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Portobello, Dublin

; That year also the long-awaited improvements to Portobello Bridge (after the fatal accident of 1861 (#Of historical interest)) were carried out, the Tramway Company paying one third of the total cost of £300. At the time the trams were introduced an impediment to efficient transport along Richmond Street

received twelve months for manslaughter). Foundlings left at Harrington Street church were usually named after one of the surrounding streets. Harrington Street (St. Kevin's) Church Baptism Registry 1871–1890 20th century Between 1916 and 1921, Portobello and its eponymously named barracks were the scene of several incidents (see Of historical interest (#Of historical interest)). File:Kellys-corner.jpg thumb left Kelly's Corner, looking towards Camden Street

this can be found on the wall of 52 Upper Clanbrassil Street. Of historical interest ;1861 A terrible tragedy at Portobello Bridge At 9 o'clock on the evening of Saturday, 6 April 1861 near Portobello Bridge, a horse-drawn bus, driven by Patrick Hardy, had just dropped off a passenger and started up the steep incline of the bridge when one of the horses started to rear. The driver tried to turn the horses but both horses became uncontrollable with fear and backed the bus through the wooden rails of the bridge. The bus, horses and six passengers inside the bus, plunged into the dark cold waters of the canal lock, which was about 6 metres (20 feet) deep, with 3 metres (10 feet) of water at the bottom. The conductor was able to jump clear and a passing policeman pulled the driver from the water. Despite the frantic efforts of passers-by, in particular a constable and a soldier from Portobello Barracks who broke their way into the submerged bus, all inside were drowned. One of those killed was the father of the Gunne brothers, who opened the Gaiety Theatre (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin). Two were mothers, each with a little girl, one of them a niece of Daniel O'Connell. The repercussions of this tragedy were felt for a long time in the area. Passengers on horse-drawn vehicles had to alight at Portobello Bridge and walk across the bridge before continuing their journey. He afterwards returned to the Abbey theatre. In 1936 John Ford brought him to the United States to act in a film version of ''The Plough and the Stars''. Disbandment In April 1917 the 4RMF joined the 5RMF at the Curragh. In August the 4th moved to Castlebar County Mayo, the 5th to Galway. With the changed political situation and growth in support for Sinn Féin loyalty was under test. Reports of loss of rifles, Lewis guns and ammunition necessitated the massive transfer of the battalions out of the country in November, the 3rd to Devonport (HMNB Devonport), England, the others to Scotland, 4th to Invergordon the 5th to Dreghorn. Staunton pp.165-6 With the possibility of the extension of conscription to Ireland those Irish battalions still stationed in Ireland were transferred to England in April 1918. The RMFs were relocated again, 3rd to Plymouth, 4th to Portobello (Portobello, Dublin) and the 5th to Fort George (Fort George, Scotland), all three eventually amalgamating at Plymouth by August. The 3rd was absorbed into the 1st RMF in June 1919 . The Tralee Depot and the remaining reserves were moved to Devonport (HMNB Devonport) in England where they were disbanded on 31. July 1922. Staunton p.166


Nehardea

on Sabbath (Shabbat): "the books written by minnims for controversies may or may not be saved" (Shab. 116a). Of special historical interest is the observation of Abbahu in regard to the benediction "Baruk Shem Kebod Malkuto" (Blessed be the Name of His glorious Kingdom) after the "Shema' Yisrael," that in Palestine, where the Christians look for points of controversy, the words should be recited aloud (lest the Jews be accused of tampering with the unity of God proclaimed in the Shema'), whereas in the Babylonian city of Nehardea, where there are no Christians, the words are recited with a low voice (Pesahim 56a). Preaching directly against the Christian dogma, Abbahu says: "A king of flesh and blood may have a father, a brother, or a son to share in or dispute his sovereignty, but the Lord saith, 'I am the Lord thy God! I am the first; that is, I have no father, and I am the last; that is, I have no brother, and besides me there is no God; that is, I have no son'" (Isaiah 44:6; Ex. R. 29). His comment on Numbers 23:19 has a still more polemical tone: “God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent; if a man says: ‘I am a god’ he is a liar; if he says: ‘I am a son of man’ he will have cause to regret it; and if he says, ‘I will go up to heaven’ he has said something but will not keep his word” this last phrase is borrowed from B'midbar 23:19 (Yer. Ta'anit, folio 9a, chapter II, halachah 1, end). thumb right 300px A full set of the Babylonian Talmud. (Image:Talmud set.JPG) The Talmud Bavli consists of documents compiled over the period of Late Antiquity (3rd to 5th centuries).


