Thursday, October 2, 2014

Trivia Bits 02 October


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Miller was the middle name of US author Ernest Hemingway (pictured) who won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature , published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works with additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, published posthumously.

English alternative rock band The Smiths released their third studio album The Queen is Dead on 16 June 1986 in the United Kingdom by Rough Trade Records and released in the United States on 23 June 1986 through Sire Records.

Retired German Paralympic Nordic skier and five-time gold medallist Thomas Oelsner was the first athlete to be sent home from any Winter Paralympic Games when he failed a drugs test in 2002.

The Greek name for the Roman god Hercules is Heracles - Gatekeeper of Olympus, God of heroes, sports, athletes, health, agriculture, fertility, trade, oracles and divine protector of mankind.

The Hobart Synagogue, in Hobart, Tasmania, is remarkable both for being the oldest synagogue building in Australia and for being a rare example of the Egyptian Revival style of synagogue architecture constructed in 1845with the trapezoidal shaped windows and the columns with lotus capitals characteristic of the Egyptian Revival style.

The electronic music festival Tomorrowland is held in the town of Boom, Belgium south of Antwerp, and north of Brussels, and has been organized since 2005.

Australian Presbyterian minister Reverend John Flynn is best remembered for starting the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia the world's first air ambulance with first flight of the Aerial Medical Service, as it was known, was in 1928 from Cloncurry, Queensland.

The World is Full of Married Men was the debut novel from British author Jackie Collins first published in 1968 by W. H. Allen.

The first Grand Theft Auto game was released in 1997 and is an action-adventure open world video game created by games developer DMA Design (now Rockstar North) and published by BMG Interactive.

American author Peter Benchley is best known as the author of Jaws published in 1974 with the film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg and released in June 1975.

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