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Genie

Genie
Genie (born 1957) is the pseudonym of a feral child who was the victim of extraordinarily severe abuse, neglect and social isolation. Her circumstances are recorded prominently in the annals of abnormal child psychology.[2] Born in Arcadia, California, United States, Genie's father kept her locked alone in a room from the age of 20 months to 13 years, 7 months, almost always strapped to a child's toilet or bound in a crib with her arms and legs completely immobilized. During this time she was never exposed to any significant amount of speech, and as a result she did not acquire a first language during childhood. Her abuse came to the attention of Los Angeles child welfare authorities on November 4, 1970.[3][4] In the first several years after Genie's life and circumstances came to light, psychologists, linguists and other scientists focused a great deal of attention on Genie's case, seeing in her near-total isolation an opportunity to study many aspects of human development. Related:  Wiki: People

Olga of Kiev Saint Olga (Old Church Slavonic: Ольга, hypothetically Old Norse: Helga[1] born c. 890 died 11 July 969, Kiev) was a ruler of Kievan Rus' as regent (945–c. 963) for her son, Svyatoslav. Early life[edit] Olga was a Pskov woman of Varangian extraction who married the future Igor of Kiev, arguably in 903. Drevlian Uprising[edit] The following account is taken from the Primary Chronicle. With the best and wisest men out of the way, she planned to destroy the remaining Drevlians. Now Olga gave to each soldier in her army a pigeon or a sparrow, and ordered them to attach by thread to each pigeon and sparrow a piece of sulfur bound with small pieces of cloth. Regency[edit] In 947, Princess Olga launched a punitive expedition against the tribal elites between the Luga and the Msta River.[3] Following this successful campaign, a number of forts were erected at Olga’s orders. Christianity[edit] Princess Olga meets the body of her husband. Relations with the Holy Roman Emperor[edit] See also[edit]

Zentralrat der umherschweifenden Haschrebellen Zentralrat der umherschweifenden (zuweilen fälschlich: herumschweifenden) Haschrebellen, auch kurz: Haschrebellen oder umherschweifende Haschrebellen, war eine hauptsächlich im Jahr 1969 verwendete Eigenbezeichnung für die erste Entwicklungsphase einer Stadtguerilla-Gruppe in West-Berlin. Bekannt werden sollte diese später vor allem unter dem Namen Tupamaros West-Berlin. Die Haschrebellen profilierten sich durch ihre Unterstützung zunehmend radikaler Protest- und Aktionsformen gegen den deutschen Staat bzw. den West-Berliner Senat und seine Repräsentanten (vor allem aus Polizei und Justiz). Zusammen mit den Tupamaros West-Berlin und den Schwarzen Ratten gehörten die Haschrebellen zu einer auch als Berliner Blues bezeichneten Untergrundbewegung, die aus der Haschischszene der Stadt hervorgegangen war. Diese war eher anarchistisch orientiert. Vorgeschichte[Bearbeiten] Geplanter Anschlag bei Nixon-Besuch[Bearbeiten] Das Zerbrechen der „Kommune I“[Bearbeiten]

Amelia Dyer Amelia Elizabeth Dyer (née Hobley; 1837 – 10 June 1896) was the most prolific baby farm murderer of Victorian England.[1][2] She was tried and hanged for one murder, but there is little doubt she was responsible for many more similar deaths—possibly 400 or more[3]—over a period of perhaps 20 years.[4] Background[edit] Unlike many of her generation, Dyer was not the product of grinding poverty. After her mother's death Amelia lived with an aunt in Bristol for a while, before serving an apprenticeship with a corset maker. Nursing[edit] The predicament of the parents involved was often exploited for financial gain: if a baby had well-off parents who were simply anxious to keep the birth secret, the single fee might be as much as £80. £50 might be negotiated if the father of the child wanted to hush up his involvement. Unscrupulous careers resorted to starving the farmed-out babies, to save money and even to hasten death. This was the world opened up to her by the now-departed Ellen Danes.