Thorold

''' - Historical displays, bandstand and playground equipment. It is not far from the actual location of the battle site. One of the locks of the second canal has been partially excavated for its historical interest. '''McMillan Park''' - Baseball diamond, and playground equipment. '''Sullivan Park''' - Baseball diamond, splash pad, and playground equipment. '''Hutt Park''' - Baseball diamond and playground equipment. '''Confederation Park''' - Baseball diamond, soccer field, basketball court, tennis


Viñales

of the province’s economy. Though the town of Pinar del Río (the provincial capital) has some places of cultural and historical interest (such as the Cathedral of San Rosendo, a 19th Century construction), most attractions are to be found in rural or natural settings. A major destination is the Viñales Valley, a karstic depression located in the Sierra de los Organos, north of the town of Viñales. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 because of its natural beauty and the traditional agricultural techniques which continue to used in the cultivation of tobacco and other crops there, the valley is a popular hiking and rock climbing location. align "center" 1999 The village of Viñales was founded in 1875 after the expansion of tobacco cultivation in the surrounding valley. The Valley features a karst topography, vernacular architecture, and traditional cultivation methods. The Valley was also the site of various military engagements in the Cuban War of Independence and Cuban Revolution. Wikipedia:Viñales


Chumphon

by the beach, which is lined with restaurants selling fresh seafood. For historical interest, a monument commemorating the late Admiral Prince of Chumphon is located nearby, complete with a well-preserved WWII warship. A hillside temple at the site offers a panoramic view of the entire area. *


Kassala

and Islamist political leader in Sudan, who may have been instrumental in institutionalizing sharia in the northern part of the country. He has been called a "longtime hard-line ideological leader.". The Appendix of the ''9 11 Commission Report'' * Kintampo — archaeological site of major historical interest in Ghana. Ceramic Late Stone Age cultural complex dating around fourth millenium BP. Sometimes thought


Granite, Colorado

* Rock Talk Category:Unincorporated communities in Chaffee County, Colorado Category:Unincorporated communities in Colorado Category:Populated places on the Arkansas River At its headwaters, the Arkansas runs as a steep mountain torrent through the Rockies in its narrow valley, dropping 4,600 feet (1.4 km) in 120 miles (193 km). This section (including ''The Numbers'' near Granite, Colorado, ''Brown's Canyon'', and the Royal Gorge) sees extensive whitewater rafting in the spring and summer. *'''Grand View Estates''' (Grand View Estates, Colorado) in Douglas County (Douglas County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated community and a census designated place served by the Parker (Parker, Colorado) Post Office (United States Postal Service) 80134 (Parker, Colorado) *'''Granite''' (Granite, Colorado) in Chaffee County (Chaffee County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated town served by U.S. Post Office (United States Postal Service) 81228 (Granite, Colorado) *'''Grant''' (Grant, Colorado) in Park County (Park County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated town served by U.S. Post Office (United States Postal Service) 80448 (Grant, Colorado)


