Thursday, June 14, 2012



  • Philosopher Baruch Spinoza was born in Amsterdam in 1632.
  • A Katana is a traditional Japanese sword.
  • Matthew McConaughey, US actor, is afraid of revolving doors.
  • An octet is a composition for eight instruments or voices.
  • In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne.
  • HMS Sirius was the flagship of the first fleet that sailed from England to Australia.
  • New Zealand was the first country to grant women the right to vote in parliamentary elections.
  • Big Band leader, James Last is of German nationality.
  • Zealand is Denmark’s largest island.
  • Born Sandra Ann Goodrich in 1947 was British singer Sandie Shaw.

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