Sunday, October 5, 2014

Trivia Bits 05 October



Famous Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (pictured) was killed by natives in the Philippines on 27 April 1521 during a battle at Mactan.

The world’s most southern most city is Wellington, New Zealand.

British conductor and advocate for broadening access to orchestral music Charles Hazlewood formed in 2012 The British Paraorchestra the first British orchestra consisting entirely of performers with a disability who featured prominently in the closing of the 2012 Para Olympics.

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was awarded the Cricket World Cup award of Man of the Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup after he scored a record 673 runs.

The Power was the 2010 sequel to The Secret, a 2006 self-help book written by Australian television writer and producer Rhonda Byrne

Atticus Finch is a fictional character of American novelist Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird published in 1960 and was played by actor Gregory Peck in the 1962 film adaptation.

The earliest recorded evidence of vine planting in South Australia was in 1836 by a prominent farmer, businessman and public figure John Barton Hack in Chichester Gardens, North Adelaide.

Fakanau, a traditional Tuvaluan male dance, accompanied by singing and rhythmic clapping, considered by Christian missionaries to be evil dancing, eventually disappeared from Tuvalu which is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia.

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November becoming an official Federal holiday in 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26 and the event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621

Maggie May was a 1971 song released by Rod Stewart and was written by Rod Stewart and Martin Quittenton and recorded by Stewart in 1971 for his album Every Picture Tells a Story.

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