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Columbus, Georgia

seat baseball stadium, is the former home to the Columbus Catfish. It was also the site of the softball events of the 1996 Summer Olympics that were held in the city of Columbus. It opened in 1926, making it the oldest baseball park in the city. * RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, a 2,000-seat modern performance theatre that first opened in 2002 and is operated by the Columbus not-for-profit organization RiverCenter Inc. The theatre is commonly frequently used for local events, but occasionally, it is used for nationally recognized performances. * Springer Opera House, a historic live performance theater located in Downtown that opened in early 1871. Former United States President Jimmy Carter proclaimed it the State Theatre of Georgia for the 1971-72 season. The legislature made the designation permanent in 1992. Georgia Secretary of State - State Theatre, sos.state.ga.us; retrieved February 2007 (from Springer Opera House). Historic Districts thumb Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District (File:Historic-columbus-ga.jpg) DATE OF BIRTH September 22, 1891 PLACE OF BIRTH Columbus (Columbus, Georgia), Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)), U.S. (United States) DATE OF DEATH February 24, 1978


Helsinki

;top" bgcolor "#DEDAB0" 1952 9 Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics Helsinki, Finland - valign "top" bgcolor "#DEDAC7" The '''Philippines''' competed at the '''1952 Summer Olympics''' in Helsinki, Finland. Modern performance history The modern performance history of ''La rondine'' in Europe includes the première of the third version at Teatro Regio di Torino (1994), as well as performances at La Scala (1994), Leeds Opera North (1994, 2001), Oper Bonn and Ludwigshaven State Opera House (1995), Teatro del Giglio in Lucca (1998), Teatro Filarmonico di Verona (2002), Kansallisooppera, Helsinki (2002, 2003, 2007), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London (2002, 2005), Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris (2005), Opéra de Monte-Carlo (2007), and La Fenice in Venice where it was the opening title of the 2008 season. In the US, major productions were seen at the Washington National Opera (1998), Los Angeles Opera (2000, 2008), Atlanta Opera (2002), the Boston Lyric Opera (2003), New York City Opera (2005), Dallas Opera (2007), San Francisco Opera (2007), Sarasota Opera (2008) and the New York Metropolitan Opera (2008). birth_date Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki


Hamburg

performances. A revised version with different singers was written for a revival on 28 December 1720. More revisions followed for yet another version presented in 1721 and again for further revival in 1728. It was also given in Hamburg. The first modern performance was in Göttingen on 27 June 1927. '''Rissen''' is a quarter in the westernmost of Hamburg (Germany). Rissen belongs to the Altona (Altona, Hamburg) borough. In 2007, the population was 14,440. thumb The ''Крузенштерн'' at SAIL Amsterdam (Image:Kruzenshtern at SAIL Amsterdam 2005.jpg) 2005 Launched in 1926 as the last of the ''P-Liners'', the ''Padua'' was commissioned as a cargo ship, used among other things to ship construction material to Chile, South America, returning with saltpeter (Sodium nitrate) around Cape Horn. Later she transported wheat from Australia. Her maiden voyage from Hamburg to Talcahuano, Chile took 87 days. In 1933–1934 she took a record-breaking 67 days from Hamburg to Port Lincoln in South Australia. Prior to World War II she made 15 long trips to Chile and Australia. Her fastest voyage was in 1938–1939, from Hamburg ''via'' Chile to Australia and back to Hamburg in 8 months and 23 days under Captain Richard Wendt — a World record voyage for tall ships that has never been broken. '''Apensen''' is a municipality northwest of Hamburg (Germany). Apensen has a population of circa 3,000, the area of 20.74 km² and belongs to the district Stade (Stade (district)), Lower Saxony. '''Oldendorf''' is a municipality in the district of Stade (Stade (district)), in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated west of Hamburg. Oldendorf has a population of approx. 3,000. Oldendorf is also the seat of the ''Samtgemeinde'' ("collective municipality") Oldendorf (Oldendorf (Samtgemeinde)). '''Fredenbeck''' is a municipality northwest of Hamburg (Germany) in the district of Stade (Stade (district)) in Lower Saxony. '''Harsefeld''' (in High German, in Low Saxon (Northern Low Saxon): '''Harsfeld'''; literally in ''horse field'') is a municipality situated south-west of Hamburg (Germany). Harsefeld has a population of circa 12,500 and belongs to the district of Stade (Stade (district)), Lower Saxony. '''Himmelpforten''' is a municipality west of Hamburg (Germany) in the district of Stade (Stade (district)) in Lower Saxony. Himmelpforten is also the seat of the ''Samtgemeinde'' ("collective municipality") Himmelpforten (Himmelpforten (Samtgemeinde)). '''Lühe''' is a ''Samtgemeinde'' ("collective municipality") west of Hamburg (Germany). Lühe has a population of circa 10,000 and belongs to the district of Stade (Stade (district)), Lower Saxony. The seat of the municipality is in Steinkirchen. '''Horneburg''' is a municipality southwest of Hamburg (Germany) in the district of Stade (Stade (district)) in Lower Saxony. The '''German Salaried Employees' Union''', in German (German language) '''''Deutsche Angestellten-Gewerkschaft''''' (DAG) was an independent trade union based in Hamburg. It did not belong to the German Confederation of Trade Unions until it became part of ver.di, the united trade union for the services industry, in 2001. - 1 22 June 2006 Hamburg, Germany Commons:Category:Hamburg Wikipedia:Hamburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States Hamburg


