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Toledo, Spain

of this by recordings made in the zij of astronomers such as Ibn al-Alam. The great astronomer Abd Al-Rahman Al Sufi was patronised by prince Adud o-dowleh, who systematically revised Ptolemy's catalogue of stars. Sharaf al-Daula also established a similar observatory in Baghdad. And reports by Ibn Yunus and al-Zarqall in Toledo (Toledo, Spain) and Cordoba (Córdoba, Spain) indicate the use of sophisticated instruments for their time. The circus of Emerita Augusta was built some time around 20 BC, and was in use for many years before its dedication some thirty years later, probably during the reign of Augustus' successor, Tiberius. It was sited outside the city walls, alongside the road that connected Emeritus in Corduba (Córdoba (Córdoba, Spain)) with Toletum (Toledo (Toledo, Spain)). The arena plan was of elongated U-shape, with one end semicircular and the other flattened. A lengthwise ''spina'' formed a central divide within, to provide a continuous trackway for two-horse (Biga (chariot)) and four-horse (Quadriga) chariot racing. The spina was 223m long and 8.5m wide, substantial and ornate. The track was surrounded by ground level ''cellae'', with tiered stands above. At some 400m long and 100m wide, the Circus was the city's largest building, and could seat about 30,000 spectators – the city's entire population, more or less. Like most circuses throughout the Roman Empire, Merida's resembled a scaled-down version of Rome's Circus Maximus. The Circus Maximus seated approximately 150,000. After a small civil war in the already Christianized (christianism) Visigothic Kingdom (Visigoth) in Hispania, King Roderic (''Rodrigo'' in Portuguese (Portuguese language) and Spanish (Spanish language)) had a strong position in the peninsula. His opponents, exiled in Ceuta, asked Musa ibn Nusair, Umayyad Muslim governor and general, for help. The initially skeptical general sent an experimental expedition mainly consisting of Moors from North and West Africa, led by Tariq ibn Ziyad, thus initiating the Muslim conquest of Iberia. Tariq utterly defeated Roderic's Visigothic army in the Battle of Guadalete, and soon after captured Toledo (Toledo, Spain) and Córdoba (Córdoba, Spain). With Tariq's success, Musa joined the expedition and established himself as governor of the new territories. Biography Born to a humble family in Madrid, Muñoz Grandes enrolled at the Toledo (Toledo, Spain) Infantry Academy while in his teens. Upon graduating, he was deployed to Morocco in 1915 and took part in the decisive Battle of Alhucemas. Muñoz Grandes fought for the Nationalists (Nationalist Spain) during the Spanish Civil War and was promoted to General (General officer), taking command in the Army of Africa (Spanish Army of Africa). He led the Spanish Legionnaires in the attack that won Málaga (Battle of Málaga) for the Nationalists in February 1937. Cities that are known for a rich history in Damascening where the technique is still practiced are Toledo, Spain, and Kyoto, Japan. Early career Infantes was born in Toledo on May 18, 1892. In 1907, aged 15, he entered the Toledo (Toledo, Spain) Military Infantry Academy where his fellow classmates included Francisco Franco and Juan Yagüe. Graduating in 1910, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant and was sent to join the Spanish African Army in Morocco. In 1912, at only 20 years of age, he received a meritorious promotion to Captain during combat activity in the prolonged Rif War which lasted from 1909 to 1927. By 1928 he had achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and in that year, following the end of the Moroccan war, was appointed a Professor at the Zaragoza Military Academy by its new director, General Francisco Franco. Furthermore, Sabatini was responsible for building the Arms Factory of Toledo (Toledo, Spain), the headquarters for the Wallon Guarda in Leganés (presently part of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), a convent in Valladolid (Santa Ana) and another one in Granada (Comendadoras of Santiago) and the well-known Chapel of the Immaculate in the Cathedral of Osma, also called of Palafox. History The Benedictine abbey (Benedictine) was founded by Childebert (Childebert I), son of Clovis (Clovis I), in 543 to house relics