Kashan

The etymology of the city name comes from Kasian, the original inhabitants of the city, whose remains are found at Tapeh Sialk dating back 9,000 years; later this changed to Kashian, hence the town name. Between the 12th and the 14th centuries Kashan was an important centre for the production of high quality pottery and tiles. In modern Persian (Persian language), the word for a tile (''kashi'') comes from the name of the town. History Archeological discoveries in the Sialk Hillocks which lie 4 km west of Kashan reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in pre-historic ages. Hence Kashan dates back to the Elamite (Elamite Empire) period of Iran. The Sialk ziggurat still stands today in the suburbs of Kashan after 7,000 years. The artifacts uncovered at Sialk reside in the Louvre in Paris and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Iran's National Museum (National Museum of Iran). By some accounts although not all Kashan was the origin of the three wise men who followed the star that guided them to Bethlehem to witness the nativity of Jesus, as recounted in the Bible. Elgood, Cyril. ''A Medical History of Persia and the Eastern Caliphate: From the Earliest Times Until the Year A.D. 1932.'' Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine. Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 1108015883 p. 34 Whatever the historical validity of this story, the attribution of Kashan as their original home testifies to the city's prestige at the time the story was set down. Abu-Lu'lu'ah Pirouz Nahāvandi, the Persian (Persian people) soldier who was enslaved (Ma malakat aymanukum) by the Islamic conquerors and eventually assassinated the caliph Umar al-Khattab in AH 23 (643 4 CE), reportedly fled to Kashan after the assassination and lived there some years before being finally caught and executed. His tomb is one of Kashan's conspicuous landmarks (see gallery below). Sultan Malik Shah I of the Seljuk dynasty (Seljuk Turks) ordered the building of a fortress in the middle of Kashan in the 11th century. The fortress walls, called ''Ghal'eh Jalali'' still stand today in central Kashan. Kashan was also a leisure vacation spot for Safavi (Safavid dynasty) King (Monarch)s. ''Bagh-e Fin'' (Fin Garden), specifically, is one of the most famous gardens of Iran. This beautiful garden with its pool and orchards was designed for Shah Abbas I as a classical Persian (Persian literature) vision of paradise. The original Safavid buildings have been substantially replaced and rebuilt by the Qajar dynasty although the layout of trees and marble basins is close to the original. The garden itself however, was first founded 7000 years ago alongside the ''Cheshmeh-ye-Soleiman''. The garden is also notorious as the site of the murder of Mirza Taghi Khan known as Amir Kabir, chancellor of Nasser-al-Din Shah, Iran's King in 1852. thumb House of Borujerdis. 1870s. (File:Kashan-borujerdis house.jpg) The earthquake of 1778 leveled the city of Kashan and all the edifices of Shah Abbas Safavi, leaving 8000 casualties. But the city started afresh and has today become a focal tourist attraction via the numerous large houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, illustrating the finest examples of Qajari (Qajar dynasty) aesthetics. Today Although there are many sites in Kashan of potential interest to tourists, the city remains largely undeveloped in this sector, with fewer than a thousand foreign tourists per year. Qamsar and Abyaneh are notable towns around Kashan, which attract tourists all year around. The nearby town of Niasar features a man-made cave and fireplace of historical interest. Kashan is internationally famous for manufacturing carpets, silk and other textiles. Kashan today houses most of Iran's mechanized carpet-weaving factories, and has an active marble and copper mining industry. Kashan and suburbs have a population of 400,000. Ghaleh Jalali is not located in the centre of kashan as the text indicates. It is located on the edge of souther margin of the old wall of the city. As a matter of fact the southern part of the wall and the Ghaleh ( the citadel ) join up and forms just one piece. Out of wall areas used to be simply irrigated farm lands, but today is sporadically residential. Main sights Kashan's architectural sights include: * Agha Bozorg Mosque (Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kashan) * Āmeri House * Boroujerdi House (Borujerdis House) * Jalali castle * Tabātabāei House (Tabatabaei House) * Abbāsi House (Abbasian House) * Attarha House * Al-e Yaseen House * Sultan Amir shrine and bath (Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse) * ''40 Dokhtaran'' Fortress * Pirouz Nahavandi


Sousse

Despite losing that game, Reshevsky advanced to the next stage. Reshevsky also refused to play for the U.S. team in the Chess Olympiads of 1960, 1962 and 1966 because Fischer was chosen ahead of him for the top board. He did, however, finally consent to play on a lower board in 1970, the only time the two men appeared in the same team. World Championship candidate Mecking was however a regular participant in FIDE events to choose a challenger for the World Chess Championship. After unsuccessful attempts to qualify from the Interzonals of Sousse 1967 and Palma de Mallorca


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