CytheraThe ancient name of Cerigo, one of the Ionian Islands.(PY: dp. 1,000, 1. 215& 39;; b. 27& 39;6& 34;; dr. 12& 39;; s. 12 k.; cpl.113; a. 3 3& 34;)Cythera (No. 575), was launched 20 September 1906 by Ramage and Ferguson Ltd., Leith, Scotland; sponsored by Mrs. C. W. Harkness, Ieased by the Navy in 1917, and commissioned 20 October 1917, Lieutenant Commander W.
A Daily AnalysisBy Marc SchulmanSept 6, 2009 No Agreement Near on Shalit- Settlement ControversyAfter a few days of speculation that an agreement was near for a deal on Gilad Shalit, Halid Meshal, the leader of Hamas stated today that an agreement was far away. The Egyptians and the Germans had hoped that in response to Israel’s proposal Hamas would make some concession, as is normal in negotiations.
Grand GulfA Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi below Vicksburg, VA.(ScStr: t. 1200; 1. 210& 39;4& 34;; b. 34& 39;6& 34;; dph. 20& 39;6& 34;,-s. 11.5k.; a. 110~pdr., 230-pdrs., 38& 34;.)Grand Gulf was purchased in New York as Onward 14 September 1863 from her builders, Cornelius and Richard Poillon; and commissioned 28 September 1863, Comdr.
U.S. Grant was on good terms with Andrew Johnson, but the two parted unhappily over the issue of Secretary of War Stanton& 39;s dismissal under the Tenure of Office Act. Grant probably could have had the nomination from either party, but he drifted into the Radical Republicans& 39; orbit.Although Grant lacked strong political convictions, he enjoyed the attention showered on him following the war.