Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Trivia Bits 24 September


In the Garden Doorway, The Artist's Wife

Danish painter L. A. Ring - Laurits Andersen Ring - won the bronze medal at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris for his painting In the Garden Doorway, The Artist's Wife (pictured).

Former heavyweight boxer from Bayonne, New Jersey, Chuck Wepner is credited as being the inspiration for the movie character Rocky Balboa.

The first female leader of the Australian Labor Party was Julia Gillard.

The Indus River is a major river in Asia flowing through Pakistan, western Tibet and Northern India total length of the river is 3,180 km (1,980 mi).

The Lithosphere is used to describe the outer part of the earth consisting of the crust and upper mantle which constitute the hard and rigid outer layer of the Earth.

In the 1940’s Australian ballet dancer Robert Helpmann formed a successful dance partnership with English ballerina Margot Fonteyn who spent her entire career as a dancer with The Royal Ballet.

An independent Gibraltar Port Authority was formed in 2005 nearly three hundred years after Queen Anne granted Free Port status to Gibraltar on 19 February 1706.

The flat rubber disc used in ice hockey is called a puck.

The shooting down of an F-117 on 27 March 1999 during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia was the first confirmed downing of a stealth aircraft with the pilot ejecting and rescued by search and rescue forces.

Japan’s third largest city by population after Tokyo and Yokohama is Osaka on Japan's main island of Honshu and located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay.

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