brought from the siege of Saragossa the previous year. These included the tunic of Saint-Vincent and a cross of gold from Toledo (Toledo, Spain); in consequence, the church and abbey were originally known as Saint-Vincent and Sainte-Croix. The church was founded somewhat later in 557 by Germain, Bishop of Paris, who was buried there in 576. A small market town grew up around the religious centre which became a place of pilgrimage and whose name changed to Saint-Germain-des-Prés ("of the meadows") in the 9th century. The Merovingian kings of France were also buried here — the tombs all disappearing during the French Revolution. Later may be reflected in the presence of Roman roads and irrigation system in the Tajuña Muslim influence, then Christians would consolidate this work . The Christians regained control over that area when Alfonso VI of Castilla took Toledo (Toledo, Spain) in 1085. Until 1480, when it became a dominion granted to the Marquis de Moya thumb right 500px Bullring of Chinchon (Image:Plaza de toros de Chinchón.jpg) He came back to Spain in 1482 and painted in several cities, such as Sevilla, Toledo (Toledo, Spain) and Ávila (Ávila, Spain). He was the father of an important sculptor, Alonso Berruguete, considered the most important sculptor in Renaissance Spain. Furthermore, Pedro Berruguete painted famous paintings of the inquisition. *Rodrigo Lopez de Quiroga, governor of Milan *Gaspar Rodríguez de Quiroga, Archbishop of Toledo (Toledo, Spain), advisor to King Philip II of Spain and Grand Chancellor of Spain *Horacio Quiroga (1878–1937), author of ''The Decapitated Chicken'', ''The Exile'', and others * 990s – Notre-Dame de la Basse-Œuvre, Beauvais constructed. * 999 – Bab-al-Mardum Mosque (Mosque of Cristo de la Luz) built in Toledo (Toledo, Spain), Emirate of Cordoba. * ''Date Unknown'' Meat and Fish There are many local meat dishes, which consist primarily of sheep, goat, and, to a lesser degree, beef. The most important dishes are ''carcamusas'' (typical of Toledo (Toledo, Spain)), ''chanfarina'', roast lamb, ''cuchifrito'', ''migas'', ''gallina en pepitoria'' (chicken a la pepitoria), ''salpicón'', ''paturrillo'', and ''zarajos''. In areas where there is a lot of hunting, a number of game based dishes are also popular, such as ''conejo al ajillo'' (rabbit with garlic), ''liebre a la cazadora'' (hare hunter-style), and ''caldereta manchega''. Pennants of the Champions His ''Rayat al-mubarrizin waghayat al-mumayyizin'' (''Banners of the Champions'', also translated as ''Pennants of the Champions''), published in 1243, is his best known anthology of poetry. About the collection Ibn Said wrote that he wished to include only those few fragments "whose idea is more subtle than the West Wind, and whose language is more beautiful than a pretty face.": ) is a stone fortification located in the highest part of Toledo, Spain. Once used as a Roman palace in the 3rd century, it was restored under Charles I (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor) and Philip II of Spain in the 1540's. Henry Kamen, ''Philip of Spain'', (Yale University Press, 1999), 184-185. In 1521, Hernán Cortés was received by Charles I (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor) at the Alcázar, following Cortes' conquest of the Aztecs. ''Toledo and the New World in the Sixteenth Century'', Javier Malagón-Barceló, '''The Americas''', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Oct., 1963), 124. Guillaume's nephew and namesake, Guillaume III de Croÿ (William de Croÿ (archbishop)) (1498-1521), was educated in Louvain (Leuven) with Juan Luís Vives, a great philosopher of the time. As it appeared unlikely that he would succeed to the lands of his grandfather, Philippe I, he was destined to the church. Family interests ensured his rapid promotion: he was elected Bishop of Cambrai at the age of 17. Within a year, Charles V (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor) bestowed upon his young Burgundian friend the archbishopric of Toledo (Toledo, Spain), making him a cardinal and Primate of Spain. This unprecedented move brought Spain to the brink of a civil war. Guillaume accompanied his uncle and Charles to Worms, where on January 6 he died aged 22, following a fall from his horse. His tomb is in the Celestin monastery of Louvain, founded by his father.


