital was shifted to Panjim, then renamed "Nova Goa", when it officially became the administrative seat of Portuguese India, replacing the city of Velha Goa (now Old Goa), although the Viceroys lived there already since 1 December 1759. Before moving to the city, the viceroy remodelled the fortress of Adil Khan, transforming it into a palace. The Portuguese also shipped over many Orfãs del Rei to Portuguese colonies in the Indian peninsula, Goa in particular. Orfãs del Rei (Orfas del Rei) literally translates to "Orphans of the King", and they were Portuguese girl orphans sent to overseas colonies to marry either Portuguese settlers or natives with high status. Thus there are Portuguese footprints all over the western and eastern coasts of the Indian peninsula, though Goa became the capital of Portuguese Goa from 1530 onwards until the annexation of Goa proper and the entire Estado da Índia Portuguesa, and its merger with the Indian Union in 1961. Post British Raj '''André Pereira dos Reis''' was a Portuguese (Portugal) captain, pilot, and cartographer. A native of Goa, he was engaged in the wars against the Arabs, serving in the fleets of fortress of Portuguese India. In 1647, he was knighted (knight). He was blamed for the loss of Muscat (Muscat, Oman) (1650). thumb right w:St. Paul's Church, Diu St. Paul's Church in Diu (File:Eglise St Paul.jpg) named after St. Paul (w:St. Paul), the Apostle of Jesus (w:Apostle (Christian)) also known as the Apostle to the Gentiles, in baroque architecture (w:Baroque architecture) in India. '''Daman and Diu (w:Daman and Diu)''' is a union territory (w:Union Teritory) in India. For over 450 years, the coastal exclaves of Daman (w:Daman) and Diu (w:Diu) on the Arabian Sea (w:Arabian Sea) coast (w:Coast) were part of Portuguese India (w:Portuguese India), along with Goa (Goa) and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (w: Dadra and Nagar Haveli). Goa, Daman, and Diu (w: Goa, Daman, and Diu) were incorporated into the Republic of India (w: Republic of India) on 19 December 1961 by military conquest (w:Operation Vijay 1961). *Goa, Daman and Diu were the main Portuguese possessions (w:Portuguese India) in India which remained under the Portuguese rule for 450 years. They were liberated on 19 December 1961 during Operation Vijay (w:Operation Vijay 1961). Both Daman and Diu were governed from Goa till their liberation (w:Liberation) on 19 December 1961. Before the Portuguese period, from fourteenth to sixteenth century. Diu (w:Diu, India) was one of the best port and naval bases and both Daman and Diu were notable. **Kumar Suresh Singh, et al, in Daman and Diu (1994), p. 5 *The twin islands are a perfect example of a place where history and nature meet.The tranquillity (w:Tranquillity) is what symbolises the beaches (w:Beaches) of Daman and Diu Islands. Daman was the Portuguese colony (w:Portuguese India) for over four centuries and joined the Indian Union (w:Indian Union) in 1961. **Prakash Talwar, in Travel And Tourism Management (4 Vols.) (1 January 2006), p. 208


Zaragoza

governor of Al-Andalus, 'Uqba b. Al-Hajjaj, again moved into France to avenge the defeat at Poitiers and to spread Islam. Santosuosso notes that 'Uqba b. Al-Hajjaj converted about 2,000 Christians he captured over his career. In the last major attempt at forcible invasion of Gaul through Iberia, a sizable invasion force was assembled at Saragossa (Zaragoza) and entered what is now French territory in 735, crossed the River Rhone and captured and looted Arles. From there, he struck


Nizhny Novgorod

'' to distinguish it from the older Veliky Novgorod. Its independent existence was threatened by the continuous Mordvin attacks against it. The major attempt made by Inäzor Purgaz from Arzamas in January 1229 was repulsed, but after the death of Yury II on March 4, 1238 at the Battle of Sit River the Mongols occupied the fortress and the remnants of small Nizhny Novgorod settlement which surrendered without any resistance in order to preserve what had been developed


Mecca

continuing slowly into and Hashimite times. The first major attempt to improve the situation was made by a Jeddah merchant, Muhammad ʿAlī Zaynal Riḍā, who founded the Madrasat al-Falāḥ in Mecca in 1911–12 that cost £400,000. The school system in Mecca has many public and private schools for both males and females. As of 2005, there were 532 public (State school) and private schools for males and another 681 public and private schools for female students. ref>

, Navahradak and Iwye. There was a Lipka Tatar settlement in Minsk, today's capital of Belarus, known as Tatarskaya Slabada. The second major attempt at Islamic revolution that year was the November 20, 1979 Grand Mosque Seizure at Mecca, in western Saudi Arabia, the holiest site in Islam. The two week siege and bloody ending shocked the Muslim world, as hundreds were killed in the ensuing battles and executions. The event was explained as a fundamentalist dissident revolt


Eritrea

at Asmara, Eritrea, called the Red Sea Flotilla. This was a threat to the British convoys heading up the Red Sea. It consisted of a few destroyers and submarines. However, the squadron was not used aggressively and mostly acted as a "fleet in being". As supplies of fuel decreased, its opportunities for action also decreased. The Italians made one major attempt to attack a convoy, and they were roundly defeated in doing so. Following that attack, most of the surface


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