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  Encyclopedia: George Dixon (boxer)
George Dixon (July 29, 1870 – January 6, 1908) was the first fl world boxing champion in any weight class, while also being the first ever Canadian-born boxing champion.
George Dixon claimed the world bantamweight title in 1888 and was officially considered the champion after knocking out Nunc Wallace of England in 18 rounds on June 27, 1890.
George Dixon is interred in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/George-Dixon-(boxer)   (704 words)

 George Dixon (captain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Dixon (1755?-1800) was an English sea captain and explorer.
In the autumn of 1785 Dixon commended the HMS Queen Charlotte.
In the summers of 1786 and 1787 Dixon explored the shores of present-day British Columbia,.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Dixon_(captain)   (324 words)

 Descendants of Henry Dixon (Dickson)
Henry DIXON (William DIXON, Henry) was born in 1692 in New Castle, Delaware.
Martha DIXON was born in 1730 in New Castle, De.
Thomas DIXON (William DIXON, Henry) was born in 1705 in Newcastle, Delaware.
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 Dixon & Truman Law
Dixon succeeded in obtaining a $4.4 million settlement for a Northern Nevada man who was burned over 30 percent of his body when gas cans he was filling on his truck bed liner exploded with fire, ignited by static electricity.
Dixon obtained a large but confidential settlement for a family whose daughter fell to her death from a 70 foot cliff.
Dixon is a member of the Utah and Nevada State Bar Associations and admitted as well to practice before the United States District Court for the District Court of Nevada, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
www.dixontruman.com /litigation/attorneys.html   (1831 words)

 Dixon - dix03.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
George DIXON (George, William) was born 11 Apr 1850 in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbys..
George married Sarah Jane WILD, daughter of Josiah WILD and Sarah SMITH, on 3 Nov 1868 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs..
George Edward Shallcross DIXON was born 14 Mar 1870 in Denton, Lancs..
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 George Dixon (captain) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He spent the intervening winter in the (A group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific) Hawaiian Islands, where he became the first European to visit the island of (An island of central Hawaii (between Maui and Oahu)) Molokai.
There was a controversy between Dixon and (Click link for more info and facts about John Meares) John Meares, another explorer who had published a book claiming credit for discoveries Dixon thought were made by others.
There was a George Dixon who taught navigation at (Click link for more info and facts about Gosport) Gosport, (A division of the United Kingdom) England and wrote a treatise entitled The Navigator's Assistant in 1791.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/george_dixon_(captain).htm   (402 words)

 George Dixon, III - Board President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
George F. Dixon III has compiled a history of public service and transportation experience on the national, state, regional and community levels.
On the city level, Dixon served on the Board of Education of the Cleveland Municipal School District from 1998 to June 2003.
Dixon and the Board worked on a $1 billion plan to renovate many of the district's aging facilities.
www.gcrta.org /board%20of%20trustees/2003DixonGeorge.htm   (506 words)

In the autumn of 1785 he sailed in the " Queen Charlotte," in the service of the King George's Sound Company of London, to explore the shores of the present British Columbia, with the special object of developing the fur trade.
After visiting China, where he disposed of his cargo, he returned to England (1788), and published (1799) A Voyage round the World, but more particularly to the North-West Coast of America, the, bulk of which consists of descriptive letters by William Beresford, his supercargo.
He is usually, though not with absolute certainty, identified with the George Dixon who was author of The Naiiigaloxls Assistant (1791) and teacher of navigation at Gosport.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /D/DI/DIXON_GEORGE.htm   (211 words)

 George E. Dixon
George Dixon will probably be remembered for two things: first, commanding the CSS Hunley, the first submarine to ever sink a warship, and second, a twenty dollar double eagle gold piece he carried in his pocket.
Dixon was one of the first shot, but his leg, and probably his life (considering the state of medicine at the time), was saved when the minie ball was stopped by the gold coin in his pocket.
It was the second, christened the H.L. Hunley, that Dixon piloted on the night of February 17, 1864 when he and his crew were lost after sinking the Housatonic.
www.shipwrecktreasures.com /george_e_dixon.htm   (343 words)

 George Fox University: About GFU
Dixon said that while many groups get together and talk about gender and ethnic issues, they fail to talk about the prejudices and stereotypical attitudes that individuals may hold.
Dixon, who did his undergraduate work at Morehouse College in Georgia and earned a master of divinity degree from George Fox's seminary program, served as an Equal Opportunity Officer in the U.S. Army.
Dixon is founder of the Sycamore Project, a Portland-area youth program designed to fight racism through cross-cultural training and education.
www.georgefox.edu /events/press.cgi?id=580   (434 words)

