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  CalendarHome.com - Battle of Okinawa - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Battle of Okinawa, fought on the Japanese island of Okinawa, was the largest amphibious assault during the Pacific campaigns of World War II.
Buckner's death, so near the end of the battle and the war, was ironic, for it was Buckner's decision to attack the Japanese defenses head-on, although proving to be extremely costly in U.S. lives, the attack was ultimately successful.
During the 1945 battle, during which one quarter of the civilian population was killed, the Japanese Army showed indifference to Okinawa's defense and safety, and the Japanese soldiers used civilians as human shields against the Americans.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Battle_of_Okinawa   (2930 words)

  
 Manhattan Neighborhood Network: The Many Faces of Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In the Taiwan tenth direct presidential election, the people of Taiwan achieved a milestone for gender equality in government when they elected their first female vice president.
She battled a serious illness, and twice she was almost given away as a child.
This documentary introduces the origin of battle array, including its introduction into Taiwan with ancestral immigrants, how it took root amongst farm villages, and its use by farmers as a form of physical activity during the off-season.
www.taipei.org /even/faces/faces.html   (1659 words)

  
 The Battle for New York Walking Tour
The milestone, installed around 1741, marked the junction of the Old New Utrecht Road (today’s 18th Avenue) and the Kings Highway—which bears the same name today, and which constitutes the next leg of the tour.
You are now on Battle Hill, the high ground on the American right wing where Stirling dispatched Parsons and Atlee and the patriots made their best stand of the day.
Washington’s brilliant retreat after the Battle of Long Island is commemorated by a bronze plaque on a boulder at the edge of the sidewalk.
www.thebattlefornewyork.com /walking_tour.php   (9304 words)

  
 Roman Emperors - DIR Battle Descriptions
Battle of Ad Decimum, A.D. Battle fought as part of Roman invasion of Vandal Africa on September 13th, 533 during the reign of Justinian, at the tenth milestone (Ad Decimum) south of Carthage.
Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, A.D. During Augustus's reign (27 B.C.-14 A.D..), probably the greatest disaster suffered by the Romans was the defeat in the Teutoburg forest when the former proconsul of Africa, Publius Quinctilius Varus, together with three legions (XVII, XVIII, and XIX), six cohorts and three squadrons of cavalry (alae) were practically slaughtered.
Battle of Yarmuk, A.D. During the reign of Heraclius this battle was fought between Romans and Arabs in the Jordan valley in the Roman province of Palestine.
www.roman-emperors.org /assobd.htm   (2604 words)

  
 I. Battling Against Heavy Odds. Riis, Jacob A. 1902. The Battle with the Slum
I was there.” It turned out that he and his sister had borne a hand in the attack upon that stronghold of the slum by the forces of decency, in 1849 and 1850, which ended in the wiping out of the city’s worst disgrace.
It is his kind who win such battles, and a few of them go a long way.
I speak of it here because just now the recollection of it is a kind of a milestone in the battle with the slum.
www.bartleby.com /175/1.html   (4009 words)

  
 CANADA - Information Pages dealing with our history
In the costly and difficult battle of the Scheldt estuary that autumn, the Canadians cleared the sea passage to Antwerp, already in Allied hands.
In the bitter battle along the Hochwald Ridge in February 1945, Canadian losses were extremely heavy.
This battle opened the final attack across the Rhine, which was a prelude to the unconditional surrender by Germany on May 7, 1945.
users.efni.com /~duenorth/canada/history.html   (13218 words)

  
 MILESTONE IN BLACK HISTORY
Designated as the Ninth and Tenth United States Cavalry, and the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Forty-first United States Infantry, the units were organized under white officers between the summers of 1866 and 1867.
The first home of the Tenth Cavalry was Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; after seeing duty in Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado, the regiment came to Texas in 1873.
It was troopers of these two cavalry regiments that earned the nickname "Buffalo Soldiers" — a term supposedly given them by the Indians because of the resemblance of their hair to the short, curly hair of the buffalo.
www.nps.gov /foda/Fort_Davis_WEB_PAGE/About_the_Fort/July_1866_A_Milestone.htm   (511 words)

