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In 1894, they came to Washington to demand a solution to unemployment. Led by Jacob Coxey , they contributed a not-so-flattering term to the American lexicona Coxey's Army is a ragtag groupand many were arrested. But, though their immediate goals were not achieved, they accomplished something more important: starting an American tradition of bringing protest to Washington, D.C., using the people's presence to send a message to those in power. And, like Coxey's Army, marchers who have been disappointed in the short term have often wielded great influence in the long term. In 1913, they were suffrage supporters, putting together a march that played an important role in getting American women the vote. In 1932, they were the Bonus Expeditionary Force , a group of World War I veterans who, suffering during the Great Depression, sought an early payout on the service bonuses they were due.
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Initially, the resistance across the electrodes was relatively high thanks to the loosely packed powder and oxide coatings on each grain. A passing radio wave would cause the grains to almost weld together sometimes sparks were reported coming from the coherer tube which lowered the resistance enough to conduct electricity. Lodge had used his coherer to detect Hertzian waves in 1894, shortly after the death of their namesake. The world's first radio receiver. Source: ITU News In his Naval School lab, Popov read of Lodge's discovery and decided to explore it further. Being of a naval bent, he was concerned with the weather and atmospheric phenomena, and wondered whether a coherer could detect the electromagnetic signature of lightning. He set about building his own coherer, improving the design by building in an automatic decoherer.
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The copy of The Microscope and Its Revelations was kept by a student who graduated in 1894. Now, over a century later, his 77-year-old granddaughter has sent it back. Don't worry about the late fees. (Image credit: Courtesy of Hereford Cathedral School)
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The copy of The Microscope and Its Revelations was kept by a student who graduated in 1894. Now, over a century later, his 77-year-old granddaughter has sent it back. Don't worry about the late fees. (Image credit: Courtesy of Hereford Cathedral School)
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Lowell director Jeff Hall said, “It’s been a real pleasure working with Alan over the past few years leading up to and past the Pluto flyby. He’s been tremendously supportive of Lowell, and his donation of his car for us to auction is a sterling example of this. We’re thrilled by this gesture, and we look forward to meeting the lucky winner.” The Lowell Observatory was founded in 1894 by Percival Lowell and has been home to many important discoveries including the detection of the large recessional velocities (redshift) of galaxies by Vesto Slipher in 1912-1914 (a result that led to the realization the universe is expanding), and the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. Today, Lowell's 14 astronomers use ground-based telescopes around the world, telescopes in space, and NASA planetary spacecraft to conduct research in astronomy and planetary science.
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A few songs are still familiar even today, like the 1894 version of Swing Low Sweet Chariot or the 1895 version of Rock Of Ages. The the former, by the Standard Quartet, is an unfortunately rare early recording by an African-American ensemble. The set contains beautiful orchestral pieces like Holding’s Parlor Orchestra’s Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep, with an arrangement that almost sounds psychedelic as it comes alive 124 years after it was originally recorded. The same goes for the organ sounds in Frank ButtsAlmost Persuaded. The set also features hauntingly beautiful vocal quartets and captivating sermons that seem almost a drone mixed with captivating noises from the cylinders, reminiscent of Current 93/Nurse With Wound sound sculptures. Waxing the Gospel is definitely one of the highest musicology achievements of 2016. Regardless if you are a believer or an atheist, a sinner or a grinner, pure of heart or just plain funky, the music presented here -- much of it for the first time since it was released -- is an incredible sonic pulpit that makes history truly come back to life.
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The letter from Fanny Stevenson to a friend was written the day after her husband collapsed and died at their home in Samoa on December 3, 1894
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Klimt started his career as a conservative painter of murals in late 19th-century Vienna, and soon became a figurehead for the city's avant-garde. His paintings have an Art Nouveau sinuousness to them, which didn't always go down well. In 1894, he was commissioned to paint figures representing Philosophy, Medicine and Jurisprudence for the University of Vienna, but when unveiled, they were condemned as pornographic. Since he couldn't help himself, he stopped trying to hold back. He gave up public commissions largely to paint portraits of the women who were fascinated by him, in turn. And among them was the Bloch-Bauer, whose portraits are among the 30 most expensive pictures ever sold (at US$135m and US$88m). With The Artist and The Architect collection Turnbull Asser has started a campaign against the mundane, and for this Klimt is the perfect inspirational figure.