George Dixon was a policeman of the old school.
With his promotion George rarely strayed beyond the stations front doors, and indeed, the last few years of the series saw him preparing for retirement, not surprisingly as Warner was now 80 years of age.
Dixon of Dock Green was the final representative of a moralistically paternalistic Britain, whose decline had arguably begun in the immediate aftermath of World War II.
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /dixon.htm   (577 words)

 HickokSports.com - Biography - George Dixon
Although only 150 of his fights were recorded, it has been estimated that Dixon actually had as many as 800 bouts during a career that included exhibition tours in which he took on all comers.
Dixon claimed the world bantamweight title in 1888 and was officially considered the champion after knocking out Nunc Wallace of England in 18 rounds on June 27, 1890.
Shortly afterward, Smith lost to Dave Sullivan and Dixon regained the title when Sullivan was disqualified in the 10th round of their match on November 11, 1898.
www.hickoksports.com /biograph/dixongeo.shtml   (253 words)

 George Dixon
George Dixon was born on 29th April 1848 and was five years old when he arrived in New Zealand from England and soon thereafter George's father, Edward Dixon established an aerated water business in Cuba Street.
By the time George moved into the cordial manufacturing business, he was married to Emma Jane Duck of Karori and they had six children.
At this point the stewards attention was distracted to clear the water from the decking and George Dixon, roused by the turmoil and confusion rushed on to the deck and was lost over board.
www.wnbottles.homestead.com /files/companies/gdixon.htm   (733 words)

 George Dixon flypress demo at the Kayne and Son shop, Candler, NC : anvilfire iForge Demo
George brought a variety of samples illustrating work done with the help of a press and to show finishes he uses.
George's fixture has the stripper tabs in opposite directions so the the bar is slightly twisted to one side to keep it snuggly aligned against both stops.
George had a little trouble making a clean slit because he was not familiar with this machine.
www.anvilfire.com /iForge/tutor/dixon_kaynes/index.htm   (930 words)

 Mason & Dixon - Thomas Pynchon
Dixon, Jeremiah 1733-1779, surveyor and astronomer, was born in Bishop Auckland, county Durham, 27 July 1733, the fifth of the seven children of George Dixon, a well-to-do Quaker coalmine owner, and his wife Mary Hunter of Newcastle.
In August 1763 Mason and Dixon signed an agreement with Thomas Penn and Frederick Calvert, seventh Baron Baltimore [qq.v.], hereditary proprietors of the provinces of Pennsylvania and Maryland, to go to North America to help local surveyors define the disputed boundary between the two provinces.
In 1769 Dixon sailed to Norway with William Bayly [q.v.] in the Emerald to make observations of the transit of Venus on 3 June on the Royal Society's behalf.
www.hyperarts.com /pynchon/mason-dixon/extra/dixon_bio.html   (469 words)

Dixon of Dock Green was a popular BBC television series, which ran from 1955 to 1976.
The main character, PC George Dixon, played by Jack Warner, was an old-style British "bobby".
By the end of the series, Jack Warner was quite elderly, and George Dixon had been promoted to sergeant and given a desk job.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /definition/GEORGE+DIXON   (140 words)

 OBHO: George Dixon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dixon held the featherweight title longer than anyone, with the exception of Johnny Kilbane.
Dixon kept on fighting until his health gave way.
The George Dixon Drop-in Centre and Playground on Gottingen Street in Halifax commemorates this well-known fighter.
collections.ic.gc.ca /OBHO/people/historical_personalities/sports/dixon_george.html   (180 words)

 Dixon Truman Bangerter & Fisher Law - Las Vegas Contingent Fee Personal Injury Lawyer - Static Electricity Fire ...
Dixon Truman and Fisher is a full-service law firm that provides intelligent, professional counsel to its clients.
Due to Dixon Truman and Fisher's national reputation for representing victims of static electricity fires, Mr.
Dixon has presented seminars to the Nevada State Bar on expert witness testimony, and complex litigation.
www.dixontruman.com   (421 words)

 KC-Associates | About Us: George Dixon
George Dixon is a former journalist, business writer and magazine editor with more than 20 years experience in IT copy development and market research.
Dixon began his career as editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, an award-winning regional general interest publication.
Dixon has won numerous business writing awards and is the author of several books, including The Total Quality Handbook and What Works at Work (both Lakewood Publications), Shogun Management (HarperBusiness) and Inside Teams (Addison Wesley).
www.kc-associates.com /staff/staff_georgedixon.html   (151 words)

