Pérez, Juan

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Pérez, Juan

(hwän pā`rāth), d. 1774, Spanish colonial naval officer, explorer on the coast of the Pacific Northwest. In 1774 he commanded a fleet sent by the Spanish viceroy to investigate Russian advances down the northern coast, to visit the coast to lat. 60°N, and to take formal possession for Spain. He sailed from Monterey northward, but was prevented from landing by bad weather and turned back at lat. 55°N. He encountered the natives of Queen Charlotte Island, sighted Vancouver Island, and on Aug. 8, 1774, discovered Nootka Sound, which he called the harbor of San Lorenzo. He reached Monterey late in August and died at sea while bound for San Blas. The diary of one of the chaplains, Juan Crespi, gives a fine narrative of the voyage.
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -- Optioned OFs Gary Brown and Juan Perez, C Andrew Susac, RHP Hunter Strickland and 1B Adam Duvall to Sacramento (PCL).
With Shawn "JAY Z" Carter," Jake Gyllenhaal, Rihanna, Andre Ward, "OG" Juan Perez, CC Sabathia, Rosie Perez, Spike Lee, DJ Envy and more joining TOWN CEO Andrew Heiberger in the TOWN Residential Luxury Ring-Side Rows, the evening featured performance from Fabolous, continuous music from hit producer DJ Mustard, and on-air hosting by Roc Nation multimedia personality and "Voice of New York" Angie Martinez.
Water Heater Installation: Juan Perez, Montebello, FPI
This is not to say, of course, that this biennial's preoccupation with faith and ritual fails to produce its fair share of epiphanies: Juan Perez Agirregoikoa's video Letra Morta, 2014, revisits Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1964 film The Gospel According to St.
Leftfielder Juan Perez is slow to back up Blanco, and the ball rolls all the way to the wall.
One of those teammates is San Francisco Giants and reserve outfielder Juan Perez.
Program director, Juan Perez Lamas said immediate benefits yielded by the project include setting up small processing plants at citrus fruit farms, which are expected to start operations later this year, since all the necessary equipment is already on the island.
Having lost his quarter-final to Brazil's Eric Takabatake, McKenzie came through a repechage final against Juan Perez and used waza-ari and yuko throws to see off Arshanski for bronze.
The 40/40 Club, a luxury sports lounge and nightclub owned by hip hop mogul Jay-Z and partner Juan Perez.
Este capitulo tambien examina los marcadores genericos de Juan Perez Jolote; como las Memorias de Guzman, este texto finge ser un relato de primera persona cuando en realidad el etnografo Ricardo Pozas compuso la historia, basandose en su estudio de una aldea chamula y entrevistas con el supuesto protagonista, Perez Jolote.
Juan Perez, who lives two doors down, said Castro was always happy and respectful.
Neighbour Juan Perez told NBC's "Today" show that he rarely saw Castro or anyone else at the house.