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Also in 1915 the Sykes-Picot Agreement was signed, dividing the Muslim Middle East into French and English mandates, financed by the Bank of England, which was owned by the Rothschilds, and forcing the British to double-cross the Hashemites regarding their caliphate and Muslim self-determination on that land. In 1917 the Balfour Declaration was sent to Lord Rothschild in recognition of England’s intent to “support” the establishment of a Jewish homeland. This was shortly after political Zionism began in response to “anti-Semitism,” which itself arrived mysteriously in history without precedent in 1894 in France in what is known as the Dreyfus Affair and unexpectedly in Russia, Poland, and Bulgaria at the end of the nineteenth century as well. Lord Rothschild happened to be president of the British Zionist Federation at the time of the Balfour Declaration.
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Few of us today, in search of unconventional artistry, would imagine mid-20th-century CBS game shows as a promising resource. But looking back, it turns out that American television of that era — a time and place when more people were exposed to the very same media than any before or since — managed to bring a surprising number of genuine creators before its mainstream-of-the-mainstream audience. In 1960, for instance, experimental composer John Cage performed Water Walk , his piece for a bathtub, pitcher, and ice cubes, on I’ve Got a Secret . Three years later, Cage’s near-namesake John Cale took the show’s stage to play Erik Satie’s “melancholic yet deadpan, ecclesiastical yet demonicVexations . Though Cage didnt make a reappearance for the occasion, he did have a connection to the music itself. Dating to 1893 or 1894 and unpublished during Satie’s lifetime, Vexation s’ score contains a note from the composer: “Pour se jouer 840 fois de suite ce motif, il sera bon de se préparer au préalable, et dans le plus grand silence, par des immobilités sérieuses,” taken by the piece’s interpreters to mean that they should play it 840 times in a row.
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When Derby County were 3-0 down against Bristol City at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday, Steve McClaren would have perhaps been pleased to have the opportunity to start the match again. However, the Rams actually did that more than 100 years ago - with disastrous consequences - in the Game of Three Halves. In their opening match of the 1894-95 season, Derby arrived at Sunderland for their first match of the season - only to learn that the appointed referee, Mr T. Kirkham, of...
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Princess Alix of Hesse (pictured) gifted the sets to a local woman in 1894 after visiting the town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The last Tsarina thought the woman's twins were a good omen.
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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.