Monday, December 8, 2014

Trivia Bits 08 December


His Master's Voice record label

In the name of the publishing company EMI, the letters stand for Electronic (and) Music Industries formed in March 1931 by the merger of the Columbia Graphophone Company and the Gramophone Company, with its "His Master's Voice" record label (pictured), firms that have a history extending back to the origins of recorded sound. 

Death of a Salesman, a 1966 television remake of Arthur Miller's 1949 play by the same name, won three Primetime Emmy Awards at the 19th Primetime Emmy Awards in 1967 as Lee J. Cobb reprised his role as Willy Loman and Mildred Dunnock reprised her role as Linda Loman from the original 1949 stage production.

The Gulf of Carpentaria is a large, shallow sea enclosed on three sides by northern Australia and bounded on the north by the Arafura Sea which has a general depth is between 55 and 66 metres (30 and 36 fm) and does not exceed 82 metres (45 fm).

Battleship was released as a plastic board game by Milton Bradley in 1967 after being played worldwide as a pencil and paper game which dates from World War I.

The United Nations Security Council, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security, being the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states, held its first session on 17 January 1946.

The earliest known references to jazz are in the sports pages of various West Coast newspapers covering the Pacific Coast League, a baseball minor league with the earliest example from the Los Angeles Times on April 2, 1912, referring to Portland Beavers pitcher Ben Henderson calling the Jazz a curved pitch because it wobbles and you simply can't do anything with it.

Russia has the world's largest forest reserves, known as the lungs of Europe, second only to the Amazon Rainforest in the amount of carbon dioxide it absorbs.

Regarded as the father of modern creative advertising, New Yorker John E. Powers was the world's first full-time copywriter working for the department stores Lord & Taylor and Wanamaker's before becoming a freelancer in 1886.

An English poet, botanist, and rock climber Libby Houston received the 2012 H. H. Bloomer Award from the Linnean Society of London which acknowledged her contribution to natural history and the flora of Avon Gorge in Bristol, England.

Professional Australian cricketer and captain of the Australian cricket team Michael Clarke is the only player to score four double centuries during a calendar year in 2012, and the third to achieve two double centuries in a series twice.

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