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Old 01-02-2017, 07:22 PM   #67
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Arrow Games of the XVI Olympiad

Opening ceremony 22 November..
The 1956 Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere and Oceania, as well as the first to be held outside Europe and North America.. Melbourne is the southernmost city to host the games..Melbourne was selected as the host city over bids from Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Montreal and six American cities on 28 April 1949, at the 43rd IOC Session in Rome, Italy..Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon announced that they would not participate in the Olympics in response to the Suez Crisis when Egypt was invaded by Israel, the UK, and France after Egypt nationalised the Suez canal..The programme featured 151 events (145 events in Melbourne and 6 equestrian events in Stockholm) in the following 17 sports - Hungary and the Soviet Union (engaged in an armed conflict at the time) were both present at the Games which, among other things, led to a hotly contested & violent water polo encounter between the nations - Laszlo Papp defended his light-middleweight boxing title, gaining a record third gold - Equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations - November 22 -Theodore Kosloff ( January 22, 1882 was a Russian-born ballet dancer, choreographer and film and stage actor..He was the partner with madame Matilda Kshesinskaya who still lived in Paris, France..For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Theodore Kosloff was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 1617 Vine Street, in Hollywood, California - Richard John Kind (born to a Jewish family) is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles in the sitcoms Mad About You and Spin City..He is currently playing the mayor Aubrey James in Gotham - Ron Randall is an American comic book artist best known as the creator of the character Trekker - Lawrence Henry Gowan is a Scottish-born Canadian musician - 1997 – Musician Michael Hutchence (22 January 1960), the lead singer of the band INXS, is found dead in Sydney..

Relay 100m Final Melbourne 1956 Olympics Colour Footage ..

Closing ceremony December 8 - Warren Bruce Cuccurullo (born in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock musician who first worked with Frank Zappa during the 70s..He was also a founding member of Missing Persons in the 80s – Andrius Kubilius, Lithuanian academic politician, 9th Prime Minister of Lithuania -Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810 was a Canadair North Star on a scheduled flight from Vancouver to Calgary (continuing to Regina, Winnipeg, and Toronto)..The plane crashed into Mount Slesse near Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, on 9 December 1956 after encountering severe icing and turbulence over the mountains..All 62 people on board died, making this one of the worst airline crashes in the world at that date; it still ranks as the 6th worst air disaster in Canadian history..Among the victims were 5 professional Canadian football players on their way home from the annual Shrine Game between the East & West all-stars in Vancouver..The remains are located in a highly inaccessible area and are protected from disturbance...

Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810..

Peter Tarsey competed in the Men's 3 metre springboard, where he finished 16th, and the Men's 10 metre platform, where he finished 14th - Tarsey and his wife were found shot dead at their villa in Xalo, near Benidorm, Spain, on 29 March 2015..The Spanish police are treating their deaths as murder..The Iberians were the oldest documented people living in what today is the Alicante province..The Greeks also dubbed as "Iberians" another people in the Caucasus region, currently known as Caucasian Iberians..Thucydides stated that one of the three original tribes of Sicily, the Sicani, were of Iberian origin, though "Iberian" at the time could have included what we think of as Gaul..Alicante contributes with 12 deputies in the Spanish Parliament and with 36 deputies in the Corts Valencianes, the regional Parliament of the Valencian Community... the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies..And when they catch you, they will kill you..But first they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning..Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed, and thousands like them..If you'll come along, I'll show you what I mean...

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