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Iéna was a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the French Navy (Marine Nationale). Laid down at Brest in January 1898, the vessel was launched on 1 September and completed on 14 April 1902. The ship was assigned to the Mediterranean Squadron and remained there for the duration of her career. Iéna frequently served as a flagship, participated in the annual fleet manoeuvres and made many visits to French ports in the Mediterranean. On 4 March 1907, while docked for repairs in Toulon, the battleship was badly damaged and 120 people were killed by a magazine explosion that was probably caused by the decomposition of old propellant, known as Poudre B. Multiple investigations were launched and the ensuing scandal forced the naval minister to resign. While repairs were possible, Iéna was not considered worth the expense. The salvaged hulk was used as a gunnery target in 1909 before it was sold for scrap in 1912. (Full article...)
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The Coleman Medal is an Australian rules football award given annually to the Australian Football League (AFL) player who kicks the most goals in the home-and-away season. It was first presented in 1981 to Richmond's Michael Roach. The award is named after John Coleman, an Australian Football Hall of Fame Legend who scored 537 goals for Essendon. In July 2004, leading goalkickers from 1955 – the year after Coleman's last match – to 1980 were named retrospective Coleman Medallists, while winners prior to 1955 were named Leading Goalkicker Medallists. Collingwood is the club most frequently represented by medallists; its players have won on 22 occasions. The majority (13) of these awards have been contributed by Dick Lee and Gordon Coventry. Lee's seven medals are a league record; Coventry sits outright second, on six. Five players have been four-time medallists; another five have won the award three times, while 15 players have been dual medallists. Geelong's Tom Hawkins (pictured) kicked 42 goals in 2020, making him the most recent recipient. (Full list...)
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