Islamabad

considerable Persian speaking inhabitants in Pakistan's major urban centres of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. During and after the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and subsequent arrival of millions of Afghan refugees to Pakistan, much of the Afghan (Dari Persian) music industry was kept ''alive'' by performances and recordings made in Pakistan. After more than 20 years, Persian folk music has made considerable and often subtle contributions the overall Pakistani music


Montgomery, Alabama

recordings made by President Nixon and the testimony of others involved confirmed that Mitchell had participated in meetings to plan the break-in of the Democratic Party (Democratic Party (United States))'s national headquarters in the Watergate Hotel (Watergate complex). In addition, he had met, on at least three occasions, with the president in an effort to cover up White House involvement after the burglars were discovered and arrested.


Blackpool

was having me". Paul McCartney recorded a song entitled Blackpool as a number of demo home recordings made in the years 1971 and 1972. http: www.maccafan.net Vaultquiz SecretVault4 secretVault_q.htm The Jethro Tull (Jethro Tull (band)) song ''"Up the 'Pool"'' from the 1972 Living in the Past (Living in the Past (album)) album is about Blackpool, singer Ian Anderson and other members of the band's childhood home. Another Tull track about the beach attractions of Blackpool is "Big Dipper", from the 1976 album ''Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!''. In the early 1980s the then Blackpool based band The Membranes used the town as the subject matter for their ''Tatty Seaside Town'' 1988 single, which was later covered by Therapy? ''"Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier"'', the opening track of the Manic Street Preachers album ''Everything Must Go (Everything Must Go (Manic Street Preachers album))'', contains the lyrics ''"20ft high off Blackpool Promenade"'' amongst other references to Blackpool. The opening line of Soft Cell's 1982 ''"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"'' hit (later a hit for David Gray in 1998) "Standing at the door of the Pink Flamingo, Crying in the rain" is a reference to Blackpool's famous gay nightclub The Flamingo. Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand (band))'s 2013 ''"Love Illumination"'' single was originally called ''"Blackpool Illuminati"''. http: article.wn.com view 2013 07 25 Go_Hear_This_Love_Illumination_by_Franz_Ferdinand # related_news Other songs written about Blackpool include ''Oh Blackpool'' by Beautiful South and several different songs called ''Blackpool'', by Sham 69, Macc Lads, Roy Harper and The Delgados. ''"Blackpool"'' is also the title song from a production co-written with author Irvine Welsh and Vic Godard (Subway Sect) in 2002, later released as a four song EP called ''"Blackpool"''. A song called ''"Blackpool Fool"'' appears on the Frank Sidebottom album A,B,C & D(1997). http: www.last.fm music Frank+Sidebottom _ Blackpool+Fool Folk songs written about the town include The Houghton Weavers anthem ''"The Blackpool Belle"'' ("Oh the Blackpool Belle was a getaway train that went from Northern stations. What a beautiful sight on a Saturday night bound for the illuminations"), Jasper Carrot's ''"Day Trip To Blackpool"'' ("Didn't we have a miserable time the day we went to Blackpool? An 'orrible day, we got drunk on the way And spent our money on chips and bingo...") http: www.leoslyrics.com jasper-carrott day-trip-to-blackpool-lyrics and Mike Harding's single ''"Talking Blackpool Blues"'' ("Well my Mam and Dad and Gran and me We went to Blackpool by the sea It rained and rained for most of the day But we all got tanned in a funny sort of way"). http: mudcat.org thread.cfm?threadid 132648 Notable musicians born in Blackpool Ian Anderson, John Evan and Jeffrey Hammond (of Jethro Tull (Jethro Tull (band))), David Ball (David Ball (musician)) (of Soft Cell), singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Chris Lowe (of Pet Shop Boys), Nick McCarthy (of Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand (band))), Gary Miller (Gary Miller (singer)) (who had a hit with The Yellow Rose of Texas (The Yellow Rose of Texas (song))), Graham Nash (of The Hollies Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), Robert Smith (Robert Smith (musician)) (of The Cure) and folk singer Maddy Prior. Victoria Christina Hesketh (Victoria Hesketh), better known as her stage name Little Boots, was also born in Blackpool. The conductor David Atherton, co-founder of the London Sinfonietta, was born in Blackpool. Media Newspapers that cover the Blackpool area include the ''Blackpool Gazette'', the daily newspaper covering the Fylde Coast area, known locally as ''The Gazette''. They also publish a free weekly newspaper, the ''Blackpool Reporter (Blackpool Gazette)'', which is delivered to householders in Blackpool. The Gazette also publishes a daily online version in Polish, ''Witryna Polska'' (''Polish Gazette'') to cater for the local Polish (Poles) community. WikiPedia:Blackpool Commons:Category:Blackpool


Sofia

squares, see: Public place names of Budapest. A national radio station (Hungarian Radio) (Radio Petőfi), a bridge (Petőfi Bridge) in Budapest and a street in Sofia, Bulgaria also bear his name, as well as the asteroid 4483 Petöfi, a member of the Hungaria family. On 20 July 2004, ''604'' was re-released in the US with four bonus tracks, the first three being live recordings made on 16 May 2003 at the Central Military Club in Sofia, Bulgaria. ref name "