 George Dixon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The children of George and Frances were: (1) Thomas Dixon born 2/2/1816 Guisbrough Died 1840 in Knayton, England.
Thomas Dixon lived in Knayton and his occupation was a cordwainer.
Thomas and Annie raised 7 children: (1) George Dixon born 4/7/1841 Knayton, England died 1917 in larue, Henderson County, Texas.
www.the-dicksons.net /discuss/_disc1/0000002a.htm   (330 words)

 Friends of the Hunley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
According to the legend, Dixon was in love with a beautiful young woman from Mobile, Alabama, named Queenie Bennett.
To keep her sweetheart safe from harm, Queenie gave George Dixon a gold coin, as a good luck charm.
Again, according to the legend, George kept the coin with him always, in his pocket, rubbing it with his thumb while he dreamed of the day when he and Queenie would be reunited.
www.hunley.org /main_index.asp?CONTENT=GOLDCOIN   (353 words)

 McGovern, George --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When United States Senator George McGovern announced his candidacy for the 1972 U.S. presidential election, oddsmaker Jimmy the Greek gave him a 200 to 1 chance of winning the Democratic nomination.
In a dramatization, George Washington recalls crossing the Delaware, spending the winter at Valley Forge and defeating the British at the Battle of Yorktown.
George Wallace ran for President in 1964 to protest Lyndon Johnson's stand on civil rights.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9329588   (824 words)

 George Dixon MP3 Downloads - George Dixon Music Downloads - George Dixon Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dixon would become closely associated with bandleader and pianist Earl Hines through the '30s, a lucky link-up as it provided not only steady playing opportunities but much exposure to creative players and thoughtful, ambitious arranging.
With the exception of his activities in the Navy, which included leading a military band at the Memphis base, Dixon was pretty much associated with Chicago for the rest of his career.
He should not be confused with George W. Dixon, one of the revolving members of the soul vocal group The Spinners.
www.mp3.com /George-Dixon/artists/55335/biography.html   (428 words)

 George Dixon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There have been a number of notable individuals named George Dixon:
George Dixon was also the name of the main character of the BBC TV police series Dixon of Dock Green.
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Dixon   (96 words)

 George Dixon School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
George Dixon School is situated in the Edgbaston district of Birmingham.
George Dixon School was inspected by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools (HMI) in January 1998.
The inspection was carried out under the School Inspections Act 1996, Section 3, which gives Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools the authority to cause any school to be inspected, and was also deemed a Section 10 inspection under the same Act.
www.ofsted.gov.uk /reports/103/103559.htm   (5071 words)

 Zip Coon (George Washington Dixon)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The only rival to the fl impersonator, Thomas Dartmouth "Daddy" Rice ("Jim Crow"), was another white man, George Washington Dixon.
Dixon began his stage career in Albany, New York in the circus.
Dixon's greatest success was as a fl-faced character singing and dancing the song, "Zip Coon", first introduced about 1829.
www.sims.berkeley.edu /courses/is182/s02/paint168.html   (160 words)

 Press Release 4-2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Friends of the Hunley announced on 24 May that Lieutenant George E. Dixon's gold coin was found inside H.
On 6 April 1862, at the Battle of Shiloh, Lieutenant Dixon was shot in the leg.
It was told that Dixon always kept that lucky coin with him and it now appears that he truly did.
www.history.navy.mil /branches/news/news21-4.htm   (320 words)

 Dixon, George --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
More results on "Dixon, George" when you join.
The postwar threat of the spread of Communism brought to attention the dangers to individual freedoms in a totalitarian state.
The U.S. conductor Dean Dixon broke color barriers in the music world when he became the first African American to conduct the New York Philharmonic.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9030705?tocId=9030705   (834 words)

 George Washington Dixon
DIXON, George Washington, comic singer, born about 1808; died in New Orleans, La., in March 1861.
Dixon may justly be termed the pioneer of Negro minstrelsy.
But he lacked enterprise and industry; his songs were without character, had little melody, and became timeworn.
www.famousamericans.net /georgewashingtondixon   (342 words)

 Black Facts Online: George Dixon's Birthday
George was born in Africville, (Halifax), Nova Scotia.
George was the first Black to win a World title (June 27, 1890); he was also the first to hold a World title in 2 different weight classes at the same time....Bantamweight & Featherweight.
He was also the first Champion to regain a title lost in the ring.
www.blackfacts.com /fact.asp?ID=4573   (149 words)

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