Seventeen (Dutch) N 9 (1976)
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Some seventeen years later in 1993, Belgian vocal duo Tony Servi & Corina had a hit in their country with "My Love", CD single JRP 931022. It reached no. 34 on the Beligian charts. It was arranged by Patrick Renier, produced by Jack Rivers and released on Rivers's J.R.P label.
106. Ernst vom Rath, a third secretary in the German embassy in Paris was assassinated on November 7, 1938(died from his wounds on November 9), by a seventeen-year old Polish Jewish student. [Back to text]
TWA Hijacking, June 14, 1985: A Trans-World Airlines flight was hijacked en route to Rome from Athens by two Lebanese Hizballah terrorists and forced to fly to Beirut. The eight crew members and 145 passengers were held for seventeen days, during which one American hostage, a U.S. Navy sailor, was murdered. After being flown twice to Algiers, the aircraft was returned to Beirut after Israel released 435 Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners.
The great body of lawyers who had insisted that Curtis be reappointed soon became satisfied, and as time went on they began to realize that they were trying cases involving facts and law before a Chancellor who had every single quality that great office required. He was patient, tolerant, in hearings before him, but only so long as you undertook to develop facts and argument on the question he was called upon to decide. He made a record that probably has not been equaled in any Court anywhere. He served for seventeen and a half years as Chancellor, and many appeals from his decisions went to the Supreme Court, and he was reversed only once. (68)
Change, hardly recognizable at first, began in the year after Chancellor Wolcott's death. Tradition was honored by the December 7, 1938, appointment of William Watson Harrington, the distinguished resident law judge in Kent County, as Chancellor. Chancellor Harrington, sixty-four years old at the time of his appointment, having served over seventeen years as a law judge, fitted well the Killen mold of judicial promotion. But Chancellor W.W. Harrington knew it was "too big a job for one man," and people got into the act for immediate expansion through a route that did not require a constitutional amendment. (79) Shortly thereafter a modest change suggested the future would be different than heretofore.
2. J.D., 1959, Harvard Law School; LL.M., 1982, University of Virginia. Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force (1959-1962); member of Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington, Delaware (1963-1964); Administrative Assistant to Delaware Governor Charles T. Terry, Jr. (1965); Associate Judge, Delaware Superior Court (1966); Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery (1973- 1976); Senior Vice President, Wilmington Trust Company (1976-1978); Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court (1978-1983); member of Potter Anderson & Corroon (1983-1986); Vice-President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1986-1992); Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law (1992-present) (part-time); Secretary of State, State of Delaware (1993). Current memberships: Board of Pardons; State Bond Issuing Officer. Past memberships: American Law Institute Corporate Governance Project; Legal Advisory Committee to the New York Stock Exchange Board of Directors; and Trustee, Widener University. Currently supervises the seven divisions of Delaware's Department of State: Arts, Banking, Corporations, Historical and Cultural Affairs, Human Relations, Libraries, and Veterans Affairs.
49. 21 Del.Laws c. 274, Â§Â§ 1-139. See Arsht, A History of Delaware Corporation Law, 1 Del.J.Corp.L. 1 (1976), for an excellent and mercifully brief account. The authors are grateful to S. Samuel Arsht, Esquire (Mr. Arsht) and The Honorable G. Burton Pearson, Jr. (Judge Pearson), for sharing valuable thoughts about the Court of Chancery and its history in the twentieth century. In addition, Mr. Arsht was kind enough to read and make editorial comments on an early draft.
106. Baker v. Providence & Worcester Co., Del.Ch., 364 A.2d 838 (1976). The case is somewhat notable because the decision was reversed, Del.Supr., 378 A.2d 121 (1977), the Supreme Court approving "differing voting rights within the same class of stock depending on the number of shares owned by the stockholder." See I Folk, supra note 91, Â§ 151.4. Chancellor Quillen later enjoyed noting that he did better in New Jersey. See Asarco Inc v. Court, 611 F.Supp. 468, 478 (D.N.J.1985).
As of the fifth edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider), De Niro is the most represented actor, by 14 films. Included are the De Niro films Mean Streets (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), 1900 (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1982), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Brazil (1985), The Untouchables (1987), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), Heat (1995) and Meet the Parents (2000).
He won an Oscar for playing Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980), making him one of 18 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other seventeen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938), Gary Cooper for playing Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941), Patty Duke for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), Jason Robards for playing Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976), Sissy Spacek for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)_, Jeremy Irons for playing Claus Von Bullow in Reversal of Fortune (1990), Susan Sarandon for playing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995), Geoffrey Rush for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996), Julia Roberts for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000), Jim Broadbent for playing John Bayley in Iris (2001), Jennifer Connelly for playing Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind (2001), Helen Mirren for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), Sandra Bullock for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009), Melissa Leo for playing Alice Eklund-Ward in The Fighter (2010), Christian Bale for playing Dickie Eklund in The Fighter (2010), Meryl Streep for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011), and Eddie Redmayne for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014).
As of 2020, he has appeared in 11 films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Godfather Part II (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Raging Bull (1980), The Mission (1986), Awakenings (1990), Goodfellas (1990), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), The Irishman (2019), and Joker (2019). Of those, The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Deer Hunter (1978) are winners in the category. Goodfellas and Awakenings were released in the same year, 1990. 29 years later, The Irishman and Joker were also released in the same year.
Before Martin Scorsese was hired to direct Taxi Driver (1976), others considered for the role of Travis Bickle were Jeff Bridges, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Warren Beatty, Burt Reynolds, Ryan O'Neal, Peter Fonda, Al Pacino, Jon Voight, Robert Blake, David Carradine, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Walken, Alain Delon, James Caan, Roy Scheider, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Elliott Gould, Alan Alda, Neil Diamond, George Hamilton, Charles Grodin, Michael York and Kris Kristofferson.
He has appeared in six films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Mean Streets (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Raging Bull (1980) and Goodfellas (1990).
At the 31st AFI Life Achievement Awards, Jodie Foster credited De Niro with introducing her to the true craft of acting. During production of Taxi Driver (1976), he would insist that they'd meet for coffee and rehearse their scenes from together at a local diner. After a while, Jodie became bored of the routine until De Niro began improvising lines during their rehearsals. Jodie soon learned to follow his improv as he weaved back and forth to the original script, in essence teaching her how to effectively build a character.
This marked the start of a decade of domestic and international glory. Between 1966 and 1976 seventeen consecutive Earring singles rocketed into the Dutch Top 10, while their international popularity increased, especially after their lengthy 1972 tour of Europe, supporting The Who. Buddy Joe (1972) achieved considerable chart success in the German-speaking countries of Europe, but 1973's Radar Love was their breakthrough smash hit worldwide: #13 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 in the U.S. Cashbox chart, #5 in Britain, #8 in Australia, #10 in Canada, #5 in Germany, #6 in Belgium, #1 in Spain and also #1 in (last but not least) Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), to name but a few.
The band failed to achieve similar chart success in the years after Radar Love: the progressive Switch (1975) and To The Hilt (1976) charted in Billboard's album charts, but yielded no major U.S. hits. The singles were clearly not what North American audiences wanted from the 'Radar Love guys'. 781b155fdc