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Stratford, Ontario

and Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird, and great-grandfather of Jessica Laird Doyle, wife of Governor James Doyle (Jim Doyle) of Wisconsin, was born near Stratford on a farm. Thomas Edison (Thomas Alva Edison) briefly worked as a telegraph operator for the Grand Trunk Railway at Stratford's


Manchester, New Hampshire

, cosmetic, and industrial icons in the 20th century. Many of the Weiss family descendants exhibited creativity that was tenaciously promoted and underscored by both perfectionism and aestheticism that was evident in Charles Revson's career. Revson, like many other Weiss family descendants, disassociated


Leicester

rock Early years (1966–1969) Family formed in Late 1966 in Leicester, England from the remaining members of a group that was previously known as The Farinas 45 RPM - Family biography and later The Roaring Sixties, whose sound was grounded in R&B (rhythm and blues). Strange


Bosnia and Herzegovina

-Sana Canton just outside of the town of Cazin, near the village of Ostrožac. The castle dates back to the 16th century when the Ottoman Turks established the Ottoman province of Bosnia. A second addition was made to the castle between 1900 and 1906 by an unconfirmed member of the Habsburg family. Biography Nićifor Dučić was born in the village of Velji Lug, near Višegrad in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1832. He received an excellent education in Serbia


Boston

estate, banking, cosmetic, and industrial icons in the 20th century. Many of the Weiss family descendants exhibited creativity that was tenaciously promoted and underscored by both perfectionism and aestheticism that was evident in Charles Revson's career. Revson, like many other Weiss family descendants

Boston, the former Weld (Weld family) estate. commons:Boston


Vienna

Main – July 28, 1855, Paris) was a German-born (Germany) banker in the Austrian Empire and the founder of the Viennese (Vienna) branch of the prominent Mayer Amschel Rothschild family. Biography Dinglinger was born in Biberach an der Riß (today in Baden-Württemberg). He served his apprenticeship in Ulm, after which he refined his techniques working as a journeyman in Augsburg, Nuremberg and Vienna, three traditional centers of luxury arts. He went to Dresden in 1692, where he spent the rest of his career in the service of Augustus, by whom he was appointed court jeweller in 1698. In the workshop he established, he was assisted by his younger brothers, the enameller '''Georg Friedrich Dinglinger''' (1666–1720) and '''Georg Christoph Dinglinger''' (1668–1728), who specialized in cutting and setting jewels. The sculptor Balthasar Permoser collaborated as a modeller in Dinglinger's workshops. The first StreetWars took place in the summer of 2004 in New York City; subsequent tournaments took place in Vancouver (2004), Vienna (2004), New York City (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009), San Francisco (2005, 2007, 2010), Los Angeles (2006), London (2006, 2007,2010), Chicago (2007), and Paris (2007). He was a cousin of Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg (1638-1701), the famous commander of Vienna during the Turkish (Ottoman Empire) siege of 1683, and acted as his ADC during the siege. Guido followed his cousin, and later Prince Eugene of Savoy, in battles against the Turks. alt Bishop Geoffrey Rowell (Vienna, Austria in 2009) caption Rowell in Vienna, Austria in 2009 diocese Diocese in Europe (Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe) Diocese in Europe — Bishops In 1892 Komzák was given leave of absence from his regiment on health grounds and the family moved to the spa town of Baden, some fourteen miles southwest of Vienna, where the following year he took over direction of the Spa Orchestra. In the meantime, on 20 September 1892, he gave a farewell concert in Vienna with the band which was being moved to the regiment’s new garrison at Mostar, Herzegovina, Komzák retained the position of bandmaster until his eventual retirement in 1896, spending the winter months with the regiment in Mostar and returning to Baden in the spring to direct the season’s spa concerts. Probably the climax of his career was the series of concerts he gave with the ''Wiener Farben Orchestra'' at the World Exhibition in St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri), Missouri in 1904. Ferrari went to Vienna in 1651, seving the emperor Ferdinand III (Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor). Upon returning to Modena in 1653 he was appointed court choirmaster. His post was eliminated in 1662 but reinstated in 1674, after which he served until his death at Modena. Many sources recount his virtuosity as a theorbo player. In Austria, it was pioneered by such illustrious names as Rudolf Eitelberger, the founder of the Viennese (Vienna) College of Arts and Crafts (Arts and crafts) (today known as the University for Applied Arts). The style found particular favour in Vienna where whole streets and blocks were built in the so-called Neo-Renaissance style, in reality a classisizing conglomeration of elements liberally borrowed from different historical periods. Musical career His musical debut was in Munich in 1935 and was heralded as ''Meisterfloetist''. He also played in Vienna and that autumn played an all-Bach programme in Munich, consisting of the seven sonatas and his own transcription for flute and harpsichord of the B-Minor suite. He had a two-year tour of recitals in Europe and was appointed to a professorship in the Mozarteum. In 1683 Jan Sobieski (Jan III Sobieski)'s Polish army crushed an Ottoman army besieging Vienna, and Christian forces soon began the slow process of driving the Turks from Europe. In 1688 the Transylvanian Diet renounced Ottoman suzerainty and accepted Austrian protection. Eleven years later, the Porte officially recognized Austria's sovereignty over the region. Although an imperial decree reaffirmed the privileges of Transylvania's nobles and the status of its four "recognized" religions, Vienna assumed direct control of the region and the emperor planned annexation. Transylvania under the Habsburgs in U.S. Library of Congress country study on Romania (1989, Edited by Ronald D. Bachman). '''Aleksandar Lifka''' (May 20, 1880 – November 12, 1952) was a central-European cinematographer. Of Czech (Czechs) descent, he was born in Brassó in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Austria–Hungary), in what is now Romania. After spending his childhood with his parents in the village of Žatec near Prague, he moved to Vienna to study at technical high school. During that time, he experimented with magic lantern (magic lantern (projector)) moving pictures, but without success. After completing his education, Lifka traveled to Paris, where he bought a Pathé camera. In 1900, he shot the visit of the emperor Franz Joseph (Franz Joseph I of Austria) and Queen Elisabeth (Elisabeth of Bavaria) to the town of Gödöllő, in Hungary. Caridis was born in Gdańsk, then Free City of Danzig. His mother was a Danziger of German ethnicity, his father was a merchant from Greece. His family moved to Weimar Germany (Weimar Republic) and he was raised in Dresden, but his family moved to Greece in 1938, sensing that war was imminent. According to the biography Caridis was thus the only member of his Dresden school class to survive World War II . After the war, he studied with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna. His career has spanned opera in Cologne, Graz and Vienna. He has also conducted the Philharmonia Hungarica, the Oslo Philharmonic and the Tonkünstlerorchester. He was awarded the Béla Bartók medal in 1981 for his contribution in fomenting the appeal of the composer's work. Caridis was born in Gdańsk, then Free City of Danzig. His mother was a Danziger of German ethnicity, his father was a merchant from Greece. His family moved to Weimar Germany (Weimar Republic) and he was raised in Dresden, but his family moved to Greece in 1938, sensing that war was imminent. According to the biography Caridis was thus the only member of his Dresden school class to survive World War II . After the war, he studied with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna. His career has spanned opera in Cologne, Graz and Vienna. He has also conducted the Philharmonia Hungarica, the Oslo Philharmonic and the Tonkünstlerorchester. He was awarded the Béla Bartók medal in 1981 for his contribution in fomenting the appeal of the composer's work. Wikipedia:Vienna Commons:Category:Vienna


