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George-Bertin Scott was born in Paris, France on 10th June 1873. After studying art under Edouard Detaille he became a successful artist. His portraits included several leading international figures. During the First World War Scott worked as a reporter and illustrator. His work appeared in the French journal, L'Illustration.

Georges Scott

Georges Scott, ou Scott de Plagnolle (de son nom complet Georges Bertin Scott de Plagnolle), né le 10 juin 1873 à Paris, et mort le 14 janvier 1943 [ 1 ] , est un peintre et illustrateur français.

Signant parfois ses compositions Bertin, il est connu notamment pour ses dessins de la Première Guerre mondiale publiés dans L'Illustration.

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Francis Scott Key pens “The Star-Spangled Banner”

On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The poem, originally titled “The Defence of Fort M&aposHenry,” was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag still flying over Fort McHenry at daybreak, as reflected in the now-famous words of the “Star-Spangled Banner”: 𠇊nd the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”

Francis Scott Key was born on August 1, 1779, at Terra Rubra, his family’s estate in Frederick County (now Carroll County), Maryland. He became a successful lawyer in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and was later appointed U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.

On June 18, 1812, America declared war on Great Britain after a series of trade disagreements. In August 1814, British troops invaded Washington, D.C., and burned the White House, Capitol Building and Library of Congress. Their next target was Baltimore.

After one of Key’s friends, Dr. William Beanes, was taken prisoner by the British, Key went to Baltimore, located the ship where Beanes was being held and negotiated his release. However, Key and Beanes weren’t allowed to leave until after the British bombardment of Fort McHenry. Key watched the bombing campaign unfold from aboard a ship located about eight miles away. After a day, the British were unable to destroy the fort and gave up. Key was relieved to see the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry and quickly penned a few lines in tribute to what he had witnessed.

An 11th chapter was added Thursday to Chris Paul's uneasy history with NBA referee Scott Foster

Chris Paul, Monty Williams and Cameron Payne discuss Suns Game 3 loss at Lakers, as the 16-year point guard plays through a right shoulder injury. Arizona Republic

Suns guard Chris Paul wasn't asked about the officiating in a brief press conference after Thursday night's loss to the Lakers in Game 3 of their playoff series.

But he commented anyway, at least in a roundabout way.

"If I was a betting man, 11 games in a row," Paul said. "Eleven games in a row."

Betting men, and others who follow the NBA intently, know that was a reference to Paul's losing streak in the playoffs when referee Scott Foster is working. The loss to the Lakers extended that streak to 11.

Paul has a long history with Foster, one of the NBA's most notable refs. Most recently, Paul criticized Foster last September after Foster called a technical foul on Paul, then with Oklahoma City, for delay of game.

Paul said he was trying to stall to see if he could get a replay

"Scott Foster came over and told me, 'Chris, you ain&rsquot got to do that I got them sweeping up the floor,'&rdquo Paul said at the time. &ldquoOK, cool, so I started tying my shoe back up and still got delay of game.

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP)

&ldquoThat s--- don&rsquot make no sense. . We could have won the game, but that situation.&rdquo

&ldquoThey&rsquore going to fine me,&rdquo he added. &ldquoI said his name. We already know the history.&rdquo

When Paul was with Houston, both he and teammate James Harden had issues with Foster. And Paul said at the time he had met with league officials about Foster.

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After Thursday night's game, Paul pointed out the Lakers had shot a great number of free throws in the last two games. In Game 2 on Tuesday, which Foster didn't work, Lakers' big man Anthony Davis made 17 of 21 free throws.

On Thursday, the Lakers made 26 of 30 free throws while the Suns made 14 of 18.

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Gil Scott-Heron

One of the most important progenitors of rap music, Gil Scott-Heron's aggressive, no-nonsense street poetry is equal parts politically conscious activism, cultural awareness, polemic, and social commentary, inspired a legion of intelligent rappers. His engaging songwriting skills -- often with longtime musical partner Brian Jackson -- placed him on the jazz charts, and later in his career, the R&B charts as well. Early recordings, such as 1971's Pieces of a Man and 1975's Winter in America, showcased his spoken word poetry and commentary, and more conventional songwriting chops that scored him a deal with the then-fledgling Arista Records run by Clive Davis. With Jackson and the Midnight Band, Heron delivered seminal jazz-funk outings including 1975's First Minute of a New Day, It's Your World (1976) and Bridges (1977), all of which placed in the upper half of the Top 200 in all, between 1974 and 1980, they placed nine albums on that chart. The group also delivered a par of R&B radio singles in "Angel Dust" and "Shut 'Em Down." That group split in 1980 and Scott-Heron formed the Amnesia Express, which functioned as both his live and studio outfit. He continued releasing albums for Arista until 1982 and Moving Target. After a dozen years of recording inactivity, personal problems, and only occasionally playing live, Scott-Heron returned to the studio in 1994 and issued Spirits. After another 15 years, he signed with Richard Russell's XL Recordings and delivered the acclaimed I'm New Here in 2010. A remixed version in collaboration with Jamie xx titled We're New Here, was issued in 2011, just a month before Scott-Heron's passing.