  
 Team Sportscast Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
On May 31, 1941 the last of the Allies evacuate after 11 days of battling a successful German parachute invasion of the island of Crete.
While is wasn't Crete that was battled over this past Tuesday, it was a similar event as the German sided Team Evolution/ Black Sheep pushed the Allies of Project Juno Gold off the streets of Carentan.
Battling it out fisticuff style, Project Juno Gold's c_dilla was able to beat down two solid members of Team Evolution/ Black Sheep.
www.tsncentral.com /display/1296   (867 words)

  
 THEATER HIGH ALTITUDE AREA DEFENSE (THAAD) - FY99 Activity
The tenth flight test was a repeat of FT-9, with the primary objective to intercept a unitary HERA ballistic missile target in the high endoatmosphere.
Rather than being event driven—proceeding in development only after technical milestones were met—the program was driven to keep pace with the planned schedule.
The Milestone III decision, initially scheduled in 1991 for FY00, is now expected no earlier than FY10.
www.fas.org /spp/starwars/program/dote99/99thaad.htm   (3473 words)

  
 Seabee History: World War II
Only with their vital assistance were the Allies able to turn the tide of battle and push inland in the wake of the slowly retreating Germans.
Nevertheless, in the midst of battle, the Seabees were able to repair shell and bomb holes faster than the Japanese could make them.
By mid-1943, however, Merauke, on the underbelly of New Guinea, resounded with the roar of battle and the clatter of Seabee hammers and bulldozers.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq67-3.htm   (7157 words)

  
 Disarmament Diplomacy: News Review - Tenth Anniversary of Arms Register
The Register's tenth anniversary provides an occasion to reflect on its future development - an area that will no doubt be addressed when governmental experts meet next year for their periodic review of the Register.
To increase the Register's relevance in all subregions, and thereby facilitate greater participation, technical adjustments to the agreed categories of weapons systems need to be considered.
If the effectiveness of this tool is strengthened further, it can serve as a significant early-warning mechanism, contributing with other instruments to the prevention of conflict and to restraint in arms acquisition.
www.acronym.org.uk /dd/dd67/67nr18.htm   (401 words)

  
 :: BattleCry ::
Because many Americans are saving something, this means a lot of Americans are spending more than they make, which should come as no surprise because consumer debt has been growing about twice as fast as personal income during the past five years, according to Federal Reserve data.
One of the unheralded contrasts of our time is this: everywhere we see the increasingly powerful effects of globalization; and yet, the single most important reality for the economic well-being of most people is their nationality.
President Bush has set the stage for a monumental legislative battle by placing Social Security reform at the top of his second-term agenda, even though he acknowledged that no long-term fix would be pain-free.
www.battlecry-ca.com /cat.php?cat_id=1   (6194 words)

  
 Worldwide Handheld Market Experiences Tenth Quarter of Decline | Technology News Daily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The second quarter of 2006 saw the worldwide handheld devices market experience its tenth consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline.
For the first half of the year, vendors shipped a total of 2.9 million units, down 21.4% from the 3.7 million units shipped during the first half of 2005.
"The past ten quarters have provided a combination of factors that have led to this milestone: the exit of vendors from the handheld market, the shift of vendor focus from handheld devices to converged mobile devices (i.e.
www.technologynewsdaily.com /node/3981   (328 words)

  
 Belisarius, Flavius
The Battle of Ad Decimum, or the Battle of the Tenth Milestone, occurred on September 13, 533 AD along the stretch of road near the post which indicated the tenth mile Carthage.4 Gelimer, the Vandal who was causing all the trouble, was outnumbered by Belisarius' troops.
After one more battle, the Vandal kingdom was destroyed, and the African part of the Roman Empire was regained, with the Roman Citizens in Carthage unharmed.
Justinian was very happy with this turn of events, as it seemed to confirm his divine right to rule, and encouraged him to restore as much of the Roman Empire as he could.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/bios/b2belisarius.htm   (1117 words)

