Wednesday, June 13, 2012



  • Singapore was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819.
  • Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland.
  • The game of Acey Deucey is played with cards.
  • Eden Gardens is a cricket ground in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta).
  • Queen Elizabeth II regularly spends Christmas at Sandringham House.
  • The musical direction dolcissimo means to play very sweetly.
  • Vectis was the Roman name for the Isle of Wight.
  • John Wilkes Booth assassinated US President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
  • The Russian city of St Petersburg is home to the Kirov Ballet.
  • Hesperus is the archaic name for the planet Venus.

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