Born in Chicago but transplanted to Tennessee in his early years, Scott-Heron spent most of his high school years in the Bronx, where he learned firsthand many of the experiences that later made up his songwriting material. He had begun writing before reaching his teenage years, however, and completed his first volume of poetry at the age of 13. Though he attended college in Pennsylvania, he dropped out after one year to concentrate on his writing career and earned plaudits for his novel The Vulture.

Encouraged at the end of the '60s to begin recording by legendary jazz producer Bob Thiele -- who had worked with every major jazz great from Louis Armstrong to John Coltrane -- Scott-Heron released his 1970 debut, Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, inspired by a volume of poetry of the same name. After recording for Thiele's Flying Dutchman Records until the mid-'70s, he signed to Arista soon after and found success on the R&B charts. Though his jazz-based work of the early '70s was tempered by a slicker disco-inspired production, Scott-Heron's message was as clear as ever on the Top 30 single "Johannesburg" and the number 15 hit "Angel Dust." Silent for almost a decade, the proto-rapper returned to recording with the release of his 1984 single "Re-Ron" in the mid-'90s, with a message for the gangsta rappers who had come in his wake Scott-Heron's 1994 album Spirits began with "Message to the Messengers," pointed squarely at the rappers whose influence -- positive or negative -- meant much to the kids in the '90s.

In a touching bit of irony that he himself was quick to joke about, Gil Scott-Heron was born on April Fool's Day 1949 in Chicago, the son of a Jamaican professional soccer player (who spent time playing for Glasgow Celtic) and a college-graduate mother who worked as a librarian. His parents divorced early in his life, and Scott-Heron was sent to live with his grandmother in Lincoln, Tennessee. Learning musical and literary instruction from her, Scott-Heron also learned about prejudice firsthand: he was one of three children picked to integrate an elementary school in nearby Jackson. The abuse proved too much to bear, however, and the eighth grader was sent to New York to live with his mother, first in the Bronx and later in the Hispanic neighborhood of Chelsea.

Though Scott-Heron's experiences in Tennessee must have been difficult, they proved to be the seed of his writing career, as his first volume of poetry was written around that time. His education in the New York City school system also proved beneficial, introducing the youth to the work of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes and LeRoi Jones. After publishing a novel called The Vulture in 1968, Scott-Heron applied to Pennsylvania's Lincoln University. Though he spent less than one year there, it was enough time to meet Brian Jackson, a similarly minded musician who would later become a crucial collaborator and integral part of Scott-Heron's band. Given a bit of exposure -- mostly in magazines like Essence, which called The Vulture "a strong start for a writer with important things to say" -- Scott-Heron met up with Bob Thiele and was encouraged to begin a music career, reading selections from his book of poetry Small Talk at 125th & Lennox while Thiele recorded a collective of jazz and funk musicians, including bassist Ron Carter, drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Hubert Laws on flute and alto saxophone, and percussionists Eddie Knowles and Charlie Saunders Scott-Heron also recruited Jackson to play on the record as pianist. Small Talk's most important track was "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," an aggressive polemic against the major media and white America's ignorance of increasingly deteriorating conditions in the inner cities. Scott-Heron's second LP, 1971's Pieces of a Man, expanded his range, featuring songs such as the title track and "Lady Day and John Coltrane," which offered a more straight-ahead approach to song structure (if not content).

The following year's Free Will was his last album for Flying Dutchman, however after a dispute with the label, Scott-Heron recorded Winter in America for Strata East, then moved to Arista in 1975. As the first artist signed to Clive Davis' new label, much was riding on Scott-Heron to deliver first-rate material with a chance at the charts. Thanks to a more focused push, Scott-Heron's "Johannesburg" reached number 29 on the R&B charts in 1975. Important to Scott-Heron's success on his first two albums for Arista (First Minute of a New Day and From South Africa to South Carolina) was the influence of keyboardist and collaborator Jackson, co-billed on both LPs and the de facto leader of Scott-Heron's Midnight Band.