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It is great to work on such a landmark. There are some definite challenges with the project. With something that was built in 1894, over a hundred or so years there has been a lot of works that have gone on without records being kept so there are a lot of things we uncover that we didn't know about.
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It is great to work on such a landmark. There are some definite challenges with the project. Something that was built challenges with the project. Something that was built in 1894, over 100 years, there have been a lot of works that have been gone over 100 years, there have been a lot of works that have gone over 100 years, there have been a lot of works that have gone on without proper oversight. There has been without proper oversight. There has been a lot without proper oversight. There has been a lot we did not know about. Now let's take a look at the weather with Simon Parkin. Good afternoon.
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2 best-selling breakfast cereal, per Information Resources. Sales aside, its just a really popular cereal. Six decades after its introduction, Frosted Flakes popularity goes on, said Eddy Chavey, better known as Mr Breakfast, a historian and expert on the days most important meal. I have this survey where people vote for the top 100 cereals, and Frosted Flakes is always in the top two. The reason is because its a sugar cereal, a simple cereal and a great cereal. Indeed, Frosted Flakes is all of those things. But to understand its appeal, one must understand its origins. Cornflakes were invented by accident in 1894 by Will Kellogg and his brother Dr. John Kellogg . As a religious zealot, Dr. Johns many crusades included preventing boys from masturbatingan ill he believed could be remedied by healthy eating.
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I should also mention the scheme up a couple of times during the debate, that this still an offence under the uniforms act of 1894 to where a military uniform without authority. This offence carries a maximum penalty of a fine not exceeding level three. In the early years of this century when the Armed Forces act 2006 was drafted the concern about Walter Mittys was.
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The reply from West Yorkshire Police said, is that was conducted by which were made between the 1st of August 2011 and the 31st of July 20 16th inclusive and contained any of the keywords, medal, military and uniform. Within the arrest circumstances description. As well as the search for arrests between the 1st of August 2011 and the 31st of July 2016, there was an offence under the uniform act 1894, Anna says was then carried it find any records which related to individuals waging war valour medals they were not entitled to work and no such records were found.
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.. Data on a number of other offences was regrettable but was either not held are not held in the form that allowed the types of offences requested to be distinguished. To give you an illustration that the number of people against the Magistrates' Courts and found guilty under the uniforms act of 1894, the were none at all in 2011, 20 132015 also sent a Freedom of information request to the Metropolitan Police to see what information I could gather about the existing legislation by their forces.
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It is also an offence against the uniforms act 1894 for any person not serving in the Armed Forces wearing a uniform, any of the Armed Forces under such circumstances likely to be in contempt upon that uniform.
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I was pleased when I found this lovely nostalgic Leicester photo, showing Beatrice Road, in Newfoundpool, in 1958.Like many parts of Leicester in those days, there were plenty of small shops practically a whole row of them extended down the left-hand side of the street.However, times change, and many of these little family shops have closed down, their frontages bricked up and made into dwellings.But I'm glad to see that Newfoundpool Club started in 1894 is still going...
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Many had been charged, but most had not. And in 1894, President Grover Cleveland pardoned an unnamed and uncounted number of Mormons in Utah, excusing them from prosecution for bigamy and related crimes. The pardon power “is unlimited and unreviewable,” former House counsel Stan Brand said. “Constitutionally, certainly [Obama] could do that.” Brand said he doubts Trump will follow through on his threats of a special prosecutor, but the former Congressional attorney acknowledged that’s a political judgment, so Clinton’s lawyers seem certain to consider the pardon option. “If he wants to be president, he’s the president-elect now, he truly has to switch from campaign mode to governing mode,” Brand added. “I’d say good luck to them politically, if [Trump’s team] thinks that’s going to advance their agenda.”