The Holy Roman Empire was a highly decentralized state for most of its history, composed of hundreds of smaller states, most of which operated with some degree of independent sovereignty. Although in the earlier part of the Middle Ages, under the Salian and Hohenstaufen emperors, it was relatively centralized, as time went on the Emperor lost more and more power to the Princes. Late in the history of the Empire, in 1792, a Diet (congress or parliament) of the Empire was called.
Ashanti Confederacy – Osei Kwame Panyin, Asantehene (1777–1803) Bunyoro – Kyebambe III, Omukama of Bunyoro (1786–1835) Dahomey – Agonglo, King of Dahomey (1789–1797) Ethiopia – Hezqeyas, Emperor of Ethiopia (1789–1794) Gobir – Bawa Jan Gwarzo, Ruler of Gobir (1777–1795) Zulu – Senzangakona, King of the Zulu (1781–1816)
The University of California, Irvine (UCI or UC Irvine) is a public coeducational research university founded in 1965, located in Irvine, California, USA. UC Irvine's name originated from the Irvine Company, which donated 1,000 acres (400 ha) for a single dollar and sold another 510 acres (210 ha) to the University of California. In 1971, the University of California and the Irvine Company planned a city around the campus, which was incorporated as the city of Irvine.
The Tody Motmot (Hylomanes momotula) is a species of bird in the Momotidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Hylomanes. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.
The Baltic League 2008 (known as the Triobet Baltic League 2008 for sponsorship reasons) is be the second Baltic League football tournament. The tournament takes place in the Baltic states in 2008. The first matches took place on 4 March. The draw for the 2008 Baltic League took place in Riga, Latvia, on 12 January 2008.