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Battle of Tryszki

The Battle of Tryszki, Tryskiai or Triski, on December 14, 1701, was a small engagement between Swedish forces under Charles XII of Sweden and Polish–Lithuanian forces under Grzegorz Antoni Oginski, in the town of Tryszki, in present-day Lithuania.

Novalis (disambiguation)

Novalis is the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg. Novalis may also refer to: 8052 Novalis Lorien Novalis School, a Steiner School in Dural, New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1971, the school teaches from classe ...

Herbert M. Sears

Herbert Mason Sears was a noted yachtsman and businessman in Boston, Massachusetts. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his contributions during World War I.

Sweat bee

Sweat bee is a common name for various bees that are attracted to the salt in human sweat. It can refer to: Small bees in the family Halictidae, common across the world, particularly Agapostemon, Augochlora, Augochlorella, and Augochloropsis, met ...

Chaz Cardigan

Chaz McKinney, known professionally as Chaz Cardigan, is an American alternative rock artist. He is best known for his song "As Ill Ever Be", which was featured in the Netflix film To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. His single "Not OK!" is c ...

Fisher House

Fisher House, or variations including Fisher Hall or Fisher Homestead, may refer to: Fisher House Foundation - an organization funding the construction of family lodging facilities near military hospitals in England Fisher House, Cambridge - a Ca ...

Davy Burke

Davy Burke is a Gaelic football manager and former player. He has managed Wicklow since 2019. Burkes playing career including underage with Kildare was brought to an end by numerous injuries, including two torn cruciates and a cracked kneecap. He ...

Peterson House

Peterson House may refer to: Brugjeld-Peterson Family Farmstead District, Wallingford, Iowa, NRHP-listed Peterson House Lakewood, Colorado, NRHP-listed Seth Peterson Cottage, Lake Delton, Wisconsin, NRHP-listed George A. Peterson House, Austin, T ...

Tessellana

Tessellana is a genus of bush crickets in the subfamily Tettigoniinae and genus group Platycleis. Species can be found throughout mainland Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Dimeragrion

Dimeragrion is a genus of flatwings in the damselfly order Odonata. There are about five described species in Dimeragrion. As a result of molecular phylogenetic studies by Dijkstra et al. in 2013, the genus Dimeragrion is considered "incertae sed ...

Jeanne du Maurier

Jeanne du Maurier was an English artist. She was the third daughter of Gerald du Maurier and Muriel Beaumont, and sister of writers Daphne and Angela du Maurier.

Lord Russell

The heir apparent, past or present, to the Earl or Duke of Bedford the Baron Russell of Cheneys; the other sons of a Duke of Bedford are called Lord Russell Heirs apparent Francis Russell, Lord Russell died 1585, son of 2nd Earl, MP for Tavistock ...

Chester Benjamin

Chester Benjamin was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and the great grandson of the U.S. Taft family founder Robert Taft. He was born in Norwich, Connecticut and died at age 78 in DeRuyter, New York.

Daniel Rudolph

Daniel Jay Rudolph was a mathematician who was considered a leader in ergodic theory and dynamical systems. Rudolph studied at CalTech and Stanford and taught post-graduate mathematics at Stanford University, the University of Maryland and Colora ...

Big Little Lies (season 1)

The first season of the American television series Big Little Lies premiered on February 19, 2017, and concluded on April 2, 2017, on HBO. The series follows of five mothers, Madeline Mackenzie Reese Witherspoon, a strong-willed, wealthy, and fea ...

Clifton James (musician)

Clifton James was an American drummer who was most closely associated with Bo Diddley, and played on many R&B records issued by Chess Records between 1955 and 1970.

Jane Jones (printer)

Jane Jones was the wife of Theophilus Jones, a bookseller, printer and newspaper proprietor and possible descendant of Sir Theophilus Jones. She is described as a lady of birth. Jones was widowed in April 1736, she announced that she would contin ...

Spinach (disambiguation)

Atriplex hortensis, known as mountain spinach or French spinach Tetragonia tetragonioides, known as New Zealand spinach or sea spinach Basella alba, known as Malabar spinach, red vine spinach, creeping spinach or climbing spinach Cleome serrulata ...

Flashlight fish

Flashlight fish is a common name for several fish and may refer to: Anomalopidae, a family known as the flashlight fishes, with many species referred to as flashlight fish, especially Anomalops katoptron, from the Pacific Ocean Photoblepharon ste ...

Stuyvesant Fish House

Stuyvesant Fish House is a house in Manhattan, New York City, that was built for, occupied by or otherwise connected with railroad executive Stuyvesant Fish and his family. The term may refer to: Stuyvesant Fish House 78th Street, Manhattan – at ...

Sandfish

Trichodontidae, known as sandfishes, a family of perch-like fish Pacific sandfish, the species trichodon Arctoscopus japonicus, known as sailfin sandfish or Japanese sandfish Gonorynchus gonorynchus, known as sandfish Gonorynchus, known as beaked ...

Edmund Stockdale

Sir Edmund Villiers Minshull Stockdale, 1st Baronet was an English banker who served as the 632nd Lord Mayor of London from 1959 to 1960.

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

These schools are all in the Thinking Schools Academy Trust: Secondary Holcombe Grammar School, Chatham The Victory Academy Goodwin Academy The Portsmouth Academy The Rochester Grammar School Primary Isambard Brunel Junior School Meon Junior Scho ...

Xanthoparmelia lineola

Xanthoparmelia lineola, commonly known as the tight rock-shield, is a foliose lichen species in the genus Xanthoparmelia. It is a common species with a temperate distribution. Found in North America and South Africa, it grows on rocks.