Mexico

Sodi''' (born May 14, 1986 in Mexico City) is a Mexican actress and model. She is the niece of actress and singer Thalía and part of the Sodi family. Biography In Mexico, chile peppers, particularly of the Jalapeño and serrano (serrano pepper) varieties, pickled with onions, carrots and herbs form common condiments. '''Sharis Cid''' (born 5 September 1970 in Chihuahua (Chihuahua, Chihuahua), Chih. (Chihuahua (state)), Mexico) is a Mexico Mexican


Poland

Times'' December 26, 1953 obituary gives his date of birth as March 15, 1875, but he told friends he was "more than 80" – December 25, 1953) was a Polish-born (Poland) American (United States) theatre owner operator and producer and the eldest of seven siblings of the theatrical Shubert family. Biography Born to Duvvid Schubart and Katrina Helwitzin in Neustadt, Poland (now Kudirkos Naumiestis, Lithuania), Shubert was 11 years old when the family emigrated to the United States and settled in Syracuse, New York, where a number of Jewish families from their hometown already were living. His father's alcoholism kept the family in difficult financial circumstances, and Lee Shubert went to work selling newspapers on a street corner. With borrowed money, he and younger brothers Sam (Sam Shubert) and Jacob (Jacob J. Shubert) eventually embarked on a business venture that led to them to become the successful operators of several theaters in upstate New York. "Shubert Brothers" pbs.org, retrieved December 30, 2009 Hirsch, pp 9-12 Filming Eight months were spent scouting locations, including Ireland, WikiPedia:Poland Commons:Category:Poland Dmoz:Regional Europe Poland


Israel

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Germany

banking company in Frankfurt, Germany. Metzler traces its origins to a trading company established 1674 by Benjamin Metzler in Frankfurt and is Germany’s oldest private bank still owned exclusively by the founding family. Biography He was born in Saarbrücken, Germany, and emigrated to Mandate Palestine (British Mandate of Palestine) as a child. He studied with Paul Ben-Haim. Life Barbara was married on 21 November 1496 in a glittering ceremony in Leipzig to George, Duke of Saxony (1471–1539). At the wedding, 6,286 German and Polish nobles were said to be present. This marriage was a key part of maintaining good diplomatic relations between Germany and Poland. For Barbara's family, the marriage was also important due to their rivalry with the House of Habsburg. Mizell made another recording of the song. This was eventually re-released in 1999 on the German (Germany) Repertoire label on CD (Compact disc) (REP 4778-WG), with three bonus tracks. '''Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck''' (18 February 1770 – 23 July 1846) was a German (Germany) composer and organist of the late classical (Classical period (music)) and early romantic (Romantic music) eras. Greece After the German (Germany) invasion of Greece, a Nazi-held government was put in place. All three quisling prime ministers, (Georgios Tsolakoglou, Konstantinos Logothetopoulos and Ioannis Rallis), cooperated with the Axis authorities. Small but active Greek National-Socialist parties, like the Greek National Socialist Party, or openly anti-semitic organisations, like the National Union of Greece, helped German authorities fight the Resistance (Greek Resistance), and identify and deport (Nazi concentration camps) Greek Jews. Post RAF history The RAF handed over the station to German (Germany) Luftwaffe in March 1968. The Germans used the airfield as home for a Surface-to-Surface Missile Wing equipped with Pershing (MGM-31 Pershing) missiles with support from the United States Army. '''MV ''Horizon''''' is a cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and operated by Pullmantur Cruises. She was built in 1990 at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany for Celebrity Cruises as MV ''Horizon''. Commons:Category:Germany Wikipedia:Germany Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany


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