  
 The American Muslim (TAM)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A History of God was a phenomenal commercial success, and along with Umberto Eco’s brilliant novel The Name of the Rose has been responsible for raising the bar when it comes to popular literary bestsellers that do not sacrifice one iota of their intellectual rigor.
The tandem of A History of God and its companion-piece The Battle for God presaged the attacks of 9/11 as it shouted out loudly and firmly the dangers inherent in the emergence of nationalisms which held to fundamentalist religious values.
In the final biblical text, the Song of the Sea was included in the story of the exodus, just after the crossing of the Sea of Reeds, and put on the lips of Miriam, the sister of Moses.
theamericanmuslim.org /tam.php/features/articles/book_review_finding_the_true_worth_of_religion_in_an_age_of_war_and_anxiety/0011445   (4407 words)

  
 History of the Vandals
When the Alans lost their leader Ataces with almost all his army in battle against Vallia the King of the Visigoths 419 AD, the remainder of these Alans subjected themselves to Gunderic King of the Vandals in Baetica, who therefore became King of the Vandals and Alans.
This battle was over, the Vandals fled westward into the deserts of Numidia as a path to Carthage was blocked by the Romans.
Belisarius had spent the weeks since the Battle of Ad Decium strengthening the city defences, he did not want to face a siege and he was beginning to grow suspecious of the loyalty of the Huns and other barbarians under his command, knowing some of his army was being approached by agents of Gelimer.
www.roman-empire.net /articles/article-016.html   (8066 words)

  
 BrikWars - Other Brick Wargames
Apparently thanks in large part to the efforts of Steve Jackson, swashbuckling pirate battles have become one of the most popular and visible genres of brick gaming, and no small number of aspiring authors have tried their hand at jumping on that bandwagon.
Brick Battles is championed by many players who find other Lego Wars games too complex and time-consuming.
Vincent is the same genius that invented the game "kill puppies for satan," a milestone in the development of gaming atrocities.
www.brikwars.com /wargames.htm   (1858 words)

  
 Studying the Book
Division of the land by lot among Israel's tribes was overseen by Joshua, Eleazer the high priest, and the head of each tribe (14:1, 2; 17:4; 21:1).
At this milestone in the nation's history, Israel reviews their relationship with God (24:1-15); agrees to obey His terms (24:23, 24); and records the proceedings for future reference before a solemn witness (24:26a-b, 27).
After leading this sacred ritual, Joshua dies at age 110 and is buried in his inheritance (24:29, 30).
cog7.org /BA/Books/NewTestament/Ephesians.html   (1332 words)

  
 USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964)
During a fifth deployment in August 1986 with the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) Battle Group, PAUL F. FOSTER was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation for its performance in operation KERNAL POTLATCH in the North Pacific and Bering Sea.
During the ship's most recent deployment, its ninth, Paul F. FOSTER served with USS CARL VINSON Battle Group and was the first ship on the scene to provide assistance to a burning ocean going tug, GLORIOUS CITY, putting out the fire and saving it's crew of seven.
During the ship's tenth deployment which began February 21, 1997, PAUL F. FOSTER was a part of the multinational force in the Arabian Gulf, enforcing United Nations sanctions against Iraq.
navysite.de /dd/dd964.htm   (1317 words)

  
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The year 2000 was historic because it marked the tenth anniversary of the Convention and it had also seen the adoption of the two draft optional protocols to the Convention on children and armed conflict and sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.
These rulings were a milestone in a long standing campaign against domestic violence in general and child abuse in particular.
ELIZABETA GORGIEVA (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) said that on the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of the Child it was imperative to implement the provisions of the Convention.
www.unhchr.ch /Huricane/Huricane.nsf/28f56e49269b20fc8025660c004864f5/0ab217e45e593b8f802568c0004d8d55?OpenDocument   (5859 words)

  
 Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI for PlayStation 2 Review - PlayStation 2 Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Review
There are no longer separate screens for battles and administrative tasks; instead, everything takes place on one large 3D map of China.
All of the battles in the game take place on the same map, which is divided into squares.
The different types of units all have specific strengths and weaknesses, but battles are usually decided by which force has the largest numbers.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/strategy/romanceofthethreekingdomsxi/review.html?mode=gsreview   (1555 words)

