Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Trivia Bits 15 April


  • The winning run for Harvard over Yale in the 1902 baseball series was scored in front of 9,000 fans by William Clarence Matthews, the only African-American player in the game.
  • Famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India in 1498.
  • British mathematician Margaret Meyer was the first woman to be elected to the Royal Astronomical Society in 1916.
  • Michelle de Kretser , born in Sri Lanka in 1957, won the 2013 Miles Franklin Award for her fourth novel, Questions of Travel.
  • The official language of Brazil is Portuguese with Brazil claimed for the Portuguese Empire on April 22, 1500, with the arrival of the Portuguese fleet commanded by Pedro Álvares Cabral.
  • World renowned Australian actress, Cate Blanchett was born in Melbourne, Victoria.
  • The ventral stream is associated with Brain in the human body and is associated with object recognition and form representation.
  • In Australian pre-decimal currency the shilling coin featured a Merino sheep.
  • The Puerto Rico Trench is on the boundary of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean with the trench being 800 kilometres (497 mi) long and with a maximum depth of 8,648 metres (28,373 ft) at Milwaukee Deep, which is the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Puck, Miranda and Ariel are moons of the planet Uranus which has the third-largest planetary radius and fourth-largest planetary mass in the Solar System.

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