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Bismarck,

city (1990 pop. 49,256), state capital and seat of Burleigh co., S central N.Dak., on hills overlooking the Missouri River; inc. 1873. The trade center for a large spring-wheat, livestock, and dairying region, Bismarck is also a financial and telecommunications center, and development of the oil reserves in the nearby Williston Basin is important. Lewis and Clark camped nearby in 1804–5. With the beginning of river traffic in the 1830s, a steamboat port called the "Crossing on the Missouri" emerged here. In 1872, Camp Greeley (later Camp Hancock) was erected to protect workers building the Northern Pacific RR. When the railroad reached the fort the next year, a town was laid out, subsequently named Bismarck in the hope of attracting German investment in the railroad. Bismarck boomed as a river port and railroad center, a gateway for western expansion, and supply point for the Black Hills gold rush (1874). It became the territorial capital in 1883.

Bismarck

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Prince Otto (Eduard Leopold) von , called the Iron Chancellor. 1815--98, German statesman; prime minister of Prussia (1862--90). Under his leadership Prussia defeated Austria and France, and Germany was united. In 1871 he became the first chancellor of the German Reich

Bismarck

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a city in North Dakota, on the Missouri River: the state capital. Pop.: 56 344 (2003 est.)
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A Colorado man in 2013 sued the Bismarck Diocese over sexual abuse by a priest who has since died.
Five years ago, Fintan Dooley, 73, a longtime member of the Catholic Church in Bismarck where he was a onetime altar boy, settled a sexual harassment complaint with the Bismarck Diocese by accepting an apology.
(59) During the Bismarck operation, the commander of Naval Group Command North was Admiral Rolf Carls (1885-1945), while Naval Group Command West was commanded by Admiral Alfred Saalwachter (1883-1945).
The British did not achieve even isolated breakthroughs in Kriegsmarine radio traffic until 1940, and the most important breakthrough was achieved in June 1941--after the sinking of Bismarck. Until then, British SIGINT contributed only direction finding (DF) of German naval radio transmissions and some traffic analysis.
Captain Fredrick Benteen was assigned to the newly-formed Seventh Calvary, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer at Fort Rice, thirty miles down river from Fort Abraham Lincoln (near present day Bismarck, North Dakota) in the Dakota Territory.
The Fort Lincoln Actives are not mentioned again until 1879 when they came into Bismarck to play the local team, the Blue Stockings, in a July 4 contest.
If a hotel or restaurant turned away or disrespected a single Bismarck player, everybody turned on their heels and left together" (no).
At a time when integration was an aberration, Neil Churchill's Bismarck team stood unique among semipro and professional baseball clubs.
This perhaps surprising response was nonetheless typical of how Bismarck dealt with the press.
Another, showing the 41,000-ton German warship with a plume of smoke coming from it, says: "Bismarck receiving the first torpedo from aircraft from Victorious."
Steinberg's quest for the roots of Bismarck's persona in the character of the Prussian state and society is tinged by the author's barely concealed Teutonophobia.
Bismarck, and never caring to eat in public, I could listen to his Rabelaisian monologues: endless revelations of things he ought not mention.