Lived: Jan 08, 1935 – Aug 16, 1977 (age 42)
Height: 6′ 0″ (1.82 m)
Spouse: Priscilla Presley (m. 1967 – 1973)
Partner: Linda Thompson (1972 – 1976)
Children: Lisa Marie Presley (Daughter)
Start date: Jun 05, 1967
End date: Jun 10, 1967
Date: Jun 05, 1968
Headquarters: Baltimore, MD
Founders: William Patterson · John W. Garrett
Address: Brooklyn Brg, New York, NY 10038
Opened: May 24, 1883
Length: 5,988 feet (1,825 m)
Width: 85′ 4″ (26 m)
Longest span: 1,595 feet (486.30 m)
Clearance below: 135 feet (41 m)
Episode duration: 120 minutes
First episode: May 24, 1956
Creator: Marcel Bezençon
Release date: May 24, 1991 (United States)
Director: Ridley Scott
Gross revenue: $45.40 million USD
Screenwriter: Callie Khouri
Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay · Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay · Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay · National Board of Review Award for Best Actress · National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor · David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress · London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Director of the Year
Music by: Hans Zimmer
Born: Jan 01, 1735 · North End, MA
Died: May 10, 1818 · Boston, MA
Spouse: Rachel Walker (m. 1773 – 1813) · Sarah Orne (m. 1757 – 1773)
Children: Joseph Warren Revere (Son) · Harriet Revere (Daughter) · Joshua Revere (Son) · Mary Revere (Daughter) · Isanna Revere (Daughter) · Paul Revere Jr. (Son) · John Revere (Son) · Lucy Revere (Daughter)
Parents: Apollos Rivoire (Father) · Deborah Hitchborn (Mother)Highlights
- 1757: On August 4, 1757, he married Sarah Orne (1736–1773); their first child was born eight months later.
- 1775: When British Army activity on April 7, 1775 suggested the possibility of troop movements, Joseph Warren sent Revere to warn the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, then sitting in Concord, the site of one of the larger caches of Patriot military supplies.
- 1792: Beginning in 1792 he became one of America’s best-known bell casters, working with sons Paul Jr. and Joseph Warren Revere in the firm Paul Revere & Sons.
- 1800: Finally in 1800 he became the first American to successfully roll copper into sheets for use as sheathing on naval vessels.
- 1801: The copper works founded in 1801 continues today as the Revere Copper Company, with manufacturing divisions in Rome, New York and New Bedford, Massachusetts.
- 1818: Revere died on May 10, 1818, at the age of 83, at his home on Charter Street in Boston.
The Republic of Ireland Act 1948 (No. 22 of 1948) is an Act of the Oireachtas (parliament) which declared that Ireland may be officially described as the Republic of Ireland, and vested in the President of Ireland the power to exercise the executive authority of the state in its external relations, on the advice of the Government of Ireland. The Act was signed into law on 21 December 1948 and came into force on 18 April 1949, Easter Monday, the 33rd anniversary of the beginning of the Easter Rising.
The Act ended the remaining statutory role of the British monarchy in relation to the state, by repealing the 1936 External Relations Act, which had vested in George VI and his successors those functions which the Act now transferred to the President.
Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III, in April 1956. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at age 20, Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions and more than 40 episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television. In October 1953, she gained stardom from her performance in the film Mogambo, which won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination in 1954. Subsequently, she had leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, for which her deglamorized performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Other films include High Noon with Gary Cooper, Dial M for Murder with Ray Milland, Rear Window with James Stewart, To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant, and High Society with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.
Lived: Nov 12, 1929 – Sep 14, 1982 (age 52)
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.69 m)
Spouse: Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (m. 1956 – 1982)
Children: Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (Daughter) · Caroline, Princess of Hanover (Daughter) · Albert II, Prince of Monaco (Son)
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress (1955) · Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (1954) · Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (1955) · National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
Rainier III ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs in European history. Though internationally known for his marriage to the American actress Grace Kelly, he was also responsible for reforms to Monaco’s constitution and for expanding the principality’s economy beyond its traditional casino gambling base. Gambling accounts for only approximately three percent of the nation’s annual revenue today; when Rainier ascended the throne in 1949, it accounted for more than 95 percent.
Lived: May 31, 1923 – Apr 06, 2005 (age 81)
Spouse: Grace Kelly (m. 1956 – 1982)
Children: Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (Daughter) · Albert II, Prince of Monaco (Son) · Caroline, Princess of Hanover (Daughter)
Siblings: Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy (Sister)
Parents: Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois (Father) · Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (Mother)Highlights
- 1944: In 1944, upon his 21st birthday, Rainier’s mother renounced her right to the Monegasque throne and Rainier became Prince Louis’s direct heir.
- 1944: In World War II Rainier joined the Free French Army in September 1944, and serving under General de Monsabert as a second lieutenant, and seeing action during the German counter-offensive in Alsace.
- 1949: Rainier became the Sovereign Prince of Monaco on the death of Louis II on 9 May 1949.
- 1950: Rainier established a postal museum in 1950: the Museum of Stamps and Coins, in Monaco’s Fontvieille district by using the collections of the Monegasque princes Albert I and Louis II.
- 1956: Rainier III, Prince of Monaco married Grace Kelly on April 18, 1956; their marriage lasted 26 years till September 14, 1982.
- 1962: As Prince of Monaco, Rainier was also responsible for the principality’s new constitution in 1962 which significantly reduced the power of the sovereign.
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