Prague

that time the new name was adopted. Both Watson Forbes and John Moore, the violist and cellist, had been members of the Stratton Quartet. The Aeolian Quartet leader was Alfred Cave, for recordings made before 1953 of Peter Warlock's ''The Curlew'' with Leon Goossens and tenor René Soames HMV 78 rpm C 7934-7936. and Purcell (Henry Purcell) Fantasias Allegro 10" records which they recorded with future member Emanuel Hurwitz. ref>

;: Antonín Brabec, Jan Macháček, Jan Oswald, Pavel Syrový, Ladislav Vondrášek and Jan Žíla. '''''The Twenty-Seven Points''''' is a double album by The Fall (The Fall (band)), released in 1995. Subtitled '''"Live 92-95"''' the album consists of live recordings made in various locations between 1991 and 1995, but also contains 2 previously unheard studio tracks as well as some mildly diverting interludes. Credits on the album are sketchy but the front cover lists the cities


Lahore

of Afghanistan and subsequent arrival of millions of Afghan refugees to Pakistan, much of the Afghan (Dari Persian) music industry was kept ''alive'' by performances and recordings made in Pakistan. After more than 20 years, Persian folk music has made considerable and often subtle contributions the overall Pakistani music industry. singers from Afghanistan regularly perform throughout Pakistan particularly at weddings and other formal functions. Singers such as Mehdi Hassan, ustad


Tel Aviv

by The Fall (The Fall (band)), released in 1995. Subtitled '''"Live 92-95"''' the album consists of live recordings made in various locations between 1991 and 1995, but also contains 2 previously unheard studio tracks as well as some mildly diverting interludes. Credits on the album are sketchy but the front cover lists the cities in which the tracks were recorded; Prague, Tel Aviv, London, Glasgow, New York and Manchester. :'''Leo


Madagascar

through the motifs of Serbian folkloric lullabies, took him to Paris where in 1985 he composed theatre music and at the IRCAM institute he expanded his knowledge in the field of electronic-acoustic music. During his stay in Paris, with Goran Vejvoda he started recording the album ''The Dreambird, in the Mooncage'', which was the last to feature the pseudonym Rex Illusivi, featuring the a combination of bird-twitter recordings, made at Madagascar


Kansas City, Missouri

was intended to separate the NCAA from direct influence of any individual conference and to keep it centrally located. Towards the end of the 1920s, a new form of Big Band emerged which was more authentically "jazz," in that more space was given to improvised soloing (Solo (music)). This form of music never gained the popularity of the dance form of jazz. The few recordings made in this form of jazz were labelled race records and were intended for a limited urban audience. Few white musicians were familiar with this music, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and Hoagy Carmichael being notable exceptions. The three major centres in this development were New York City, Chicago and Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri). In the former, a sophisticated approach to arranging predominated, first in the work of Don Redman for the Fletcher Henderson band, later in the work of Duke Ellington for his Cotton Club orchestra, and Walter 'Foots' Thomas for Cab Calloway's, Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra (Charlie Spivak), and Mel Tormé's Mel-Tones. Some big ensembles, like the Joe "King" Oliver outfit played a kind of half arranged, half improvised jazz, often relying on “head” arrangements. Other great bands, like the one of Luis Russell became a vehicle for star instrumentalists, in his case Louis Armstrong. There the whole arrangement had to promote all the possibilities of the star, although they often contained very good musicians, like Henry "Red" Allen, J. C. Higginbotham and Charlie Holmes. Others such as Alvino Rey grew popular with shows in New York City and then toured the country sharing their hit songs and new musical styles. Because of her time in North Vietnam, the ensuing circulated rumors regarding the visit, and statements made following her return, resentment against her among veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. military still exists. For example, at the U.S. Naval Academy, when a plebe shouts out "Goodnight, Jane Fonda!", the entire company will reply "Goodnight, bitch!" *St. Paul (w:Saint Paul, Minnesota), Minnesota (w:Minnesota) *Kansas City Assembly (w:Kansas City Assembly) of Kansas City (w:Kansas City, Missouri), Missouri (w:Missouri) *Norfolk Assembly of Norfolk (w:Norfolk, Virginia), Virginia (w:Virginia) Still, Harlan was in attendance at Yankee Stadium (w:Yankee Stadium) during the team's Opening Day series this year. He also drove down to Kansas City (w:Kansas City, Missouri), only three hours away from Lincoln, when the Yankees visited the Kansas City Royals (w:Kansas City Royals). He made the same trips last year when Joba made his much-anticipated Major League debut.


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