Celler Loch JVA Celle (Wachturm) Als Celler Loch wurde die Aktion Feuerzauber[1] des niedersächsischen Verfassungsschutzes bekannt, bei der am 25. Juli 1978 ein Loch mit rund 40 Zentimeter Durchmesser in die Außenmauer der Justizvollzugsanstalt Celle gesprengt wurde. Vorbereitung und Durchführung[Bearbeiten] Gefängnismauer hinter der Aller Der Verfassungsschutz präparierte einen gestohlenen Mercedes SL mit Munition und gefälschten Pässen, darunter auch ein Pass mit dem Foto von Debus. Zur Durchführung des Anschlags hatte der Verfassungsschutz zwei Kriminelle – Klaus-Dieter Loudil und Manfred Berger – angeworben. Folgen für Debus[Bearbeiten] Der Verfassungsschutz hatte Ausbruchswerkzeug in Debus’ Zelle schmuggeln lassen, das bei der dem Anschlag folgenden Durchsuchung gefunden wurde und die Tatbeteiligung von Debus beweisen sollte. 1979 wurde Debus in die JVA Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel verlegt. Politische Folgen[Bearbeiten] Am 28. Literatur[Bearbeiten] Christa Ellersiek, Wolfgang Becker: Das Celler Loch.

Mary I of England Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558) was Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death. Her executions of Protestants caused her opponents to give her the sobriquet "Bloody Mary". She was the only child of Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon who survived to adulthood. Her younger half-brother, Edward VI, succeeded Henry in 1547. When Edward became mortally ill in 1553, he attempted to remove Mary from the line of succession because of religious differences. As the fourth crowned monarch of the Tudor dynasty, Mary is remembered for her restoration of Roman Catholicism after the short-lived Protestant reign of her half-brother. Birth and family[edit] Education and marriage plans[edit] Mary at the time of her engagement to Charles V. Throughout Mary's childhood, Henry negotiated potential future marriages for her. Adolescence[edit] Adulthood[edit] In 1536, Queen Anne fell from the king's favour and was beheaded. Mary in 1544 Accession[edit]

Schmücker-Prozess Unter anderem war die Tatwaffe, eine Luger-Pistole, am Tag nach dem Mord in die Hände des Verfassungsschutzes gelangt, wo sie anschließend für 15 Jahre in einem Tresor versteckt und dies absichtlich vor den Strafverfolgungsbehörden verheimlicht wurde. In den ersten Verfahren wurden jeweils mehrere Unschuldige zu teilweise lebenslangen Haftstrafen verurteilt, vor allem auf der Basis falscher Zeugenaussagen eines selbst Tatverdächtigen. Im Laufe des Verfahrens wurde dessen Glaubwürdigkeit schwer erschüttert und von den Verteidigern der begründete Verdacht erhoben, dass der Zeuge selbst für den Verfassungsschutz arbeiten könnte, was jedoch ungeklärt blieb. Zudem wurde bekannt, dass der Verfassungsschutz jahrelang einen der beteiligten Verteidiger illegal ausspioniert hatte. Der Mord an Schmücker konnte letztendlich juristisch nicht aufgeklärt werden. Der Terrorismus-Forscher Wolfgang Kraushaar bilanzierte zu dem Fall im Jahr 2010:[1] Ulrich Schmücker[Bearbeiten] Vorgeschichte[Bearbeiten]

James Barry James Miranda Stuart Barry (c. 1789-1799 – 25 July 1865, born Margaret Ann Bulkley), was a military surgeon in the British Army. After graduation from the University of Edinburgh Medical School, Barry served in India and Cape Town, South Africa. By the end of his career, he had risen to the rank of Inspector General in charge of military hospitals. In his travels he not only improved conditions for wounded soldiers, but also the conditions of the native inhabitants. Among his accomplishments was the first caesarean section in Africa by a British surgeon in which both the mother and child survived the operation.[1] Although Barry lived his adult life as a man, it is believed that at birth he was identified or assigned as female and named Margaret Ann Bulkley,[2] and that he chose to live as a man so that he might be accepted as a university student and able to pursue a career as a surgeon.[1] Portrait of James Barry, painted circa 1813-1816 Barry was posted to Malta on 2 November 1846.

Battle of Camarón The Battle of Camarón (French: Bataille de Camerone) which occurred on 30 April 1863 between the French Foreign Legion and the Mexican army, is regarded as a defining moment in the Foreign Legion's history. A small infantry patrol, led by Captain Jean Danjou and Lieutenants Clément Maudet and Jean Vilain, numbering just 65 men was attacked and besieged by a force that may have eventually reached 3,000 Mexican infantry and cavalry, and was forced to make a defensive stand at the nearby Hacienda Camarón, in Camarón de Tejeda, Veracruz, Mexico. The conduct of the Legion, who refused to surrender, led to a certain mystique — and the battle of Camarón became synonymous with bravery and a fight-to-the-death attitude.[1] Background[edit] As part of the French intervention in Mexico, a French army commanded by the General Forey was besieging the Mexican city of Puebla. The battle[edit] On 30 April, at 01:00, the 3rd company — 62 soldiers and three officers — was en route. Aftermath[edit]

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