Florence

. This must have been some early form of gunpowder and is thought to be one of the first records of the use of firearms in a siege in Germany. The only earlier recorded use of ordnance dates back to the siege of the town of Meersburg on Lake Constance by Ludwig von Bayern (Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor) in 1334. The oldest reports in all of Europe are from Italy (Florence 1326, Cividale 1331) and from the French fleet (1338-1346). He was born in Florence to a butcher with the family name of Giovanni; however he took the name of Squarcialupi, a well-known family from Tuscany, by mid-century, possibly to disguise his less than aristocratic origins. Most of his early life must have been spent in Florence, and he likely studied with both organist Giovanni Mazzuoli (also called Jovannes de Florentia, who was a pupil of Francesco Landini), as well as Matteo di Pagolo da Prato. In 1825, Giovanni Ricordi purchased the complete musical archives of La Scala and in 1839 he bought the copyright to Giuseppe Verdi's music that marked the beginnings of a long working relationship. During the 1840s, Casa Ricordi grew to be the largest music publisher in southern Europe and in 1842 the company created the musical journal the ''Gazzetta Musicale di Milano.'' In 1864 it expanded to Naples and then to Florence (1865), Rome (1871), London (1878), Palermo


Berlin

. World Championships (2009 World Championships in Athletics) Berlin, Germany bgcolor cc9966 3rd World Championships (2009 World Championships in Athletics) Berlin, Germany bgcolor "gold" align "center" 1st Performance history The opera was first given at the Covent Garden Theatre in London on 16 February 1737 and on 8 further occasions. It was also performed in Brunswick (Braunschweig) in August 1741. The first modern performance was in Abingdon (Abingdon, Oxfordshire) on 21 April 1963. The first London performance since Handel's time was in November 1983. Dean, Winton, "Music in London: Handel Operas" (January 1984). ''The Musical Times'', '''125''' (1691): pp. 36-37. It was also produced at the Komische Oper, Berlin by Harry Kupfer in 1985. Toepfer was born in Wiesbaden, Hesse-Nassau. From 1893 to 1895, he attended the ''Zeichen-, Mal- und Kunstgewerbeschule'', a private artist's school led by H. Bouffier, where he was commended for his diligence ("''recht gutes Auffassungsvermögen und recht gutes Können, gepaart mit großem Fleiße''"), then studied at the ''Großherzogliche Akademie der bildenden Künste'' in Karlsruhe, led by Leopold Graf von Kalckreuth, until mid-1898. Starting in 1898, Toepfer then studied at the ''Königlich-Akademische Hochschule der bildenden Künste'' in Berlin-Charlottenburg for ten years, from which he graduated in late 1908 as a master student with his own studio. Toepfer married Maria Theresia Klaus, who he had met during a stay in Brandenburg (Province of Brandenburg), in Berlin in 1909; the couple then moved to Idstein in 1910 after finding a suitable house, the "''Heerhof''" (also "''Höerhof''"; Obergasse 15), complete with antique furniture. thumb 220px Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle, by Hyacinthe Rigaud (File:Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet-Hyacinthe Rigaud mg 9513.jpg) He had been named marshal of France in 1741, and received a large army, with which it is said that he promised to make peace in three months under the walls of Vienna. The truth of this story is open to question, for no one knew better than Belle-Isle the limitations imposed upon commanders by the military and political circumstances of the times. These circumstances in fact rendered his efforts, both as a general and as a statesman, unavailing, and the one redeeming feature in the general failure was his heroic retreat from Prague. In ten days he led 14,000 men into and across the Bohemian Forest, suffering great privations and harassed by the enemy, but never allowing himself to be cut off, and his subordinate François de Chevert defended Prague so well that the Austrians were glad to allow him to rejoin his chief. The campaign, however, had discredited Belle-Isle; he was ridiculed at Paris by the wits and the populace, even Fleury is said to have turned against him, and, to complete his misfortunes, he was taken prisoner by the English (England) in going from Cassel Commons:Category:Berlin Wikipedia:Berlin Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States Berlin


Australia

brass quintets. The presentation of challenging contemporary brass music alongside earlier eras carefully edited by ABQ members for modern performance, has become a trademark of ABQ programming, and has helped establish the American Brass Quintet as the leader in the field of serious brass chamber music today. '''Holy Cross College''' is a Catholic (Catholicism) high school in the suburb of Gladesville in Sydney, Australia established in the tradition of the Patrician


United States

José Lima (w:José Lima), a former baseball (w:baseball) pitcher for Major League Baseball (w:Major League Baseball)'s Houston Astros (w:Houston Astros), Detroit Tigers (w:Detroit Tigers), Los Angeles Dodgers (w:Los Angeles Dodgers), New York Mets (w:New York Mets), and Kansas City Royals (w:Kansas City Royals) (all in the United States (w:United States)) died suddenly at his Los Angeles home this morning of a heart attack (w:heart attack). He was 37 years old. His death was confirmed by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and his family.


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