Saturday, February 8, 2014

Trivia Bits 08 February


  • Born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924 was American film and stage actress and model Lauren Bacall who married her costar in the 1944 movie To Have and Have Not Humphrey Bogart.
  • Apache leader, Geronimo, surrendered to General Miles on September 4 1886 in Skeleton Canyon Arizona.
  • Sightings of the three masted schooner Ghost Ship of Northumberland Strait dating back to 1786 are most common between September and November when the schooner can be seen sailing ablaze within the Northumberland Strait.
  • German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer, Friedrich Nietzsche was noted for his work in the late 19th Century.
  • The Saint Lawrence River flows through two Canadian provinces – Quebec and Ontario.
  • The US Women's Image Network Awards are given annually to honor women in media and promote the creation of positive images of women in film, television, and advertising and have been presented since 1993.
  • US President Barack Obama wrote his second book written the book Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream which became a best seller in late 2006.
  • In the nursery rhyme, Little Jack Horner, Jack was sitting in the corner eating Christmas pie with the earliest reference to the well-known verse is in Namby Pamby, a ballad by Henry Carey published in 1725.
  • On White II is a famous 1923 painting by Wassily Kandinsky, an influential Russian painter and art theorist who is credited with painting the first purely abstract works.
  • Gado Gado is one of the national dishes of Indonesia and is a salad of boiled vegetables served with a peanut sauce dressing.

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