  
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Meantime king Clovis met with Alaric, king of the Goths, in the plain of Vouillé at the tenth milestone from Poitiers, and while the one army was for fighting at a distance the other tried to come to close combat.
This Sigibert was lame from a wound in the leg, received in a battle with the Alemanni near the town of Zulpich.
From this battle Amalaric, son of Alaric, fled to Spain and wisely seized his father's kingdom Clovis sent his son Theodoric to Clermont by way of Albi and Rodez.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/gregory-clovisconv.html   (2278 words)

  
 Dragons in the Sky [Prospectus]
Using the approaching millennium as a milestone in human history, this book will compare and contrast human experience in England of the tenth/eleventh century with the conditions of English-speaking people today, now spread over the earth since the last millennium.
The editors have compiled a substantial list of contributors to the book from universities in the United Kingdom and the USA, all of whom are highly respected scholars in the field of early medieval studies.
The Hero [Jonathan Myerov]: The hero is traditionally constituted in battle, and although we use the term metaphorically to call great men and women heros generally, on the eve of both millennia the patterns generated from then and now for military accomplishment are similar in fascinating ways.
www.as.wvu.edu /~pconner/Dragons.html   (2103 words)

  
 Carleton Athletics » Football » GameDay Preview: Knights, Scots battle for Book of Knowledge
The two teams will be battling for the Book of Knowledge for the eighth time, symbolizing the rivalry between the top two liberal arts colleges in the state.
Jackson moved past the milestone with 79 yards in the Oct. 1, 2006, victory over Augsburg while Thompson's 52 yards against St. Olaf on Oct. 8 pushed him past the 1,000-yard mark.
The pair are the 16th and 17th, respectively, to pass the milestone.
apps.carleton.edu /athletics/?sport=244&module=content&id=238002   (1694 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Smith, reprieved on 33 when ?keeper Dinesh Karthik dropped a tough bat-pad chance against Harbhajan Singh, then watched in dismay as the ball squeezed under his defensive shot to hit off-stump.
But Kumble trapped Kallis with a straighter ball going for a sweep and then removed Rudolph to be on a hattrick.
Hall was dropped on 55 by Kumble at midwicket off Harbhajan, but kept his focus alongside Dippenaar as the pair frustrated the flagging Indian bowling attack until stumps.
www.telegraphindia.com /1041121/asp/sports/story_4030095.asp   (510 words)

  
 Belisarius Biography
However, when on the verge of victory, he became distraught upon learning of the death of his nephew in battle.
This gave Belisarius a chance to regroup, and he went on to win the battle and capture Carthage.
A second victory at the Battle of Ticameron later in the year resulted in Gelimer's surrender early in 534 at Mt. Papua, permitting the lost Roman provinces of north Africa to be restored to the empire.
www.biographybase.com /biography/Belisarius.html   (1117 words)

  
 Tenth Congressional District Democrats, Lake County, Cook County, Illinois
Tenth Dems is a grassroots political organization that helps elect Democrats to all levels of political office throughout the 10th Congressional District.
Tenth Dems is playing a role in helping some of the Democratic township organizations by sending out a mailing to Democratic voters informing them of their township meeting.
The poll was paid for by the Tenth Congresisonal District Democrats, known as Tenth Dems, an organization of volunteers who work throughout the 10th District to help elect Democratic candidates.
www.tenthdems.org /index.php/20   (16312 words)

  
 Ancient Days :: Locating Biblical Bethel :: by David Livingston
Then, he convincingly demonstrated that measurements from the third milestone found at Shafat put the location of the theoretical first milestone quite close to the Damascus Gate, precluding any possibility that the 0 milestone can be found there.
The point is, whether you measure by distance or milestones, neither measurement brings you to Beitin.
If, as he said, it is the tenth, then the eleventh was in el-Bireh, which in turn puts the twelfth between el-Bireh and Beitin.
www.davelivingston.com /bethel14b.htm   (3461 words)

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