Jackson, however, had left by 1978, leaving the musical direction of Scott-Heron's career in the capable hands of producer Malcolm Cecil, a veteran who had midwifed the funkier direction of the Isley Brothers and Stevie Wonder earlier in the decade. The first single recorded with Cecil, "The Bottle," became Scott-Heron's biggest hit yet, peaking at number 15 on the R&B charts, though he still made no waves on the pop charts. Producer Nile Rodgers of Chic also helped on production during the '80s, when Scott-Heron's political attack grew even more fervent with a new target, President Ronald Reagan. (Several singles, including the R&B hits "B Movie" and "Re-Ron," were specifically directed at the President's conservative policies.) By 1985, however, Scott-Heron had been dropped by Arista, just after the release of The Best of Gil Scott-Heron. Though he continued to tour around the world, Scott-Heron chose to discontinue recording. He did return in 1993, though, with a contract for TVT Records and the album Spirits. For well over a decade, Scott-Heron was mostly inactive, held back by a series of drug possession charges. He began performing semi-regularly in 2007, and one year later, announced that he was HIV-positive. In 2005, Scott-Heron returned to the studio. He met XL Recordings label boss Richard Russell in 2007 and signed to the label. They continued working together until early 2011, when the acclaimed I'm New Here was released. In February of 2011, Scott-Heron and Jamie xx issued a remixed version of the album, entitled We're New Here. Later that year, Scott-Heron died in a New York hospital, just after returning from a set of live dates in Europe.

On February 7 of 2020, XL celebrated the tenth anniversary of I'm New Here (to the day) with a limited-edition, expanded version. In addition to the original album, the anniversary edition included a pair of unreleased tracks: a cover of Richie Havens' "Handsome Johnny" and the previously unheard Scott-Heron song "King Henry IV." Also included in the multi-disc package was a selection of other recordings from the original sessions previously available on a vinyl-only deluxe version. On the same day, XL Recordings also issued Makaya McCraven's We're New Again: A Reimagining. Titled after the Jamie xx remix set, the celebrated Chicago drummer, conceptualist, and composer offered his own interpretation of Scott-Heron's final album.


The Supreme Court decision Dred Scott v. Sandford was issued on March 6, 1857. Delivered by Chief Justice Roger Taney, this opinion declared that African Americans were not citizens of the United States and could not sue in Federal courts. Furthermore, this decision declared that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional and that Congress did not have the authority to prohibit slavery in the territories. The Dred Scott decision was overturned by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution.

Kourtney and Scott Spend the Night Together, Talk About Sex History with Each Other

"You thought I was a porn star when we first started hooking up," says Scott.

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick wind up spending the night together alone on tonight's episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," following some sneaky shenanigans from Kim and Khloe Kardashian.

According to E!'s official synopsis, the sisters "think old flames are brewing between Kourtney and Scott and take it upon themselves to set them up on a romantic date."

In this sneak peek at the new hour, the two each show up at the family's rented Malibu home, believing they'll have the place to themselves. With Kris Jenner and Khloe watching their kids for the night, it's just the two of them.

"It's like the world bringing us together," says Scott, after they realize they aren't alone. He then invites her to join him for a movie night.

"I can't remember the last time Scott and I spent time alone together without the kids," says Kourt in a confessional. "It's been years since we did this and it's just a little bit weird."

After Scott calls her an "unbelievable woman" for how she eats cookies, she reveals she's been working on an article about celibacy for POOSH. That sparks a conversation about their own sex history with each other.

Scott Disick Claims Sofia Richie Gave Him 'Ultimatum' to Choose Between Her & Kourtney

"We practiced celibacy for a while," says Scott. "We still had sex even though you think we didn't," Kourtney clarifies.

"You told Sarah Howard you thought I was a porn star when we first started hooking up," adds Scott, referring to Kourtney's longtime friend and Chief Content Officer for Kardsahian's lifestyle website.

"You were with a porn star at one time!" Scott exclaims, after Kourtney says she doesn't "dwell" on the past. It's a cute moment and one that left Kardashian admitting in a confessional she "forgot how nice it is to have a conversation without the kids."

"We're friends," she adds in a joint confessional with Disick, as he says, with some frustration in his voice, "purely platonic."

See if Kim and Khloe's plan works when "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" airs Thursday on E!

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