Ashe, John

Ashe, John,

c.1720–1781, American Revolutionary general, b. Brunswick co., N.C. Speaker of the colonial assembly (1762–65) and a leader of the opposition to the Stamp Act, he was important to the patriot cause in North Carolina. On Mar. 3, 1778, Ashe, a major general commanding North Carolina troops, was defeated by British regulars at Briar Creek, a tributary of the Savannah. The British hold on Georgia was thereby strengthened.
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Of the changes, nine involve forwards - with the new-look back row to be selected from Adam Ashe, John Hardie, Alasdair Strokosch and Hamish Watson, none of whom were involved against Ireland.
In its 113-year history, the tournament has been won by virtually all of the tennis world's superstars including Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, Michael Chang, and more recently, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Mark Philippoussis.
Not since 1978, when the seeded American threesome of Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe and Dick Stockton all lost in the first round, had American men endured so discouraging an opening day.