Gavin Hamilton (lawyer)

He was born in 1751 in Mauchline, Scotland. His father, John Hamilton of Kype near Strathaven in Lanarkshire, was a lawyer in Mauchline and clerk to the regality of Mauchline.His mother was Jacobina Young, his fathers first wife. Gavin became a w ...

Parsley (disambiguation)

under Anthriscus, the chervil genus Anthriscus cerefolium chervil, an herb also known as "French parsley" or "beaked parsley" Anthriscus sylvestris, sometimes known as "cow parsley" or "wild beaked parsley" Apiaceae, the parsley family under Petr ...

Hamzah Sheeraz

Mohammed Sheeraz, better known as Hamzah Sheeraz, is a British professional boxer who has held the WBO European junior-middleweight title since 2019.

UCS Spirit

UCS Spirit is a company based in Minden, Nevada that specializes in track and field equipment. They are best known for their fiberglass pole vaulting poles. UCS Spirit also sells other track equipment like throwing implements, hurdles, and landin ...

Oren Cass

Oren M. Cass is an American public policy expert and political advisor, who worked on the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney in 2008 and 2012, and who has been described as a "general policy impresario of the emerging conservative consensus on ...

Mohera Zamindar Bari

The zamindar house was established in Mirzapur, Tangail, in 1890 by Kali Charan Saha. During the Bangladesh Liberation war, the Pakistan Army attacked the Mehera zamindars house and killed five villagers, including the wife of the zamindar house ...

Vashti Turley Murphy

Lula Vashti Turley Murphy was an American educator and community leader, one of the founding members of Delta Sigma Theta, the historically black sorority.

Fabick Caterpillar

Fabick Caterpillar is one of the ten largest Caterpillar dealerships in the United States, headquartered in the St Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri. Fabick was founded in 1917 by John Fabick, Sr. as they Ideal Sales company. In 1927, Caterpillar ...

Solnhofia

Solnhofia is a genus of extinct thalassochelydian turtle from the Late Jurassic of Germany. The type and only species is Solnhofia parsoni, named by Gaffney in 1975 for a partial skull and jaw from the early Tithonian of the Solnhofen Formation i ...

Thalassochelydia

Thalassochelydia is a clade of extinct turtles from the Late Jurassic and potentially Early Cretaceous of Europe. The group is defined as including Eurysternum, Plesiochelys and Thalassemys to the exclusion of Pelomedusa, Testudo and Protostega. ...

Polypodiopteris

Polypodiopteris is a genus of ferns in the family Polypodiaceae, subfamily Drynarioideae, according to the Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group classification of 2016.

Surdinia gens

The gens Surdinia was an obscure plebeian family at ancient Rome. Hardly any members of this gens are mentioned in ancient writers, but several are known from inscriptions.

Jean Crawford Cochrane

Jean Crawford Cochrane was born in Lifford, County Donegal on 27 June 1914. She was the eldest daughter of a solicitor and under-sheriff for the county, Hugh and Lucy Cameron Cochrane nee Boyd. Cochrane was schooled at Ashleigh House in Belfast f ...

Alvin Snyder

Alvin Snyder was an American journalist, author, and former Director of the United States Information Agency during the Nixon administration.

George Floyd protests in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, has seen a series of protests following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Most of the events were peaceful, while some involved violence and looting.

Donald Hensel

Donald N. Hensel was an American politician. Hensel was born in Winfield Township, DuPage County, Illinois. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. Hansel went to Cornell College in Iowa. He worked at the ...

Don E. Brummet

Don E. Brummet was an American politician and businessman. Brummet was born in Dahlgren, Illinois. Brummet graduated from the Du Quoin Township High School in Du Quoin, Illinois and Southern Illinois University. He served in the United States Mer ...

Sarah Vance (Alaska politician)

Sarah Vance is an American politician from Alaska. Vance is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 31st District since 2019.

John Bermingham

Bermingham was born in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He graduated from Yale University and Columbia Law School. Bermingham served as a prosecutor for the United States District Court for the Southern ...

Donald Yeagley

Donald Rae Yeagley was an American politician and labor union activist. Yeagley was born in La Paz, Indiana and graduated from Lakeville High School in 1937. He worked at a tool and die maker at Bendix Aviation Corporation. Yeagley was involved w ...

Katie Wolf

Wolf was born to parents John and Helen Munsterman on July 9, 1925, in Wolcott, Indiana, and raised on the family farm. Her father was a Republican precinct committee member. She graduated from Wolcott High School in 1943 and earned a degree from ...

Michelle Gorelow

Gorelow was born in 1971 in Decatur, Indiana. Gorelow earned a B.A. in biology from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio and an M.Ed. in education from the University of Phoenix in Las Vegas.

Lewis Marquardt

Marquardt was born in Jamestown, North Dakota and raised in Linton, North Dakota. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Minot State University and PhD in humanities Arizona State University. To finance his college tuition, Marquardt founded and perfo ...

Lee Myxter

Lee Myxter is a former state representative in North Dakota. A Democrat, he represented District 27 and lived in Fargo. He is a former English teacher and is married with five children. Myxter taught in the Fargo public school system from 1967 un ...

Cyndi Taylor Krier

Cyndi Taylor Krier is an American lawyer and politician. Krier was born in Beeville, Texas. She went to Trinity University. In 1971, she graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism. Krier was involved with the Republi ...

Murilo Melo Filho

Murilo Melo Filho was a Brazilian author, journalist and politician. He was a member of the Academia Brasileira de Letras, an elite group of 40 writers and poets similar to Frances Academie Française, occupying Chair no 20, in succession to Aurel ...